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Faculty Wives Club of Xavier University records

Identifier: XUA-81

Scope and Content

These records consist of the fliers and correspondence pertaining to the activities of the Faculty Wives of Club Xavier University as well as minutes, newsletters, and reports created to document these activities. A limited number of photographs are also included. Many documents came from the files maintained by the presidents of the club during their terms in office.


  • Creation: 1955-1991

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

History of the Faculty Wives Club of Xavier University

The Faculty Wives Club of Xavier University was founded in 1955. The club existed to foster social relationships and a community of prayer between the administration and faculty members and their wives. This club hosted and sponsored many social activities including dances such as square dances, clam and lobster bakes, prayer services, and bridge marathons. In the Fall of 1982, it was proposed that the name be changed to the D'Artagnan Club to be more inclusive. This change was reflected in the 1983 Newsletter. These records end in 1991, and it is believed that this club disbanded at about that time.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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This is a small collection of various records of the Faculty Wives Club of Xavier University. These records include their constitution, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, correspondence, financial information, fliers and invitations for social events sponsored by the club, and photographs.

Statement of Arrangement

These records are divided into the following series:

  1. Series I: Organizational Documents
  2. Series II: Minutes
  3. Series III: Newsletters
  4. Series IV: General Information and Events

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed in 2015 into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project that began in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject= Presidents, Office= Office of the President, Collection= Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.

Faculty Wives Club of Xavier University records
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

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Cincinnati Ohio 45207 US