The Resource Indianapolis Council of Women collection

Indianapolis Council of Women collection

Label
Indianapolis Council of Women collection, 1892-2000
Title
Indianapolis Council of Women collection
Inclusive dates
1892-2000
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes Board and General Assembly meeting minutes, Treasurer documents, roll books, President's books and yearbooks from the Indianapolis Council of Women ranging from 1892-2000. Also included are administrative records from the Indiana State Council of Women ranging from 1929-1995
Biographical or historical data
"The Indianapolis Council of Women incorporated in 1902 and later survived its founder's death in 1920. Until 1923, the council met monthly in the Propylaeum. The council took most interest in moral and civic issues that related to women and children, such as women's suffrage and improved conditions in the schools. Women made their influence felt by conducting investigations, making resolutions, and pressuring authorities in local government and private organizations. During its early years, it studied jail conditions for women prisoners, investigated the presence of children in "wine rooms," pushed for women on local governmental boards and commissions, and became active for municipal legislation regarding public health and improved housing. It also donated time and money to causes such as setting up free milk stations and paying for police matrons and juvenile probation officers. Several groups were founded through this local council, including the Indianapolis Consumers League (1901) and the Indiana Council of Women (1921). Social programs were also part of the council's activities. Besides a Founder's Day luncheon, the women regularly had lunches and dinners featuring music programs, literary readings, or local speakers. The council celebrated its centennial in 1992 by hosting several historical programs. In the early 2000s, it had 135 participating groups, representing roughly 45,000 people." The Council continues to make an impact on the community by providing assistance to numerous causes.Source:Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, Ann Mauger Colbert, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.
Cataloging source
ISL
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L430: May Wright Sewall Indiana Council of Women collection, 1927-1988
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May Wright Sewall Indiana Council of Women
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Indianapolis Council of Women (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • International Council of Women
  • May Wright Sewall Indiana Council of Women
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  • Sewall, May Wright
  • Older women
  • Arts
  • Child labor
  • Consumer protection
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Performing arts
  • Schools
  • Schools
  • Temperance
  • Women in charitable work
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Indianapolis Council of Women collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/647
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and initial finding aid completed by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson during 2001. Collection reprocessed by Bethany Fiechter during February 2018. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/08 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised on 2018/06/14
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by series and subseries:Series 1: Indianapolis Council of Women administrative records, 1892-2000Subseries 1.1: Board of Assembly minutes, 1892-1981Subseries 1.2: Treasurer documents, 1941-1993Subseries 1.3: Roll books, 1894-1977Subseries 1.4: President's books, 1966-1991Subseries 1.5: Yearbooks, 1924-2000Subseries 1.6: Subject files, 1902-1995Series 2: Indiana State Council of Women administrative records, 1929-1995Subseries 2.1: Subject files, 1929-1995
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389272
Extent
7.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janeane Abbitt on 2000/10/20; Jenny Brunsma on 1981/01/14 and Patti Coons on 1978/12/01.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029353763
Terms 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.
Type of unit
17 manuscript boxes; 1 half-size manuscript box; 1 small oversize box
Label
Indianapolis Council of Women collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/647
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and initial finding aid completed by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson during 2001. Collection reprocessed by Bethany Fiechter during February 2018. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/08 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised on 2018/06/14
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by series and subseries:Series 1: Indianapolis Council of Women administrative records, 1892-2000Subseries 1.1: Board of Assembly minutes, 1892-1981Subseries 1.2: Treasurer documents, 1941-1993Subseries 1.3: Roll books, 1894-1977Subseries 1.4: President's books, 1966-1991Subseries 1.5: Yearbooks, 1924-2000Subseries 1.6: Subject files, 1902-1995Series 2: Indiana State Council of Women administrative records, 1929-1995Subseries 2.1: Subject files, 1929-1995
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389272
Extent
7.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janeane Abbitt on 2000/10/20; Jenny Brunsma on 1981/01/14 and Patti Coons on 1978/12/01.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029353763
Terms 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.
Type of unit
17 manuscript boxes; 1 half-size manuscript box; 1 small oversize box

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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