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Altrusa International Inc., Club of Houston Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

History

Bylaws and Policies

Organization Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Financial Records

Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Information

Member Activities, Information and Resources

In Memoriam

Organizations and Projects

Scholarship and Grant Awards

Award Nominations

Conferences and Conventions

The Federation of Houston Professional Women Awards Banquets

Newsletters

Yearbooks

Photographs

Cookbook

Artifacts

Scrapbooks



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Altrusa International Inc., Club of Houston Records, 1936- | University of Houston Libraries

By Anna Anderson, Sharleen Guide, Dick Dickerson, and Timothy Wyatt

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Collection Overview

Title: Altrusa International Inc., Club of Houston Records, 1936-

Predominant Dates:1999-2009

ID: 02/2009-004

Primary Creator: Altrusa International Club of Houston

Extent: 5.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Altrusa International Club of Houston, Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston, Voluntarism, Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Bylaws (administrative records), Correspondence, Ephemera, Minutes, Newsletters, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Yearbooks

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is organized in 17 series and is housed in 6 boxes that document the organization and community volunteer programs of the Altrusa Club of Houston. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial records, and annual records.  Concerning the club's yearly activities, there are newsletters from 1956-2008 and yearbooks ranging from 1936-2008.  The collection contains information regarding community volunteer programs, as well as photographs from several events.  There are four scrapbooks in this collection, as well as artifacts.

Biographical Note

Altrusa International Inc., Club of Houston was organized in 1925, as part of Altrusa International which was founded in 1917, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Altrusa motto, “Patriotism, Efficiency, Service”, reflects their dedication to community involvement and volunteerism.  The Club of Houston has established several community volunteer programs, including the Friends and Neighbors Project (FAN), Make a Difference Day, and Hearts-Hands for Service Foundation. The FAN Project encompasses Story time Saturdays, a Summer Reading Program, and Holiday Gifts for seniors. Altrusa works with Literary Advance of Houston, in connection with the FAN Project. Make a Difference Day is held every October, with the Galveston Bay Foundation. Hearts-Hands for Service, founded in 1983, assists women, children, and seniors in the Houston area. Members of the Club of Houston also participate in a mentoring program for the ASTRA Club.  The Houston Club awards scholarships and grants to local students.

Subject/Index Terms

Altrusa International Club of Houston
Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston
Voluntarism
Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Accruals: Additional materials were acquired in 2012.

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Altrusa Board.

Preferred Citation: Altrusa International Inc., Club of Houston Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: History],
[Series 2: Bylaws and Policies],
[Series 3: Organization Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Financial Records],
[Series 4: Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Information],
[Series 5: Member Activities, Information and Resources],
[Series 6: In Memoriam],
[Series 7: Organizations and Projects],
[Series 8: Scholarship and Grant Awards],
[Series 9: Award Nominations],
[Series 10: Conferences and Conventions],
[Series 11: The Federation of Houston Professional Women Awards Banquets],
[Series 12: Newsletters],
[Series 13: Yearbooks],
[Series 14: Photographs],
[Series 15: Cookbook],
[Series 16: Artifacts],
[Series 17: Scrapbooks],
[All]

Series 1: History
Box 1
Folder 1: 70th Anniversary’s History Decades
Folder 2: Biographies of Presidents, 1930-1934, 1957-1959, 1965-1967
Folder 3: “History of District Nine”, 1973
Folder 4: Oral History Project, 2002
Folder 5: Pamphlets
Series 2: Bylaws and Policies
Box 1
Folder 6: 1995, 2000
Folder 7: 2005-2007, 2007-2009
Series 3: Organization Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Financial Records
Box 1
Folder 8: July 1951- June 1955
Folder 9: July 1955- June 1959
Folder 10: July 1959- June 1963
Folder 11: July 1969- June 1972
Folder 12: July 1972- June 1975
Folder 13: July 1975- June 1980
Folder 14: July 1980- June 1986
Folder 15: July 1986- June 1992
Folder 15a: April 1993-September 1993
Folder 16: June 1994- May 1997
Folder 16a: June 1997-May 1998
Folder 17: June 1998- May 2001
Folder 18: June 2001- May 2002
Folder 19: June 2002- May 2005
Folder 20: June 2005- May 2008
Series 4: Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Information
Box 1
Folder 21: 1991-1995
Folder 22: 1996-2001
Folder 23: 2001-2008
Series 5: Member Activities, Information and Resources
Box 6
Folder 1: Altrusa International, Inc Encyclopedia, 1997
Folder 2: Induction Ceremonies
Folder 3: Member Accents: Acknowledgements of member activities and achievements
Folder 4: Membership Lists and General Information, 1994-2008
Folder 5: New Member Orientations, 2000-2008
Folder 6: New Membership Recruitment and Mentoring
Folder 7: Newspaper Articles, 1960, 1993, 1995, 2005
Folder 8: Secretaries Workshop: “Building a Solid Foundation”, 1993
Folder 9: Secretaries Workshop: “The Nuts and Bolts of Building Altrusa”, 1994
Folder 10: Leadership Training: “Leaders in Service”, 1999
Folder 11: Various, undated
Series 6: In Memoriam
Box 6
Folder 12: Margaret Dudley Jones, 1902-1998
Folder 13: Lavelle Yarbrough, 1919-2001
Folder 14: Renilda E. Hilkemeyer, 1915-2006
Series 7: Organizations and Projects
Box 2
Folder 1: Friends and Neighbors (FAN) Project
Folder 2: Friends and Neighbors (FAN), Burbank Elementary, 1994-1997
Folder 3: Friends and Neighbors (FAN), Burbank Elementary Photographs
Folder 4: Friends and Neighbors (FAN), Dawning Year’s Academy, 1998
Folder 5: Friends and Neighbors (FAN), Story Time
Folder 6: Furr High School, Protecting Your Wealth, 2003
Folder 7: ASTRA Club, 2006-2007
Series 8: Scholarship and Grant Awards
Box 2
Folder 8: Houston Altrusa Fund
Folder 9: Grants Awarded, 1999-2000
Folder 10: Scholarships Awarded, 2008-2009
Series 9: Award Nominations
Box 2
Folder 11: 1988, 1990-1991, 1993-1996
Folder 12: 1996-1998
Folder 13: 1998-2002, 2005-2006
Folder 14: 2006-2009
Folder 15: Certificates, 1994-2009
Series 10: Conferences and Conventions
Box 2
Folder 16: Altrusa International, Inc First Annual Conference, 1956
Folder 17: Altrusa International, Inc Convention, 1957
Folder 18: Altrusa International, Inc Second Annual Conference, 1957
Folder 19: Altrusa International, Inc Third Annual Conference, 1958
Folder 20: Altrusa International, Inc International Convention, 1989
Folder 21: Altrusa International, Inc 45th Annual Conference, 2001
Folder 22: Altrusa International, Inc District Conference, 2006
Folder 23: Altrusa International Foundation, Inc Dallas International Convention, 2001, 2007
Folder 24: Photographs
Series 11: The Federation of Houston Professional Women Awards Banquets
Box 2
Folder 25: 1990-2001
Series 12: Newsletters
Box 2
Folder 26: Gov-O-Gram, 1956-1958
Folder 27: The Scratch Pad, 1956-1959
Folder 28: The Scratch Pad, 1969-1971
Folder 29: The Scratch Pad, 1972-1973, 1988-1991
Folder 30: Service Bulletin, 1970-1971
Folder 31: News of the Mighty 9th, 1970-1972
Folder 32: Altrusa Today!, 1991-1994
Folder 33: Houston Highlights, 1994-1996
Folder 34: Houston Highlights, 1997-1998
Folder 35: Houston Highlights, 1999-2000
Folder 36: Houston Highlights, 2001-2002
Folder 37: Houston Highlights, 2003-2004
Folder 38: Houston Highlights, 2005-2006
Folder 39: Houston Highlights, 2007-2008
Folder 40: Houston Highlights CD, 1994-2001
Folder 41: International Altrusian: Biennium Program Issue, April 1993
Series 13: Yearbooks
Box 3
Folder 1: 1936-1950
Folder 2: 1950-1960, 1964-1965, 1969-1970
Folder 3: 1970-1980
Folder 4: 1980-1985, 1988-1991
Folder 5: 1992-1995
Folder 6: 1995-1999
Folder 7: 1999-2003, 2005-2006
Folder 8: 2006-2008
Folder 9: Yearbook Judging Criteria and Score Sheets
Series 14: Photographs
Box 3
Folder 10: Altrusa Women in Oklahoma (1950s)
OVS Item 1: Oversized Altrusa Convention Photograph, 1935
Folder 11: Golden Hobby House, 1977, 2002, 2003, 2007
Folder 12: Fundraisers, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008
Folder 13: Make a Difference Day, 1999
Folder 14: Cullen Middle School, 2007
Folder 15: Hats Off to Literacy, 2007
Folder 16: Building Strong Libraries, Lockhart Elementary, 2008
Folder 17: Picture CDs, 2004-2009
Series 15: Cookbook
Box 3
Folder 18: Altrusa International Cookbook, 1991
Series 16: Artifacts
Box 4
Folder 1: Altrusa Service Pin
Folder 2: Altrusa International, Inc., Plaque
Folder 3: Altrusa Friends and Neighbors Shirt
Folder 4: Blue Ribbons
Folder 5: Governor’s Pin, Etta Jane Butler, 1969
Folder 6: Altrusa International 50th Anniversary Keychain, 1917-1967
Folder 7: Distinguished Service Award, Etta Jane Butler, 1969
Folder 8: Altrusan of the Year, Etta Jane Butler, 1970-1971
Folder 9: Vocational Nursing Program Support Award (box), 2004
Folder 10: ASTRA Mentoring Program Award, 2007
Folder 11: Recognition Pin, 52nd Annual District Conference, 2008
Series 17: Scrapbooks
OVS Box 5
OVS Item 1: Altrusa Club of Houston, 1925-1990
OVS Item 2: Altrusa Club of Houston, 1940-1959
OVS Item 3: Altrusa International Inc., of Houston, 1992-1994
OVS Item 4: Altrusa International Inc., of Houston, 2007-2008

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: History],
[Series 2: Bylaws and Policies],
[Series 3: Organization Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Financial Records],
[Series 4: Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Information],
[Series 5: Member Activities, Information and Resources],
[Series 6: In Memoriam],
[Series 7: Organizations and Projects],
[Series 8: Scholarship and Grant Awards],
[Series 9: Award Nominations],
[Series 10: Conferences and Conventions],
[Series 11: The Federation of Houston Professional Women Awards Banquets],
[Series 12: Newsletters],
[Series 13: Yearbooks],
[Series 14: Photographs],
[Series 15: Cookbook],
[Series 16: Artifacts],
[Series 17: Scrapbooks],
[All]

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