Guide to the Women's Board of Northwestern University Records

Collection Title: Women's Board of Northwestern University Records
Dates: 1978-1988
Identification: 1/2/1
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Women's Board
Extent: 4 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series consists of four boxes of records of the Women's Board of Northwestern University covering the years 1978-1986. It is arranged in seven categories including founding data; anniversaries; executive committee records; correspondence; directory publication materials; meeting program materials and membership committee records.
Acquisition Information: These records were transferred to the University Archives on Oct. 24, 1978 as Accession # 78-80, and on July 25, 1990 as Accession # 90-96, by Ann Robinson of the Development Office.
Processing Information: Melinda F. Kwedar, April 18, 1995.
Separated Materials: Approximately 2 inches of duplicate material were discarded. Ten Women's Board Directories 1978-85 were separated and are filed with the University Serials as series 01/00/02.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Established in 1978, by the wives of five members of the Board of Trustees, the Women's Board of Northwestern University's purpose is to “bring the university and the community closer together by fostering and encouraging interest in educational, cultural and research activities at Northwestern University.” The Board was modeled after similar groups at the University of Chicago and the Field Museum in Chicago. The organization has executive and membership committees and holds membership meetings three times a year, open to members and candidates for membership which feature Northwestern University and community issues.

Candidates for membership are proposed and seconded by existing members and elected by the executive committee. As of 1986, there were approximately two hundred members including about fifty wives of trustees.

Scope and Content

This series consists of four boxes of records of the Women's Board of Northwestern University covering the years 1978-1986. It is arranged in seven categories including founding data; anniversaries; executive committee records; correspondence; directory publication materials; meeting program materials and membership committee records.

The first two folders include correspondence between the Development Office and the University President about the founding and the Tenth anniversary program from 1988. Next are Executive Committee minutes, membership lists and general correspondence. Directions for the printer, personal notes, the number of directories ordered and yearly modifications of the Women's Board Directory from 1982-86 occupy four folders.

The next twenty-four folders contain planning and program materials for the three yearly meetings held by this group. There are arrangements for food, parking, printing, speakers and follow-up data in these folders which are arranged chronologically by the date of each meeting.

The last nine folders contain correspondence with prospective members, including invitations to join the board and responses. Renewal lists and polls on meeting attendance from the membership committee are in the last six folders.

Arrangement of Materials

All records are arranged chronologically within folders.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Women's Board

Subjects

College trustees' wives--Societies and clubs--Illinois--Evanston

Women--Societies and clubs--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Membership Committee
    • Candidates for Membership, Nov. 1979-May, 1980Box 3, Folder 8
    • Candidates for Membership, Jan. 1980-June, 1983Box 3, Folder 9
    • Candidates for Membership, March 1980-Nov. 1981Box 3, Folder 10
    • Candidates for Membership, Jan. 1981-Apr. 1982Box 4, Folder 1
    • Candidates for Membership, Mar. 1981-June, 1984Box 4, Folder 2
    • Candidates for Membership, Sept. 1981-May, 1983Box 4, Folder 3
    • Candidates for Membership, Jan. 1984-Dec. 1984Box 4, Folder 4
    • Candidates for Membership, Nov. 1985-Oct. 1986Box 4, Folder 5
    • Candidates for Membership, July, 1986-Aug. 1986Box 4, Folder 6
    • Membership Renewal, 1981 [3-year]Box 4, Folder 7
    • Membership Renewal, 1982 [3-year]Box 4, Folder 8
    • Membership Renewal, 1983 [3-year]Box 4, Folder 9
    • Membership Renewal, 1984 [3-year]Box 4, Folder 10
    • Membership Renewal, 1985 PollBox 4, Folder 11
    • Membership Renewal, 1984,5,6 PollsBox 4, Folder 12
  • Founding Data Development Office, 1978, 1983Box 1, Folder 1
  • Tenth Anniversary, 1986Box 1, Folder 2
  • Executive Committee Minutes, Sept.1978-Oct.1984Box 1, Folder 3
  • Executive Committee Membership, 1978-1988Box 1, Folder 4
  • Correspondence, 1978-83Box 1, Folder 5
  • Directory, Publication Materials, 1982-83Box 1, Folder 6
  • Directory, Publication Materials, 1983-84Box 1, Folder 7
  • Directory, Publication Materials, 1984-85Box 1, Folder 8
  • Directory, Publication Materials, 1985-86Box 1, Folder 9
  • Meetings, Mar.1978-Jan.1979Box 1, Folder 10
  • Meeting, Feb., 22, 1979Box 1, Folder 11
  • Meeting, May 15, 1979Box 1, Folder 12
  • Meeting, Nov., 6, 1979Box 1, Folder 13
  • Meeting, Feb., 27, 1980Box 2, Folder 1
  • Meeting, May 22, 1980Box 2, Folder 2
  • Meeting, Nov., 6, 1980Box 2, Folder 3
  • Meeting, Feb., 4, 1981Box 2, Folder 4
  • Meeting, May 21 , 1981Box 2, Folder 5
  • Meeting, Sept., 16, 1981Box 2, Folder 6
  • Meeting, Nov., 19, 1981Box 2, Folder 7
  • Meeting, Feb., 2, 1982Box 2, Folder 8
  • Meeting, Apr., 29, 1982Box 2, Folder 9
  • Meeting, Nov., 17, 1982Box 2, Folder 10
  • Meeting, March 3 ,1983Box 2, Folder 11
  • Meeting, May 26, 1983Box 2, Folder 12
  • Meeting, Nov. 29, 1983Box 2, Folder 13
  • Meeting, March 21, 1984Box 2, Folder 14
  • Meeting, May 23, 1984Box 2, Folder 15
  • Meeting, Oct. 9, 1984Box 3, Folder 1
  • Meeting, Feb. 21 1985Box 3, Folder 2
  • Meeting, May 7, 1985Box 3, Folder 3
  • Meeting, Oct. 29, 1985Box 3, Folder 4
  • Meeting, March 6, 1986Box 3, Folder 5
  • Meeting, May, 22, 1986Box 3, Folder 6
  • Meeting, Oct.16, 1986, 1987, 1989Box 3, Folder 7