Scope and arrangement
Records document the varied activities of the National Council of Women, chiefly its executive committee meetings, annual and biennial meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events, and the work of its ad hoc and standing committees, especially the International Hospitality Committee. Collection consists mainly of letters to and from executive committee members and standing committee chairmen; programs, agendas, minutes, and transcripts of meetings and conferences; printed matter, including NCW's newsletters and annual reports; audio tapes; and photographs. General and historical files, 1888-1973, include records relating to the objectives and operations of the NCW, histories of the organization, brochures, and copies of the newsletter. Executive committee meeting files, 1888-1970, include minutes, correspondence, press releases, reports, and other related materials. Executive committee correspondence, 1914-1970, consists of memoranda, form letters, telegrams, and other correspondence to and from committee members and executive directors. Committee files, 1943-1976, contain minutes of meetings of committee chairmen and individual committees, correspondence, annual reports, membership lists, and materials relating to standing, ad hoc and affiliated committees. International Hospitality Committee files, 1949-1973, are made up of minutes of meetings, correspondence, subject files, information sheets and other items.|||In Activities files, 1933-1970, materials such as correspondence, programs, brochures, transcripts, speeches and press relaeases relate to the conferences, lectures, workshops, and NCW sponsored events that were not held as part of the annual and biennial meetings. Files of other organizations, 1950-1970, include materials pertaining to NCW's interaction with government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit groups, both NCW members and non-members. Subject files, 1948-1971, contain items relating to a wide range of social issues and geographic areas. Materials in non-NCW files, 1896-1974, chiefly concern the activities of Grace Thompson Seton in the 1930s and Rose Parsons in the 1940s and 1950s. Collection also includes audio-visual materials (over 70 audio tapes and more than 200 photographs), 1888-1969, documenting various NCW activities.