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Jeannette Rankin Foundation Records

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jeannette Rankin Foundation Records
Creator: Jeannette Rankin Foundation (Athens, Ga.).
Inclusive Dates: 1973-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 box(es) (3.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL326
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Jeannette Rankin Foundation, named for the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, provided scholarships to women thirty-five years or older for vocational training or undergraduate education. The Foundation records document the activities of the foundation and its awards process.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation was established in 1976 at the bequest of Jeannette Rankin "to assist mature unemployed women workers." Since 1978, the Foundation provided millions of dollars in scholarships to women thirty-five years or older who were aiming to pursue vocational training or undergraduate education. In 2008, the Foundation changed its name to Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund to better reflect the organization's mission. Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1916 and supported women's rights throughout her entire life. The Foundation was founded in hopes of continuing her achievements.

Scope and Content

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Records document the activities of the foundation and its awards process and include board minutes and reports, membership rolls and correspondence, fundraising records, and scholarship materials.

Organization and Arrangement

These records are organized into four series: I. Minutes and Reports, II. Membership and Fundraising, III. Correspondence, and IV. Scholarship Program [Restricted].

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Contact repository for restrictions on access to scholarship applications.

Preferred Citation

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Records, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Adriane Hanson, 2013-3-19.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Adult education of women
Athens (Ga.)
Endowments -- Georgia.
Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973
Women -- Education.
Women -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.

Related Collections in this Repository

Jeannette Rankin Papers

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


I. Minutes and Reports, 1973-1995

Series I. Minutes and Reports documents the activities of the Board of Directors and includes meeting minutes, reports on scholarship awards and the Foundation's finances, information about board members, schedules for the Foundation's activities, and correspondence.
13Board of Directors, 1983
14For Margaret, 1983-1984
15Board of Directors, 1983-1986
16Treasurer's Reports, 1984-1987
17Minutes, 1984-1987
18Administration Reports, 1985
19Annual Meeting, 1985
110Current Unfinished Business, 1985
111Application Packets, 1985-1988
112Annual Audit, 1986 December 31
113Board Vitas, circa 1986
114Advisory Board Vitae, 1986
115Committee Appointments, 1986-1987
117Information on Board Members, circa 1986-1988
119Ad Hoc Committee, 1987
120President's Report, 1987
121Bylaws, 1987
122Annual Ballot - Nominations, 1987
123Sapelo Island Retreat, 1987 May 22-25
124Annual Meeting, 1987 June 20
125Application Review Sheets, 1989-1990
126Awards Committee, 1987
127Grant Form, 1987
130Administrator's Report, 1988
132Bills, 1988-1990
134List, 1989-1990
135Calendar, Schedule, Board of Director Members, 1990
139Minutes/Reports, 1994
23Awards, 1997

II. Membership and Fundraising, 1982-2001

Series II. Membership and Fundraising contains membership rosters, correspondence for recruiting and retaining members, attendance lists and planning documents for member events, and copies of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation newsletter.
25Fundraising, 1985-1988
26New Member Letter, 1987
27RSVP or Request for Information Cards, 1986-1987
28Donations, undated
29Membership Coffee, 1986
210Mailing Lists, 1985-1986
211T-Y (Members), 1984
212New Member Contributions Thank Yous, 1982-1984
213Contributor Reminder Letters, 1985
214Membership List Mailing List, 1984
215Member Reminder Letters, 1985
216Winthrop, 1985
217New Member Solicitation, 1985
218Mailing List, 1987
219Correspondence from New Members, 1986
220Membership Lists, 1985-1986
221Correspondence from/to Individual Board Members and Advisors, 1985
222Membership Names, 1987
223Luncheon, 1987
224Brochure Corrections, Labels/ PC Master, undated
225P.R. Package, 1986
226Coffee, 1986
227Zip Directory - P.O. Mail Forms, 1985
228Typing Paper [Letterhead], undated
229Mailings, 1983-1986
230Lists, 1987
231Membership Rolls, 1986-1987
232Rankin File, 1983
233Fundraising, 1983-1984
234Annual Dinner Programs, 1987-2001
235Old Labels [Addresses], circa 1988
236Jeannette Rankin Foundation Newsletters, 1980-2001
23710th Anniversary Luncheon, 1986 June 21

III. Correspondence, 1982-1989

Series III. Correspondence is composed of letters of gratitude from scholarship recipients, requests for information from scholarship program coordinators, and internal Foundation correspondence. The series also includes the script for a one woman play about Jeannette Rankin's life, "A Passion for Peace."
31Other Resources [Funding for Women's Education], 1985
32Requests for Awards Information from Scholarship Coordinators, 1985-1986
33Correspondence, General, 1985-1986
34Thank You Letters, 1985
35Correspondence with Foundation President, 1984-1986
36Originals for Printing "Thank You", 1988
37Communications, 1989
38Correspondence from President, 1987
39Miscellaneous Correspondence, Letters to/from Advisory Board Members, 1987
310Correspondence to Treasurer, 1987
311Correspondence, 1988
312Arlyn, Nadine, 1986-1987
313Letters, 1987
314Non-Traditional Student Article, Holt Booklet, 1982-1985
315Summer Newsletter, 1985
316"A Passion for Peace: The Life of Jeannette Rankin" (Script for a One Woman Show), 1987

IV. Scholarship Program [Restricted], 1979-1987

Series IV. Scholarship Program includes letters from women expressing interest in applying for the scholarship, completed applications, and notes from the awards committee evaluating the applications. Other information on the scholarship program is located in Series 1. Minutes and Reports and Series III. Correspondence.
This series is restricted. Please contact the Russell Library for further information.