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International Federation of Catholic Alumnae

An inventory of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae Records at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: International Federation of Catholic Alumnae
Title: Records of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae
Dates: 1914-2005
Extent: 51 linear feet; 37 boxes
Abstract: Founded in 1914, the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae (IFCA) promoted the educational activities of Catholic women, especially teachers. The IFCA hoped to be an example of integrity, culture, and charity to help rid the country of bigotry. This collection has administrative and convention records, executive council proceedings, financial records, State Chapter correspondence and history, photographs, and publications. Also included are a banner and other items of memorabilia.
Collection Number: 33
Language: English

Historical Note

Approved by the American hierarchy, the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae (IFCA) was founded in New York City by Clare I. Cogan and Clara Douglas Sheerin on November 27-29, 1914, as a federation of alumnae associations of Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States. Cardinal James Gibbons, advocated by Sister Margaret Visitatrix, was the first honorary president. The goal of IFCA was to advance Catholic women as well as to uphold the traditions of Catholic education through social service, rating motion pictures, and promoting scholarships for religious sisters going into education. The organization had eight departments including; education, literature, social service, motion pictures, bureau of sisters scholarships, religious activities committee, and the De Paul Missions Committee.

Each committee's goal was to promote Catholic values through educating the public via the media and by participating in social service. The committee of Motion Pictures is of an important note because it was a committee that rated movies on a scale of Catholic standards of morality and deemed if it should be viewed or not. Also, the organization was run by the Board of Directors that consisted of an honorary president, director, and the chairmen of the eight departments. For several decades until the 1960s IFCA was headquartered at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. The honorary IFCA president was the rector (president) of CUA, starting with Bishop Thomas J. Shahan through William J. McDonald, and the IFCA director was the CUA vice rector, including Msgr. Edward Pace, Msgr. Phillip Hannan, and Msgr. William McDonald. The executive committee also published an official newsletter and held triennial conventions.

Locally IFCA was divided into state and local chapters. Local chapters usually consisted of three alumnae organizations within a state from Catholic colleges, universities, or high schools. There were thirty-six state chapters and a state chapter in the District of Columbia, and a national unit in Mexico. The organization grew to its height in the 1970s when, in addition to annual conventions, there were also annual National Pilgrimages to the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Since the 1980s however IFCA membership has declined.

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Scope and Contents

The International Federation of Catholic Alumnae Collection (IFCA) is divided into ten series. The first series are three boxes of administrative correspondence, 1924-2000. Most of the correspondence is with past presidents and officers discussing administrative matters with different committees, fundraising, and membership drives. The most significant part of this series is in box one, folders eleven and twelve, the bureau of Catholic Sister Scholarships, which awarded scholarships to nuns going into education.

The second series consists of five boxes of general committee and proceedings files from 1914-1977. This contains IFCA board of director meetings as well as general officer correspondence and meeting minutes. Also included are agendas and follow-up reports from these meetings as well as meeting reports from the different committees within IFCA. The most significant part of this series are the departmental activity records in box four, as well as proceedings from the alumnae membership recruitment committee from the earliest years of IFCA, 1914-1923, in box six, folders six through fourteen.

The third series contains seven boxes of state chapter histories and general files in eight boxes from 1914-1987. This includes correspondence with state chapter officers and files from state conventions. There are also handwritten and typed state chapter histories written for the national IFCA office in Washington D.C. These are extensive histories and were updated every five to ten years. Lastly, some of the individual local circles also wrote histories that were submitted to the state chapters. The most interesting and extensive state histories are of the Virginia and Maryland state chapters. Also in box nine, folder seven, there is a file on a collection of religious sister dolls that was owned by the Virginia State Chapter, there is a black and white photo included as well.

The next series are six boxes of convention proceedings from 1915-2004. This contains minutes from triennial National Conventions for IFCA. Also included are convention booklets and correspondence for the planning of the conventions, as well as correspondence with individual state chapter governors. All of the minutes are typed and were formerly in binders. The most notable file from this series is the 1964 fiftieth jubilee convention, which is in box seventeen, folder two.

The fifth series is small, with five folders in box twenty-three, from the Motion Picture and Broadcasting Committee. These are correspondence and monthly reports from the Committee on Motion Pictures and Broadcasting that reviewed movies to judge which were suitable for Catholics. Most of the films are from the late silent and early talkie era. The reports are also very extensive and give long descriptions of the films and correspondence with the motion picture studios.

The sixth series are six boxes of publications from 1914-1996, and contains bound copies of annual reports as well as state histories of IFCA chapters. There are also IFCA bulletins, booklets and pamphlets promoting IFCA programs. The most important part of this series is in box twenty-nine, folders four through twelve, and includes copies of IFCA newsletters from 1935-1996. This is not a complete collection but still extensive.

The next series are financial and membership records from 1914-2004 in four boxes. This includes individual membership forms from the beginnings of IFCA until the early 1960s. All these forms are typed blank forms with the vital information handwritten. There are also address index cards of all members from the 1960s. Lastly, there are financial reports, check stubs, and bank ledgers that were maintained by the national treasurer. Perhaps the most noteworthy material in this series except for the past membership forms in box thirty, folders one through four.

The eighth series is a box of audio visual materials from 1929-1982 and includes reel to reel tapes of speeches given at national conventions. There are also photos of past national officers and pictures from IFCA events, mainly National conventions. Lastly, there are two fragile rolled photos from the national convention. A third of the officer photos, folders three through six, are portrait size photos with cardboard stock. Lastly, the two rolled panoramic photos from the national convention of 1939 and 1973 are in fragile condition.

The ninth series contains a box IFCA memorabilia, and has no inclusive dates. This contains various items saved by Ann Godfrey, past president of IFCA, these items include badges from conventions, metal stamps with the IFCA logo, other IFCA seals, and other items related to the Virgin Mary. There is also one box, thirty-six, of IFCA blankets that were made for an undated collection.

The final series are seven boxes of scrapbooks from 1914-1964. This contains scrapbooks of clippings and programs from past IFCA conventions, the scrapbooks are in fairly good shape. There are also scrapbooks of historical clippings from individual years. Lastly, there are scrapbooks from the history of different state chapters as well. The most noteworthy scrapbook is on the founding of IFCA in 1914, forty-three. Overall, the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae records are a good historical resource documenting the involvement of Catholic women in the advancement of American Catholic education during the twentieth century.

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Arrangement

The International Federation of Catholic Alumnae Records consists of 10 Series:











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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired through several deposits from 1970-2003. The first deposit came from the Sisters College in 1970 through a deposit to then Library Director Lloyd Wagner and in 2003 by Ann Godfrey.

Processing Information

Processing by Raymond Moore in 2013 and EAD Markup by Raymond Moore in 2013. Reprocessing and EAD revisions by Paul Kelly in 2014.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Hannan, Phillip
McDonald, William
O'Boyle, Patrick
Pace, Edward

Organizations:
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
National Catholic Council of Catholic Women
National Catholic Education Association

Places:
New York City, NY
Washington, D.C.

Subjects:
Activism
Catholic Charity
Catholic Education
Women's Groups


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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Administrative Correspondence, 1924-2000 (3 Boxes)
Contains correspondence with past presidents, national and state officers, and the membership. There are also files on the Sisters Education Scholarship program sponsored by IFCA.
Box Folder
1 1 Application for Retirement/CUA General Counsel, 1992
  2 Archdiocese of Washington, 1972-1973
  3 Mrs. Richard G. Auspitzer, 1946-1957
  4 Mrs. Benzinger, 1935
  5 Mrs. Philip A. Brennan, 1930-1931
  6 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1959
  7 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1963
  8 B - C, 1946-1954
  9 CUA, 1929-1943
  10 Executive Committee - National Shrine, 1971
  11 Executive Correspondence, 1957-1958
  12 Executive Correspondence, 1958-1971
  13 Executive Director, 1973-1975
  14 Executive Office and Governors Correspondence, 1949-1955
  15 Executive Office and Governors Correspondence, 1950-1958
  16 Executive Office and Governors Correspondence, 1952-1958
  17 Executive Office and Governors Correspondence, 1955-1958
  18 Federation des Universites Catholiques, 1929
  19 Fidelity Trust Company, 1943
  17 Mrs. Mary B. Finan, 1931-1935
Box Folder
2 1 Fundraising, 1994-1995
  2 Dorothy Maguire, 1953-1955
  3 Alice May, 1950-1959
  4 Mrs. Thomas A. McGoldrick, 1931-1933
  5 Memorial Fund, 1954-1957
  6 Cecilia Murth – Mrs. William Gallagher, 1948-1964
  7 National Pilgrimage, 1971
  8 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1924
  9 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1925
  10 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1926
  11 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1927
  12 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1928
  13 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1929
  14 Monsignor Edward Pace, 1928-1962
  15 Monsignor Edward Pace Essay, n.d.
  16 Monsignor Edward Pace Scholarship, n.d.
  17 Pope Pius XI Scholarship, 1939
  18 President’s Correspondence, 1952-1957
  19 Miriam T. Rooney, 1943
  20 Scholarship Essays, 1993-2000
  21 Scholarship Essays, 1997-1999
  22 Scholarship Essays, n.d
  23 Mrs. James J. Sheeran, 1931
  24 Clara Sheeran – Alice May, 1946-1961
  25 Social Service Department, 1943-1956
  26 Virginia State Chapter, n.d.
  27 Mrs. Anne Whalen, 1945-2005
Box Folder
3 1 Miss Mabel Wingate, 1942
  2 Miss Mabel Wingate, 1944-1950
  3 Miss Mabel Wingate, 1954-1956
  4 Mrs. Thomas Yearley, 1942-1950
  5 Administrative Correspondence, 1935
  6 Administrative Correspondence, 1948-1956
  7 Administrative Correspondence, 1957-1958
                       
Series 2: General Committee Files and Proceedings, 1914-1977 (5 Boxes)
Contains minutes from IFCA board of director meetings as well as general officer correspondence and meeting minutes. Also included are agendas and follow-up reports from all these meetings as well. Lastly, there are meeting reports from the different committees within IFCA.
Box Folder
3 8 Alumnae Associations, 1958-1977
  9 Board of Directors Minutes, 1961-1964
  10 Board of Directors Minutes, 1964-1970
  11 Board of Directors Minutes, 1972
  12 Board of Directors Minutes, June 24, 1972
  13 Board of Directors Minutes, 1976
  13 Board of Directors Minutes, Chicago, Illinois, June 25, 1972
Box Folder
4 1 Board of Directors Minutes. Louisville, Kentucky, August 12, 1970
  2 Board of Directors Minutes. Washington, DC, October 24, 1971
  3 Board Minutes, 1971
  4 Bulletin Review Correspondence, 1968-1970
  5 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1961-1970
  6 Chairman of Moderators Files, 1950-1970
  7 Committee on Family and Youth. Activities of the Blind, 1938-1969
  8 Conferences on Civil Rights and Immigration, 1963
  9 Constitution Files, n.d.
  10 Eucharistic Congress Minutes, 1976
  11 Executive Board Minutes, 1935
  12 Executive Board Minutes, 1949-1952
  13 Executive Board Minutes, 1953
  14 Executive Board Minutes, 1950-1954
  15 Executive Board Minutes, 1954-1973
  16 Executive Board Minutes. Cleveland, Ohio, 1938
  17 Executive Board Minutes / Fidelity Trust Company, 1936-1954
  18 Executive Committee. Constitution and History, 1926-1974
  19 Executive Committee Correspondence, 1971-1973
  20 Executive Meetings. Cardinal Gibbons’ Statements, 1919-1921
  21 Executive Minutes, 1915
Box Folder
5 1 Executive Secretary Files, 1961-1970
  2 Executive Secretary. New Associations, 1953-1968
  3 Executive Secretary Reports, 1960-1969
  4 Family and Youth Committee. Missions Committee, 1958-1966
  5 53rd Anniversary Convention Minutes. Chicago, Illinois, 1967
  6 General Committee Meeting, 1964
  7 General Information Policy and Insurance, 1958-1972
  8 IFCA Mail, 1979-1980
  9 International Relations, 1955-1969
  10 Mailing Lists, 1931-1941
  11 Mary’s Day Founding, 1928-1969
  12 Membership Files, 1970
  13 Mission Activities, 1925-1929
  14 Monsignor Joseph M. Corrigan Files, 1938
  15 Mrs. William H. Connell, Jr. Correspondence. Pittsburgh, 1938
  16 National Meeting. Press Releases, 1960-1970
  17 New Alumnae Committee. Constitution and By-Laws, 1915
  18 New Alumnae Committee, 1916
  19 New Alumnae Committee, 1917
  20 New Alumnae Committee, 1918
  21 New Alumnae Committee, 1919
  22 New Alumnae Committee, 1920
  23 New Alumnae Committee, 1921
  24 New Alumnae Committee, 1922
  25 New Alumnae Committee, 1923
Box Folder
6 1 Officers Minutes, 1914
  2 Officers Minutes, 1920
  3 Past President’s Biographical Information, 1959-1970
  4 Past President Executive Minutes, 1938-1969
  5 Past President Mrs. William Connell Correspondence, 1938-1950
  6 Presidents’ Correspondence and Catholic College Day Files, 1965-1970
  7 President’s Minutes. Adeline Camarota, 1964-1967
  8 Public Relations, 1961-1970
  9 Recording Secretary, 1963-1969
  10 Religious Vocations and Department of Social Services, 1959-1969
  11 Secretary’s Minutes, 1921-1958
  12 Secretary’s Minutes, 1922-1942
  13 Seton Fund, 1960-1972
  14 Spiritual Activities, 1967-1968
  15 State Governors’ Addresses, n.d.
  16 Treasurer's Report, 1945
  17 Treasurer’s Reports, 1948-1956
  18 Vice President Files, 1957-1970
  19 World Federation of Catholic Young Women, 1960-1967
                       
Series 3: State Chapter Files and Histories, 1914-1987 (7 Boxes)
Includes correspondence with state chapter officers and files from state conventions. There are also handwritten and typed state chapter histories written for the national IFCA office in Washington D.C. Some of the individual local circles also wrote histories that were submitted to the state chapters.
Box Folder
7 1 Alabama - Kansas Alumnae Associations, 1941-1962
  2 Arkansas Chapter Governor’s Report, 1934
  3 Arkansas - Florida Governors’ Correspondence, 1946-1971
  4 Brooklyn Circle History, 1919
  5 Business Correspondence. State Chapter Tax Files, 1978
  6 Chapters and Circles Correspondence, 1950-1956
  7 Chapter Histories - Various, 1960
  8 Chapter Invitations and Correspondence, 1939-1940
  9 Chapter Meetings, 1926-1930
  10 Chapter Membership List, 1936
  11 Chicago Convention, 1967
  12 Circle Histories - Various, n.d.
  13 Circle Histories - Various, n.d.
  14 Constitutional Correspondence, 1970-1972
  15 Connecticut Chapter Minutes, 1939-1949
  16 Dayton, Ohio Conference Files, 1974
  17 District of Columbia Governors’ Correspondence, 1929-1942
  18 District of Columbia Governors’ Correspondence, 1960-1970
  19 District of Columbia, Maine and Maryland Chapter Histories, 1949-1952
  20 District of Columbia and Maryland Chapters, 1953-1956
  21 District of Columbia Recording Secretary’s Notes, 1925
  22 Elizabeth Seton Chair Fund Contributions, 1978-1987
  23 Emile Prose Letters, 1974-1976
  24 Form Letters, 1965-1971
  25 Governors’ Correspondence, 1938-1943
Box Folder
8 1 Histories, 1952-1961
  2 History of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae in Connecticut, 1914-1919
  3 IFCA Bulletin Correspondence, 1968-1976
  4 Illinois State Files, 1957-1971
  5 Iowa State Associations, 1959-1973
  6 Indiana - Minnesota Alumnae Associations, 1960-1967
  7 Kentucky Governors’ Correspondence, 1960-1974
  8 Legislative Issues, 1971-1972
  9 Mailing Lists by State, 1971-1976
  10 Maryland Chapter, 1959-1970
  11 Maryland Chapter IFCA History, 1940
  12 Maryland Chapter History 1, 1936
  13 Maryland Chapter History 2, 1936
  14 Maryland Chapter History 3, 1936
  15 Maryland Chapter History 4, 1936
  16 Maryland Chapter History 1, 1942
  17 Maryland Chapter History 2, 1942
  18 Maryland Chapter History 3, 1942
Box Folder
9 1 Maryland State Chapter History, 1955-1961
  2 Massachusetts Chapter Report, 1926
  3 Massachusetts - Michigan Circle Histories, n.d.
  4 Massachusetts State Files, 1969-1970
  5 Members and Affiliates, 1970
  6 Members’ Reports, 1958-1976
  7 Mexico, Arkansas, Washington, and Ohio State Histories, n.d.
  8 Michigan Chapter, 1956-1971
  9 Minnesota and Mississippi Chapters, 1949-1967
  10 Miscellaneous State Files, 1951-1969
  11 Missouri Chapter Treasurer’s Files, 1967
  12 Missouri, Nebraska, and New Hampshire Chapter Files, 1945-1974
  13 Mrs. George H. Bradford Correspondence, 1938
  14 National Historian Chapter Histories, 1961-1964
  15 National Historian Chapter Records, 1961-1964
  16 National Shrine Pilgrimage. Virginia, 1961
  17 NCEA Materials, 1958-1971
  18 New Jersey Chapter, 1962-1970
  19 New Jersey Chapter Pilgrimage, 1954-1994
  20 New York Chapter Activism Files, 1965-1972
  21 New York Chapter Governor's Files, 1953-1969
Box Folder
10 1 New York Convention, 1952-1962
  2 Ohio Chapter Governors’ Files, 1957-1970
  3 Ohio Convention, 1938
  4 Oregon - Ohio State Files, 1936-1974
  5 Parkersburg, West Virginia Correspondence, 1979-1983
  6 Past State Chapter Officers, 1974-1975
  7 Pennsylvania Chapter, 1971-1972
  8 Pennsylvania Chapter General, n.d.
  9 Pennsylvania Chapter History, 1959
  10 Pennsylvania Court Histories, 1958
  11 Pennsylvania Governors’ Correspondence and Clippings, 1957-1969
  12 Pennsylvania State Files, 1956-1974
  13 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania General Information, 1981
  14 Prospective Members and State Scholarships, 1959
  15 Providence, Rhode Island Convention, 1980-1988
  16 Published Booklets of State Chapter Histories, 1956-1960
Box Folder
11 1 Regional Meeting of State Chapters, 1972
  2 Report of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae in Connecticut by Mrs. Charles A. Jackson, Governor, 1914-1919
  3 Rhode Island Chapter Governor’s Files, 1975
  4 Rochester, Albany, and Buffalo, New York Circles, 1956-1969
  5 Sisters’ Doll Collection, 1946
  6 Sources for Meetings and Lectures, n.d.
  7 State Scholarships, 1972-1975
  8 Seton Bicentennial Planning Materials, 1971-1974
  9 Sister Moderator Appointment, 1971
  10 Special Projects for Circles, 1970-1971
  11 Syracuse, and Rochester, New York Chapter Histories, 1952-1961
  12 Syracuse and Utica Circle Chapter, n.d
  13 State Correspondence, 1914-1920
Box Folder
12 1 Tennessee and Texas Chapter Files, 1949-1970
  2 Texas and New York Chapter Histories, n.d.
  3 Texas Chapter Governor’s Files, 1975
  4 Texas Chapter History and Minutes, 1941
  5 Texas Convention, 1976
  6 Triennial State Conventions, 1973
  7 Updating IFCA State Histories, 1965-1967
  8 Vermont, New York, Texas State Histories, n.d.
  9 Virginia Chapter, 1954-1959
  10 Virginia Chapter Advisory Meetings, 1962-1966
  11 Virginia Chapter By-Laws and Membership Files, 1957
  12 Virginia Chapter Correspondence, 1961
  13 Virginia Chapter Early History, 1922-1942
  14 Virginia Chapter History, 1937-1962
  15 Virginia Chapter Mailing Lists, n.d.
  16 Virginia Chapter Minutes, 1969
  17 Virginia Chapter NCCW Correspondence, 1965-1967
  18 Virginia Chapter Report, 1939
  19 Virginia Chapter Reports, 1960-1962
  20 Washington, District of Columbia Chapter, 1970-1972
Box Folder
13 1 Washington, Vermont, Utah, and Virginia Correspondence, 1937-1966
  2 West Virginia Chapter History, 1953-1956
  3 West Virginia Chapter Reports, 1956-1959
  4 Washington - Vermont Correspondence, 1959-1969
  5 Wisconsin - Puerto Rico Correspondence, 1954-1971
                       
Series 4: Convention Proceedings, 1915-2004 (6 Boxes)
Contains minutes from triennial national conventions for IFCA. Also included are convention booklets and correspondence for the planning of the conventions as well as correspondence with individual state chapter governors
Box Folder
13 6 14th Biennial Convention. Richmond, VA, 1940
  7 15th Biennial Convention. Newark, New Jersey, 1942
  8 Convention Proceedings, 1973
  9 21st Triennial Minutes. Newark, New Jersey, 1958
  10 35th Anniversary Convention Minutes. Chicago, Illinois, 1949
  11 Anne Godfrey Convention Materials, 2002
  12 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. Gettysburg, Virginia, 1976
  13 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. Gettysburg, Virginia, 1979-1977
  14 Biennial Convention Minutes, 1926
  15 Boston Conference, 1948
  16 Boston Convention Minutes, 1968
  17 Business Session. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1955
  18 By Laws and Constitution Revisions, 1953-1978
  19 Catholic Schooling Promotional Materials, 1975-1976
Box Folder
14 1 Catholic Sisters Correspondence, 1960-1970
  2 Chicago Conference, 1949
  3 Chicago Convention Materials, 1949
  4 Chicago Convention Notes, 1949
  5 Chicago Convention, 1949
  6 Chicago Convention Minutes, 1976
  7 Chicago Convention Miscellaneous, 1978
  8 Committee Reports, 1961
  9 Committee Reports, 1961
  10 Constitution and By-Laws, 1955-1956
  11 Constitution and By-Laws, 1955-1956
  12 Constitution and By-Laws. Chicago, Illinois, 1915
  13 Constitution Revisions and By-Laws, 1955
  14 Convention Bank Statements, 1964-1965
  15 Convention Bulletins, 1963-1964
  16 Convention Committee Files, 1973
  17 Convention Correspondence, 1960-1984
  18 Convention Correspondence, 1965
  19 Convention Correspondence, 1994
  20 Convention Financial Files, 1970-1971
Box Folder
15 1 Convention Materials, 2004
  2 Convention Materials, 1964
  3 Convention Minutes, 1959-1960
  4 Convention Minutes, 1919
  5 Convention Minutes, 1924
  6 Convention Minutes, 1936
  7 Convention Minutes, 1936
  8 Convention Minutes, 1940
  9 Convention Minutes, 1942
  10 Convention Minutes, 1942
  11 Convention Minutes, 1949-1949
  12 Convention Minutes, 1958
  13 Convention Minutes, 1964-1970
  14 Convention Minutes. Cleveland, 1938
  15 Convention Minutes. Detroit, 1946
  16 Convention Minutes. Mother Seton Canonization, 1975-1976
Box Folder
16 1 Convention Minutes. Washington, 1964
  2 Convention Minutes, 1932
  3 Convention Minutes, 1932
  4 Convention Programs. New Jersey, 1934-1946
  5 Convention Programs. New Jersey, 1942-1949
  6 Convention Publicity, 1959
  7 Convention Publicity, 1964
  8 Convention Report and Constitution, 1998
  9 Convention Reports, 1953-1964
  10 Convention Reports, 1976
  11 Convention Resolutions, 1932
  12 Convention Speech Drafts, 1967-1976
  13 Convention Vouchers, 1964-1966
  14 Dayton, Ohio Conference, 1974
  15 Departmental Reports, 1973
  16 Detroit Convention Minutes, 1946
  17 Detroit Convention Minutes, 1946
  18 Elizabeth Seton Saint Day, 1977
Box Folder
17 1 Eucharistic Congress. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976
  2 Executive Board Meeting / Board of Governors, 1953, 1924-1952
  3 First Convention Minutes, 1915
  4 Galveston Conference and National, 1962-1964
  5 Governors’ Conference Minutes, 1919
  6 History of IFCA, n.d.
  7 Jubilee Convention Minutes, 1964
  8 Jubilee Convention Souvenir, 1964
  9 Jubilee Plans, 1964
  10 Louisville Convention, 1970
  11 Minutes. New York City, New York, 1952
  12 Miscellaneous Convention Materials, 1934-1947
  13 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964-1980
  14 National Convention Minutes, 1928
  15 National Convention, 1936-1940
  16 New Orleans Convention, 1954
  17 New York Convention Materials, 1952
  18 Newark Convention, 1958
Box Folder
18 1 Pace’s Address, 1915
  2 Position Papers Proposed at National Convention, 1973
  3 Pre-Convention Materials, 1990-2004
  4 Proposed Amendments to Constitution, 1938
  5 Recording Secretary’s Notebook, 1919
  6 Rhode Island Convention, 1980
  7 Richmond Convention, 1940
  8 Second and Fifth Convention Minutes, 1916 and 1922
  9 Sisters Session, 1964
  10 St. Louis Conference, 1965
  11 St. Louis Convention, 1973-1988
  12 St. Louis Convention Minutes, 1976
  13 St. Louis Convention Minutes, 1976
  14 Task Force to Report to Board of Directors, 1974
  15 Task Force to Report to Board of Directors, 1974
  16 Triennial Convention Workshop. Mother Seton Pamphlets, 1967-1977
  17 West Virginia Convention, 1953
                       
Series 5: Motion Picture and Broadcast Reports, 1929-1931 (1 Box)
Contains correspondence and monthly reports from the Committee on Motion Pictures and Broadcasting that reviewed movies to decide which might be appropriate for Catholics. Most of the films are from the late silent and early talkie era.
Box Folder
18 18 Endorsed Motion Pictures and Correspondence, 1930-1940
  19 Endorsed Motion Pictures, 1931
  20 Endorsed Motion Pictures, 1930-1931
  21 Endorsed Motion Pictures, 1931-1936
  22 Motion Picture Bureau Report, 1929
                       
Series 6: Publications, 1914-1996 (6 Boxes)
Contains bound copies of annual reports as well as state histories of IFCA chapters, IFCA bulletins, booklets and pamphlets promoting IFCA.
Box Folder
19 1 20th Convention Report. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1955
  2 Circle Reports, 1932
  3 Convention Program. Cleveland, 1938
  4 Convention Program. Detroit, Michigan, 1946
  5 Convention Program. New York City, New York, 1952
  6 Convention Program. Newark, New Jersey, 1942
  7 Convention Program. Richmond, Virginia, 1938
  8 Convention Reports, 1930-1932
  9 Convention Reports, 1934
  10 Convention Reports, 1936
  11 Convention Reports, 1938
  12 Convention Reports, 1942
  13 Convention Reports, 1946
  14 Convention Reports, 1949
  15 Governors Convention Reports, 1940
  16 Official Correspondence - Volume I, 1930-1934
  17 Official Correspondence - Volume II, 1930-1934
  18 The Educational Efforts and Influences of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, 1937
  19 The Educational Efforts and Influences of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, 1937
  20 The Educational Efforts and Influences of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, 1937
  21 The Educational Efforts and Influences of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, 1937
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20   IFCA Bulletin, 1917-1934
        Bound
Box  
21   IFCA Bulletin, 1917-1924
        Bound
Box Folder
22 1 14th Biennial Report. Richmond, Virginia, 1921
  2 Annual Reports, 1914-1922
  3 Newsletters, 1931-1938
  4 Official Correspondence - Volume III, 1930-1934
  5 Official Correspondence - Volume IV, 1930-1934
  6 Third Convention, 1915
  7 Third Convention, 1916
  8 Third Convention, 1916
  9 Third Convention. Baltimore, Maryland, n.d.
  10 Year Books, 1914-1924
Box Folder
23 1 Booklets, 1955-1968
  2 Booklets and Pamphlets, n.d.
  3 Bulletin Proofs, 1976
  4 Pamphlets, 1955-1959
  5 Pamphlets, 1963-1980
  6 Sisters Education Fund, 1959-1976
  7 Convention Addresses, 1916-1946
        Bound
Box Folder
24 1 Booklets, 1958-1964
  2 Bulletins, 1923-1926
  3 Bulletins, 1935-1958
  4 Bulletins, 1960-1968
  5 Bulletins, 1960-1976
  6 Bulletins, 1977-1981
  7 Bulletins, 1978-1990
  8 Bulletins, 1983-1996
  9 Bulletins, 1992-1994
  10 Constitution, Clippings, and Literature, n.d.
  11 Newsletters, 1931-1935
  12 Quarterly, 1955-1959
                       
Series 7: Financial and Membership Records, 1915-2004 (4 Boxes)
Contains individual membership forms from the beginnings of IFCA until the early 1960s. All these forms are typed blank forms with the vital information handwritten. There are also address index cards of all members from the 1960s. Lastly, there are financial reports, check stubs, and bank ledgers that were maintained by the National Treasurer.
Box Folder
25 1 Bank Statements, 1958-1964
  2 Bank Vouchers, 1963-1964
  3 Banker’s Files, 1958-1961
  4 Bills and Receipts, 1950-1956
  5 Check Registers, 1952-1953
  6 Check Stubs, 1958-1959
  7 Check Stubs, 1958-1961
  8 Check Stubs, 1959-1960
  9 Check Stubs, 1960-1961
  10 Check Stubs, 1970-1973
  11 Convention Financials, 1936-1958
  12 District of Columbia Membership Drive, 1963
  13 Donation Ledger, 1976
  14 Executive Secretary Membership Forms, 1959-1964
  15 Financial Reports, 1952-1955
  16 Financial Resolutions, 1953-1973
Box Folder
26 1 Member Addresses, 1960
  2 Member Addresses, n.d.
  3 Member Address Books, ca. 1960
  4 Membership Forms, 1915-1954
  5 Membership Forms, 1932-1952
  6 Membership Forms, 1933-1959
  7 Membership Forms, 1946-1951
Box Folder
27 1 Quarterly Reports, 1959-1960
  2 Sisters Educational Fund Financial Records, 1995-2001
  3 Sisters Educational Fund Financial Records, 1995-2001
  4 Telephone Bills, 1957
  5 Treasurer’s Bank Book, 1956-1958
  6 Treasurer’s Manual, 1933
  7 Treasurer’s Records, 1955-1958
  8 Treasurer’s Reports and Check Stubs, 1970-1973
  9 Treasurer’s Reports, 1946-1960
  10 Vouchers, 1961-1962
Box Folder
28 1 Catholic Encyclopedia Fund Report, 1935
  2 Check Ledger, 1951
  3 Check Ledger, 1954
  4 Check Ledger, 1956
  5 Check Ledger, 1957
  6 Check Stubs, 1952
  7 Check Stubs, 1965-1976
  8 Financial Ledger, 1947
                       
Series 8: Audio Visual Materials, 1929-1982 (1 Box)
Contains reel to reel tapes of speeches given at national conventions. There are also photos of past national officers and pictures from IFCA events, mainly national conventions. Lastly, there are two fragile rolled photos from the national convention.
Box Folder
29 1 Reel to Reel Tapes, 1964-1967
        Ten tapes of speeches and keynote addresses given at the 1964 and 1967 National Conventions
  2 Rolled Panoramic Convention Photos, 1939-1973
        The 1939 convention photo is very brittle and cracked, the 1973 convention photo is in good condition
  3 Past Officer Photos, 1960-1967
  4 Past Officer Photos, 1930s-1950s
  5 Past Officer Photos, 1929-1957
  6 Singular Photos, n.d
        Individual members
  7 Event Pictures, n.d
  8 Convention Pictures, 1973
  9 Convention Pictures, 1972-1982
        From the 1972, 1978, and 1982 conventions
  10 Group Pictures, 1960s-1970s
  11 Convention Photos, 1957-1970
                       
Series 9: Memorabilia, n.d (2 Boxes)
Contains various items saved by Ann Godfrey, past president of IFCA. These items include badges from conventions, metal stamps with the IFCA logo, IFCA seals, and other items related to the Virgin Mary.
Box Folder
30 1 Memorabilia, n.d
        Contains a banner created for a national convention, IFCA seals and metal stamps, convention name badges, a plaque from the Girl Scouts, a statue and candle holder of the Virgin Mary, and a loose brass holder for the banner.
  1 Blankets From IFCA, n.d
                       
Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1914-1964 (7 Boxes)
Contains scrapbooks of clippings and programs from past IFCA conventions, historical clippings from individual years, and the history of different state chapters.
Box Folder
31 1 Golden Jubilee Scrapbook, 1964
        Scrapbooks in this whole box are in plastic sleeves
  2 Sample Literature from past Conventions, 1914-1940
  3 Convention Scrapbook, 1944-1946
  4 25th Anniversary Dinner Scrapbook, 1939
Box Folder
32 1 Maryland Chapter Scrapbook, 1952-1955
  2 Maryland Chapter Scrapbook, 1961
Box Folder
33 1 6th Annual Convention, 1924
  2 St. Joseph's College Alumnae Scrapbook, 1914-1919
        From Emmetsburg Maryland
  3 Mrs. John McInery Past President, 1920-1922
Box Folder
34 1 Historical Records, 1932
        Clippings from that year
  2 Historical Records, 1922-1930
        Clippings from that period
Box Folder
35 1 Clippings, 1932
        Maryland Chapter
  2 Virginia National Convention, 1940
  3 Historical Records, 1941-1942
        Clippings
Box Folder
36 1 Maryland State Chapter Scrapbook Pages, 1931-1932
  2 Golden Jubilee Convention Scrapbook, 1964
  3 Historical Clippings from the Founding of IFCA, 1914
  4 Maryland State Chapter Scrapbook, 1919-1920
Box Folder
37 1 Maryland State Chapter Scrapbook, 1914-1935
  2 Maryland State Chapter Scrapbook, 1935-1942

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Correspondence, 1924-2000

Series 2: General Committee Files and Proceedings, 1914-1977

Series 3: State Chapter Files and Histories, 1914-1987

Series 4: Convention Proceedings, 1915-2004

Series 5: Motion Picture and Broadcast Reports, 1929-1931

Series 6: Publications, 1914-1996

Series 7: Financial and Membership Records, 1915-2004

Series 8: Audio Visual Materials, 1929-1982

Series 9: Memorabilia, n.d

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1914-1964

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