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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: 54 linear feet; 43 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 eight 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 eight 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

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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 Mrs. Anne Whalen Correspondence, 1945-1995
        former president of IFCA and active officer afterwards
  2 Miss Mabel Wingate Correspondence, 1944-1950
  3 Miss Mabel Wingate Correspondence, 1954-1956
  4 Mrs. Thomas Yearley Correspondence, 1942-1950
        Past national secretary
  5 General Administrative Correspondence, 1948-1956
        Loose typed annual reports
  6 Clara Sheeran-Alice May Correspondence, 1948-1956
        Officer correspondence
  7 Alice May Correspondence, 1950-1959
        Past president
  8 Cecilia Murth Correspondence, 1948-1964
  9 Dorothy Maguire Correspondence, 1953-1955
  10 Memorial Fund, 1954-1957
        For veterans' children
  11 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1959
  12 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1963
  13 Mrs. Richard Auspitzer Correspondence, 1946-1957
  14 Whelan and Yearley Correspondence, 1941-1952
        Former presidents
  15 Administrative Correspondence, 1957-1958
  16 Social Service Department Correspondence, 1943-1956
  17 Mrs. Thomas Yearley Correspondence, 1938-1942
        former president
Box Folder
2 1 Federation des Universites Catholiques, 1929
        French equivalent organization
  2 Administrative correspondence, 1935
  3 Mrs. Benziger Correspondence, 1935
        Baltimore officer
  4 Mrs. Philip Brennan Correspondence, 1930-1931
  5 Mary B. Finan Correspondence, 1931-1935
        Chicago officer
  6 Thomas A. McGoldrick Correspondence, 1931-1935
        Head of the Motion Picture Bureau
  7 Msgr. Edward Pace Essay, n.d
        Titled The Catholic Spirit
  8 Msgr. Edward Pace Scholarship, 1933
        n.d
  9 Mrs. James J. Sheeran Correspondence, 1931
  10 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1924
        Correspondence with new members
  11 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1926
  12 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1927
  13 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1928
  14 New Alumnae Recruiting, 1929
  15 President's Correspondence, 1942
  16 Pope Pius XI Scholarship, 1939
        Creation correspondence
  17 Chairman of Legislation officer Correspondence, 1943
  18 Fidelity Trust Company Correspondence, 1943
        Financial backer for scholarships
  19 CUA Correspondence, 1929-1943
  20 Msgr. Pace Correspondence, 1928-1934
        concerning the scholarship
  21 Virginia State Chapter Correspondence, 1934-1962
        with national president
  22 Past Scholarship Essays, n.d
  23 Past Scholarship Essays, 1997-1999
  24 Scholarship Essays, 1993-2000
Box Folder
3 1 Archdiocese of Washington Correspondence, 1972-1973
  2 Executive Correspondence, 1949-1955
        Officers correspondence
  3 Executive Correspondence, 1950-1958
  4 Executive Correspondence, 1952-1958
  5 Executive Correspondence, 1955-1958
  6 Executive Correspondence, 1957-1958
  7 Executive Correspondence, 1958-1971
  8 Executive Correspondence, 1973-1975
  9 National Shrine Correspondence, 1971
  10 Pilgrimage Correspondence, 1971
                       
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 11 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1961-1964
  12 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1964-1970
  13 Board of Directors Meeting, 1972
  14 Officer's Meeting Minutes, 1920
        fragile
  15 Minutes from the first officers meeting, 1914
        Including board of directors' meeting minutes
  16 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1935
Box Folder
4 1 Past President's Biographical Information, 1959-1970
  2 International Relations, 1955-1969
  3 Chairman of Moderators Files, 1969-1970
  4 Bulletin Review Correspondence, 1968-1970
  5 Adeline Camarota President, 1964-1967
        Personal meeting minutes
  6 Conference on Civil Rights and Immigration, 1963
  7 Early IFCA Constitution and General History, 1926-1974
  8 General Information Policy and Insurance, 1958-1972
  9 Executive Secretary Reports, 1960-1969
        Statements from board meetings
  10 Board Reports on Membership, 1970
  11 Executive Secretary Files, 1961-1970
  12 New Alumnae Associations, 1953-1960
        Minutes accepting their membership into IFCA
  13 Press Releases from National Meeting, 1960-1970
Box Folder
5 1 President and Catholic College Day Files, 1965-1970
  2 Recording Secretary, 1963-1969
  3 Bureau of Sisters Scholarships, 1961-1970
  4 Vice President Files, 1957-1970
  5 Seton Fund, 1960-1972
  6 Religious Vocations and Department of Social Service, 1959-1969
  7 Spiritual Activities, 1967-1968
  8 Activities of the Blind, 1938-1969
        From the committee on family and youth
  9 Family and Youth Committee, 1958-1966
  10 Wild Federation of Catholic Young Women, 1960-1967
  11 Public Relations, 1961-1970
  12 Mary's Day Founding, 1928-1969
  13 Mrs. William Connell Minutes, 1938-1950
        Past president
  14 Past President Executive Minutes, 1938-1969
Box Folder
6 1 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1938
  2 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, n.d
  3 IFCA Mailing Lists, 1938
  4 Pittsburg Meeting Minutes, 1938
  5 Address from Msgr. Joseph Corrigan, 1938
  6 New Alumnae Committee, 1914
  7 New Alumnae Committee, 1916
  8 New Alumnae Committee, 1917
  9 New Alumnae Committee, 1918
  10 New Alumnae Committee, 1919
  11 New Alumnae Committee, 1920
  12 New Alumnae Committee, 1921
  13 New Alumnae Committee, 1922
  14 New Alumnae Committee, 1923
  15 Treasurers' Report, 1945
  16 Treasurers Report, 1953-1956
  17 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1948-1952
  18 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1954
  19 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1954-1973
  20 Constitution files, n.d
        minutes on revisions
  21 Missions Activities, 1924-1929
Box Folder
7 1 Alumnae Associations, 1958-1977
  2 Board Meeting Minutes, 1971
  3 Secretary's Minutes Records, 1929
  4 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1949-1952
  5 Secretary's Recording Book, 1925
  6 State Governors' Addresses, n.d
  7 Cardinal Gibbons Statements from Executive Meetings, 1919-1921
  8 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1976
  9 IFCA Mail, 1979-1980
  10 Eucharistic Congress Minutes, 1976
  11 Bound Copy of Executive Meeting Minutes, 1915
        Four volumes
                       
Series 3: State Chapter Files and Histories, 1914-1987 (8 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
8 1 Chapter Meeting, 1926-1930
  2 Chapter Governors Correspondence, 1939-1943
  3 Former DC Governor's Correspondence, 1938-1943
  4 Mrs. Gertrude Bradford Correspondence, 1938
  5 Chapters and Circles Correspondence, 1952-1956
  6 State Chapter Invitations to National Convention, 1939-1940
  7 New Jersey Chapter Pilgrimage, 1954-1994
        To the National Shrine in Washington DC
  8 DC and Maryland Chapters, 1953-1956
  9 Virginia Chapter, 1954-1959
  10 Virginia Chapter By-Laws, 1957
  11 Virginia Chapter Reports, 1960-1962
  12 Mexico, Arkansas, Washington, and Ohio State Histories, n.d
  13 Vermont, New York, and Texas State Histories, n.d
  14 Circle Histories, n.d
        for New York Chapter
  15 National Historian and Chapter Records, 1961-1964
        concerning state chapter histories
  16 Chapter Histories submitted to National Historian, 1961-1964
Box Folder
9 1 Washington, Vermont, Utah, and Virginia State Histories, 1937-1966
  2 Washington-Vermont State Histories, 1959-1969
  3 Wisconsin-Puerto Rico State Histories, 1954-1971
  4 State Scholarships, n.d
  5 General Information, 1981
        Pittsburgh, PA
  6 IFCA Correspondence, 1979-1983
        Parkersburg WV
  7 IFCA Sisters Doll Collection, 1946
        Virginia State Chapter collection of Catholic Sisters' Dolls
  8 DC State Chairman Correspondence, 1960-1970
  9 State Governors files, 1946-1971
        Arkansas through Florida
  10 Illinois State Files, 1957-1971
  11 Iowa State Associations, 1959-1963
  12 Kentucky State Governors, 1960-1974
  13 Maryland State Chapter, 1959-1970
  14 Massachusetts State Files, 1969-1970
  15 Miscellaneous State Files, 1951-1969
Box Folder
10 1 Ohio-Oregon State Files, 1936-1970
  2 Pennsylvania State Files, 1956-1974
  3 Pennsylvania Governor's Files, 1957-1969
  4 NCCW Correspondence, 1965-1967
        Virginia State Chapter
  5 Updating IFCA State Histories, 1965-1967
  6 Chicago State Convention, 1967
  7 Sources for Meetings and Lectures, n.d
  8 Mailing Lists, n.d
        Virginia state chapter
  9 Meeting Minutes, 1969
        Virginia State Chapter
  10 Mailing Lists by State, 1971-1976
  11 New York State Convention, 1952-1962
  12 Regional Conferences, 1968-1976
        Planning Correspondence
  13 Business Correspondence, 1978
        State Chapter taxes
Box Folder
11 1 Massachusetts State Report, 1925
  2 Pennsylvania Court History, 1959
        Gallup, NM
  3 Pennsylvania State History, 1959
  4 Texas and New York State Histories, 1959
  5 DC Chapter History, 1949-1952
  6 Syracuse and Rochester Circle Histories, 1952-1961
  7 History of the First 5 Years of IFCA, 1919
  8 Maryland State History, 1940
  9 Published Booklets of State Histories, 1956-1960
        18 booklets
Box Folder
12 1 DC Reading Secretary, 1925
  2 Providence RI Regional Convention, 1980
  3 Massachusetts-Michigan Circle Histories, n.d
  4 Maryland State History, 1955-1961
  5 Ohio State Convention, 1938
  6 Texas State Convention, 1936
  7 Chapter Membership List, 1936
  8 Virginia Chapter Report, 1959
  9 Arkansas Chapter Governors' Report, 1934
        Derby, CT
  10 Brooklyn Circle History, 1919
  11 Pennsylvania Chapter History, n.d
  12 Various Circle Histories, n.d
        from Pennsylvania Chapter
  13 West Virginia State History, 1953-1956
  14 West Virginia Chapter Reports, 1943-1945
  15 Governors' Reports, 1919
        Bound collection of all reports from 1914-1919
Box Folder
13 1 Alumnae Associations Alabama-Kansas, 1941-1962
  2 Alumnae Associations Indiana-Minnesota, 1960-1967
  3 Michigan State Files, 1956-1971
  4 Pennsylvania State Chapter, 1971-1972
  5 Constitutional Correspondence, 1970-1972
  6 Members and Affiliates, 1970
  7 Members Reports, 1958-1974
  8 IFCA Scholarships, 1972-1975
        State issued scholarships
  9 Seton Bicentennial Planning, 1971-1974
  10 IFCA Form Letters, 1965-1971
  11 Legislative Issues, 1971-1972
  12 IFCA Sister Moderator, 1971
        Appointment of a Sister as moderator instead of a priest
  13 Dayton Ohio Conference, 1974
  14 Special Projects for Circles, 1970-1971
  15 Washington DC Chapter, 190-1972
  16 Missouri Treasurers Files, 1967
  17 Triennial State Conventions, 1973
Box Folder
14 1 Regional Meeting of State Chapters, 1972
  2 NCEA Materials, 1958-1971
  3 New Jersey Chapter, 1962-1970
  4 Syracuse and Utica Circle Files, 1951-1969
  5 Ohio State Chapter Files, 1957-1970
  6 Minnesota and Mississippi State Chapter Files, 1949-1997
  7 Missouri, Nebraska, and New Hampshire State Chapter Files, 1945-1974
  8 Rhode Island State Chapter Files, 1975
  9 Tennessee State Chapter Files, 1949-1970
  10 Texas Chapter Governor Files, 1960-1967
  11 New York Chapter Governor, 1953-1969
  12 State Chapter Form Letters, 1974-1976
  13 List of Past State Chapter Officers, 1974-1975
        For all state Chapters
  14 New York Chapter Activism, 1965-1972
        concerning Civil Rights, poverty outreach, and pro-life issues
Box Folder
15 1 Maryland State Chapter History 1, 1936
  2 Maryland State Chapter History 2, 1936
  3 Maryland State Chapter History 3, 1936
  4 Maryland State Chapter History 4, 1936
  5 Maryland State Chapter History 1, 1942
  6 Maryland State Chapter History 2, 1942
  7 Maryland State Chapter History 3, 1942
  8 Virginia State Chapter History, 1937-1962
  9 Various Circle Histories, 1960
  10 Virginia National Shrine Pilgrimage, 1961
  11 Virginia State Chapter Correspondence, 1961
        San Juan, Puerto Rico
  12 State Contributions to the Elizabeth Seton Chair Fund, 1978-1987
  13 Early Virginia State History, 1922-1942
  14 Bound Copy of State Correspondence, 1920
        from 1914-1920
                       
Series 4: Convention Proceedings, 1915-2004 (8 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
16 1 Souvenir From Jubilee Convention, 1964
        fiftieth anniversary
  2 Convention Programs, 1936-1942
  3 Convention Programs, 1942-1949
  4 Convention Minutes, 1924
  5 History of IFCA, n.d
        national history
  6 Boston Convention Minutes, 1968
  7 Convention Minutes, 1959-1960
  8 Governors' Conference Minutes, 1919
        At National Convention
  9 Convention Correspondence, 1965
  10 Convention Minutes, 1965
  11 Position Papers Proposed at Convention, 1973
  12 Elizabeth Seton Saint Day, 1977
  13 Task Force Report to Convention, 1974
        to increase membership
  14 By-Laws and Constitution Revision, 1953-1978
  15 Convention Minutes, 1958
        bound copy
Box Folder
17 1 St. Louis Conference, 1965
  2 Convention Materials for Jubilee, 1964
  3 Sisters Session of Convention, 1964
  4 Convention Planning, 1964
  5 Galveston Conference and National Convention Minutes, 1962-1964
  6 Publicity for Conventions, 1959
  7 Convention Publicity, 1974
  8 IFCA Convention Reports, 1953-1964
  9 Vouchers for Conventions, 1964-1966
  10 Bank Statements from Convention, 1964-1965
Box Folder
18 1 Convention Files, 1980
  2 Convention Speeches, 1976-1977
  3 Washington Board Meeting, 1976-1978
        Convention planning
  4 St. Louis Convention Minutes, 1976
  5 St. Louis Convention Minutes, 1976
  6 Mid Atlantic Conference, 1977
  7 Board of Directors Convention Meeting, 1977
  8 Workshop for Activities For the Blind, 1977
  9 Various Convention Materials, 1934-1947
  10 Convention Planning Correspondence, 1978-1980
  11 Chicago Convention Minutes, 1978
  12 Chicago Convention Materials, 1978
Box Folder
19 1 First Convention Minutes, 1915
  2 Biennial Convention Minutes, 1926
  3 St. Louis Convention, 1973-1988
  4 Convention Files, 1973
  5 Richmond Convention, 1940
  6 IFCA Workshop for Triennial Conventions, 1967-1977
  7 National Convention, 1938-1940
  8 Second and Fifth Convention Minutes, 1916 and 1922
  9 Convention Minutes, 1919
  10 Convention Files, 1973
  11 Mother Seton Canonization, 1975-1976
  12 Departmental Reports, 1973
  13 Convention Reports, 1976
  14 Convention Minutes, 1958
Box Folder
20 1 National Convention Minutes, 1928
        Fragile
  2 Convention Minutes 1, 1936
  3 Convention Minutes 2, 1936
  4 Cleveland Convention Minutes, 1938
  5 Washington Convention Minutes, 1964
  6 Minutes from Conventions, 1964-1970
  7 Recording Secretary's Notebook, 1919
  8 Committee Reports, 1961
        two volumes
  9 Convention Minutes, 1932
        two volumes
Box Folder
21 1 Detroit Convention Minutes, 1946
        Fragile
  2 Detroit Convention Minutes, 1946
        Fragile
  3 Convention Minutes, 1948-1949
  4 Executive Board Meeting, 1953
  5 Chicago Convention, 1949
  6 New York Convention Materials, 1952
  7 Newark Convention, 1958
  8 Convention Minutes, 1955
        three bound editions
Box Folder
22 1 Convention Resolutions, 1932
  2 New Orleans Convention, 1954
        Fragile
  3 Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, 1938
  4 Constitution Passed at Convention, 1915
  5 Convention Correspondence, 1940
  6 Convention Correspondence, 1942
  7 Convention-Pace's Address, 1915
  8 Convention Correspondence, 1956
  9 Convention Correspondence, 1956
  10 Convention Correspondence, 1948
  11 Convention Correspondence, 1955
        Constitution revisions
  12 Chicago Conference, 1949
  13 Convention Correspondence, 1960-1984
  14 Convention Materials, 1964
  15 Convention Bulletins, 1963-1964
  16 Convention Materials, 2004
  17 Convention Correspondence, 1994
        Eightieth anniversary
  18 Convention Report, 1998
Box Folder
23 1 Louisville Convention, 1970
  2 West Virginia Convention, 1953
  3 Convention Materials for Anne Godfrey, 2002
  4 Convention Materials, 1990
  5 Convention Minutes, 1940
  6 Convention Minutes, 1942
  7 Convention Minutes, 1942
                       
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
23 8 Motion Bureau Report, 1929
  9 Motion Bureau Reports, 1929
  10 Reports of Endorsed Motion Pictures, 1930-1931
  11 Endorsed Motion Pictures Reports, 1931
  12 Endorsed Motion Pictures Reports, 1931
                       
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
24 1 Twentieth Convention Report, 1955
  2 The Educational Efforts and Influences of IFCA, 1955
        three copies
  3 Chicago Circle Report, 1932
  4 Convention Reports, 1949
  5 Convention Reports, 1946
  6 Convention Reports, 1942
  7 Convention Reports, 1940
  8 Convention Reports, 1938
  9 Convention Reports, 1936
  10 Convention Reports, 1934
  11 Cleveland State Convention Report, 1938
  12 Richmond Convention Report, 1940
  13 National Convention Photos, 1976
  14 State Court Photos, 1970s
  15 Official Bound IFCA Correspondence, 1934
        for 1930-1934
Box Folder
25 1 Bound Copies of the IFCA Bulletin, 1917-1934
        There are seventeen hardcover bound copies
Box Folder
26 1 Bound Yearbooks from IFCA, 1917-1924
        two bound copies
Box Folder
27 1 Convention Bulletin, 1916
        four copies
  2 Newsletters, 1936
        Bound copies
  3 Annual Reports, 1914-1921
        Bound copies of reports in four volumes
  4 Bound Newsletters, 1933-1935
        two volumes
  6 Bound Convention Proceedings, 1915
  6 Bound National Correspondence, 1934
        Two Volumes
Box Folder
28 1 IFCA Booklets and Pamphlets, n.d
        Promotional material defining what the organization does
  2 Pamphlets, 1955-1959
        Membership recruitment
  3 Pamphlets, 1963-1980
  4 Sisters Education Pamphlets, 1959-1976
  5 Bound membership addresses, 1936
        twelve copies
  6 Bulletin Proofs, 1976
Box Folder
29 1 IFCA Newsletters, 1960-1965
  2 IFCA Quarterly, 1955
  3 Constitution Clippings, n.d
  4 IFCA Newsletters, 1960-1963
  5 IFCA Bulletins, 1935-1958
  6 IFCA Bulletins, 1960-1976
  7 IFCA Bulletins, 1977-1981
  8 IFCA Bulletins, 1978-1990
  9 IFCA Bulletins, 1983-1996
  10 IFCA Bulletins, 1992-1994
  11 IFCA Booklets, 1958-1964
        Mainly publicity pamphlets defining the organization and loose copies of the bulletin
  12 IFCA Quarterly, 1956-1959
        6 bound copies
                       
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
30 1 Membership Forms, 1915-1954
  2 Membership Forms, 1932-1952
        Thirty newspapers from the 1980s from the Archdiocese of New York, all of articles on the CDA who are based in New York City.
  3 Membership Forms, 1933-1959
  4 Membership Forms, 1946-1951
  5 Executive Secretary's files on Membership, 1959-1962
  6 DC Membership Drive, 1963
        Mary's Day celebration at the National Shrine
  7 Member's Address Cards, 1960s
Box Folder
31 1 Catholic Encyclopedia Fund Report, 1935
  2 Bills and Receipts, 1950-1956
  3 Telephone Bills, 1957
  4 Check Registers, 1952-1953
  5 Financial Reports, 1952-1955
  6 Treasurer's Reports, 1970-1973
  7 Check Stubs, 1958-1959
  8 Check Stubs, 1959-1960
  9 Check Stubs, 1960-1961
  10 Treasurer's Bank Book, 1956
  11 Donation Ledger, 1976
Box Folder
32 1 Eight Check Stub Books, 1965-1976
  2 Check Stub Ledger, 1951
  3 Financial Ledger, 1947
  4 Check Stubs, 1952
  5 Check Stub Ledger, 1954
  6 Check Stub Ledger, 1956
  7 Check Stub Ledger, 1957
  8 Check Stubs, 1970
Box Folder
33 1 Vouchers, 1961-1962
  2 Bank Vouchers, 1963-1964
  3 IFCA Bank Statements, 1958-2004
  4 Banker's Files, 1958-1961
  5 Treasurer's Records, 1955-1958
  6 IFCA Financial Quarterly Reports, 1959-1960
  7 Convention Financial Records, 1936-1958
  8 Treasurer's Report, 1946-1960
  9 Sister's Education Fund Financial Records, 1995-2001
  10 Sister's Education Fund Financial Records, 1995-2001
  11 Membership Addresses, n.d
        Due payment records
  12 Financial Resolutions, 1953-1973
  13 Treasurer's Manual, 1933
                       
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
34 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
35 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.
Box Folder
36 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
37 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
38 1 Maryland Chapter Scrapbook, 1952-1955
  2 Maryland Chapter Scrapbook, 1961
Box Folder
39 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
40 1 Historical Records, 1932
        Clippings from that year
  2 Historical Records, 1922-1930
        Clippings from that period
Box Folder
41 1 Clippings, 1932
        Maryland Chapter
  2 Virginia National Convention, 1940
  3 Historical Records, 1941-1942
        clippings
Box Folder
42 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
43 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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