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Title Midland Faculty Dames Records
Catalog Number 2014.009.0001
Collection Midland Faculty Dames Records--Permanant Collection
Source Clark, Marilyn
Object Name Fonds
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1993
Creator Midland Faculty Dames
Admin/Biographical History Created in 1938 by Mrs. Zella Shaefer, the superintendents wife, the Midland Faculty Dames served as a social club for the wives of male teachers and administrators. The first official meeting was held on September 23, 1943 at the home of Thelma Doughty with 21 members.
By 1982 the Dames state purpose was "...to promote friendship among the Dames through social activities and programs, and to provide service within the community." Membership was open to the wives of all men employed by the Midland City Board of Education. By 1987 membership opened to include female employees of the Midland City Board of Education.
The organization dissolved in 1993 following a decline in membership due to the changing rolls and activities of women in society.
Scope & Content Records of the Midland Faculty Dames include meeting minutes, programs, financial records, and records documenting the activities of the club in the community.

Correpsondence dated to 1949 between Dames member Lynn Heatley and Elisabeth Harmsen of Germany recounts the struggles of those living in Post War Germany.
System of arrangement The records are arranged into three series:

Series I: Executive Records
includes: Minutes, Financial Records and Constitution and By-Laws
Series II: Activities
Includes: Yearly printed programsa and event reports
Series II: History
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Subjects Organizations
Clubs
Clubwomen
Women
War relief
Classification Organizations & Clubs
Search Terms Organization, Midland Faculty Dames
People Schaefer, Zella
Chamberlin, Hattie
Cummins, Kathryn L.
Fink, Lenora
Extent of Description 1 Cubic Foot
Accruals The Faculty Dames organization is no longer active, no accruals are expected.
Containers Series I--Executive Records--Constitution and By-Laws
Series I--Executive Records--Treasurer's Record Book
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes and Treasurer Reports
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Board Minutes
Series I--Executive Records--Motion Book
Series I--Executive Records--Club Dissolution
Series II--Activities--Programs
Series II--Activities--Programs
Series II--Activities--Programs
Series II--Activities--Programs
Series II--Activities--Programs
Series I--Activities--Chairman's Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series I--Activities--Event Reports
Series III--History-Club History
Series III--History--Cookbook
Series III--History--Correpondence
Series III--History--Honorary Members
Series III--History--Miscellaneous
Series III--History--Script for Dames Skit
Series III--History--Social Services Council
Series II--Activities--Programs