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GSU Women's Club records

Identifier: G2006-21

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Georgia State University Women's Club Records consist of financial records, yearbooks, and correspondence regarding faculty wives and women faculty members, 1934-1988. The club's purpose was to promote sociability and to undertake educational, service, and other activities to increase the well-being of the Georgia State University community. Specifically highlighted in this collection are records involving the creation of a "Secret Recipes" cookbook, although no copy is included. In addition, items included are event meeting notes, and itineraries from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. Financial records detail the club's budget and membership fees. Yearbooks from the creation of the club in 1934 include membership involvement and events organized for the year. This record emphasizes GSU Women's involvement in the school and camaraderie between faculty wives and women faculty members.


  • 1934-1988


Language of Materials

In English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

History of GSU Women's Club

GSU Women's Club was organized October 8, 1934 by the wives of faculty members. The purpose of the organizing the club was to promote sociability among members and the students of Georgia State University. Active membership was open to all faculty, administration and staff of GSU who apply and pay annual fees. Dues were required to fund events and gatherings. Events included new membership coffee get together and luncheons.


2.50 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)


The wives of faculty organized the Georgia State University Women’s Club on October 8, 1934. The records, 1934-1988, consist of financial records, yearbooks, meeting minutes, and correspondence that involved the faculty wives and women faculty members.

Acquisition Information

Donated in multiple accessions. G1973-06 and G1994-16 donated by GSU Women's Club. April 23, 1973 and July 20, 1994; G2006-21 donated by GSU Women's Club courtesy of Alexandra Massey, May 12, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Hannah Hanna, Spring 2018. Electronic finding aid created by Hannah Hanna, Spring 2018.

The records have been arranged into series by accession date. Since the materials came in over decades, this orginal order was maintained.
GSU Women's Club:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
Spring 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia State University Archives Repository

Georgia State University Library
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