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Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection

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Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood

Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood

Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood



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Collection Overview

Title: Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection, 1939-1992Save to your list.

ID: URB/BDG

Primary Creator: Garrigues, Buelah "Dickie"

Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Business and Professional Women's Club of Ingelwood, 1939-1944

Series II: Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, 1947-1971

Series III: Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, 1947-1992

Date Acquired: 11/08/2001

Subjects: Garrigues, Beulah "Dickie", Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, Woman's Club of Inglewood, Women - Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues was a founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a legal secretary who lent her expertise in the field to her professional organization and worked as a career spokesperson to high school students. The papers of Dickie Garrigues document her leadership in three women's clubs located in Inglewood, California between 1939 and 1992: Business & Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, and Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood. Ms. Garrigues severed in several different capacities including club president and historian.

Biographical Note

Founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues, was a legal secretary who lent her expertise in the field to her professional organization and worked as a career spokesperson to high school students. Garrigues remained active within her community and also became one of the charter members of the Inglewood chapter of the Soroptimist International on April 21, 1947.

Tireless volunteerism is chronicled in the Soroptimist history as being an "average of 2,000 hours of service yearly is donated by the members, telephoning for blood donors for the American Red Cross, canvassing social businesses for United Way, securing members for the annual YMCA membership campaign, planting flowers for city beautification, and supervising Venture and "S" Clubs. Garrigues served on many of the Soroptimist committees and also wrote procedural rules for the organization. Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues became a life member of the Soroptimist International of the Americas on April 27, 1978, over 30 years after her volunteerism and committment to these organizations began. In 1982, Garrigues was honored and given a commemorative plaque for over 35 years of service.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection documents her leadership in three women's clubs located in Inglewood, California between 1939 and 1992: Business & Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, and Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood. Ms. Garrigues served in several different capacities, including club president and historian. She presented her histories at annual club dinners as part of the program. The collection includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, ephemera, handbooks, newspaper clippings, song books, music, newsletters, photographs, scrapbook of activities, speech notes, and related materials. The collection has been divided into three series: Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood (1939-1944), Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood (1947-1971), and Soroptomists International (Club) of Inglewood (1947-1992).

Series I, Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, contains correspondence and newspapers clippings. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series II, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, contains announcements and bulletins, articles of incorporation, by-laws, charter (copy), conference programs, membership roster and presidents' lists, newspaper clippings and speeches. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series III, Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, contains programs and speeches, annual reports, correspondence, invitations, membership procedures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, song sheets, and the president's scrapbook. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subject/Index Terms

Garrigues, Beulah "Dickie"
Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood
Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood
Woman's Club of Inglewood
Women - Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: George L. Garrigues

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, May 2002

Finding Aid Revision History:

Cathy Kay, November 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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