Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis Records
Description of Contents
This collection includes annual meetings, articles of incorporation, biographies of board members, board meeting minutes (1942-1986), by-laws, special programs and campaigns (including equal rights amendment), convention materials, correspondence (1934-1985), membership files, treasurer's reports, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks (1920, 1965-1984) documenting the club’s activities.
- Creation: 1919 - 1986
- Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis (Organization)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
The Business Women’s Club of Minneapolis (later the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Minneapolis) was organized June 16, 1919. Six hundred women attended the organization dinner at the Dayton’s Tea Room, and two hundred additional women joined the group after dinner for the first business meeting. On April 7, 1941, the name of the club was changed to Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis, Inc. The purpose of the club was "to strengthen friendly and business relations of its members." Membership was "open to women who are actively engaged or employed in business or a profession." Gratia Alta Countryman, chief librarian of Minneapolis, was the club's first president. The first club magazine, Junior Partner came out on December 15, 1920. On February 14, 1921, the name of the periodical was changed to Minneapolis Business Woman.
4.42 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Minneapolis Business and Professional Women's Club. History (Organization)
- Business Women's Club, Inc., of Minneapolis. History (Organization)
- Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis. History (Organization)
- Business and Professional Women's Club of Minneapolis Records
- Ian Stade
- July 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.