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Business and Professional Women’s Foundation records at UTSA

November 17, 2014
BPW 22nd Annual Luncheon Invitation, 1941, BPW-SA, MS 7

BPW 22nd Annual Luncheon Invitation, 1941, BPW SA, MS 7

The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, they have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote workplace change.

Special Collections is honored to maintain the records of 5 local chapters of this organization, including:

Business and Professional Women’s Club of A La Nueva Inc.

The collection is made up of material from the A La Nueva and State groups and spans the years 1997-2009, it includes correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, by-laws, updates, several newsletters, magazines, clippings, monthly, mid-year, and annual reports; annual budgets, yearbooks, proclamations, membership applications, list, and award submissions materials.

Scrapbook newsclipping, October 4, 1941, BPW-SA, MS 7

Scrapbook newsclipping, October 4, 1941, BPW SA, MS 7

North Alamo City Business and Professional Women’s Club

The North Alamo City Business and Professional Women’s Club was established in 1968, an official chartered club of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women and National Federation of Business and Professional Women. The club began with 22 members. Among the club’s achievements was the establishment of their Career Awareness Program, the first inaugurated by a state club. Additionally, the club presented annual scholarships and hosted annual educational seminars for women. The collection spans the years 1953 through 1992 and documents the establishment, functions, and district-wide, statewide, national, and international involvement of the North Alamo City Business and Professional Women’s Club. The bulk of the collection is comprised of materials generated by the Texas and National Federations of Business and Professional Women, including newsletters, conference materials, and general procedural guides and manuals.

National Business Women, September 1951, BPW North Alamo City, MS 55

National Business Women, September 1951, BPW North Alamo City, MS 55

Business and Professional Women’s Club of San Antonio

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of San Antonio was organized on May 23, 1923 to offer professional women an opportunity to gather to promote their interests. The club’s main interests have been providing women with business opportunities, promoting opportunities for women in the professions and encouraging young women to enter the professions. Records consist of minutes, reports, bulletins, membership applications, yearbooks, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, scrapbooks, programs and photographic materials that document the structure, activities, interests, events and business transactions of the Club. The best overview of Club activities on a daily basis can be found in the History Books and Bulletins.

Scrapbook newsclipping

Scrapbook excerpt, August 14, 1932, BPW SA, MS 7

Business and Professional Women’s Club of Texas. District 13

The mission of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs is to achieve equality for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, financial records, handbooks, conference planning materials and minutes.

Mission City Business and Professional Women’s Club

Mission City Business and Professional Women’s Club offers a nurturing and supportive environment to working women as they travel their career paths. They offer educational resources and programs for both our members and our community so that they may continue to expand the frontiers of justice and equality for all. Mission City Business and Professional Women’s Club records Primarily consists of correspondence, minutes, membership materials and newsletters.

Source:

  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation: About – http://bpwfoundation.org/index.php/about/
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