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Name Wagner, Jerri
Notes Jerri Wagner (Mrs. Harry Wagner, Jr.), a native of Texas, was educated at Redlands University in Redlands, California. She began her club work in California and continued after moving to Prescott, Arizona, where she became president of the Monday Club. This led to various state offices and election as state president of the Arizona Federation of Women's Clubs. Her first involvement with GFWC was as chair of the Indian Affairs Division of the Public Affairs Department. She was became Recording Secretary in 1970 and moved her way up, becoming President in 1976.

In 1974, Wagner was elected mayor of Prescott, the first woman elected to the position of mayor in Arizona. She took office as mayor in January 1975, later combining her mayoral duties with her duties as GFWC President until the end of her mayoral term in January 1977. She then moved to Washington, D.C. to live full-time at GFWC Headquarters.

During her term, Jerri Wagner's theme was "Arise! Activate Dreams!" Some of her major concerns were increasing membership, increasing international effectiveness, and effectively projecting the GFWC's image as an organization.

Associated Records

Image of OH 0151 - Oral History Collection

OH 0151 - Oral History Collection

Oral history interview with Jerri Wagner, GFWC President (1976-1978), conducted by Roberta Dyrsten on 14 June 1997. No transcript available.

Image of CON 1977.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1977.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Eighty-Sixth Annual Convention of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 5-9 June 1977 in Seattle, Washington at the Olympic Hotel. The GFWC Convention Records, 1977 consist of a call to convention letter containing proposed amendments, a convention program, a banquet program, and evaluation forms. The records also include the itinerary from the GFWC World Cooperation Trip to Central and South America that took place 9 June-4 July 1977.

Image of CON 1978.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1978.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Eighty-Seventh Annual Convention of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 5-9 June 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The GFWC Convention Records, 1978 consist of a call to convention letter containing proposed amendments, a convention program, and a banquet program.

Image of CON 1977.09 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1977.09 - Convention and Meeting Records

The General Federation of Women's Clubs Board of Directors Meeting was held 10-17 September 1977 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel. The records consist of a meeting program.

Image of CON 1976.09 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1976.09 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Board of Directors Meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 11-14 September 1976 in Washington, D.C. at the Mayflower. The records consist of a meeting program.

Image of PRO 1976-1978 - Program Records

PRO 1976-1978 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Jerri Wagner, 1976-1978: Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1976-1978. Folder 2: Directory, 1976-1976. Folder 3: Administration report. Folder 4: President's office correspondence. Folder 5: Executive Committee, Second Vice President (Membership Chairman) booklets and handouts. Folder 6: Executive Committee, Director of Junior Clubs report. State Federations Folder 7: State Reports, Alabama-Connecticut Folder 8: State Reports, Delaware-Hawaii Folder 9: State Reports, Idaho-Iowa Folder 10: State Reports, Kentucky-Maryland Folder 11: State Reports, Massachusetts Folder 12: S

Image of CH AZ 015 - Manuscript

CH AZ 015 - Manuscript

Club history of the (AZ) Woman's Club of Buckeye, including history of the Buckeye Public Library, and various newspaper articles.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.02 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.02 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978, prior to her GFWC presidency.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.03 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.03 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portraits of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978. Wagner is shown here when she was second vice-president of GFWC.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.04 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.04 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978

Image of PRES 1976-1978.05 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.05 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portraits of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978. Wagner photographed in white dress w/ith single button collar.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.06 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.06 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portraits of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978

Image of PRES 1976-1978.07 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.07 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978

Image of PRES 1976-1978.01 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.01 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978, showing Wagner when she was a candidate for GFWC recording secretary.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.08 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.08 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978

Image of PRES 1976-1978.09 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.09 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978

Image of CONV 1976.09 - Convention and MeetingPhotograph Collection

CONV 1976.09 - Convention and MeetingPhotograph Collection

The 1976 Board of Directors meeting took place Sept. 11-14 in Washington, D.C. at the Mayflower Hotel. The theme was Responsible Interaction. Board of Directors Meeting - 1976

Image of PRES 1976-1978.13 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.13 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portraits of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978. Wagner is shown at a reception at GFWC Headquarters honoring Madame Rene d'Estaing, president of the Federation de Lyceum de France, and aunt of the President of France. Guests included Shirley Temple Black, US Chief of Protocol; Betty Christopher, GFWC chairman of International Clubs; Madame Claudine Gugenheim, president of Club Feminin D'Orleans-Lyceum; and Jane Wyatt, a member of the North Shore Woman's Club, Auckland, New Zealand.

Image of PRES 1976-1978.18 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1976-1978.18 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portraits of Jerri Wagner, thirty-first international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1976-1978, hosting a reception for Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova at GFWC Headquarters. Guests pictured include Valentina V. N. Tereshkova; Ludmila Balakhovskya, Tereshkova's Russian interpreter; Margaret Adams, Good Housekeeping Magazine Public Affairs editor; and GFWC President-elect Mary Elizabeth Sowards (later, Quint).