|Catalog Number||PRE 1902-1904|
|Collection||International Presidents Papers|
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.
Dimies T. S. Denison Papers, 1902-1904
|Year Range from||1902.0|
|Year Range to||1904.0|
|Extent of Description||1 folder|
The Dimies T. S. Denison (Mrs. Charles H.) Papers document Denison's administration as the fourth international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Denison was a member of Sorosis of New York City. She first attracted the attention of the Federation at the 1898 Denver convention when she took Jane Cunningham Croly's place in representing Sorosis. At that time, she was appointed to the committee working on reorganization plans for the Federation.
Elected GFWC President in 1902, Denison was especially interested in education, but also advocated for traveling libraries, forest preservation, labor laws, and pure food and drug regulations.
She declined being a candidate for reelection in 1904 in order to take care of her mother, and, after her husband's illness, the family business.
She died September 2, 1940 at the age of 88.
The Dimies T. S. Denison Papers consist of biographies and news clippings by and about Dimies Denison.
Denison, Dimies T.S.
International Presidents Papers
Convention and Meetings Records
International Presidents Photograph Collection