PIQUA BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUB
The Piqua Business and Professional Women’s Club collection was donated to and Found in Collection at the Flesh Public Library. It was processed on November 30, 2004. The collection contains one Gaylord 20x16 box and one Hollinger box. with three scrapbooks and nine file folders.
The collection covers the years 1953 to 1993. There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
The Piqua Business and Professional Women’s Club is divided into four series.
Series I – Scrapbooks (3)
Series II – By-laws and ceremonies
Series III – Information pamphlets
Series IV – Personal (pictures & poetry)
The Piqua Business and Professional Women’s Club was chartered on May 3, 1953. It was affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Its objectives were – 1. to elevate the standards for women in business and in the profession; 2. to promote the interests of business and professional women; 3. to bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the USA; and 4. to extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along the lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities.
Each year the Business and Professional Women’s Club awarded a scholarship to young men and women pursuing careers in business. It disbanded in the mid 1990’s.
Series I, Box 1:
Scrapbook 1 – includes material from the charter dinner of the Piqua Business and Professional Women’s Club on May 3, 1953 to April 23, 1954.
Original officers include - President – Genell Horner
1st Vice-President – Margaret Slaughter
2nd Vice-President – Margaret Calder
Recording Secretary – Katheryn Pyke
Corresponding Secretary – Virginia Shafer
Treasurer – Jane Wise
Parliamentarian – Madolyn Collins
Scrapbook 2 – includes material from 1986-1990
Scrapbook 3 - includes material from 1990-1994
Series II, Box 2
By-laws and Ceremonies:
File 1: By-laws, adopted April 14, 1952
revised: September 20, 1962
revised: December 18, 1972
revised: September, 1976
revised: September, 1984
File 2: Brief initiation ceremony for new members
File 3: Emblem Ceremony
File 4: Flower Ceremony
Series III, Box 2
File 5: Information booklet, 1953-54
File 6: Supplement to Handbook of Federation Procedures, 1959
File 7: A History, “Pride in the Past, Promise for the Future, 1920-1970”
File 8: Information bulletins (12)
Series IV, Box 2
Personal, Pictures & Poetry
File 9: Pictures & Poetry