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Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. Records of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, 1927-1950: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: B-1
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Central Committee on Friendship Dinners
Title: Records of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, 1927-1950
Date(s): 1927-1950
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records and history of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, treasurer's reports and secretary's reports, and material re the recipients of the American Woman's Association Awards and scholarships.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 54-6
These records were given by the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, New York, New York, January 1954.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Central Committee on Friendship Dinners Records, 1927-1950; item description, dates. B-1, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

The Committee sponsors dinners for the American Woman's Association awards. The American Woman's Association was a New York City organization that began in 1911 as the Vacation Association to obtain paid vacations for women workers; it was incorporated as the American Woman's Association in 1922 and has since then promoted women's economic interests, cultural activities, and participation in national and world affairs, and provided the impetus for building The Barclay, a women's hotel in New York City in 1927.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Treasurer's reports, secretary's reports, membership lists, a history, and other records contain information about the dinners, guests, and recipients of American Woman's Association awards and scholarships. Recipients include Carrie Chapman Catt, Amelia Earhart, Malvina Hoffman, Frances Perkins, Margaret Sanger, and Dorothy Thompson.

CONTAINER LIST

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Additional Index Terms

New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs
Women--Societies and clubs
American Woman's Association
Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879-1979
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Davis, Pauline Sabin, 1887-1955
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-1965
Herrick, Elinore Morehouse, 1895-1964
Hoffman, Malvina
L'Esperance, Elsie Strang
McCormick, Anne Elizabeth O'Hare, 1880-1954
Mandigo, Pauline
Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Reid, Helen Rogers
Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961
Todd, Jane H.

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