Northwestern

Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook Edit

Summary

Identifier
30/14

Dates

  • 1926-1931 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook spans approximately the years 1926 to 1933 and provides a wide overview of the organization's responsibilities and activities throughout this period, predominantly with newspaper clippings from the Daily Northwestern. There are over sixty pages of newspaper clippings dealing with most aspects of the WSGA: including the setting and implementation of house rules, the requirements to attend away games, the organization of a vocational guidance program, as well a number of social activities that involve the election of the May Queen. Most of the clippings are undated.
    The other items in the scrapbook include seven pieces of correspondence dating from 1927 to 1931, several copies of the constitution and by-laws of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students (IAWS), the WSGA's parent organization, ballots from the yearly WSGA presidential elections during this period, a small number of away game tickets, a vocational survey, a chart of the new points system set up in the late 1920s, several programs for WSGA events (1928-1932), as well as newsletters related to IAWS activities (1931-1932).

  • Scope and Contents

    The Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook spans approximately the years 1926 to 1933 and provides a wide overview of the organization's responsibilities and activities throughout this period, predominantly with newspaper clippings from the Daily Northwestern. There are over sixty pages of newspaper clippings dealing with most aspects of the WSGA: including the setting and implementation of house rules, the requirements to attend away games, the organization of a vocational guidance program, as well a number of social activities that involve the election of the May Queen. Most of the clippings are undated.

    The other items in the scrapbook include seven pieces of correspondence dating from 1927 to 1931, several copies of the constitution and by-laws of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students (IAWS), the WSGA's parent organization, ballots from the yearly WSGA presidential elections during this period, a small number of away game tickets, a vocational survey, a chart of the new points system set up in the late 1920s, several programs for WSGA events (1928-1932), as well as newsletters related to IAWS activities (1931-1932).

    The original scrapbook, which was deteriorating due to the newspaper clippings it contained, was preservation-photocopied and returned to the Archives in spring of 2004. The pages of the original scrapbook were retained and are filed in the same box as the photocopied scrapbook.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook was transferred to the University Archives by Charlotte Voigts of Alumni Relations, on June 12, 1980, as Accession No. 80-95.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    None.

  • Related Materials

    Records of the Women's Educational Aid Association, 1871-2000 (Series 55/38).

    Student handbooks (University Archives Serials Collection).

  • Processing Information

    Amber Thessen and Lori Osborne; May 2004.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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