National Secretaries Association Robert Lucus Chapter records
Scope and Contents
The National Secretaries Association, Robert Lucas Chapter (Iowa City, Iowa) records date from 1947 to 1987 and measure 11.5 linear inches. The records are arranged in three series: Administrative, Photographs, and Scrapbooks.
The Administrative series consists of correspondence, budgets, reports, minutes, and chapter booklets, as well as various other administrative materials. The chapter booklets list local and state officers, committees, members, and meeting dates.
The Photographs series contains miscellaneous photographs of group meetings, mostly undated.
The Scrapbooks series contains two leather-bound scrapbooks that chronicle the group's activities from its inception in 1947 up to 1987.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
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Biographical / Historical
The National Secretaries Association was formed by secretaries who believed their profession, which boasted the largest contingent of business women in the 1940s, needed its own organization. The group's motto was "Better Letters; Better Living; Better Letters,"and their three-fold program focused on social, educational, and professional activities. The Robert Lucas Chapter of Iowa City, Iowa was chartered in 1947 and took its name after the first governor of the Iowa territory. In 1981, the national organization changed its name to Professional Secretaries International (PSI), and the Robert Lucas Chapter followed suit. In 1998, PSI members voted to change the name to International Association of Administrative Professionals. The Robert Lucas Chapter of Iowa City, Iowa no longer exists.
11.50 linear inches
Photographs: in Box 1. boxes
Language of Materials
Local chapter of the professional organization focused on social, educational, and professional activities.
Method of Acquisition
The records (donor no. 795) were donated by Betty Ketchum in 2001.
- 20th century
- Administrative records
- Archives (groupings)
- Career development
- Iowa City (Iowa)
- National Secretaries Association (U.S.). Robert Lucas Chapter (Iowa City, Iowa)
- Professional associations
- Professional education of women
- Social participation
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Elizabeth Engel, 2005.
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- Script of description
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