The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

The National Federation Of Business And Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Monroe - Central Business And Professional Women’s Club Toledo, Ohio, Records, 1954-1993

MSS-100

Size: 2.7 linear feet

Provenance: Monroe Central Business and Professional Women’s Club, through past President Sally Yeager, donated its records to the Ward M. Canaday Center in 1994.

Access: Open

Collection Summary: National civic organization providing fellowship and support for working women
Contains materials relating to local, regional, and national BPW clubs and includes by-laws and constitutions, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other printed materials and scrapbooks.

Subjects: Business and Commerce, Civic Interests and Women

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by:  Jennifer Kahn Mandell, May 1996

 

Reformatted by: Arjun Sabharwal, May 2010; last updated: June 2014

 

Introduction

 

The Monroe Central Business and Professional Women’s Club was founded February 10, 1954. The group was one of many such organizations throughout the United States and internationally, providing fellowship and support to working women.

 

While many local, regional, state, national and international clubs continue to be active today, the Monroe Central BPW Club was absorbed by the Sylvania BPW Club in 1993.

 

The national group (BPW USA) formed in 1919, and the Ohio State BPW group was formed in 1920. The foremost purpose of BPW is to further the cause of working women.

 

There are no restrictions on the use of, or access to, this collection.

 

Organizational History

 

1954

Monroe Central Business and Professional Women’s Club founded.

1955

A scholarship fund of $100 was approved. A Whitney Vocational High School Student received the scholarship the first year.

1957

The club sponsored its first student nurse, assisting with her tuition.

1981

The club had an internal crisis over the issue of racial discrimination. A Monroe Central member presented two co-workers from Ohio Bell for Consideration; both were black. Some MCBPW members objected, setting off a conflict within the group that resulted in the resignation of one of the officers and a decline in new members which haunted the group until its dissolution in 1993.

1993

Monroe Central Business and Professional Women’s Club was dissolved; the remaining MCBPW members joined the Sylvania Business and Professional Women’s Club.

 

 

Scope and Content

 

The collection is arranged in seven series.

 

Series one contains the records of the Monroe Central BPW Club, including information on the organization’s history, meetings, activities, and newsletters.

 

Series two consists of Ohio Region 2  BPW meetings and publications.

 

Series three contains a sampling of materials from other BPW clubs in Ohio Region 2.

 

Series four consists of Ohio State BPW correspondence, publications, and events.

 

Series five contains national (BPW USA) publications and materials.

 

Series six is Individual Development Program (IDP) information and materials. IDP

is one of the basic member benefits through BPW, providing skills training in areas that are of importance to career success.

 

Series seven contains the contents of the scrapbooks that Monroe Central BPW maintained.

                                                            

Note:  Records are incomplete. Regular and Board meeting notes for 1981-1985

were not in the collection as received.

           

Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Description

Monroe-Central Business and Professional Women’s Club

1

1

Charter information, annual reports, rosters

2

By-laws and revisions

3

Regular Meeting Minutes

Sept. 1979-Oct. 1980

Oct 1985 - April 1993

4

Board Meeting Minutes

Sept. 1979 - May 1981

Sept. 1985 - April 1993

5

Correspondence

Sept. 1979 - June 1981

Jan. 1988 - March 1993

6

Financial Records

7

News & Views newsletter

Sept. 1979 - Nov 1980

Jan 1981 - April 1993

8

Special Events Programs

Cassette recording of speech by Sandy Isenberg on 2/20/90

9

Woman of the Year

MCBPW candidates

10

BPW sponsored scholarships- local recipients

11

Monroe Central BPW awards

Region 2 BPW

12

Region 2 Correspondence

13

“Issues & Updates” BPW OH Region 2 Newsletter

14

Region 2 Rosters

15

Region 2 Correspondence

16

Anthony Wayne BPW Club

17

Bellevue BPW Club

18

Bowling Green BPW Club

19

Clyde BPW Club

20

Fallen Timbers BPW Club

21

Findlay BPW Club

22

Fostoria BPW Club

23

Ft Meigs BPW Club

24

Genoa BPW Club

25

Key to the Sea BPW

26

Maumee BPW Club

27

Oregon BPW Club

28

Sylvania BPW Club

29

Tallmadge BPW Club

30

Tiffin BPW Club

31

Toledo BPW Club

32

Trilby BPW Club

33

Westhaven BPW Club

OHIO BPW

34

Ohio BPW History, Rosters

35

Ohio BPW Correspondence

36

Ohio BPW Special Events

37

Ohio BPW Publications

38

“From Inside BPW/ Ohio” newsletter

1987-1988

39

“Ohio Business Woman” newspaper

1987 - 1993

40

“Forecasts” Ohio BPW Newsletter

1979 - 1980

41

“Action Lines” newsletter

42

Indiana BPW

BPW USA

43

History

44

Recruitment

45

BPW Foundation

46

Legislative efforts

47

Outreach and service projects

48

Young Careerist Program

49

USA Publications

50

“National Business Woman”, professional journal

51

BPW International

2*

1

BPW Books

Individual Development Program (IDP)

2

IDP General information/ overview

3

IDP participant self assessment tools

4

IDP session records (MCBPW sessions)

5

IDP Class Manual

6

IDP Career Selection Module

7

IDP Color & Personality Module

8

IDP Communication Skills Module

9

IDP Leadership Module

10

IDP Management Skills Module

11

IDP Parliamentary Procedure Module

12

IDP Public Speaking Module

3

MCBPW Scrapbook contents

4**

MCBPW Scrapbook contents