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Faculty Women's Club Collection

Identifier: AR-0744

This collection houses material related to the Faculty Women's Club, Newcomer's Club, and The Dames. It includes meeting minutes and minute books from 1920 to the present, newsletters and correspondence from 1973 to the present, calendars from 1935 to the present, financial documents and officers' material from 1948 to the present, general club records from 1936 to the present, and scrapbooks of the Faculty Women's Club from 1955 to the present. The collection also contains similar material from the Newcomer's Club. A limited number of items from the Dames club is also available.


  • 1920-2008, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


7.75 Linear Feet (4 Manuscript Boxes, 1 Half-box, 11 1/3' Boxes, 1 .25' Box)


This collection houses meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, calendars, financial documents, officers' materials, club records, and scrapbooks of the Faculty Women's Club between 1920 and the present. The Collection also contains some material from the Newcomer's Club and the Dame's Club.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Faculty Women's Club was founded in 1912 by Katie Allen (Anderson) Ayres, wife of UT President Brown Ayres, in hopes of helping University faculty women and wives of faculty members and administrators become better acquainted. The Newcomer's Club served similar purposes for women faculty members and wives who had been affiliated with the University for two or fewer years. The Dames was a club for the wives of G.I.'s who attended UT after World War II.


Collection consists of 17 boxes divided into 7 series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Minutes, 1920-present
  2. Series II: Newsletters and Correspondence, 1973-present
  3. Series III: Calendars and Events, 1935-present
  4. Series IV: Financial Documents, 1948-present
  5. Series V: Officers' Material, 1948-present
  6. Series VI: Membership & Club Records, Handbooks, and Other Documents, 1936-present
  7. Series VII: Scrapbooks, 1955-present

Previous Citation

Materials in this collection were previously cited as AR.0260, AR.0273, AR.0455, and AR.0575. All material from pervious collections are contained within this collection.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA