Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association Records

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Title: Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association Records

Dates: 1966-2001 (Bulk: 1970’s-1980’s)

Creator: Tennessee College for Women

Summary/Abstract: These records represent over thirty years of activity in the Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association, a group formed to remember Tennessee College for Women and to support Belmont University, TCW’s successor. These records present an idea of the functions of the Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association and its importance to Belmont University.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately .5 linear foot

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association Records, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Florence Cox McFerrin, 2000 and January 1, 2005

Processed By: Original Processor undetermined

Arrangement: These materials are arranged by type: Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, Legal Records, Alumnae Newsletter, Directories, Programs, and Newspaper Clippings.

Biographical Note: The Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association is an organization of former students of Tennessee College for Women. Tennessee College operated in Murfreesboro, TN from 1906 – 1946. In 1946, Tennessee College merged with Cumberland University in Lebanon and later, in 1951, joined Ward-Belmont school in Nashville to form Belmont University. The Alumnae Association has been in operation since 1961 and is responsible for providing various scholarships for students of Belmont University as well as other educational funding. They meet once a year to remember Tennessee College and to rekindle special memories of the past.

Scope and Content: The Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association Records consist of over thirty years of correspondence, financial, and legal records. Among the contents of the collection are Alumnae newsletters, programs, and newspaper clippings that provide information about the activities of the Alumnae Association’s annual meeting.

Florence Cox McFerrin of Murfreesboro gave the collection to the Gore Research Center. Mrs. McFerrin is a graduate of The Tennessee College for Women. She attended T.C.W. from 1932 – 1936. She is currently an active member of the Tennessee College for Women Alumnae Association.

Associated Materials: The Albert Gore Research Center also holds audiotapes of the Dedication of the Tennessee College for Women marker in Murfreesboro and a framed photograph of the student body as it existed in 1924.

Related Collections: Tennessee College for Women Papers

Subject Terms

Persons
McFerrin, Florence Cox

Places
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee

Subjects (General)
Tennessee College for Women
Colleges & Universities
Women’s Colleges
Alumnae Associations
Women’s Organizations

Material Types
Minutes
Correspondence
Financial Records
Newsletter
Directories
Programs
Clippings

Inventory:

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Folder

Series

Description of Contents

1

1

Minutes

1970

1

2

Correspondence

1966-1972

1

3

Correspondence

1973-1978

1

4

Correspondence

1981-1999

1

5

Correspondence

Letters to Alumnae, 1970-71, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1993, nd

1

6

Financial Records

1973-2001

1

7

Legal Records

Trust agreements, certificate of copyright, 1970-71, 1974, 1975

1

8

Alumnae Newsletter

1985-1999

1

9

Directories

1985, 1989-90, 1992-93

1

10

Directories

1994-1997

1

11

Programs

1975, 1980, 1995-2000

1

12

Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper clippings