A Guide to the JMU Women’s Club Records, 1977-2013
Collection Number: UA 0035

Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, February 2018

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: JMU Women’s Club Records, 1977-2013
Collection No.: UA 0035
Creator: JMU Women’s Club
Extent: 6 boxes; 1.75 cubic feet
Language: English
Abstract: The JMU Woman's Club Records are comprised of newsletters, yearbooks, directories, papers, scrapbooks, media files, realia and photographs that document the activities of the JMU Woman’s Club, from 1977-2013.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.
Use Restrictions: Copyright for Official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).
Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], JMU Women’s Club Records, 1977-2013, UA 0035, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Acquisition Information: Records were donated by Elizabeth Ihle on April 4, 1996. Scrapbooks were donated by Beverly Silver on November 28, 2016.
Processing Information: Records were formerly given the collection number JA 96-0402, JMU Woman’s Club, 1986-1993. Two unprocessed accessions were added to the collection at the time of processing.

Administrative History:The JMU Women’s Club, also called the JMU Woman's Club, was formed in 1977, as a continuation of the Faculty Wives’ Sewing Circle (1947-1951), Faculty Wives’ Club (1952-1967), and the Madison College Women’s Club (1968-1976). Membership was open to JMU women faculty, administrators, staff and retirees, as well as wives of JMU faculty, administrators, staff and retirees. Their mission was to “build community spirit, promote friendship, and support projects that will benefit the University.” The club is no longer active, though directories are printed through 2005. The Honorary Life Members, a JMU Women’s Club interest group for retired club members, continued to meet through 2013. The JMU Women’s Club administered the Edith Carrier Scholarship, available for children of JMU faculty members, and coordinated social gatherings and interest groups.

Scope and Content:The JMU Women's Club Records are comprised of newsletters, yearbooks, directories, papers, scrapbooks, media files, realia and photographs that document the activities of the JMU Woman’s Club, from 1977-2013. Yearbooks and directories contain membership rosters, club officers, interest groups, recipients of the Ellen Chappell Award of Merit and the Edith Carrier Scholarship, past presidents and officers, and the club’s constitution. The collection contains meeting minutes, administrative files, promotional materials and correspondence. Three scrapbooks contain photographs, programs and papers documenting the activities of the Honorary Life Members Interest Group. The collection also includes four t-shirts, and a banner used at JMU Women’s Club events.

Arrangement:
Items are arranged by subject matter. The scrapbooks remain bound in a flat box.

Bibliography:
“Women’s Club offers $1000 scholarship.” The Breeze. February 3, 2003. Accessed February 20, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1158&context=i20002009
Separated Materials: Applications for the Edith Carrier Scholarship with personal and identifying information were removed from the collection.

Contents:

Folder Title

Box : Folder

Board Meeting Minutes, 1971-1977

1:1

Board Meeting Minutes, 1978-1983

1:2

Board Meeting Minutes, 1984-1987

1:3

Meeting Minutes, 1992-2002

1:4

Budget Reports, 1978-2003

1:5

Yearbooks and Directories, 1982-1991

1:6

Yearbooks and Directories, 1991-2005

1:7

Administrative Files, 1989-1998

1:8

Constitution and Bylaws, 1993-1996

1:9

Newsletters, 1986-1992

2:1

Newsletters, 1993-2006

2:2

Correspondence, 1977-2003

2:3

Memorandum, 1988-2000

2:4

Ellen Chappell Award of Merit, 1984-1994

2:5

Edith Carrier Scholarship, 1990-2001

2:6

Membership Lists, 1977-2003

2:7

Membership Forms, 1989-1993, undated

2:8

Interest Groups, undated

2:9

Honorary Life Group, 1988, undated

2:10

Friendship Committee, 1990-1997

2:11

Newcomers Group, 1988-1999

2:12

Website, 1999-2002

2:13

Discount Card Business Agreements, 2002-2003

3:1

Promotional Material and Flyers, 1977-2002

3:2

Events Planning Papers, 1986-1992

3:3

Events Planning Papers, 1993-2002

3:4

Letter Head, undated

3:5

JMU Programs, 2003, undated

3:6

Ephemera, undated

3:7

Photographs and Negatives, undated

3:8

Digital Media, 2002-2003, undated

3:9

Four T-Shirts, undated

4

Honorary Life Members Interest Group Scrapbook, 1987-2010

OV1

Honorary Life Members Interest Group Scrapbook, 2011

OV1

Honorary Life Members Interest Group Scrapbook, 2012-2013

OV1