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Collection on the Altrusa Club of Minneapolis

Identifier: M/A 0201

Description of Contents

One box of materials from 1960s to 1980s. Collection includes clippings (1980s), three booklets on member's manual, bylaws and classification guide, yearbook (1968-1969), miscellaneous pamphlets and in the SCMC periodicals, several issues of their newsletter Altrusan (1970-1972).


  • 1961 - 1982


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Organized April 13, 1931 and received charter on December 13, 1939. Altrusa Clubs are classified and selective membership clubs composed of women who hold executive positions in diversified businesses and professions, who own and operate their own firms, and who are practicing professionals. The purpose of the organization is "to afford a main channel through which executive, business and professional women representing a wide variety of occupational fields but with similar civic and altruistic motivations can work together, thereby making possible the promotion of their common interests and more effective the contribution of their combined services to civic, national, and international understanding and betterment." The group was founded in 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee as a service club; there were several local clubs in Minnesota. The club helped raise money for grants-in-aid to women from Australia, Asia Latin America, the Middle East and New Zealand. They also raised money for the Founders Fund Vocational Aid Project which gave grants to women for training or re-training for a job or purchase of equipment to start a business.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Collection on the Altrusa Club of Minneapolis
Marla Siegler
September 2008
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.