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                 Dean of Women papers
                     0000ua257 
                 
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             Dean of Women papers 
             0000ua257 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 19.5 Cubic feet 
                 59 boxes 
             
             1913 - 1958 
             
                 University of Kentucky. Office of the Dean of Students. 
             
         
         
             Biographical/Historical note 
             The office of the Dean of Women was established at the University of Kentucky on June 9, 1908 by the Board of Trustees in answer to a telegram from various women clubs of Paducah. The Dean of Women position was to be held by a professor at the university and have a seat in the faculty. Mrs. R. L. Stout was appointed the first Dean of Women with a salary of $1200. 
             On March 20, 1911 the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees established the duties of the position of Dean of Women. Those duties were to “undertake and execute all matters connected with the welfare and discipline of the women students, both at the University and at all Dormitories and houses.” The Dean was also in charge of all housemothers and assistants, assigning students to housing, sororities, social activities, registration and advising of female students for courses, and teaching one or more subjects in order to be in touch with her students. 
             The list of women who held the position of dean are: 
             Mrs. Florence Offutt Stout (1908-1910) 
             Miss Anna J. Hamilton (1910-1918) 
             Miss Josephine Simrall (1919-1921) 
             Frances Jewell McVey (1921-1923) 
             Sara Gibson Blanding (1923-1941) 
             Virginia Frank (acting Dean 1925-1926) 
             Jane Haselden Assistant Dean of Women (1941-1957) 
             Sarah B. Holmes (Assistant Dean 1929-1941; Acting Dean 1941-1957) 
             Doris M. Seward (1957) 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Dean of Women papers consist largely of correspondence created during the 1930s and 1950s dealing with student issues such as employment, housing for women, social events, discipline, and student organizations especially sororities. The collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically within each box. The majority of the collection is paper, but there are also photographs and scrapbooks that have been maintained. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             This collection is arranged in seven series by subject: 
             I. Correspondence 
             i. Sarah B. Holmes 
             ii. Sara G. Blanding 
             iii. Jane Haselden 
             iv. General 
             II. Clubs and Associations 
             i. Y.W.C.A. 
             ii. Mortar Board 
             iii. Women’s Club 
             iv. American Association of University Women 
             v. National Youth Administration 
             vi. Miscellaneous Clubs and Associations 
             III. Students 
             i. Correspondence 
             ii. Organizations and Social Affairs 
             iii. Lists/Housing 
             iv. Scholarships and Awards 
             IV. Administration 
             V. Sororities and Fraternities 
             VI. Courses and Speeches 
             VII. Clippings, Invitations and Programs 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Digital Programs. Box 58 consists of student grades and is restricted. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             0000ua003: [Item Number], Frances Jewell McVey papers, University of Kentucky Archives. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             0000ua257: [Item Number], Dean of Women papers, University of Kentucky Archives. 
         
         
             Blanding, Sara G. 
             Haselden, Jane, 1903- 
             Holmes, Sarah B. 
             McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945. 
             McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953. 
             Mortar Board (Society) 
             United States. National Youth Administration for Kentucky 
             University of Kentucky Alumni Association. 
             University of Kentucky. 
             Gender 
             Lexington (Ky.) 
             Women--Kentucky. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     I 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series consists of four subseries. Most of the correspondence pertains to Dean Holmes as well as the Dean Blanding and Assistant Dean Haselden. There are also general correspondence dealing with student issues and organizations outside of the university. A description of each follows. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Sarah B. Holmes 
                         i 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Sarah B. Holmes subseries consists of correspondence created by Dean Holmes during her time in office. The majority of the collection is personal correspondence including thank you letters and cards from various students, faculty, and staff and brief replies to casual correspondence. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Dr. Percy K. 
                             27 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Kendall B. (medical schools) 1930-31 
                             27 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Christmas Cards received 1931-51 
                             27 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Holmes- Personal 1930-Apr 1931 
                             27 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal June-Dec 1932 
                             27 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-Aug 1933 
                             27 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal June 1934-June 1935 
                             27 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Dec 1935 
                             27 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal 1936 
                             27 
                             9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal 1937 
                             27 
                             10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal 1938-39 
                             27 
                             11 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Aug 1940-Dec 1942 
                             28 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1943 
                             28 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Dec 1943 
                             28 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal KY Mother of the Year 1944 
                             28 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-May 1944 
                             28 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal June-Dec 1944 
                             28 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1945 
                             28 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July- Oct 1945 
                             28 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Nov-Dec 1945 
                             29 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-Feb 1946 
                             29 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Mar-June 1946 
                             29 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Oct 1946 
                             29 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Nov-Dec 1946 
                             29 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1947 
                             29 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal June-Dec 1950 
                             29 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1951 
                             29 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Dec 1951 
                             30 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1952 
                             30 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Dec 1952 
                             30 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-May 1953 
                             30 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal May-June 1953 
                             30 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Aug 1953 
                             30 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Sep-Dec 1953 
                             30 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-Mar 1954 
                             30 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Apr-May 1954 
                             31 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal June-Dec 1954 
                             31 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-June 1955 
                             31 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal July-Dec 1955 
                             31 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Thank You Cards 1955 
                             31 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Jan-Mar 1956 
                             31 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Apr-June 1956 
                             31 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal European Trip 1956 
                             31 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal 1943 and 1956 
                             31 
                             9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Haselden 1950-54 
                             31 
                             10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Student Problems 1940-45 
                             46 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Miscellaneous regarding Students 1955 
                             46 
                             4 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Sara G. Blanding 
                         ii 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Sara G. Blanding subseries consists of correspondence created by Dean Blanding during her time in office. Topics include student and faculty issues and personal correspondence. It also includes subject files on the Council for Prevention of War, the League of Women Voters, and the University Woman’s Club. It also contains several folders of clippings regarding Blanding. 
                     
                     
                         
                             1928, 1929, and 1932 
                             32 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Faculty Members- UK and non-UK 1923-30 
                             32 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1929-30 
                             32 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Miscellaneous, student matters 
                             32 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal - Blanding 1925-35 
                             46 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Council for Prevention of War 
                             59 
                             1 
                             1929-1930 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             League of Women Voters 
                             59 
                             2 
                             1931-1932 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             University Woman’s Club 
                             59 
                             3 
                             1956-1966 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Clippings 
                             59 
                             4 
                             1936 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Correspondence and clippings 
                             59 
                             5 
                             1959-1962 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Jane Haselden 
                         iii 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Jane Haselden subseries consists of correspondence created by Assistant Dean Haselden during her time in office. The majority deals with fraternity and sorority issues as well as faculty and staff issues. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Annual Report 1947-48 
                             32 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Tau Alpha Pi, Phi Sigma Sigma 1950-51 
                             32 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Chi Delta Phi 1950-53 
                             32 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Sep 1950-May 1952 
                             32 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Personal Apr 1953-June 1956 
                             32 
                             9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Professional Sep 1950-May 1954 
                             32 
                             10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Professional 1955-July 1956 
                             32 
                             11 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Faculty Club 1943-49 
                             32 
                             12 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         iv 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The General subseries consists of general correspondence dealing with various topics including alumni, board of trustees, faculty, state offices and issues, and other universities. The majority of the correspondence is to or from Dean Holmes as well as President McVey. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Dean Josephine Simrall 1920-21 
                             32 
                             13 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Administrative Officers 1942-44; 1951-53 
                             32 
                             14 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Business Organizations 1954 
                             32 
                             15 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Miscellaneous 1954 
                             32 
                             16 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Residence Halls 
                             32 
                             17 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Students 1943-44 
                             32 
                             18 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Students 1953-54 
                             32 
                             19 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Alumni and other Former Students 
                             33 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Alumni Club and Office 
                             33 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Board of Trustees Members 1950-55 
                             33 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Business- General 1946-55 
                             33 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Business- University of Kentucky 1943-56 
                             33 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Dean’s Office- Communication When on Leave 1944-53 
                             33 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             President and Mrs. Donovan 1945-47; 1950-56 
                             33 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Employees Prospective and Former 
                             33 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Faculty, Staff, and Assistants 1930-52 
                             33 
                             9-10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Faculty, Staff, and Former Members 1953-56 
                             33 
                             11 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Fraternities and Sororities 1936; 1945-56 
                             33 
                             12 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. McVey 1931-51 
                             33 
                             13 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Mother of the Year 1956 
                             33 
                             14 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Other Universities 1943-May 1956 
                             33 
                             15 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Students, Prospective Students and Parents 1955-56 
                             34 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Other Universities’ Deans of Women 1935-56 
                             34 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Professional Organizations, Miscellaneous 1947-56 
                             34 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Speaking Engagements 1933, 1954 and 1955 
                             34 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             State Offices 1950-56 
                             34 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Student Activities and Organizations 1945-56 
                             34 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Student Employment 1943 and 1955 
                             34 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Students, Prospective Students, Relatives and Friends 1935, 1945-56 
                             34 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Students - Summer 1946 and 1955 
                             34 
                             9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jewell, Frances 1921-23 
                             53 
                             11 
                         
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Clubs and Organizations 
                     II 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Clubs and Associations series consists of six subseries: YWCA; Mortar Board; Women’s Club; American Association of University Women; National Youth Administration; and Miscellaneous Clubs and Associations. Each club or association contains correspondence and reports dealing with the membership of the Dean of Women and their participation within each. A description of each follows. 
                 
                 
                     
                         YWCA 
                         i 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Y.W.C.A. subseries consists of correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings related to the Y.W.C.A. Y.W.C.A. is the largest and oldest women’s organization in the United States and works to improve the lives of women by promoting equality. 
                     
                     
                         
                             1920s 
                             1 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1924 
                             1 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1927-1929 
                             1 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1927-1944 
                             1 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1930s 
                             2 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             1930-1944 
                             2 
                             2