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J. Max and Ruth Clement Bond papers, 1912-2004, bulk 1930-1990

Series IV: Organizations, 1942-1995

Newsletters, correspondence, notes, minutes, and photographs, related to the many organizations to which the Bonds belonged, make up the bulk of this, the largest series in the collection. The material comprising this series was scattered throughout the holdings with no discernable order. Documents, therefore, were gathered from across the collection and arranged chronologically by decade and, where appropriate, by years. At times, documents from different organizations were found nested together. Generally these stray documents have been left where they were found; for example, the Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) folders also contain material related to the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and other organizations. These cases reflect the very strong ties, both in terms of shared personnel and subject matter, between the organizations to which the Bonds belonged. In addition, the Bonds frequently received a very small amount of literature—often only a single document—from a vast array of organizations. The material related to these organizations has been grouped together within the General Organizations folders and arranged chronologically. Within the General Organizations folders there is much material dedicated to Women's groups.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington (BGCGW: also known as Eastern Branch Boys' Club of Greater Washington) and its affiliate, the Women's Auxiliary Board (WAB), in which Max and Ruth Bond held leadership roles respectively, represent the single largest organizations within the series. Reflecting their organizational structure, the material relating to both groups has been kept together. The WAB's President's Book contains a representative assortment of documents related to this organization between 1970 and 1975, including a history, minutes, photograph albums, and materials regarding receptions for other organizations—especially those organizations associated with the Bonds.

The Association of American Foreign Service Women (AAFSW) was strongly involved in the BGCGW/WAB. Although the AAFSW and WAB were two distinct organizations, many AAFSW members came to occupy leading roles in the WABGC. The AAFSW—and, through it, BGCGW/WAB— was also affiliated with the National Council of Women of the United States (NCWUS); Ruth Bond held a number of roles within each organization and the materials here reflect that involvement.

Also within this series is material regarding the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and its African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU). The primary aim of the AAI was to facilitate the education and training of Africans studying in the United States by providing both financial support in the form of scholarships and a social, cultural, and legal support network. During the 1960s and early 1970s—the period of the Max and Ruth Bond's greatest involvement in the organization—the ASPAU was responsible for the selection, placement, funding, training, and orientation of students; Max and Ruth Bond were active in the selection and placement of scholarship students.

Material regarding the African-American Scholars Council (AASC) can be found within the AAI material. Although the two organizations were not officially aligned, the AASC was founded by James L. Hope, who had previously run the AAI's scholarship program. Also within the AAI documents are materials relating to the Hospitality and Information Service (THIS) for Diplomatic Residents and Families, as well as the Student Counseling Service and its subsidiary organizations, including the African-American Women's Council.

Of general note, the Washington Women's Council is the successor of African-American Wives Group. It is through Church Women United that Ruth Bond became involved with the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976.

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Box 21 Folder 17 to 21 General, 1942, 1954 1960s-1994, 1942, 1954, 1960s-1994


Box 21 Folder 22 to 24 General--Women, 1950s-1994, Undated (3 Folders), 1950s-1994, Undated



Box 22 Folder 1 to 7 General--Women, 1950s-1994, Undated (7 Folders), 1950s-1994, Undated


Box 22 Folder 8 African Women's Organization in America, 1965-1966


African-American Institute (AAI)


Box 22 Folder 9 to 14 General, 1963-1981 (6 Folders), 1963-1981



Box 23 Folder 1 to 3 General, 1982-1990s


Box 23 Folder 4 African-American Scholars Council, 1974-1975 (with "Women of Africa"), 1974-1975


Box 23 Folder 5 African-American Women's Council, 1967-1972


Box 23 Folder 6 African Embassies, 1977


Box 23 Folder 7 The African Student in Washington--Transcripts, 1976



Box 42 The African Student in Washington--Voice of America--AudioTapes 1-3, 1976



Box 23 Folder 8 Student Aid Documents, 1971-1983


Box 23 Folder 9 Student Aid Documents--National Association for Foreign Student Affairs,, 1979-1981


Box 23 Folder 10 Student's Ball--An African Evening, 1977


Box 23 Folder 11 THIS--The Hospitality and Information Service, 1966-1969


Box 23 Folder 12 Washington Women's Council, 1961-1968


African-American Women's Association


Box 23 Folder 13 to 18 General, 1971-1976



Box 24 Folder 1 to 11 General, 1976-1990s, Undated, 1976-1990s, Undated



Box 40 Folder 1 Photograph Album--Beige, Undated


Box 40 Folder 2 Photograph Album--Black, Undated



Box 24 Folder 12 Africare, 1976-1977


Box 24 Folder 13 American Foreign Service Association, 1970-1971, 1983, 1970-1971, 1983


Box 24 Folder 14 American Red Cross, 1985-1988


Box 24 Folder 15 Amicale Americano-Malagasy, 1984-1985


Association of American Foreign Service Women


Box 24 Folder 16 to 17 General, 1967-1969 (2 Folders), 1967-1969



Box 25 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1970-1990s


Box 25 Folder 9 Black Women's Agenda, 1979, 1987, 1979, 1987


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington


Box 25 Folder 10 to 15 General, 1968-1975, Undated, 1968-1975, Undated



Box 26 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1976-1995, Undated, 1976-1995, Undated


Box 26 Folder 9 Annual National Conference, 1982


Box 26 Folder 10 Award Presented to J. Max Bond, 1971


Box 26 Folder 11 Board Meetings and General Documents, 1975-1983


Box 26 Folder 12 "Boy's Club,", 1984-1985


Box 26 Folder 13 "Boys' & Girls' Club,", 1985-1986


Box 26 Folder 14 "Forms & Letters, Treasurers Reports, Grants,", 1986-1987


Box 26 Folder 15 History--Women's Auxiliary Board, 1992


Photographs


Box 26 Folder 16 General, 1970-1971, 1986, 1989, Undated, 1970-1971, 1986, 1989, Undated



Box 40 Folder 3 Bound Album, 1970-1973


Box 40 Folder 4 President's Book Women's Auxiliary Board, 1970-1975 (Bound), 1970-1975



Box 26 Folder 17 Recipes, 1986


Box 26 Folder 18 Talent Show Journal, 1971



Box 27 Folder 1 Treasurer Reports and Minutes, 1970-1983


Box 27 Folder 2 "Women's Auxiliary Education Assistance,", 1986-1987


Box 27 Folder 3 Capital Hill Restoration Society, 1966-1971


Church Women United (CWU)


Box 27 Folder 4 to 16 General, 1960s-1975 (13 Folders), 1960s-1975



Box 28 Folder 1 to 6 General, 1975-1990s, Undated (6 Folders), 1975-1990s, Undated


Box 28 Folder 7 Anniversary, 30th--Celebration, 1971


Box 28 Folder 8 Anti-War Material, 1972


Box 28 Folder 9 Bethune, Mary McLeod--Funeral & Memorial, 1974


Box 28 Folder 10 to 11 Bicentennial, 1975 (2 Folders), 1975


Box 28 Folder 12 Board of Managers Program, 1974


Box 28 Folder 13 Conference of Church and Synagogue Women, 1970-1972


Box 28 Folder 14 Conference, Governor Romney's, 1974


Box 28 Folder 15 to 17 International Women's Year, 1975-1977 (3 Folders), 1975-1977


Box 28 Folder 18 International Women's Year--Report--"...To Form a More Perfect Union...,", 1976



Box 29 Folder 1 People's Platform, 1973-1976


Box 29 Folder 2 Planetary Pupil, 1970-1972


Box 29 Folder 3 World Day of Prayer, 1974-1988


Box 29 Folder 4 Civil Rights--Leadership Conference, 1975


Box 29 Folder 5 Committee for National Security, 1987


Box 29 Folder 6 Congressional Black Caucus, 1970-1971


Box 29 Folder 7 Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (Dacor), 1988


Box 29 Folder 8 to 10 District of Columbia Bicentennial, 1987-1989 (3 Folders), 1987-1989


Box 29 Folder 11 Foreign Student Service Council, 1967-1972


Box 29 Folder 12 Friends of the National Museum of African Art, 1985-1988


Box 29 Folder 13 Inter-American Commission of Women, 1972-1980


Box 29 Folder 14 International Visitors Service, 1967-1969


Box 29 Folder 15 to 17 Liberian Ore Limited, 1963-1992


Box 29 Folder 18 National Association for Community Development, 1969


Box 29 Folder 19 National Council of Churches


National Council of Negro Women


Box 29 Folder 20 to 21 1969-1993


Box 29 Folder 22 "International Women's United for Equality,", 1975



Box 30 Folder 1 "Report and Recommendations: Feasibility Trip to Senegal, Ivory Coast and Togo,", 1978


Box 30 Folder 2 to 3 "Women & Housing: A Report on Sex Discrimination in Five American Cities,", 1975



Folder 4 to 10 National Council of Women of the United States, 1964-1976, Undated, 1964-1976, Undated



Box 30 Folder 11 "85th Annual Meeting,", 1973


Box 30 Folder 12 Civil Rights for Women of Conscience, 1965


Box 30 Folder 13 White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights,", 1966


Box 30 Folder 14 National Women's Political Caucus, 1971-1972


Box 30 Folder 15 Northwestern University, 1985-1992


Box 30 Folder 16 Overseas Education Fund, 1980-1981


Box 30 Folder 17 Public Television--Community Service Awards, 1973


Box 30 Folder 18 Rural America--Coming of Age, 1980



Box 31 Folder 1 United Planning Organization, "The Polycultural Pre-School Program,", 1975


United Nations


Box 31 Folder 2 General, 1975


Box 31 Folder 3 to 5 Decade for Women, 1984-1986 (3 Folders), 1984-1986


Box 31 Folder 6 UNIFEM, 1990-1991


Box 31 Folder 7 to 12 International Women's Year 1973-1977 (6 Folders), 1973-1977


Box 31 Folder 13 International Women's Year--French Materials, 1974


Box 31 Folder 14 Universities--General, 1970s-1990s


Box 31 Folder 15 Youth for Understanding, 1986-1987



Box 32 Folder 1 to 3 Widening Horizons, 1964-1975, Undated, 1964-1975, Undated


Box 32 Folder 4 to 5 Women & Labor, 1973-1989 (2 Folders), 1973-1989


Box 32 Folder 6 Women's International Religious Fellowship, 1970-1972


Box 32 Folder 7 Women's National Democratic Club, 1968-1994


Box 32 Folder 8 World Council of Churches, 1978


Box 32 Folder 9 to 10 World Day of Prayer, 1958-1988