Records of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, 1927-1950
Records and history of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, treasurer's reports and secretary's reports, and material re the recipients of the American Woman's Association Awards and scholarships.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
Treasurer's reports, secretary's reports, membership lists, a history, and other records contain information about the dinners, guests, and recipients of American Woman's Association awards and scholarships. Recipients include Carrie Chapman Catt, Amelia Earhart, Malvina Hoffman, Frances Perkins, Margaret Sanger, and Dorothy Thompson.
The Committee sponsors dinners for the American Woman's Association awards. The American Woman's Association was a New York City organization that began in 1911 as the Vacation Association to obtain paid vacations for women workers; it was incorporated as the American Woman's Association in 1922 and has since then promoted women’s economic interests, cultural activities, and participation in national and world affairs, and provided the impetus for building The Barclay, a women’s hotel in New York City in 1927.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 54-6
These records were given by the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, New York, New York, January 1954.
- Box 1: 1-19, volume 1
- Box 2: 20-30a
- Box 3: 21-52
- Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. Records of the Central Committee on Friendship Dinners, 1927-1950: A Finding Aid
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