Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames Organizational Records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames Organizational Records,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames.
Inclusive dates: 1920-1999, and undated
Extent: 3 cubic ft. (in 4 boxes, 3 Oversized volumes)
Abstract:
The collection includes meeting minutes, records of the treasurers and presidents, meeting programs, photographs of members and their children, and miscellaneous materials..

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# many

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames Organizational Records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames Organizational Records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Organizational History:

Central Michigan University (CMU) Faculty Dames was founded on November 17, 1920 as a social organization to help the wives of faculty and administrators get to know each other. Mrs. Warriner was the first president of the organization.

The name changed in September 1998 to CMU Women, to include women who were/are members of the faculty and administration. Materials created by CMU Women are found in a collection under that name.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection provides an incomplete record of the organization through meeting minutes, records of the treasurers and presidents, meeting programs, photographs of members and their children, and miscellaneous materials.

A major strength is the complete run of the Recording Secretary’s Books, 1932-1990, the Treasurer’s Record and Report Books, 1934-1977, and the Scrapbooks, 1953, 1999 (4 volumes) and Photograph Albums, 1897, 1953 (3 volumes). These volumes document the history, members, and interests of the organization.

Of special interest is the Baby Spoons Record Book, September 1962-October 1964, which documents the organization’s ongoing tradition of giving a spoon to each member who was also the mother of a new infant. The babies and mothers are described in interesting detail in the book.

The 50th Anniversary of the organization is documented in Notes and a Program, 1978. (The 75th Anniversary materials are found in the Faculty Women Collection.)

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames.
    • Central Michigan University--Faculty.
    • Women--Societies and clubs--Michigan--Mount Pleasant.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. Faculty Dames Organizational Records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Baby Spoons Record Book, September 1962-October 1964
    Box   1 F   2
    Constitution and By-Laws, 1937, 1948
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence (Thank You Notes), 1990-1994
    Box   1 F   4
    50th Anniversary, Notes, 1978
    Box   1 F   5
    Invitations (Photocopies), 1947, 1985
    Box   1 F   6
    Meeting Minutes Book, November 17, 1920-July 19, 1932
    Box   1 F   7
    Newspaper Clippings (Photocopy), 1961
    Box   1 F   8
    Photographs, 1953, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    President’s Handbooks, 1953-1972
    Box   1 F   10
    President’s Handbooks, 1974-1995
    Box   1 F   11
    Programs, 1937/1938-1955/1956
    Box   1 F   12
    Programs, 1956/1957-1964/1965
    Box   1 F   13
    Programs, 1965/1966-1980/1981
    Box   2 F   1
    Programs, 1981/1982-1997/1998
    Box   2 F   2
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1932-1942
    Box   2 F   3
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1942-1954
    Box   2 F   4
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1954-1962
    Box   2 F   5
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1962-1975
    Box   2 F   6
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1975-1983
    Box   2 F   7
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1983-1990
    Box   2 F   8
    Recording Secretary’s Books, 1990-2012
    Box   3 F   1
    Scrapbooks, 1992-1996
    Box   3 F   2
    Treasurer’s Record Books (and loose papers), 1934-1967
    Box   3 F   3
    Treasurer’s Report Books (2 volumes), October 1947-June 1971
    Box   3 F   4
    Treasurer’s Report Books (1 volume), 1970-1977
    Box   3 F   5
    Treasurer’s Reports (loose papers), 1973/1987-1993/1994
    Box   3 F   6
    Yearbook Committee, Materials, 1976, 1987
    Box   4 F   1
    Photograph Albums, 1897-1940, 1940
    Box   4 F   2
    Photograph Albums, 1918-1939
    Box   4 F   3
    Photograph Albums, 1939-1953
    V   1  
    Oversized Volume 1, Scrapbook, 1953, 1979
    V   2  
    Oversized Volume 2, Scrapbook, 1971, 1999
    V   3  
    Oversized Volume 3, Scrapbook, 1982, 1991