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