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ASU Women's Club records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA 61

Scope and Contents

The ASU Women’s Club records include scrapbooks, membership records, financial records, charity event information, limited correspondence, fashion show programs, meeting minutes and photographs. Record material from the Faculty Dames, the Newcomers Club, and the ASU Woman's Club are represented in this collection.


  • Creation: 1922-1999


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Historical Note


The ASU Women's Club is a social organization for women who are employed by Appalachian State University, are retirees, staff and faculty of ASU, as well as for women who are spouses, partners, or family members of those connected to ASU. This Club provides a great opportunity for women to meet other university women who share the same interests and to develop lasting friendships.

The Faculty Dames was the first club for women at Appalachian (then Appalachian State Teachers College). It was primarily a social organization and made up of wives of faculty members. Bebe Plemmons started the Newcomers Club in 1960 and all women associated with the college was eligible for membership for three years. Plemmons started the Appalachian Woman's Club in 1962. In the mid-1970s, these groups combined into the ASU Women's Club.

For information about the history, see


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated in 1999 by Ellie Lyne and Judith Phoenix.

Related Materials

ASU Woman's Club Yearbook, 1971-1972 (UA 75)


This collection's former identifier was UA.5056.

ASU Women's Club records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository