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MS-109

MS-109

 

PIQUA BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUB

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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)

 

HISTORY

 

     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.

 

CONTAINER LISTING

 

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

 

   Information Pamphlets

 

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