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Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, District 4 collection

 Collection
Identifier: L672

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents ranging from 1969 to 2001 regarding District 4 of the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial reports, local club reports, membership rolls, handbooks, and other documents related to the district director's activities.

Dates

  • 1969-2001

Creator

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.

Administrative History

The Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women (INFBPW) was organized at a meeting of representatives from twelve local women's organizations from around the state at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis on March 15-16, 1918. The group was originally named the Women's Association of Commerce and was affiliated with the National Women's Association of Commerce which was organized in July 1917 in Chicago. The organization was incorporated and changed its name to the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Though the official name remained the same, in the 1980s the state organization began referring to itself as BPW/Indiana and the National Federation was known as BPW/USA. The organization divided Indiana into thirteen districts, with the following local clubs being part of District 4: Attica, Brazil, Clinton, Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Terre Haute, Vermillion County, Vigo County, and Wabash Valley. Crawfordsville still has an active local group and along with the state organization continues to actively pursue its mission to “promote and support women personally, professionally, and politically.”

Sources:

Information found within collection.

Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women. "About: INFBPW Heritage." Accessed April 18, 2019. http://www.infbpw.org/index.php/about/heritage.

Extent

2.1 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in April 2003.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L635: Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women collection

L641: Indianapolis Business and Professional Women's Club collection

L667: Wilma J. Usrey collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2019/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/23 by Laura Eliason.
Title
Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, District 4 collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671