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

HISTORY

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.

FOLDER LIST

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Constitution and by-laws

Minutes

June 1971-June 1982

August 1982-November 1989

February 1990-March 2002

Membership lists and directories, 1952-2002

TOPICAL

News clippings

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

Questionnaire, 1990

Miscellaneous

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