Scope and arrangement
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers (1914-1963) reflect primarily her participation in the various organizations of which she was a member. Little information concerning her personal life is included in the collection. The papers consist of correspondence, invitations, programs, printed material and newspaper clippings, which are arranged into two series: PERSONAL PAPERS and an ORGANIZATIONAL FILE.
The Wilhelmina F. Adams papers are arranged in two series:
PERSONAL PAPERS, 1921-1962, consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as invitations and many miscellaneous programs. A scrapbook and newspaper clippings contain the majority of the biographical data in the collection.
The ORGANIZATIONAL FILE, 1914-1963, pertains to Wilhelmina Adams' activities within eleven social, political and civic groups in New York, including the Aeolian Ladies of Charity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Council of Negro Women. This series has been arranged alphabetically by organization name. Material on each organization ranges in date and may include correspondence, minute books, press releases, invitations, programs, printed material and newspaper clippings in that order. Each file does not contain every type of material.