Executive Women records
MSEW__83

 An inventory of its records at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Executive Women International.
Title
Executive Women records
ID
MSEW__83
Date [inclusive]
1930-1978
Extent
5.75 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Executive Women Records include bulletins, newsletters, issues of The Centralizer, membership applications, correspondence, and booklets containing constitutions, by-laws, lists of officers, and membership rosters. These records also include minutes, financial documents, payment slips, place cards, gavel, and a watercolor depicting a woman pulling her own weight and grabbing a bull by the horns.

Preferred Citation

Executive Women records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

Supervisors of Chicago's almost exclusively female stenographic departments organized a supervisor's club in 1930 soon followed by similar organizations in New York and Milwaukee. The Stenographic Supervisors Club evolved into the Chicago Office Supervisors Club, later Women Junior Executives, and finally Executive Women in 1971. Membership was expanded to include women in personnel, secretarial, and managerial roles. Executive Women focused on career development for women in personnel and office management through networking, promoting speakers, and providing forums for the discussion of new ideas. Executive Women also encouraged the Chicago Public Schools to promote commercial education useful to business.

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Scope and Contents

The Executive Women Records include bulletins, newsletters, issues of The Centralizer, membership applications, correspondence, and booklets containing constitutions, by-laws, lists of officers, and membership rosters. These records also include minutes, financial documents, payment slips, place cards, gavel, and a watercolor depicting a woman pulling her own weight and grabbing a bull by the horns.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-08-11

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/23/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Mrs. Margaret M. Schmidt, an Executive Women Life Member and President (1951-1952), donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Executive Women International. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Women executives -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Executive Women Records 

Box Folder

Issues of The Centralizer, 1933-1937 

1 1

The Centralizer, 1938-1939 

1 2

The Centralizer, 1940-1941 

1 3

The Centralizer, 1942-1943 

1 4

Bulletins, 1943-1952 

1 5

Bulletins, 1952-1962 

1 6

Newsletters, 1964-1971 

1 7

Executive Women President's manual and membership list, 1976-1978 

2 8

Constitution, by-laws, brochures, 1934-1973 

2 9

25th Anniversary materials, reports, 1951-1955 

2 10

Contents of scrapbook, 1937-1968 

2 11

Membership applications, 1938-1954 

2 12

Membership applications, 1933-1960 

2 13

Rosters, 1934-1943 

2 14

Booklets containing constitution, by-laws, lists of officers, and membership rosters, 1944-1965 

3 15

Booklets containing constitution, by-laws, lists of officers, and membership rosters, 1965-1977 

3 16

Minutes, 1930-1938 

3 17

Minutes, 1938-1946 

3 18

Minutes, 1946-1951 

3 19

Minutes, 1951-1958 

4 20

Minutes, 1963-1969 

4 21

Minutes, 1969-1978 

4 22

Ledger sheets showing membership dues, 1936-1959 

4 23

Payment slips, 1969-1972 

4 24

Correspondence, financial documents, 1963-1967 

5 25

Correspondence, financial documents, 1968-1972 

5 26

Booklet containing constitution, by-laws, officer list, and membership roster, 1946-1947 

5 27

Place cards, undated 

5 28

Gavel, undated 

6 29
Oversize

Watercolor, 1956 

Folder 30

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