Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records

MC 1122

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Altrusa Club of Fayetteville (Ark.)
Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records
Inclusive Dates
MC 1122
4.75 linear feet (6 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records were donated to the Special Collections Department by Christine Bell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on June 13, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January 1999.

Preferred Form of Citation

Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records (MC 1122), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

The first national organization of business and professional women, Altrusa Institute, was organized at Nashville, Tennessee, on April 1917. The purpose of Altrusa is to help executive business and professional women to work together to promote their common interests. Mamie L. Bass was the Altrusa Institute's first national president. Altrusa became International in June 1935. The Altrusa Club of Fayetteville, organized in November 1939 and chartered in February 1940, is the second oldest in the state of Arkansas. Sue Garrett Keller served as the first president of the club.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of scrapbooks, yearbooks, miscellaneous printed material, and two videotapes. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, newsletters, bulletins, letters, and other material pertaining to the club's activities.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format; scrapbooks are further arranged chronologically. Supplemental papers are contained in box 6.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1987

Box 1 Folder 2

Yearbooks, 1971-1977

Box 1 Folder 3

Yearbooks, 1978-1991

Box 1 Folder 4

Altrusa-Gram newsletter, 1971-1972, 1981-1990

Box 1 Folder 5

Miscellaneous papers and printed material

Box 1 Folder 6

Videotape "Betty Bumpers at the Altrusa Club"

Box 1 Folder 7

Videotape "Altrusa Literary Breakfast, Oct 21, 1987"

Box 1 Folder 8

Negatives (18 envelopes and 1 mylar sheet)

Box 2 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1961-1962

Box 2 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1962-1963

Box 2 Item 3

Scrapbook, 1963-1964

Box 2 Item 4

Scrapbook, 1964-1965

Box 2 Item 5

Scrapbook, 1967-1968

Box 2 Item 6

Scrapbook, 1972-1973

Box 3 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1980-1982

Box 3 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1982-1984

Box 4 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1984-1985

Box 4 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1985-1986

Box 4 Item 3

Scrapbook, 1986-1987

Box 5 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1987-1988

Box 5 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1988-1989

Box 5 Item 3

Scrapbook, 1989-1990

Box 6 Folder 1

Correspondence, ca. 1956-1983

Box 6 Folder 2

Local Club Handbook (two issues) and a Classification Guide

Box 6 Folder 3

File with miscellaneous papers

Box 6 Folder 4

Altrusa International Service Bulletin; and The International Altrusan, July 1966, June and July 1974, Nov 1975; Nov 1975


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