Special Collections and Archives

Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records

Special Collections and Archives

Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records

Repository:Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title:Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records
Inclusive Date(s):1945-1964
Author:Finding aid prepared by Edith Serkownek
Creation:Finding aid encoded by Edith Serkownek using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2017
Origination:Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University
Extent:1.5 cubic feet (4 boxes = 1 document case, 1 slim document case and 2 flat boxes)
Physical Location:11th Floor
Finding Aid Identifier:OhKeUSC0182
Abstract:This collection, dating from 1945-1964, consists of the organizational records of the Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University and includes directories and scrapbooks.
Language(s):The records are in English

History of the Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University

The Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University, often referred to as the Faculty Wives, was founded in 1933 or 1934. Organizational events were planned by club committees with the wife of the current Kent State University president serving as the honorary club president. Activities included teas, annual suppers, spring picnics, memorial tree plantings, educational lectures and classes in crafts. In 1964, the Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University merged with the Faculty Women's Club of Kent State University to form the University Women of Kent State University.

Scope and Content

The Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records span the years 1945-1964 and consist primarily of organizational directories and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include photographs and newspaper clippings of organizational activities.

Statement of Arrangement

The Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records are divided into the following series:
Series 1: Organizational History
Series 2: Directories
Series 3: Scrapbooks


Related Material

The Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University merged with the Faculty Women's Club of Kent State University to form the University Women of Kent State University in 1964. See University Women of Kent State University records for information about the merging of these organizations.

Preferred Citation

Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Controlled-access Headings
The following topics are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Faculty Wives Club of Kent State University -- Archives
Kent State University -- Societies, etc. -- History
Women -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th century
College teachers' spouses -- Social networks -- Ohio -- Kent -- History
Women -- Ohio -- Kent -- History -- 20th century
Functions:
Societies and clubs -- Management
Occupations:
College teachers' spouses
Material Types:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Directories



Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Organizational History, undated
Box 1 / Folder 1
Organizational History, Highlights of Faculty Wives Club, undated

Series 2: Directories, 1945-1946 to 1963-1964
Box 1 / Folder 2
Directories, 1945-1946 to 1949-1950
Box 1 / Folder 3
Directories, 1950-1951 to 1954-1955
Box 1 / Folder 4
Directories, 1955-1956 to 1959-1960
Box 1 / Folder 5
Directories, 1960-1961 to 1963-1964

Series 3: Scrapbooks, 1950-1964
Box 2
Scrapbook, 1950-1958
Box 3
Scrapbook, 1958-1964
Box 4
Scrapbook, Tenth Anniversary Tea honoring Edith Bowman including photographs, programs and newspaper clippings, 1954