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Catalog Number PRE 1964-1966
Collection International Presidents Papers
Notes Scope and Content: The General Federation of Women's Clubs International Presidents Papers consist primarily of biographical material, personal correspondence, and articles written by and about the International Presidents. The collection is arranged chronologically by presidential administration.

Copies of official speeches, reports, and publications may be found in GFWC Convention and Meeting Records, Program Records, and the Magazine Collection. Official correspondence is filed with GFWC Board of Directors records. Photographs of GFWC International Presidents and events during their administration may be found in the International Presidents Photograph Collection.

Title Margaret E. Hasebroock Papers, 1964-1966
Year Range from 1964.0
Year Range to 1966.0
Extent of Description 0.38 cubic ft. (18 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Description The Margaret E. Hasebroock (Mrs. William H.) Papers, document Hasebroock's administration as 25th international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1964-1966.

Hasebroock was born in Nebraska. She attended the School of Fine Arts at Grinnell College and received an A.B. from Midland College. She was a teacher and enjoyed sharing her knowledge of parliamentary procedure and music with others.

Hasebroock was actively involved in the Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs and served a term as its president. She served variously as chairman of GFWC's Fine Arts, Music, and Public Affairs departments. In 1958 she became GFWC's recording secretary, progressing in rank to her election as GFWC President in 1964.

During her term, Margaret Hasebroock was interested in preserving the nation's heritage of freedom; uplifting the legal, social, economic and political status of women; and helping create self-sufficiency in countries around the world. She was also an advocate for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation.

In 1977 Hasebroock was named Nebraska Mother of the Year. After her time at GFWC, she served for several years as vice-president and dean of education at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Hasebroock died on January 7, 1990.

The Margaret E. Hasebroock Papers consist of biographical sketches, speeches, correspondence, statements and bulletins, congresses and conferences, committee works, and administration files. They are arranged by type and then chronologically.

People Hasebroock, Margaret McDonald
Evans, Clifford
Chiang, May-ling Soong
Johnson, Lyndon
Park, Mrs. Chung Hee of Korea
Lai, Ming-tang
Search Terms International Presidents Papers
Convention and Meetings Records
Program Records
International Presidents Photograph Collection