Scope and Contents
This collection includes clippings, correspondence, minutes, yearbooks, two photographs, and other documents from the May Wright Sewall Indiana Council of Women ranging from 1927 to 1988 regarding the organizations activities, bylaws, meetings, and those of other affiliates. Notable items include an invitation from Indiana Governor Henry F. Schricker to the launching of Battleship U.S.S. Indiana in 1941, an invitation from the Indiana War Finance Committee to a state-wide luncheon in 1943, and a pamphlet of Indiana authors from 1816-1966.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
The May Wright Sewell Indiana Council of Women, or The Indiana Council of Women, was organized in 1921 by the local women's councils of Bloomington, Anderson, Huntington, Indianapolis, and Kokomo. It served as an umbrella organization for the various women's clubs and organizations in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana. It is considered an independent member of the National Council of Women. Its purpose was "to interest all women in the state of Indiana in constructive work, united effort and cooperation in vital projects in the state; to provide opportunity for conferences on questions relating to public welfare, thereby uniting forces to work for larger national needs; to cooperate with the National and International Councils of Women in worth-while projects, in education, cultural, religion, patriotic and ethical movements." Past presidents included Mrs. Claude Franklin, Mrs. E.W. Cowley, Mrs. Rose Marie Cruzan, and Mrs. Lowell Fisher.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)