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Austin State Officials Ladies Club Minutes and Yearbooks
An Inventory of the Collection
The Austin State Official Ladies Club was organized on October 19, 1945, with the objectives to promote a closer relationship and better fellowship among its members and to keep members informed on State and worldwide affairs, and to enable its members to be of service to the best interest of the State of Texas. The initial officers were Mrs. Marvin Hall, president; Mrs. Jesse James, vice-president; Mrs. Gordon Simpson, secretary and Mrs. Lynch Davidson, treasurer. Membership was open to any woman residing in Austin who was an elective or appointive State Official or who the wife of an elective or appointive State Official. Program events included musical performances, invited speakers, tours of historic homes and museums, member book reviews and travel reports, films, occasional social events for members and their spouses and an annual Spring Tea with guests that included members of the Texas Legislature in legislative years.
The collection consists of meeting minutes dated 1963 through 1974 and yearbooks dated from 1945 through 1990. Meeting minutes include treasurer's reports, limited correspondence and provide insight into the monthly programing and committee work. The yearbooks, dated 1945 through 1980, include member information, officers and standing committee members, hostesses for monthly meetings, constitution, bylaws and club policy.
Open to all users
The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.
Donated by a member of the organization.
Austin State Officials Ladies Club Minutes and Yearbooks (AR.1994.055), Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1980/004
Donation Date: 1980
Collection arranged and finding aid created by Molly Hults in 2017.