The Records of emPOWER date from 1991 to 1993 and include historical materials; an official handbook; agendas and minutes; rosters; surveys; materials relating to events and programs; pertinent articles; and a copy of emPOWER's first national newsletter (November 1993).
Historical materials comprise the original proposal prepared by founders Heather Bogdanoff, Laurie Bonney, and Allison Newman in 1991; emPOWER's 1992 constitution; and minutes of Northwestern's Panhellenic Association over the period of emPOWER's establishment, February- May of 1991. Also included is an invitation to the 1993 presentation of emPOWER's records to Northwestern University Library's Women's Collection.
The organizational handbook dates from the 1991-1992 academic year and includes founding documents, schedules, and workshop itineraries.
The agendas and minutes document emPOWER's bi-monthly meetings from May 20, 1991 to May 20, 1993. Rosters comprise listings of emPOWER's officers between Fall 1991 and Fall 1993. In May 1993 emPOWER evaluated its organizational structure and programming by means of a questionnaire, which is filed with other, undated surveys of emPOWER's general reputation and relevance to the sorority system at Northwestern University.
The records of emPOWER's National Outreach program – intended to establish emPOWER chapters at other institutions – include correspondence and promotional materials dating from March to October of 1993.
Articles from the Daily Northwestern, Glamour, and sorority/fraternity papers date from 1991 to 1993 and pertain to emPOWER's feminism, intentions, and programming. Also included are two newsletters published by emPOWER in Fall 1992 and November 1993.