Name of the collection: FLINT ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY ALUMNAE RECORDS
Inclusive years: 1949-2002
Quantity: 1 linear foot and 50 photographs
Acquisition: This collection was donated to the Genesee Historical Collections Center in November, 2005 by donor no. 275.
Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection.
Photographs: Photographs are kept separately from the papers in the collection.
Processed by: Jeanette Routhier, February 2009
The Flint Association of the University of Michigan Alumnae was formed in 1921. The first membership meeting was held that October. Membership was open to all female graduates of the University of Michigan and to all female active students attending the University of Michigan. Meetings were usually held quarterly. Numerous fundraising activities financed a scholarship endowment and donations to other projects. An annual Spring Freshman Tea and a Fall Fashion Show raised the most funds. The last meeting of the Association was in 2002-2003.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection was received as loose papers; notebooks containing conference materials and service citation award records; three notebooks containing meeting minutes and correspondence; and four scrapbooks dated 1949-1957, 1957-1966, 1967-1974, 1974- . The scrapbooks had been badly damaged by water and mold. A decision was made to dismantle the scrapbooks to prevent further deterioration of the contents and to organize the records by topic. Absent are records pertaining to the association prior to 1949.
Meeting minutes, membership directories, newspaper clippings, and fundraising activities comprise the majority of the collection. The “fundraising activities” folder contains invitations, announcements, flyers, and reports. The “correspondence” folder includes internal memos, correspondence between the Flint Alumnae Association and the Alumnae Council, correspondence with community members, and membership newsletters.
Constitution and by-laws
June 1971-June 1982
August 1982-November 1989
February 1990-March 2002
Membership lists and directories, 1952-2002
October 1949-February 1957
March 1957-June 1966
September 1966-June 1974
July 1974-March 1984
Fundraising activities, 1951-2002
Alumnae Service Records
Service Citation Awards
Scholarship endowment, December 1980-March 1998
Women’s athletics, 1980-1983
Joint Committee of the Alumnae Council, 22 September 1990
Alumnae Council Board - Meeting Minutes
October 1971-October 1981
October 1982-October 1988
All-Michigan Club Leadership Conference, 17-19 May 1991