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University of Central Florida Women's Club Papers

Identifier: UA20F

Scope and Contents

The UCF Women's Club Collection reflects the history of the University's organization for female faculty, staff and spouses from its inception in 1969. The collection consists of club officer reports, publications, information on special events, photographic scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other ephemera documenting club activities.

Series I: Officer Files, 1968-2006 contain records kept by the different officers, including presidents, secretaries and treasurers, of the UCF Women's Club during a particular year. As individuals did not often hold a particular office for more than one year, there are many different systems of organization; however, all contain similar materials directly relating to their position within the Club.

Series II: Publications, 1969-2003 consist of the two main publications of the UCF Women's Club, their newsletter and the annual yearbook. The newsletter served as an informational bulletin to keep members informed of upcoming events, while the yearbook acted as a membership directory and a way of highlighting the activities of the Club in a given year.

Series III: Special Event Files, 1969-2000 include information about the different special events conducted by the UCF Women's Club. While this information can often also be found in officer files, these files give a more detailed information about a particular event including specific information about event organization. Events included in this series are the annual auction and luncheons, and the series also contains materials related to the endowed scholarships of the club as well as partnerships held with other community organizations.

Series IV: Scrapbooks, Photos and Memorabilia, 1969-2007 contains keepsake materials related to the history of the UCF Women's Club. The club's historian creates a scrapbook each year documenting the activities of the Club, which are included in this series. The series also includes loose photographs and other memorabilia, such as plaques and guest books.


  • Created: 1968-2007



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The University of Central Florida Women's Club was founded in 1969 by female faculty, staff and the spouses of faculty and staff "to promote the sociability and the advancement of University interests and ideals". The purpose of the Club has been achieved over the years through a variety of different programs that served not only a social purpose for University faculty and their wives, but also a philanthropic purpose, through a variety of fund-raising efforts. The club is run by elected officers, including a president, secretary, treasurer and historian, who form an executive board. The organization has provided three endowed scholarships named for the University's current and former president's wives, as well as numerous other projects designed to positively influence the University and the Central Florida community.


12 boxes (13.5 Linear Feet, 2 Volumes)


The UCF Women's Club Papers documents the history of the University's organization for women from its inception in 1969 until the present day. Materials in the collection include officer files of the president, secretary and treasurer, the club's publications, such as newsletters and yearbooks, and special event files documenting the different programs of the club. The collection also includes the scrapbooks created each year by the Club's historian, as well as other photographs and memorabilia.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in four series by type of material according to the basic organizational method of the UCF Women's Club. This arrangement retained the original order used by the individual officers for a particular year. Special events were arranged by type of event, and a separate series was made for publications as well as scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia.

Method of Acquisition

The UCF Women's Club donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 1998.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFM1998_01

Existence and Location of Originals

The first three scrapbooks have been digitized.

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in the Beatrice B. Ettinger Papers, Phyllis J. Hudson Collection, and Lynda Van Scoyoc Women's Feminist Papers Collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Jessica Achberger and Katie Seeler in 2007. This collection was processed according to the basic file system of the UCF Women's Club. Materials in binders were removed and placed in acid free folders, and metal paper clips were replaced with plastic clips. Scrapbooks were left intact and either wrapped or placed in boxes for storage. Photographs were foldered in acid free folders and plaques are boxed.The collection was worked on, due to the digitization of the first three scrapbooks being digitized, in 2008 resulting in edition 2 of the finding aid. The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 3. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 4, by Mary Rubin in 2015.


University of Central Florida Women's Club Papers
Jessica Achberger and Katie Seeler
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576