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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5595.AM:  International Women’s Group (Lincoln, Neb.)



Records:  1962-1995

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



First organized in 1962 by members of the University of Nebraska faculty as part of the University Dames, the International Wives Friendship Group was created to meet the assimilation and linguistic needs of the wives of foreign students. The group focused on social interaction as well as orientation to the American way of life. In 1966 the group started a twice-monthly meeting schedule at First Presbyterian Church, established a nursery, and maintained an attendance of 40 women. The International Wives Friendship Group later changed its name to the International Women’s Group. By the 1980s, membership had declined due to the fact that many of the group members had returned to work or school, and many of the foreign wives were better educated and more knowledgeable about living in the U.S.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of the records of the administrative records for the International Women’s Group. The bulk of the collection consists of committee records, membership and programming materials, and financial records. Also included are recipes and cookbooks, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1

Folder




  1. Correspondence

  2. Historical/general information

  3. Duties of officers

  4. Programming

  5. Newsletters

  6. Financial information

  7. Membership directories

  8. Member contact information

  9. Address book

  10. Meeting rosters

  11. Calendar/planner

  12. Scholarship information

  13. Affiliate group information

  14. Recipes/cookbook

  15. Autograph album

  16. Notebook of misc. information

  17. Misc. items (raffle tickets, decals, etc.)

  18. Newspaper clippings

  19. Photo album



Volume




  1. Scrapbook, 1962-1967

  2. Scrapbook, 1970-1984

  3. Scrapbook, 1989-1992



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Foreign students — Nebraska

International Wives Friendship Group (Lincoln, Neb.)

International Women’s Group (Lincoln, Neb.)

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Women immigrants — Nebraska



 



Revised 07-01-2008   TMM