MS 760 - United Women Educators
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The records of United Women Educators, formerly the Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Bowling Green, Ohio, were donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Amy Rahmel on June 23, 1998. The collection primarily consists of membership records, including directories, financial forms, and membership cards. Correspondence, minutes and financial records also dominate the collection.
No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. This register was prepared by Jessica Schmidt, graduate assistant, in March 2009, with an addition in 2010 and a revision for added material in 2012 and 2013 by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.
United Women Educators, formerly the Bowling Green, Ohio Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, is a professional honorary society of female educators from the area. It was organized on January 16, 1939 with an installation of 34 charter members at the Women’s Club in Bowling Green.
Delta Kappa Gamma was founded on May 11, 1929 at the University of Texas in Austin. In 1938, Ohio became a state sponsored branch of the organization. The main objectives and goals of Delta Kappa Gamma are to further the status of female educators and offer advanced opportunities of scholarship, fellowship, and professionalism. Membership is offered by invitation only to women who distinguish themselves both in the education profession and in their personal community.
Between September 2008 and August 2009 the membership of Nu Chapter decided to terminate its association with Delta Kappa Gamma International and form its own organization, United Women Educators. Material from this organization continues to be added to the collection.
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The collection of United Women Educators, formerly the Delta Kappa Gamma, Nu Chapter consists of minutes, member directories, membership dues reports, individual financial records, transfer notices, membership cards, constitution, by-laws, handbook, correspondence, financial ledgers, annual and monthly reports of the treasurer, budget/audit forms, income tax material, various printed material and scrapbooks. The most comprehensive materials are membership records and also financial documents.
The minutes are scattered, covering the early years from 1939-1954 and then some after 1987. Membership records consist of directories, individual dues and financial reports, transfer notices, and membership cards. Most of these documents exist for the organization from 1939-1982. These records offer complete member lists, positions, addresses, financial status within the chapter, and whether they are current members (as opposed to being on leave, honorary, or transferred members).
The financial records also provide a comprehensive account of the chapter’s expenses from 1939-1982. The ledgers are all bound and handwritten and provide current account balances for various funds and scholarships within the chapter. Additionally, annual and monthly treasurer reports from 1979-1982 indicate where money was being spent and transferred throughout each fiscal year. Though incomplete, the scrapbooks also give a view of the chapter activities.
Other materials of particular interest include correspondence between chapter members and also the umbrella state and national organization, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Unlike the other local northwest Ohio chapter, Delta Rho, the Nu Chapter does not include social/special event descriptions, or newsletters. Researchers can develop an inclusive perspective of the introvert workings of the chapter, but not necessarily how the chapter functioned extrovertly.
MEMBERSHIP & DUES REPORTS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER FINANCIAL RECORDS
"BULLETIN" AND "NEWS" CARDS LISTS
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF TRANSFER.
NEW INITIATES RECORD
CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS, & HANDBOOK
TREASURER CORRESPONDECE BETWEEN NATIONAL AND STATE HEADQUARTERS
RESEARCH COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MEMBERSHIP SURVEYS
HISTORY OF NU CHAPTER
GUIDEBOOK FOR TREASURER
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER
MONTHLY REPORT OF THE TREASURER
INCOME TAX MATERIAL
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
ANNUAL PROGRAM BOOKLETS
WOMEN EDUCATORS: ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE – DEVELOPING GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, PROGRAM MANUAL
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORT
HISTORIES AND MISCELLANEOUS