The Governance and Administration record group consists of Alumnae Association constitution and bylaws, board of directors records, committee records, and financial records. The series of constitution and bylaws runs from 1925 to 1995, with a new copy for each revision. The records of the scholarship committee are particularly detailed, and provide a history of alumnae philanthropy and education. The financial records also detail the association's focus on fundraising. Cash receipt and disbursement books from 1954 to 1973 offer a detailed account of the association's business transactions. Records of the board of directors are minimal, as tasks were generally dispersed among committees. See also the correspondence records of the board.
The records of the alumnae association board of directors include address lists, meeting agendas, and job descriptions for committee chair positions. The records are strong for some periods, largely depending upon the president at the time. Nancye Ross-Bogardy's tenure from 1987 to 1992 has many records and correspondence. Many of the activities of the alumnae association were handled by committees, and more records can be found in committee records and correspondence files.
A list of Board of Directors through 1954 may be found in Judith Robinson's history.
[Folder] Board and Committee Officer Lists. — 1965-1966;1973;1989-1992
Includes job descriptions for chairs of the following committees: social, public relations, bylaws, finance, scholarship, membership, addressograph, and education. It also includes the job description for the treasurer of the Alumnae Association.
[Folder] Regular Meeting Agendas and Minutes. — 1967-1969;1974;1988;2001
[Folder] Reports to Board of Trustees. — 1956;1964;1965;1988-1992
Many of the organizational tasks of the Alumnae Association were taken up by various committees. The scholarship committee was particularly active in not only choosing recipients but in fundraising. The publications, social activities, and historic committees were also active. The level of activity often depended upon the involvment of the president and other members of the board.
Includes applications of Karen Milwee Zielinski, Nancy Gould Deady, Thorrenna Kees Lewis, Julia Dryden Ruzin, Angela Lilli, Jane Seiss Marks, Joyce Gunther Humphreys, Cynthia Lewis Nevin, Mary Ellen Short, Margaret Beggs Turner, Joan Fruhling Abel, Kathryn Porter, Penelope Cooper Haviland, Renee Francisco, Shirley Hahn Keller, Katherine Pearce, and Susan Palank.
Includes applications of Jane Seiss Marks, Brenda Pope Stein, Linda Helbing, Kathleen Mohr Chaffinch, Michele Burdette-Taylor, Audrey Fink Schulmeyer, Joanne Satterfield Price, Mary Ann Small Hohenberger, Gail Unger Tweed, Kathryn Porter, and Phyllis Clingan.
The financial records of the Alumnae Association include assorted treasurer's budgets, receipts, and audit records. The files also document fundraising activites and donations made by the association. The records are varied and there was never a formalized record system for either the treasurer or finance committee. Cash receipt and disbursement books offer a look at its history of expenditures.