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Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs Records

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Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs

18 boxes, 4 slim boxes, 2 volumes (10.25 linear ft.)

English

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Collection Details

Reprocessed/retroconverted by Peter Nelson and Mary F. Bell.

Donated by Elizabeth Shenton, Jean McFarrent, John L. Cobb, Wanda Horbett, Helen Yaeger & Gloria McDonald. 74-113, 79-6.

An alliance of women's clubs founded in 1905 as the Buffalo City Federation of Women's Clubs; name changed in 1939. Originally comprising 28 member clubs involved in civic activities "to further citizenship, education and philanthropy," the B.F.W.C. comprised some 71 member clubs by 1985.

Includes minutes, 1930-1996; committee reports, 1936-1996; convention files, 1907-1996; Federation Days files, 1938-1996; bulletins, 1944-1996; rosters, 1926/27-1993/94; photographs, undated and 1965-1992; scrapbooks, 1958-1980; and clippings, undated and 1924-1990. Also included in series I are materials of the Bicentennial Committee (1976), including a tape cassette of a program, correspondence with Congressman Jack Kemp, and a greeting from President Gerald R. Ford.

Series I: Administrative Files, 1909-1996; Subseries A: Minutes, correspondence and monthly reports, 1930-1996; Subseries B: Annual committee reports, 1916-1994. (Reports for 1995 forward are filed with Conventions in Series II Subseries A.); Subseries C: Committee files, 1909-1986; Series II: Events and Programs Files, 1907-1996; Subseries A: Conventions, 1907-1996; Subseries B: Federation Days, 1938-1996; Series III: Publications, 1937-1996; Subseries A: Club Life, 1937-1938; Subseries B: Bulletins, 1944-1996; Series IV: Historical Files, 1924-1996; Subseries A: Constitution, by-laws and logo, undated and 1939-1996; Subseries B: Histories, undated and 1975; Subseries C: Rosters, 1926/27 - 1993/94; Subseries D: Past presidents, 1944-1977; Subseries E: Bequests, 1989; Subseries F: Awards and citations, undated and 1963-1985; Subseries G: Photographs, undated and 1965-1992; Subseries H: Scrapbooks, 1958-1980; Subseries I: Clippings, undated and 1924-1990; Subseries J: Publicity, 1967-1996. (Includes press releases and clippings.); Series V: Honorarians, undated and 1954-1988; Series VI: National, State, and Other Federations, 1941-1984; Subseries A: General (National) Federation, 1941-1984; Subseries B: New York State Federation, 1944-1952; Subseries C: Other Federations, 1942-1944;
Transferred to Museum Collections Department: 1 souvenir china plate with photograph of Ruth E. Hill, Taiwan, 1969. (Mrs. Hill was BFWC President, 1976-1978.); 5 delegates’ buttons, BFWC annual convention, n.d.

Collection Access & Use

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Buffalo History Museum Research Library, Mss. C92-2, Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs Records

Collection Subjects & Formats

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Series I: Administrative Files

Inclusive Date: 1909 - 1996

Subseries IA: Minutes, correspondence and monthly reports

Inclusive Date: 1930 - 1996

1929-1939

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 1

1938-1942 - Files of President Alice Thomas

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 2

1942-1959

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 3

1960-1961

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 4

1961-1962

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 5

1962-1963

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 6

1963-1964

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 7

1964-1965

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 8

1965-1966

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 9

1966-1967

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 10

1967-1968

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 11

1968-1969

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 12

1969-1970

Box: IA Box 1

Folder: 13

1970-1971

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 1

1971-1972

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 2

1972-1973

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 3

1973-1974

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 4

1974-1975

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 5

1975-1976

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 6

1976-1977

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 7

1977-1978

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 8

1978-1979

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 9

1979-1980

Box: IA Box 2

Folder: 10

1980-1981

Box: IA Box 3

Folder: 1

1981-1982

Box: IA Box 3

Folder: 1A

1982-1983

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 1B

1983-1984

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 2

1984-1985

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 3

1985-1986

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 4

1986-1987

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 5

1987-1988

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 6

1988-1989

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 7

1989-1990

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 8

1990-1991

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 9

1991-1992

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 10

1992-1993

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 11

1993-1994

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 12

1994-1995

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 13

1995-1996

Box: 1A Box 3

Folder: 14

Subseries IB: Annual committee reports

Inclusive Date: 1916 - 1994

1916-1931

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 1

1938-1952

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 2

1958-1959

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 3

1959-1960

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 4

1960-1961

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 5

1961-1962

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 6

1962-1963

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 7

1963-1964

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 8

1964-1965

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 9

1965-1966

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 10

1966-1967

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 11

1967-1968

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 12

1968-1969

Box: 1B Box 1

Box-folder: 13

1969-1970

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 14

1970-1971

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 15

1971-1972

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 16

1972-1973

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 17

1973-1974

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 18

1974-1975

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 19

1975-1976

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 20

Bicentennial Committee

Inclusive Date: March, 1976

Box: 1B Box 1

Folder: 21

1976-1977

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 1

1977-1978

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 2

1978-1979

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 3

1979-1980

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 4

1980-1981

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 5

Publicity chairman

Inclusive Date: 1980 - 1981

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 6

1981-1982

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 7

Publicity chairman

Inclusive Date: 1981 - 1982

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 8

1982-1983

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 9

1983-1984

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 10

Publicity chairman

Inclusive Date: 1982 - 1983

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 11

1984-1985

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 12

1985-1986

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 13

1986-1987

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 14

1987-1988

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 15

1988-1989

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 16

1989-1990

Box: IB Box 2

Folder: 17

1990-1991

Box: IB Box 3

Folder: 1

1991-1992

Box: IB Box 3

Folder: 2

1992-1993

Box: IB Box 3

Folder: 3

1993-1994

Box: IB Box 3

Folder: 4

Subseries IC: Committee files

Inclusive Date: 1909 - 1986

Burn Treatment Center

Inclusive Date: 1977 - 1978

Box: 1C Box 1

Folder: 1

Community Improvement

Inclusive Date: 1951 - 1981

Box: 1C Box 1

Folder: 2

Indian Affairs

Inclusive Date: 1978 - 1980

Box: 1C Box 1

Folder: 3

Scholarship Fund

Inclusive Date: 1909 - 1986

Box: 1C Box 1

Folder: 4

Series II: Events and Programs Files

Inclusive Date: 1907 - 1996

Subseries IIA: Conventions

Inclusive Date: 1907 - 1996

Register

Inclusive Date: 1919 - 1928

1907-1937

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 1

1938-1949

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 2

1950

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 3

1951-1952

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 4

1953-1954

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 5

1955-1959

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 6

1960-1961

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 7

1962

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 8

1963

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 9

1964

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 10

1965

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 11

1966

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 12

1967

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 13

1968

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 14

1969

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 15

1970

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 16

1971

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 17

1972

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 18

1973

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 19

1974

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 20

1975

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 21

1976

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 22

1977

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 23

1978

Box: IIA Box 1

Folder: 24

1979

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 1

1980

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 2

1981

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 3

1982

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 4

1983

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 5

1984

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 6

1985

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 7

1986

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 8

1987

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 9

1988

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 10

1989

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 11

1990

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 12

1991

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 13

1992

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 14

1993

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 15

1994

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 16

1995

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 17

1996

Box: IIA Box 2

Folder: 18

Subseries IIB: Federation Days

Inclusive Date: 1938 - 1996

1938

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 1

1939

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 2

1940

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 3

1941

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 4

1950s

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 5

1960-1961

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 6

1962

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 7

1963

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 8

1964

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 9

1965

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 10

1966

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 11

1967

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 12

1968

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 13

1969

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 14

1970

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 15

1971

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 16

1972

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 17

1973

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 18

Publicity

Inclusive Date: 1972 - 1973

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 19

1974

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 20

1975

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 21

1976

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 22

1977

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 23

1978

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 24

1979

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 25

1980

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 26

1981

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 27

1982

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 28

1983

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 29

1984

Box: IIB Box 1

Folder: 30

1985

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 1

1986

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 2

1987

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 3

1988

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 4

1989

: IIB Box 2

: 5

1990

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 6

1991

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 7

1992

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 8

1993

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 9

1994

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 10

1995

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 11

1996

Box: IIB Box 2

Folder: 12

Subseries IIC: Other

Inclusive Date: 1962 - 1972

Scholarship Teas

Inclusive Date: 1962 - 1972

Box: IIC Box 1

Folder: 1

Series III: Publications

Inclusive Date: 1937 - 1996

Subseries IIIA: Club Life

Inclusive Date: 1937 - 1938

1937-1938

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 1

Subseries IIIB: Bulletins

Inclusive Date: 1944 - 1996

1944-1952

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 1

1954-1962

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 2

1963-1965

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 3

1966-1968

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 4

1968-1973

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 5

1974-1977

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 6

1978-1979

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 7

1980-1983

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 8

1984-1989

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 9

1990-1996

Box: III A-B Box 1

Folder: 10

Series IV: Historical Files

Inclusive Date: 1924 - 1996

Subseries IVA: Constitution

Inclusive Date: 1939 - 1996

Logo, undated

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: A1

Constitution and by-laws

Inclusive Date: 1939 - 1996

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: A2

Subseries IVB: Histories

Inclusive Date: 1975

Histories - General, undated

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: B1

Histories - “Through the Years, 1905-1975”

Inclusive Date: 1975

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: B2

Subseries IVC: Rosters

Inclusive Date: 1926 - 1994

1926/27 - 1945/46

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: C1

1947/48 - 1967/68

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: C2

1968/69 – 1993/94

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: C3

Subseries IVD: Past presidents

Inclusive Date: 1944 - 1977

Past presidents - obituaries and resolutions

Inclusive Date: 1944 - 1977

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: D1

Subseries IVE: Bequests

Inclusive Date: 1989

1989

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: E1

Subseries IVF: Awards and citations

Inclusive Date: 1963 - 1985

1963-1985

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: 1

NCCJ citation

Inclusive Date: 1970 - 1971

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: 2

Plaques

Inclusive Date: 1983

Box: IV A-E Box 1

Folder: 3

Subseries IVG: Photographs

Inclusive Date: 1965 - 1992

Past presidents

Inclusive Date: 1905 - 1988

Federation Day

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 1

Persons - Altman, Sadie Raynor

: IV G Box 1

: 2

Persons - Horton, Katherine Pratt

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 3

Federation Day

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 4

Inclusive Date: 1965 - 1968

Federation Day

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 5

Inclusive Date: 1973

Federation Day

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 6

Inclusive Date: 1973

Federation Day

Inclusive Date: 1978 - 1979

Convention

Inclusive Date: 1991 - 1992

Box: IV G Box 1

Folder: 8

Subseries IVH: Scrapbooks

Inclusive Date: 1958 - 1980

March 1958 - March 1960

Box: IV H Box 1

March 1960 - March 1962

Box: IV H Box 1

March 1962 - March 1969

Box: IV H Box 1

1969 - 1971

Box: IV H Box 1

Gerontology

Inclusive Date: 1970 - 1971

Box: IV H Box 2

Feb. 1971 - Nov. 1972

Box: IV H Box 2

Jan. - Dec. 1973

Box: IV H Box 2

Jan. 1974 - Mar. 1975

Box: IV H Box 2

Mar. 1975 - Mar. 1976

Box: IV H Box 2

Community Improvement Project (Haven House)

Inclusive Date: 1979 - 1980

Subseries IVI: Clippings

Inclusive Date: 1924 - 1990

Undated

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 1

1924-1939

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 2

1940-1948

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 3

1955-1959

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 4

1963-1966

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 5

1967-1969

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 6

1970-1971

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 7

1972-1973

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 8

1974-1975

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 9

1976-1977

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 10

1978-1979

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 11

1981-1984

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 12

1986-1990

Box: IV I-J Box 1

Folder: 13

Subseries IVJ: Publicity

Inclusive Date: 1996

1967-1988

1988-1990

1992-1994

1994-1996

Series V: Honorarians

Inclusive Date: 1954 - 1988

Miscellaneous

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 1

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1954 - 1959

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 2

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1960 - 1962

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 3

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1963 - 1964

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 4

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1965 - 1967

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 5

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1968 - 1969

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 6

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1970 - 1972

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 7

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1973 - 1974

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 8

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1975 - 1976

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 9

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1977 - 1978

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 10

Minutes and reports

Inclusive Date: 1980 - 1988

Box: V Box 1

Folder: 11

Series VI: National, State, and Other Federations

Inclusive Date: 1941 - 1984

Subseries VIA: General (National) Federation

Inclusive Date: 1941 - 1984

1941-1984

Box: VI A-C Box 1

Folder: A1

Subseries VIB: New York State Federation

Inclusive Date: 1944 - 1952

1944-1952

Box: VI A-C Box 1

Folder: B1

Subseries VIC: Other Federations

Inclusive Date: 1942 - 1944

New York City Federation

Inclusive Date: 1944

Box: VI A-C Box 1

Folder: C1

Western New York Federation

Inclusive Date: 1942 - 1944

Box: VI A-C Box 1

Folder: C2