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Details GFWC's relationship with CARE

Following the North Korean military invasion of the Republic of Korea on 25 June 1950, GFWC President Dorothy Houghton (1950-1952) expressed concern for her GFWC sisters in Korea on a Voice of America broadcast: "Our deepest sympathy goes to the citizens of this free republic and especially to the women, many of whom are affiliated with the General Federation." GFWC members put this sentiment into action by partnering with CARE, the international relief agency that had been founded in 1945 to assist war-torn Europe. In the fall of 1951, GFWC clubs solicited funds from schools and businesses, held food and rummage sales, and garnered positive local publicity for the Care-for-Korea campaign, which ultimately raised over $325,000 for CARE packages during the Thanksgiving season. Dorothy Houghton and Sara Whitehurst applauded this effort in The General Federation Clubwoman (Feb 1952):' "Never in the history of the GFWC have the women been more enthusiastic over a project. It really wiped away all ideas of isolationism and selfishness in the GFWC. Our women were truly 'at one' in this great endeavor." GFWC members continued to support CARE projects during subsequent administrations.

From 1956-1958, GFWC collected food packages, farming and vocational tools, and other supplies for refugees in Hungary, Israel, China, East Germany, and other countries in the "GFWC Refugee Project Through CARE."

In 1958-1960 GFWC members focused on self-help and community development projects around the world in the "Live and Help Live" campaign. During the administration of GFWC President Katie Ozbirn (1960-1962), similar self-help projects were undertaken in Latin American countries.

The GFWC-CARE campaign, 1962-1964, concentrated on literacy programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Mexico, Pakistan, and Turkey. GFWC-CARE kits contained cloth chalkboards and paper, writing utensils, and a flash light. GFWC Juniors raised funds to build ten rural school houses in Mexico in the CARE project "Operation Las Campanita (Little Bells)." GFWC literacy materials were provided to those schools.

Vocational training was provided in Egypt, Gaza, Greece, Iran, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey during the GFWC-CARE program, 1964-1966.

The GFWC Juniors' CARE project, 1966-1968, "Gateway to Friendship," assisted the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement in helping raise living standards in small communities across the country. GFWC Juniors worked with the Junior Federation of The Philippines.

The 1972-1974 GFWC-CARE program "Challenge for Change" raised funds for development programs in Africa that focused on women and children.

The "America Cares" campaign in 1974-1976 concentrated on community development and food production in Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru, and Honduras after the country was hit by Hurricane Fifi in September 1974.


Associated Records

OH 0001 - Oral History Collection

Edna Cole oral history, conducted by Edna Mae Niss on 16 July 1993 in Wheaton, Minnesota. Edna was elected to membership in the Wheaton Women's Study Club on 10 November 1936 and became president of the club, 1950-1951. One of the club projects she sponsored was collecting funds for Korean orphans through CARE. Edna was 92 years old at the time of the interview.

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PRO 1968-1970 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Jessie Flanagan Magee, 1968-1970: Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1968-1970. Folder 2: Directory, 1968-1970. Folder 3: President's office correspondence. Folder 4: Executive Committee, Third Vice President (Membership Chairman), membership handbook. Folder 5: Executive Committee, Director of Junior Clubs, junior handbook and report. State Federations Folder 6: State president reports, 1968-1970. Departments and Divisions Folder 7: Departments and Divisions overview booklets. Folder 8: Departments and Divisions reports. Folder 9: Conservation Department booklet, chairman corr

PRO 1970-1972 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Louise Graham Brown, 1970-1972: Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1970-1972. Folder 2: Directory, 1970-1972. Folder 3: President's office correspondence and GFWC profile brochures. Folder 4: Executive Committee, First Vice President correspondence. Folder 5: Executive Committee, Director of Junior Clubs handbook and Project Concern kit. Project Concern, a nonprofit medical relief program, was a Junior project during the 1970-1972 administration. Folder 6: Junior Membership Chairman bulletin, August 1970. State Federations Folder 7: State president reports, 1970-1972. Departments and Division

PRO 1972-1974 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Gladys Simpson Haugan, 1972-1974: Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1972-1974. Folder 2: Directory, 1972-1974. Folder 3: President's office correspondence and film script, 15 November 1972. Folder 4: Executive Committee, Director of Junior Clubs, Junior Handbook, 27 October 1972. State Federations Folder 5: State Reports, Alabama-Kentucky, state reports. Folder 6: State Reports, Louisiana-Oregon, state reports. Folder 7: State Reports, Pennsylvania-Wyoming, state reports. Departments and Divisions Folder 8: Departments and Divisions, administration reports, 1972-1974. Folder 9: Conse

PRO 1974-1976 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Mary Katharine Miller, 1974-1976: Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1974-1976. Folder 2: Directory, 1974-1976. Folder 3: President's office correspondence and GFWC profile brochure. Folder 4: Executive Committee, Second Vice President (Membership Chairman), membership guide. Folder 5: Executive Committee, Director of Junior Clubs correspondence to state junior directors. State Federations Folder 6: State Presidents' Reports handout, 1976. Departments and Divisions Folder 7: Departments and Divisions overview booklets. Folder 8: Departments and Divisions, includes list of GFWC appointee

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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

PRO 1978-1980 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Mary Elizabeth Sowards Quint, 1978-1980: Folder 1: Club manual, 1978-1980, July 1978. Folder 2: Club manual additions and corrections, 1978-1979. Folder 3: Club manual, 1978-1980, 2nd edition, May 1979. Folder 4: GFWC President Soward/Quint's messages to GFWC board and members concerning the Federation's Role in our Enterprise Economy (FREE) program, the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Foundation, UNICEF, Affiliate Artists, and a GFWC membership survey. Folder 5: GFWC overview leaflet, directory of GFWC Board members, and leaflets on membership development and parliamentary procedure prepared by members of

PRO 1980-1982 - Program Records

GFWC Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Marijo Shide, 1980-1982: Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of all official program records and program materials of GFWC departments, departmental divisions, and special project committees. Its organization follows that laid out in the GFWC 1980-1982 directory (Program Records, 1980-1982, Box 1, Folder 1). Interim and final reports, pamphlets, general correspondence, articles, photographs and other relevant materials may be found in this collection. Box 1 (Program Department): Folder 1: GFWC Program Directory, 1980-1982; Constitution and Bylaws, June, 1981 Folder 2: Media bulletins, 1980-1982; le

PRO 1984-1986 - Program Records

Program Records, 1984-1986 GFWC President: Jeri Winger Scope and Content: 10 boxes; This collection is comprised of all official program records and program materials of GFWC departments, departmental divisions, and special project committees. Its organization follows that laid out in the GFWC 1984-1986 directory (Program Records, 1984-1986, Box 1, Folder 1). Reports, pamphlets, general correspondence, articles, photographs and other relevant materials may be found in this collection. Box 1 (Program Department): Folder 1: GFWC Directory, 1984-1986; "Unity in Diversity, Unity in Volunteer Service" pamphlets Folder 2: Administration and Department Books, 1984-1986 Folder 3:

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PRO 1986-1988 - Program Records

Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC President Phyllis Roberts, 1986-1988 Box 1 Folder 1: GFWC Revised Constitution and Bylaws, April 1988 Folder 2: Pre-administration materials for the Roberts administration, including meeting schedules and training manuals Folder 3: GFWC Directory, 1986-88 Folder 4: GFWC Membership Handbook, 1986-88 Folder 5: 1986-88 Program Administration Department Handbooks Folder 6: 1986-88 Administration general materials, including information pamphlets, calendars, and the 1986-88 GFWC Administration Report Box 2 Reports Folder 7: 1987 interim departmental reports Folder 8: 1987 interim state president questionna

PRO 1988-1990 - Program Records

Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC International President Alice Donahue, 1988-1990 Box 1 Folder 1: GFWC Constitution and Bylaws, 1988-1990 Folder 2: GFWC 1988-1990 Directory, copy 1 Folder 3: GFWC 1988-1990 Directory, copy 2 Folder 4: Organizational and planning guides and calendars given to the 1988-1990 Department chairmen Folder 5: Agenda, Chairmen lists, and other supporting materials related to the GFWC Program Information Seminar held March 3-6 in Arlington, Virginia Folder 6: GFWC Administration Program Book, 1988-1990, copy 1 Folder 7: GFWC Administration Program Book, 1988-1990, copy 2 Folder 8: GFWC Club Manual, 1988-1990 Fold

WHN 2011.12 - Women's History and Resource Center Newsletters

WHRC News, December 2011+January 2012. Contents include: GFWC District of Columbia Woman’s Club and WHRC Sponsor Open House Friends Promote the WHRC at Region Conferences Contributions to the WHRC Library Visiting Researchers in the WHRC Library New Acquisitions to the GFWC Collections Researching GFWC’s Helen Hyde Collection A Message from WHRC Intern Haley Suby GFWC Timeline: 1950—GFWC Begins Partnership with CARE Featured Materials from the GFWC Marketplace WHRC Wish List New and Renewing Friends of the WHRC Name that GFWC International President

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1952.002.1 - Hanging

On June 1, 1950, at the 59th Annual Convention in Boston, Sara A. Whitehurst, chair of the Council of International Clubs and past GFWC president (1941-1944), spoke eloquently of the need for international understanding and welcomed several international club representatives. Mrs. P. William Lee of Korea, noting the political problems of her divided nation, highlighted the importance of the Korean Federation's affiliation with GFWC and the inspirational visit of GFWC President Dorothea Buck (1947-1950) in 1948. Just a few weeks later, on June 25, 1950, the North Korean military invaded the Republic of Korea, an action identified by U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie as "war against the Uni

PRO 1990-1992 - Program Records

Program Records, created during the administration of GFWC International President: Phyllis J. Dudenhoffer, 1990-1992 Box 1 Folder 1: Constitution and Bylaws, June 1991 Folder 2: 1990-1992 Administration Directory, copy 1 Folder 3: 1990-1992 Administration Directory, copy 2 Folder 4: 1990-1992 Administration Guide and program books, copy 1 Folder 5: 1990-1992 Administration Guide and program books, copy 2 Folder 6: Headquarters and Program offices Management Goals and Objectives, FY 1991, adopted as amended 7/7/90; list of available materials-July 1990 Folder 7: Headquarters Highlights, Aug. 27, 1990-May 29, 1992 Folder 8: 1990-1992 Administration Report Folder

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JRM 1958-1960 - Junior Membership Records

Phyllis Curtis (Mrs. Leo F.) of Hammond, Indiana, served from 1958-1960 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. During the 1958-1960 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: American Home, Myrt W. Gullett (Mrs. William) of College Park, Maryland; Communications, Beverly F. Shahan (Mrs. Earl Jr.) of Tullahoma, Tennessee; Community Affairs, Miss Marjorie Yokley of Mount Airy, North Carolina; Conservation, Eleanor R. Guthrie (Mrs. Fleetwood L.) of Dunbar, West Virginia; Council of International Clubs, Barbara Trigg (Mrs. Hastings S.) of West Hempstead, New York; Education, Nannie Jean Hay (Mrs. Ronald) of Grove City, Pennsylvania; Fine Arts, Patricia A. Claytor (M

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JRM 1962-1964 - Junior Membership Records

Maxine S. Scarbro (Mrs. James A.) of Montgomery, West Virginia, served from 1962-1964 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. During the 1962-1964 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: Conservation, Peggy G. Sammons (Mrs. Thomas) of Swainsboro, Georgia; Education, Jane Lee Nosal (Mrs. Paul) of Bethpage, NY; Fine Arts, Phyllis Jay Dudenhoffer (Mrs. William) of Jonesboro, Indiana; Home Life, Mrs. David Perkins of Entiat, Washington; International Affairs, Jeri J. Winger (Mrs. Wendell) of Springville, Utah; Public Affairs, Judy Harrison (Mrs. Gene C.) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin; Council of International Clubs, and Ethel B. Mahon (Mrs. John G.) of Jacksonville, Flo

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JRM 1964-1966 - Junior Membership Records

Mary Jean Houde (Mrs. Thomas R.) of Kankakee, Illinois, served from 1964-1966 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Myrtle Young (Mrs. George) served as Junior Conference Secretary. During the 1964-1966 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: Conservation, Miss Evelyn Farley of Plainville, Connecticut; Education, Barbara Wade (Mrs. Gentry) of Saratoga, California; Fine Arts, Edna Springer (Mrs. Harold) of Clarksburg, West Virginia; Home Life, Jeanenne Morrow (Mrs. James R.) of Birmingham, Alabama; International Affairs, Christine Badger (Mrs. Robert L.), 1964-1965, and Judy Harrison (Mrs. Gene C.) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 1965-1966; Public Affairs, Mrs. Jess

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JRM 1966-1968 - Junior Membership Records

Jeanenne Morrow (Mrs. James R.) of Birmingham, Alabama, served from 1966-1968 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. The Juniors added "NOW" to the GFWC administration theme of "Build with Youth for a Better World": N for "Needs of Humanity", O for "Opportunities for Action", and W for "Wonders in Discovery." During the 1966-1968 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: Conservation, Gayle Bailey (Mrs. Glen) of Covina, California; Education, Alice Donahue (Mrs. Thomas) of West Barrington, Rhode Island; Fine Arts, Eunice Laughery (Mrs. Robert) of Valparaiso, Indiana; Home Life, June Coffey (Mrs. Dean) of Princeton, West Virginia, 1966-1967, and Betty Olszewski

CH WY 009 - Manuscript

Club history of the (WY) Riverton Junior Woman's Club founded in 1941. In 1946, the club was reorganized and refederated as the (WY) Ponderosa Woman's Club of Riverton. Record includes a five pages of typescript; two handmade club year books (1942-1943, 1943-1945); and various club award certificates.

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PROG 1964-1966.01 - Program Photograph Collection

The September 1965 GFWC Board meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. Following the meeting, on 17 September 1965, GFWC President Margaret Hasebroock and GFWC Director of Junior Clubs Mary Jean Houde led a group of GFWC members to Mexico to witness the dedication of "The School of the Little Bells" in El Ocote in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, about 40 miles from Mexico City. The dedication took place on September 18, 1965. "Operation Little Bells" was a special CARE project adopted by GFWC's Junior membership during the 1964-1966 administration. GFWC Juniors raised more than $40,000 and built five schools in rural Mexico. Money for the school in El Ocote was raised by the GFWC Junior m