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Wayne State University Faculty Wives' Club Records

Identifier: WSR000216
Newsletters, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, constitutions and by-laws, correspondence, photographs, committee files and officers' files of the Faculty Wives' Club of Wayne State University (1955-1995), Wayne University (1935-1955), and the College of the City of Detroit (1926-1935).


  • 1926 - 1995


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


4 Linear Feet (4 SB)


The Faculty Wives' Club of the College of the City of Detroit was founded in 1925, preceding Wayne University by ten years. This group's mission, as stated in its 1953 constitution, was "to promote friendship among the faculty wives of Wayne University, to further the interests of the women of Wayne University, and to engage in such civic activities as are appropriate to the nature of the organization." In addition to its frequent meetings, receptions, and tours, the Faculty Wives' Club provided small scholarships to female students of Wayne. New membership dropped sharply in the 1970s, although there was no sharp increase in the number of existing members letting their memberships lapse. The Faculty Wives Club of Wayne State University officially disbanded in 1995.


Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection.


Materials were transferred to the Reuther Library by Mrs. Willard Bateson (1971, 1972, 1974), Lorraine Cheney (1974, 1981), Alice Simpkins (1975), Natalie Nagkewar (1977), Ingrid Daemmrich (1979), and Margaret Pentecost (1995).

Related Materials

Wayne State University collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Casey Westerman on March 2, 2011.
Guide to the Wayne State University Faculty Wives' Club Records
Processed by Casey Westerman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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