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Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records

Identifier: MC 1122

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of scrapbooks, yearbooks, miscellaneous printed material, and two videotapes. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, newsletters, bulletins, letters, and other material pertaining to the club's activities.


  • 1961-1991


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The first national organization of business and professional women, Altrusa Institute, was organized at Nashville, Tennessee, on April 1917. The purpose of Altrusa is to help executive business and professional women to work together to promote their common interests. Mamie L. Bass was the Altrusa Institute's first national president. Altrusa became International in June 1935. The Altrusa Club of Fayetteville, organized in November 1939 and chartered in February 1940, is the second oldest in the state of Arkansas. Sue Garrett Keller served as the first president of the club.


4.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format; scrapbooks are further arranged chronologically. Supplemental papers are contained in box 6.

Acquisition Information

The Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records were donated to the Special Collections Department by Christine Bell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on June 13, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January 1999.

Altrusa Club of Fayetteville Records
Vera Ekechukwu
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444