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American Business Women’s Association, New Bedford Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-131

Scope and Contents

Primarily the records kept by the chapter’s treasurer, the collection ranges from 1985 to 2008 and includes administrative and financial records of programs, chapter financial records (checks, statements, ledgers, reports), and a limited amount of program invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1985-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted

Biographical / Historical

The American Business Women's Association (ABWA) was formed in 1949 by Hilary A. Bufton Jr.. Bufton was a Kansas City businesswoman, and after experiencing the influence of businesswomen in the World War II efforts, she joined forces with three other businesswomen in the Kansas City area and formed the ABWA with an objective to help members progress professionally, educationally, and culturally. In 1985 Susan Whitehead created the New Bedford chapter of the ABWA.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (7 manuscript boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the New Bedford Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, Accession # 11-01, received August 20, 2010.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.
Title
MC 131, American Business Women’s Association, New Bedford Chapter records
Status
Completed
Author
Amy Ferguson, Simmons College intern
Date
Fall 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

Contact:
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA