Guide to the Women's Association records, 1970-1981

Women's Association records R0016

Published by George Mason University Libraries

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Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator George Mason University Women's Association
Title Women's Association records
Dates: 1970-1981
Physical Characteristics 3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains board minutes, correspondence, publicity, budget reports, directories, and newsletters from the GMU Women's Association.
Collection Number R0016
Language English

Historical Note

The Women's Association was founded in November 2, 1970. Its initial meeting was hosted by Amelia Thompson with the aim of discussing the foundations of the club. The Association was originally called the Faculty Wives Club and was made for, as the name states, the wives of male George Mason faculty members. They held programs such as: bridge games, book reviews, the study of porcelain, china, and antiques, international service, crafts, tennis, exercise, and Mothers and Tots. Over time, the club grew and changed its name to GMU Faculty Women's Club and even expanded the club to include all women from across the university. This name change included new programs such as the Gourmet Club and the theater group. They also held events such as club dinners and luncheons. Today the club is known as the Women's Association and is highly influential in activities for women to access across the university.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of nine boxes that were donated by the Women's Association. Boxes 1-4 contain content from the board such as newsletters, minutes, budget notes, and handwritten notes from board meetings. Box 5 contains items such as photos, membership cards, and a dinner invitation from September, 1981. Boxes 6 and 7 contain documents that were made by the Association. Box 8 contains items from the Home Seekers and Gourmet clubs. Box 9 holds a scrapbook containing memos, pictures, and letters collected from 1970-1978 by the Association.

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This collection is arranged by document type.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Women's Association records must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Women's Association records, R0016, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the GMU Women's Association on 5/13/1991 and 1/1/1992.

Processing Information

EAD markup completed by Jimmy Luong in 2018.

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