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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato Women. Collection, 1935 - 1998.
MSU Archives Collection 1261



Minnesota State University, Mankato Women. Collection, 1935 - 1998. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1261. 1 1/2 Hollinger boxes and 1 newspaper box.

Abstract:

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Women collection consists of correspondence, various reports, financial information, membership lists, a scrapbook, and various other items related to the group's history. The scrapbook contains minutes of meetings, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, membership lists, and memorabilia from activities of the Faculty Wives Association, the former name of the MSU Women. The collection is arranged chronologically and is in the sequence established by the MSU Women.

Historical Note:

The Mankato State University Faculty Wives Association was organized in October of 1935, at the home of the college president's wife, Mrs. F. D. McElroy. A 1949 constitution defined the purpose of the organization as "to help the members get better acquainted, to further social life of the club and to render personal services to the college activities when so requested." In the early 1990s, the Association became the MSU Women.

Historical information obtained from the collection.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Minnesota State University, Mankato Women. Collection, 1935 - 1998. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1261 Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Barbara Erie donated this collection in October 1977. Margaret Wheaton donated additional items in March 2001.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in July 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000. Daardi Sizemore processed the additional items in March 2001. Jeff A. Jenson updated the finding aid in March 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the MSU Women available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Minnesota State University, Mankato Women.
Mankato State University Faculty Wives Association.
Mankato State University--Social groups.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1261

Box

Folder

Correspondence, undated and 1983 – 1985; Questionnaire, undated; Minneapolis Public Schools, envelope, 1985; and President’s Report, 1983

1

14

Correspondence with the University of Minnesota Women’s Club, Brochure, Pamphlet, and Newsletter, 1994

2

3

Faculty Wives Logo, Various Copies, undated; Golden Jubilee Dinner Invitation, Drafts, 1985; and Letter to Members, 1991

2

1

Membership Lists, 1956 – 1967 and Annual Program, 1966 – 1967

1

13

Miscellaneous Items, 1985 – 1992

2

2

Miscellaneous Items, Photograph, 1992; Membership Invitation, undated; Participation Survey, 1997 – 1998; Informational List, 1995 – 1996; and Informal Stationary, undated

3

4

Miscellaneous Papers, 1974 – 1993

1

1

Miscellaneous Papers, Informational handouts, Finance Committee Reports, and Membership List, 1983 – 1984

1

2

Miscellaneous Papers, President’s Report, Correspondence, and Jubilee Brunch placemat/program/nametag/promotional materials, 1985 – 1986

1

3

Miscellaneous Papers, Questionnaires, 1985 – 1986

1

4

Miscellaneous Papers, Programs, Treasurer’s Report, Nametags, Installation of New Officers Papers, and Correspondence, 1986 – 1987

1

5

Miscellaneous Papers, Correspondence, Group Constitution (with transparencies), Programs, Meeting Agendas/Minutes, Placemat (with past presidents), and Group Memoranda, 1986 – 1992

1

6

Miscellaneous Papers, Meeting Agenda, Membership List, Newsletters, and Interest Groups, 1994 – 1996

1

7

Miscellaneous Papers, Sign Up Sheets and Newsletter, 1996 – 1997

1

8

Miscellaneous Papers, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Program, and Income Statements, 1997 – 1998

1

9

Presidents, 1935 – 1985

1

12

President’s Folder, Membership Lists, Programs, President’s Reports, Treasurer’s Reports, Committee Reports/Guidelines, and Correspondence, 1970 – 1979

1

10

President’s Folder, Correspondence, Announcements of Events, Programs, President’s Reports, and Financial Information, 1980 – 1985

1

11

Scrapbook, 1935 – 1937

3