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Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 30/14
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.

Dates

  • 1926-1931

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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).

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.

Related Materials

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

Student handbooks (University Archives Serials Collection).

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Amber Thessen and Lori Osborne; May 2004.
Title
Guide to the Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook
Author
Amber Thessen and Lori Osborne
Date
01/05/2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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