Finding Aid for the University Dames Collection

MUM00643

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00643/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
University Dames (University of Mississippi)
Title
University Dames Collection
ID
MUM00643
Date
1927-2006
Extent
2.25 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Collection contains constitution, amendments, and minutes of the University Dames, formally known as the University of Mississippi Women's Club, a social organization open to the University's women employees and wives of employees from 1927-2006.

Preferred Citation

University Dames Collection (MUM00643), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Historical Note

The University Dames was founded in 1927 by Mrs. Alfred Hume, whose husband was then Chancellor of the University. The organization is composed of women whose husbands are in the employ of the University or who are themselves faculty or staff of the University. The Dames has had as its purpose throughout the years the social affiliation of all University women, with special emphasis on making new members of the University community feel welcome. The members have rendered various services, such as acting as hostesses at special occasions of the University, assisting in purchasing silver service for use not only by Dames for its official meetings but also by the Associated Women Students at their official functions, and for use in the Chancellor's residence when needed.

At the present time, the University Dames operates as a social organization with meetings approximately four times during the school year. At each meeting, entertainment of general interest is followed by a social refreshment hour. At other times, members meet in smaller groups organized according to particular interests. Especially popular in recent years have been bridge groups, sewing groups, restaurant lunch groups and the gourmet group.

(Source: http://www.olemiss.edu/orgs/dames/history.html)

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains constitution, amendments, and minutes of the University Dames, formally known as the University of Mississippi Women's Club, a social organization open to the University's women employees and wives of employees from 1927-2006. The club is still active.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2012

Access Restrictions

The University Dames Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Chatham Ewing, 2005. Finding aid revised and updated by Kathryn Michaelis, December 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to the University of Mississippi, please see the Archives' University of Mississippi subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University Dames (University of Mississippi) -- Archives
  • University of Mississippi -- Faculty

Subject(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History

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Collection Inventory

 Box 1 Minutes, 1927-1968 

 Folder 1.1 1927-1935 

 Folder 1.2 1935-1943 

 Folder 1.3 1943-1954 

 Folder 1.4 1954-1968 

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 Box 2 Minutes, 1960-1984 

 Folder 2.1 1960-1967 

 Folder 2.2 September-November 1972 

 Folder 2.3 1968-1971 

 Folder 2.4 1973-1976 

 Folder 2.5 1982-1984 

 Folder 2.6 Small cookbook; printed statements of purpose 

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 Box 3 Minutes and other administrative documents, 1997-1999 

 Folder 3.1 1997-1998 

 Folder 3.2 1998-1999 

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 Box 4 Minutes and contact information, 1976-1992 

 4.1 Contact information notebook, undated 

 4.2 Minutes, 1976-1980 

 4.3 Minutes, 1985-1990 

 4.4 Minutes, 1990-1992 

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 Box 5 Miscellaneous materials of the University Dames' president, 2001-2006 

 Folder 5.1 President's handbook, 2001-2005 

 Folder 5.2 Cards, reception invitations, list of chapter presidents, and forms 

 Folder 5.3 University Dames Newsletter, Fall 2005-Fall 2006 

 Folder 5.4 Membership forms, 2005 

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