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Series I: Women's Graduate Club of Columbia University Records,
Of particular interest in the collection is the History of the Women’s
Graduate Club of Columbia University, 1895-1925, written by Anna Campbell in
1927. In addition, a handwritten list of presidents of the Club from 1897
through 1942 is housed in the folder Officer and Board Lists.
The President’s Reports, Treasurer’s Reports and Minutes are not complete,
but contain most of the years of the club’s existence. The President’s
Reports are missing for the years 1906/07-1907/08, 1910/11-1916/17,
1918/19-1919/20, 1921-1922, and 1923-1924. Some duplicate reports can be
found in the minutes. The Treasurer’s Reports are missing for the years
1923/24, 1924/25, 1929-1939. The minutes for the Club are nearly complete
from 1898 through 1955, with a few exceptions. Executive board meeting
minutes and open meeting minutes were arranged together chronologically.
Boxes two and three are membership cards arranged alphabetically within each
year from 1941 through 1955. For membership enrollment figures, please see
the Reports folder, which also contains reports by the Stocking Committee,
Committee on Revision of the Constitution, and Special Committee on Bylaws.
Also included is an undated unidentified speech regarding an outgoing
president of the club.
In addition to the records of the Women’s Graduate Club, there are two
folders with minutes and correspondence regarding other University
committees on women. The first is the University Committee for Graduate
Women (originally the University Committee for Women Graduate Students).
This material includes a letter from President Nicholas Murray Butler
requesting establishment of the committee. The bulk of the material consists
of minutes of meetings relating to women graduate students at Columbia
University from 1914 through 1921. The Advisory Committee on Women’s
Residence Halls, established by the University Committee for Graduate Women,
is also documented in this collection from 1925 through 1928. The records
contain minutes, correspondence, and reports. All material has been retained
in one folder as originally found. The minutes, correspondence, and reports
are arranged together chronologically. In addition to material on the
Advisory Committee on Women’s Residence Halls, the folder contains some
minutes and reports of the Council of the Johnson Hall Association, the
women’s residence hall.
The records of the Women’s Graduate Club provide insight into one of the
earliest formal women’s organizations at the University.
Account Register, 1940-1956
Advisory Committee on Women’s Residence Halls, 1925-1928
American Association of University Women Fellowship