Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

University Area Women of Rotary Records:

An Inventory of its Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator University Area Women of Rotary
Title: University Area Women of Rotary Records
Identification: RG E 86
Extent 2 linear feet; 4 document boxes
Language Materials are inEnglish.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

The University Area Women of Rotary was organized in 1948. The active membership consisted of the wives of the members of the University Rotary Club, Houston, Texas. The organization engaged in two major philanthropic projects, a nursing scholarship endowment fund and donations to the Houston Area Women's Center. The group's social activities included parties, teas, luncheons and fundraising events. Because of a drop in membership, the organization disbanded effective as of September 1, 1990. The members were then invited to join with the Women of Rotary of Houston District 589.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the working records of the organization. Most of the material is from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and there is some material dating back to the 1950s.


This collection is divided into four subgroups. The first subgroup consists of information related to the organizational structure. The second subgroup deals with each individual officer and her duties and activities. The records of the treasurer and secretary make up the largest portion of this subgroup. The third subgroup is divided by committees in alphabetical order. The project committee has information on the Houston Area Women's Center and the Nursing Students Scholarship Fund. The fourth and final subgroup contains yearbooks from 1978-1990. The yearbooks are a good source for a general overview of the organization and contain a copy of the constitution. The divisions within the subgroups reflect the original order of the records.


Access Restrictions

Material from box 4, folder 10 that contains personally identifiable information is not available.

Use Restrictions


Index Terms

Women--Services for--Texas--Houston
Women--Texas--Houston--Societies, etc.
Houston Area Women's Center
Women of Rotary. University Area (Houston, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University Area Women of Rotary Records. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Acquisitions Information

Donated by the University Area Women of Rotary in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Victor Borgeson in December 1991

Detailed Description

1. Organizational Structure

Box Folder
1 1 Constitutional Proposals
2 Installation of Officers

2. Officers

Box Folder
1 3 President: Duties and Correspondence
4 President: Annual letters about dues and programs
5 President: Mailouts for the annual games and Christmas parties
6 President: End of the Year Reports
7 Vice President
8 Recording Secretary: Duties, Reports, Membership, Lists, Memos and Mailouts
9 Recording Secretary: Board Meeting Minutes, 1955-1965
10 Recording Secretary: Board Meeting Minutes, 1966-1990
11 Recording Secretary: Regular Meeting Minutes, 1956-1971
12 Recording Secretary: Regular Meeting Minutes, 1972-1990
13 Corresponding Secretary: Reports, Duties and Correspondence
Box Folder
2 1 Treasurer: Duties and Correspondence
2 Treasurer: Reports, 1958-1990
3 Treasurer: Audit Report, 1958
4 Treasurer: Proposed Budgets, 1958-1990
5 Treasurer: Accounts, 1958, 1974-1982
6 Treasurer: Accounts, 1982-1990
7 Treasurer: Bills and Receipts, 1977-1984
8 Treasurer: Bills and Receipts, 1984-1988
9 Treasurer: Internal Revenue Service, 1972-1984
Box Folder
3 1 Treasurer: Checking Account, September 1978-April 1980
2 Treasurer: Checking Account, May 1980-June 1983
3 Treasurer: Checking Account, July 1983-June 1984
4 Treasurer: Checking Account, July 1984-December 1985
5 Treasurer: Checking Account, January 1986-August 1989
6 Treasurer: Checking Account, September 1989-August 1991
7 Treasurer: Savings Account, December 1978-March 1981
8 Parliamentarian
9 Past President

3. Committees

Box Folder
4 1 Attendance and House Committee
2 Budget Committee: Proposed Budgets, 1970-1987
3 Decorations Committee
4 Devotional Committee
5 Hostess Committee
6 Membership Committee
7 Nominating Committee
8 Program Committee
9 Project Committee: Nursing Student's Scholarship Fund
10 [RESTRICTED] Project Committee: Scholarship Applications and Financial Needs Statements
Personally identifiable information not available.
11 Project Committee: Houston Area Women's Center, 1982-1990
12 Publicity and Historian Committee
13 Social Committee, 1958-1989 and pictures dated 1991
14 Sunshine Committee
15 Telephone Committee
16 Ways and Means Committee
17 Yearbook Committee

4. Yearbooks

Box Folder
4 18 Yearbooks, 1978-1990