Guide to the Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley records, 1935-1965

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Guide to the Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley Records, 1935-1965

Collection number: CU-280

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley Records,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1965
Collection Number: CU-280
Creator: University of California, Berkeley. Women's Dormitory Association
Extent: 1 box and 1 package
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Women's Dormitory Association, University of California, Berkeley records, CU-280, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Brief History

The Women's Dormitory Association was an organization of women students living in university approved residence halls, co-ops or boarding houses (but not sororities). Its purpose was to further co-operation and unity among the women on campus, encourage high standards of scholarship, conduct and participation in living group and campus activities, and link the residents with the student government. The Executive Committee was made up of officers and house presidents. The WDA president was on the Associated Women Students board.
The main function was to solve house problems. Other activities were a tea for new housemothers, a scholarship tea, workshops for house officers and fund raising sales for an annual scholarship for an undergraduate woman.

Container List

Box 1, folder 1.

Constitutions, 1952-1965.

folder 2.

President

folder 3.

Second vice-president (social).

folder 4.

Dues notebook and bankbooks.

folder 5.

Dues notebook

folder 6.

Dues notebook

folder 7.

Ruth N. Donnelly scholarship.

folder 8.

Constitutions Chairman; Orientations Chairman.

folder 9.

Conferences.

folder 10.

All University Weekends: 1958, 1960, 1962.

folder 11.

Activities: Flower Sale, Candle Sale, Scholarship Dessert, Housemother's Tea.

folder 12.

Mother's Club scholarship.

folder 13.

Treasurer.

folder 14.

History.

folder 15.

Housing questionnaire of 1961-62.

folder 16.

Judicial committee.

folder 17.

Rep-at-large area; Large house reps.

folder 18.

How to study program.

folder 19.

Officer reports, 1942-1965.

folder 20.

Workshops, 1950-1965.

folder 21.

Minutes, agendas, Ex. comm. & Council 1949-1960.

folder 22.

Minutes, agendas, Ex. comm. & Council 1960-1966.

folder 23.

Attendance records and minutes 1949-1954.

folder 24.

Attendance records and minutes 1941-1949.

folder 25.

Minutes 1932-1937.

folder 26.

Minutes 1937-1941.

folder 27.

Minutes of the Beaudelaire Club 1943.

volume Oversize

Scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

Include clippings, some programs and invitations, lists of officers. Volume 2 contains photographs of some of the groups houses about 1952.
volume v.1

1938-1951

volume v.2

1951-1961