National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce Records
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National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce Records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce.
Title: National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce Records
Dates: 1954-1996
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: 1 linear foot (2 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS696

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce, formerly Southeastern Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce, is a non-profit organization formed in 1954. In 1979, the organization changed its name in order to broaden the scope of its membership. The administrative structure of the organization included: an executive board and nominating committee. Each year the nominating committee provided a list of potential candidates for the executive board positions: president-elect, three vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, and one member at large from each state represented in the membership. The membership at large would elect at new officers at the national meeting. The primary objectives of the organization is to encourage women’s participation in the promotion of business and the improvement of communities through work in their local Chamber of Commerce, as well as to unite women in their common goal of achieving success in their business and professional ventures. The organization also endeavors to foster an understanding and working relationship between Chamber of Commerce men and women, especially in the realm of civic activities.1 Additional descriptive information regarding the National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains minutes of annual meetings, executive meetings and annual conferences from 1955-1996, and the annual chamber newsletter, The Courier, 1961-1979. Subsequent documents indicate the organization discontinued the newsletter publication 1979. The collection also contains by-laws and standing rules adopted, amended and revised from 1954-1996, and conference programs and convention information from 1957-1996. The meeting minutes also include changes in membership and community activities of local chambers.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to title supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Businesswomen--Southern States
Meetings--United States
Southeastern Regional Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce.
Women--History--20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce Records, MSS 696, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of National Conference of Women in Chambers of Commerce, 1990, 1995, and 1997 (1990.323, 1995.159, and 1997.177)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Annual Conference Records, 1955
2Annual Conference Records, 1956
3Annual Conference Records, 1957
4Annual Conference Records, 1958
5Annual Conference Records, 1959
6Annual Conference Records, 1960
7Annual Conference Records, 1961
8Annual Conference Records, 1962
9Annual Conference Records, 1963
10Annual Conference Records, 1964
11Annual Conference Records, 1965
12Annual Conference Records, 1966
13Annual Conference Records, 1967
14Annual Conference Records, 1968
15Annual Conference Records, 1969
16Annual Conference Records, 1970
17Annual Conference Records, 1971
18Annual Conference Records, 1972
19Annual Conference Records, 1973
20Annual Conference Records, 1974
21Annual Conference Records, 1975
22Annual Conference Records, 1976
23Annual Conference Records, 1977
24Annual Conference Records, 1978
25Annual Conference Records, 1979
26Annual Conference Records, 1980



21Annual Conference Records, 1981
2Annual Conference Records, 1982
3Annual Conference Records, 1983
4Annual Conference Records, 1984
5Annual Conference Records, 1985
6Annual Conference Records, 1986
7Annual Conference Records, 1987
8Annual Conference Records, 1988
9Annual Conference Records, 1989
10Annual Conference Records, 1990
11Annual Conference Records, 1991
12Annual Conference Records, 1992
13Annual Conference Records, 1993
14Annual Conference Records, 1994
15Annual Conference Records, 1995
16Annual Conference Records, 1996
17By-Laws, undated
18Executive Committee, 1957-1979
19Executive Committee, 1980-1996
20Guidelines for Activities Record Book competition, undated
21Newsletter, “Courier”, 1961-1979
22Nominating Committee, 1957-1982