Charleston S.C. Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, 1951 - 2010

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: The Charleston South Carolina Chapter is part of the Links, Incorporated, a historically African-American national women's service organization committed to educational, cultural, and civic activities. The organization was founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1946; the Charleston chapter was organized in 1951.
The collection consists of organizational and administrative records detailing civic and club activities of the Charleston Chapter of the Links focusing on their four program facets: National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Additionally, the collection includes partial organizational and civic activity records from the Links' regional Southern Area and the National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Title: Charleston S.C. Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Papers, 1951 - 2010
Call Number: AMN 1016
Repository: Avery Research Center
Bulk: 1962-2005
Inclusive: 1951-2010
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 10.1 Linear feet
(21 archival boxes)

Historical note

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established by Philadelphia residents, Margaret Hawkins and Sarah Scott in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters located in forty-one states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The organization is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-American and other persons of African ancestry. Nationally and locally, The Links, Incorporated target five facets of involvement: National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.

Instituted in 1951, the Charleston Chapter of The Links, Inc., early service projects included the purchase of a Life Membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and annual financial contributions to the United Negro College Fund, Jenkins Orphanage, YWCA of Greater Charleston, American Cancer Society, Trident United Way, and the St. John’s Rural Mission. The Charleston chapter has been involved in sponsoring Hurricane Hugo relief efforts, the Black Arts Festival at the Gibbs Art Gallery, creative writing workshops, the MOJA Arts Festival, the Wilfred Delphin and Edwin Romain "Musica de Camera" Series at Piccolo Spoleto, and various concerts and traveling Broadway productions.

SOURCE: The Links, Incorporated website: "About The Links, Incorporated:" http://www.linksinc.org/about.shtml


Collection Overview

The collection consists of organizational, administrative records and civic activities of the Charleston chapter, the regional Southern Area and the National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. With a focus on The Links, Inc. five facets of: National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services, the collection is organized to reflect the Charleston chapter involvement in these various activities. Included throughout the collection are meeting minutes, financial reports, memorandums, correspondence, brochures, programs and newspaper clippings. Also, present within the collection are numerous photographs and scrapbook of local, Southern regional, and national members participation.

Series 1. The Links, Incorporated, Charleston S.C. Chapter (1951-2010). This series with sub-series contains organizational papers; minutes, and financial reports; memorandums and correspondence, in addition with programs, brochures, photographs and newspaper clippings of chapter member and their activities. The five facets activities of National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services, are detailed in committee records sub-series. Also, included are various senior member profiles (Miriam DeCosta Seabrook, Emily DeCosta, Ruby Pendergrass Cornwell, Maxine Martin Smith and Lucille S. Whipper, among others) many with photographs.

Series 2. The Links, Incorporated: Regional: Southern Area (1955-2003). This series with sub-series includes organizational records; minutes, programs from Southern Area Regional Conferences; and correspondence, financial reports and organizational papers from the 1991 Thirty-first Southern Area Conference held in Charleston.

Series 3. The Links, Incorporated: National Headquarters (1968-2000). This series with two sub-series, contains organizational records; minutes, reports, newsletters, and conference programs, created and distributed by the Links' National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The second sub-series contains informational materials on conferences held on the national level throughout the United States.

Series 4. Oversize Materials (1951-1984). Includes large photograph and oversize items (scrapbook) created by the Charleston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.


Collection Arrangement

1. Links, Incorporated: Charleston S.C. Chapter, 1951-2010

2. Links, Incorporated: Regional-Southern Area, 1962-1999, undated

3. Links, Incorporated: National Headquarters, 1968-2000

4. Oversize Materials, c.1951-1984


Subject Headings

  • Charleston S.C. Chapter of Links, Inc., 1951-2010.
  • Cornwell, Ruby P. (Ruby Pendergrass), 1903-2003
  • DeCosta, Emily
  • Delfin, Wilfred
  • Martin, Maxine Smith
  • Romain, Edwin
  • Seabrook, Miriam DeCosta, 1896-1992
  • Whipper, Lucille S.
  • African American arts--20th century--Exhibitions
  • African American women -- Social life and customs -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • African American women -- Societies and clubs -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Charleston (S.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
  • Hurricane Hugo, 1989
  • Women in disaster relief--South Carolina
  • Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. The Links, Incorporated: Charleston S.C. Chapter, 1951-2010.

This series with sub-series contains organizational and financial records including program facets service committee records. Also, included are senior member profiles and photographs of program activities

A. Organizational Records, 1954-2005.

Box 1   Folder 1
Organizational handbooks, sketches and brochures, 1971-1998, 2003-2005, undated
Box 1   Folder 2
Officers and membership rosters, 1978-2005
Box 1   Folder 3
Constitution/By-Laws with drafts, recommendations and revisions, 1971-1994
Box 1   Folder 4
Letters re: membership dues, 1965
Box 1   Folder 5
Correspondence re: politicians requesting financial support, 1977-1979
Box 1   Folder 6
Correspondence re: speakers for meetings; fundraising efforts and letters to National Headquarters, 1980-1989
Correspondents include Arthur Clement, Jr.(1980); Governor Richards W. Riley re Links nomination for 1986 Governor's Volunteer Award; responses from Congressman John M. Spratt, Jr. and Senator Ernest F. Hollings (1988-89) re: Links opposition against apartheid in South Africa
Box 1   Folder 7
Correspondence re: general administrative and membership matters, 1990-1999
Includes letters to other chapters; requests and notifications to Southern Area and National Headquarters; and thank you letters to local businesses for financial support. Correspondents include Congressman Arthur Ravenel, Jr. (1990) re: opposition to bill H.R. 4000 and Senator Ernest F. Hollings (1991) re: support of the Civil Rights Act
Box 1   Folder 8
Memorandums re: general administrative and membership matters, 1962, 1982-1998
Box 1   Folder 9
Memorandums re: meeting notices for general members and the executive board, 1993-1994
Box 1   Folder 10
Correspondence and forms re: invitations to chapter membership, responses, candidacy for application forms and new member induction, 1954, 1980-1995
Box 1   Folder 11
Correspondence re: suspension, leave of absences and resignations, 1980-1997
Box 1   Folder 12
Correspondence re: retirements and requests for alumna status, 1984-1995
Box 1   Folder 13
Typescripts of member ceremonies, 1981-1994, undated
Includes tribute to charter member, Evangeline Banks Harrison for Woman of the Year (c.1967). Includes color photographs of installation of new officers; induction of new members with reception activities (May 1986)
Box 1   Folder 14
Memorandums and funeral programs of deceased members and memorial resolutions, 1993-1994
Box 1   Folder 15
Survey forms with responses and evaluations, 1984-1994
Box 1   Folder 16
Memorandums and forms re: summaries of membership and annual statistical reports, 1979-1991
Contains reports for twenty-five and forty year members; dates of induction (1979) for twenty-five year plus members
Box 1   Folder 17
Memorandums and forms re: reports of membership relocation to National headquarters, 1992-1994

B. Organizational Records: Member Profiles, 1954-2005.

Box 1   Folder 18
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re: Ruby Cornwell, 1982-1994
Box 1   Folder 19
Photocopied press release and newspaper clippings re: Irma Gilchrist, 1985-1989
Box 1   Folder 20
Newsletter and photocopied newspaper clipping re: Marsha Hassell, 1988-1992
Box 1   Folder 21
Biographical sketch and photocopied newspaper clippings re: Maxine Smith Martin, 1986-2000
Box 1   Folder 22
Photocopied newspaper clippings and event program re: Marie H. Metz, 1990-1991
Box 1   Folder 23
Letters, cards, photocopied newspaper clippings and certifcates of recognition re: Emily DeCosta, 1954-2005
Also, includes typescipt entitled "Negro History Class" (c.1961)
Box 1   Folder 24
Minutes from Commission for Women meeting with photograph re: Cynthia McCotty Smith, 1989
Box 1   Folder 25
Press releases and photograph re: Cheryl Whipper, 1989
Box 1   Folder 26
Correspondence, cards, Links memorandums and photocopied newspaper clippings re: Lucille Whipper, 1988-1997

C. Organizational Records: Minutes and Agendas, 1961-2005.

Box 2   Folder 1
Handwritten volume of monthly meeting minutes, 1961-1970
Includes dues paid and brief description of expenses
Box 2   Folder 2
Handwritten and typed monthly minutes, 1964-1969
Box 2   Folder 3
Photocopies of minutes referenced above, 1964-1969
Box 2   Folder 4
Handwritten and typed monthly agendas and minutes, 1971-1979
Box 2   Folder 5
Handwritten and typed monthly agendas and minutes, 1980-1989
Includes schedule of meetings, officers, standing and program facet committees
Box 2   Folder 6
Handwritten and typed monthly agendas and minutes, 1990-1991
Includes committee and treasurer's reports.
Box 2   Folder 7
Handwritten and typed monthly agendas and minutes, 1992-1993
Includes committee and executive board long-range planning questions and chart.
Box 2   Folder 8
Typed monthly minutes, 2003
Box 2   Folder 9
Typed monthly minutes, 2004
Box 2   Folder 10
Typed monthly minutes, 2005
Box 2   Folder 11
Handwritten lists of "Drop-Ins," re: meeting guests, 1962
Box 3   Folder 1
Handwritten papers re: minutes and volume of meeting minutes, 1969-1982

D. Organizational Records: Committee Records, 1962-1995.

Box 4   Folder 1
Typed and photocopied reports re: chapter programs, 1976-1982
Includes combined reports from various Facet Committees
Box 4   Folder 2
Typed and photocopied rosters of committee assignments, 1962-1995
Box 4   Folder 3
Memorandums to facet and key committee chairs re: information and requests, 1993-1995
Box 4   Folder 4
Memorandums, correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs re: "Chapter of the Year Award", 1981-1983

E. Committee Records: National Trends and Services Facet Committee, 1970-1990.

Box 4   Folder 5
Reports, correspondence, memorandums and reimbursement vouchers re: National Trends and Services Committee, 1970-1999
Includes reports to Chapter, Southern Area, and National Headquarters
Box 4   Folder 6
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re: United Negro College Fund, Inc., 1977-1984
Box 4   Folder 7
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re: American Cancer Society, 1981-1994
Box 4   Folder 8
Reports, correspondence and memorandums re: Best Chance Network, Hollings Mammography Center, and Women and Cancer Conference, 1992-1998
Box 4   Folder 9
Correspondence, and promotional materials re: S.C. Advocates for Women on Boards and Commissions, 1991-1999
Box 4   Folder 10
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper articles re: miscellaneous National Trends committee service projects, 1973-1988
Items include letters from NAACP-Charleston Branch (1979); Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D 1985); and newspaper article re Lowcountry Women's Coalition (1988).

E.1. National Trends and Services Facet Committee: "The Hurricane Hugo Project", 1989-1990.

Box 5   Folder 1
Chronology, reports, memorandums, correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re: "The Hugo Relief Assistance Fund", 1989-1990
Box 5   Folder 2
Photographs (color and black & white) re: Hugo relief effort, 1989-1990

F. Committee Records: International Trends and Services Facet Committee, 1970-2000.

Box 4   Folder 11
Reports with drafts, correspondence, memorandums and reimbursement vouchers re: International Trends and Services Committee, 1970-2000
Box 4   Folder 12
Letters, color photographs and flyers re: Charleston YWCA activities, 1976-1994
Box 4   Folder 13
Letter and press release re: African Water Wells Project, 1984-1985
Box 4   Folder 14
Letter and photographs re: Baptist College, Charleston, 1988

G. Committee Records: Services to Youth Facet Committee, 1974-2005.

Box 4   Folder 15
Reports, correspondence, memorandums and reimbursements vouchers re: Services to Youth Committee, 1975-1995
Box 4   Folder 16
Report, handwritten letters and photographs re: Saint Matthew Baptist Head Start, 1974-1981
Box 4   Folder 17
Typed and handwritten correspondence and newspaper clipping re: Fine Arts Academy scholarship recipient Don Williams, 1980
Includes letters granting Williams the scholarship; performance report by violin teacher, Mark Cedel; and rebuttal letter from Williams re: Cedel's critique
Box 4   Folder 18
Memorandums and materials pertaining to 1st-5th Creative Writing Clinics at the College of Charleston, 1981-1985
Materials include correspondence, writing projects and newspaper articles (1984-1985) re: Eleanora Tate, children's book author. Also, includes student writings, evaluations and unidentified color and black and white photographs of participants.
Box 4   Folder 19
Color and black and white photographs re: 1st-5th Creative Writing Clinics at the College of Charleston, 1981-1985
Box 4   Folder 20
Memorandums and correspondence re: "Open Letter to Parents" re: the monitoring of rap music, 1984-1993
Box 4   Folder 21
Color photographs re: River Middle School Reading Project, 1985
Box 4   Folder 22
Handwritten reports, typed memorandums, photographs and promotional materials re "Just Say No Club" re: drug prevention at Rivers Middle School, 1986-1988
Box 4   Folder 23
Color photographs re: "Just Say No Club" at Rivers Middle School, 1988
Box 4   Folder 24
Letters, photographs and promotional materials re: "Being the Best You Can Be" at Rivers Middle School, 1989
Box 4   Folder 25
Color photographs re: Resume Writing Workshop, 1988
Box 4   Folder 26
Report and color photographs re: Birthday Book Club at Sanders-Clyde Library, 1991-1992
Box 4   Folder 27
Program of additional activities re: "Services to Youth", 2005
Box 4   Folder 28
Miscellaneous color photographs of various youth programs activities, undated

H. Committee Records: The Arts Facet Committee, 1974-2010.

Box 6   Folder 1
Reports, correspondence, memorandums and reimbursement vouchers of Arts Committee, 1974-1999
Includes reports to Chapter, Southern Area and National Headquarters
Box 6   Folder 2
Memorandum, receipts and photocopied newspaper articles re: Ella Fitzgerald concert, 1978
Box 6   Folder 3
Letter, program and color photographs re: "Inside/Out" event with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee at The Citadel, 1981
Box 6   Folder 4
Photographs and promotional materials re: Esther Hinds concert, 1983
Box 6   Folder 5
Photocopied newspaper clippings and organizational materials re: White Rose Luncheon, Art and Fashion Shows, 1992-2004
Box 6   Folder 6
Color photographs re: White Rose Luncheon, Art and Fashion Show, 1992
Box 6   Folder 7
Correspondence, photographs and promotional materials re: MOJA Arts Festival, 1986-1991
Box 6   Folder 8
Correspondence, hostess schedule and photocopied newspaper clippings re: Spoleto Festival, 1984-1987
Links association with Spoleto includes cosponsoring and hosting the art exhibit: "Against the Odds: African American Artists and the Harmon, 1923-1943;" and "Musica Da Camera" with duo-pianists [Wilfred] Delphin & [Edwin] Romain
Box 6   Folder 9
Programs re: Piccolo Spoleto's "Musica Da Camera", 1979-1992
Noting Links participation as partners and ushers
Box 6   Folder 10
Correspondence and promotional materials re: Delphin and Romain, 1979-1988
Box 6   Folder 11
Correspondence and programs re: Gibbs Art Gallery cosponsored events, 1982-1992
Box 6   Folder 12
Minutes and organizational materials re: Charleston Area Arts Council, 1981-1984
Box 6   Folder 13
Correspondence re: College of Charleston and The Citadel cosponsored art exhibits and concerts, 1974-1995
Box 6   Folder 14
Correspondence and promotional materials re: The Young Charleston Theatre Company, 1979-1984
Box 6   Folder 15
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re: various art committee service projects, 1975-2010

I. Committee Records: Arts and Projects Committees, 1976-1999.

Box 6   Folder 16
Memorandums, reports and reimbursement vouchers re: Project Committee, 1977-1999
Box 6   Folder 17
Project financial reports, photographs and promotional materials re: "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" production, 1986
Performed by the Negro Ensemble Company; part of the MOJA Arts Festival.
Box 6   Folder 18
Correspondence, financial reports and promotional materials re: Joe Williams concert, 1987-1988
Box 7   Folder 1
Memorandums, financial reports and promotional materials re: Mattiwilda Dobbs concert, 1976
Includes letters of sponsorship solicitation; union and auditorium arrangements; and newspapers reviews.
Box 7   Folder 2
Memorandums, financial reports and promotional materials re: Billy Taylor Trio concert, 1978
Box 7   Folder 3
Financial report and promotional materials re: the traveling production of "The Wiz", 1978-1979
Box 7   Folder 4
Correspondence and promotional materials re: the first Black Arts Festival at the Gibbs Art Gallery, 1979
Box 7   Folder 5
Correspondence, photographs and promotional materials re: Second Annual Black Arts Festival at the Gibbs Art Gallery, 1981-1985
Links cosponsored events include art exhibit, "Forever Free: Art by Afro-American Women, 1862-1980; Delphin & Romain piano recital; "Porgy and Bess;" and jazz musician, Ramsey Lewis with Pieces of a Dream
Box 7   Folder 6
Promotional materials and financial reports re: play "From Harlem to Broadway", 1983
Box 7   Folder 7
Correspondence, financial reports, photographs and promotional materials re: "A Soldier's Play", 1984

J. Committee Records: Standing/Key Committees, 1981-1994.

Box 8   Folder 1
Reports, memorandums, reimbursement vouchers and photocopied newspaper clippings re: scholarship committee, 1984-1994
Box 8   Folder 2
Reports, memorandums, reimbursement vouchers of the Constitution, Membership, Entertainment, Publicity, Proposals and Courtesy Committees, 1981-1993

K. Committee Records: Service Projects, 1973-1998.

Box 8   Folder 3
Memorandums and grant proposals re: "Adoptive Project", 1994-1995
Includes organizational proposals from: Reid House of Christian Service; My Sister's House; Jenkins Orphanage; Florence Crittenton Programs; Rivers Middle School; James Simons Elementary School; Mitchell Elementary School; and Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
Box 8   Folder 4
Memorandum and letter re: Technical Assistance Workshop cosponsored with The Southern Arts Federation, 1986
Box 8   Folder 5
Grant proposal and newspaper clippings re: Paint for Senior Citizens program, 1981
Box 8   Folder 6
Reports, correspondence and newspaper clippings re: Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Center, 1979-1980
Box 8   Folder 7
Correspondence and newsletter re: Florence Crittenton Home, 1984-1985
Includes letter from Senator Ernest F. Hollings re: financial grant awarded to center for adolescent pregnancy programs
Box 8   Folder 8
Correspondence re: National Afro-American Historical and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1980
Includes letters from Senators Ernest F. Hollings, Strom Thurmond and Congressman Mendel J. Davis, supporting Senate Bill 1841 to establish the center
Box 8   Folder 9
Letters from Trident United Way, 1983-1989
Box 8   Folder 10
Memorandums and correspondence re: Trident Community Foundation, 1989-1992
Includes information re: the establishment of "The Links' Mayme Burroughs Massey Scholarship"
Box 8   Folder 11
Memorandums and correspondence re: Trident Urban League, 1993-1998
Box 8   Folder 12
Memorandums, newsletters and organizational materials re: American Diabetes Association, 1994-1995
Includes information on Links' project for National Diabetes Month Eye Initiative
Box 8   Folder 13
Correspondence and student surveys re: Jenkins Orphanage Institute, 1994-1995
Box 8   Folder 14
Correspondence, newsletters and black & white photograph re: Links financial donations to Avery Institute, 1984-1998
Box 8   Folder 15
Memorandums and project proposals re: service project candidates, 1979-1998
Includes requests for donations from organizations and individuals
Box 8   Folder 16
Correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings re various service projects, 1973-1997
Box 8   Folder 17
Black & white and color photographs re: various service projects, 1979-1985

L. Financial Records, 1951-2003.

Box 9   Folder 1
Handwritten journal and bank book re: deposits and disbursements, 1951-1976
Box 9   Folder 2
Handwritten and typed scattered reports re: drafts and proposed budgets, 1960-2003
Box 9   Folder 3
Handwritten and typed reports re: final budgets, 1962-2002
Box 9   Folder 4
Handwritten and typed reports re: "Financial and Treasurer's Report", 1961-2002
Box 9   Folder 5
Financial manuals 1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992-1993, 1984-1993
Regarding "The Financial Handbook Review" and "Restricted vs. Unrestricted Funds" (not a complete run for date range)
Box 9   Folder 6
Forms, memorandums and correspondence, 1973-1987
Re: "Income: Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax"
Box 9   Folder 7
Handwritten journal re: income and expenditures, 1990-1991
Box 9   Folder 8
Typed reports and memorandums from Budget and Audit Committees, 1991-2003
Box 9   Folder 9
Bank contract, 1993
Re: certified copy of corporate resolutions.
Box 9   Folder 10
Memorandums and financial materials re: umbrella liability and bonding insurance, 1992-1994
Box 9   Folder 11
Annual statements re: investment accounts, 1996-2003
Box 9   Folder 12
Ledger books with bank receipts, 1986-1988
Re: project account on Negro Ensemble Company and Joe Williams concert
Box 9   Folder 13
Forms and memorandums re: Master Data Forms, 1980-1999
Box 9   Folder 14
Graphs, rosters and memorandums re: dues and pledges, 1961-2001, undated
Box 9   Folder 15
Graphs re: budget analysis, 1973-1990
Box 10   Folder 1
Handwritten check stubs re: organizational and committee expenses, 1995-2000
Box 10   Folder 2
Handwritten reimbursement vouchers, 1997-1999
For chapter officers and national convention expenses
Box 10   Folder 3
Handwritten reimbursement vouchers, 1997-1999
For miscellaneous projects and office supplies expenses
Box 10   Folder 4
Handwritten reimbursement vouchers, 2000-2002
For miscellaneous projects and office supplies expenses
Box 10   Folder 5
Handwritten reimbursement vouchers, 2002-2003
For miscellaneous projects and office supplies expenses
Box 10   Folder 6
Bank statements and typed reconciliation reports re: checking account, 2000-2001
Box 10   Folder 7
Bank statements and financial records re: checking account, 2001-2002

M. Miscellaneous: Artifacts, Ephemera and Other Materials, 1954-1995.

Box 11   Folder 1
Certificates, 1971-1990
Awards to Charleston chapter and members
Box 11   Folder 2
Plaque re: Links' Life Membership to NAACP, 1954
Box 11   Folder 3
Programs, 1973-1986
Re: Charleston Links' twenty-second and thirty-fifth anniversaries
Box 11   Folder 4
Correspondence and contracts, 1993-1994
Re: catering for luncheons and events
Box 11   Folder 5
Cards and invitations to chapter members, 1970-1995
Box 11   Folder 6
Programs and correspondence, 1971-1994
Re: funeral rites of members and friends; thank you notes from family members
Box 11   Folder 7
Essays and ephemera, undated
Re: items from various programs and conferences

N. Photographs, 1950-1995.

Box 12   Folder 1
Black & white and color group photographs of Charleston members, 1950-1995, undated
Box 12   Folder 2
Color photographs of social functions, 1980-1994
Box 12   Folder 3
Color photographs and film negatives of dinner cruise, 1989

2. Links: Regional: Southern Area, 1955-2003.

This series with sub-series includes organizational records; minutes, programs from Southern Area Regional Conferences; and correspondence, financial reports and organizational papers from the 1991 Thirty-first Southern Area Conference held in Charleston.

A. Organizational Records, 1965-2003.

Box 13   Folder 1
Handbooks and manuals, 1972-1993
Re: area By-Laws and "Guidelines for Southern Area Presidents"
Box 13   Folder 2
Memorandums and manuals, 1975, 1993-1994
Re: area roster and boundary information
Box 13   Folder 3
Handbook, 1975-1976
Re: membership directory
Box 13   Folder 4
Reports, 1975-1979
Re: "Remittance of Funds to the Southern Area Secretary"
Box 13   Folder 5
Reports and memorandums, 1988-1990
Re: chapter biennium report
Box 13   Folder 6
Reports, 1975
Re: member changes and statistical polls
Box 13   Folder 7
Memorandums and club calendars from South Area officers, 1965-2003
Box 13   Folder 8
Correspondence from surrounding Southern Area chapters, 1977-1998
Box 13   Folder 9
Programs, invitations and photocopied newspaper clippings, 1979-1995
Re: Southern area chapters activities
Box 14   Folder 1
Scattered newsletters from Southern Area, 1970-1993
Box 14   Folder 2
Color photograph of the Southern Area Executive Committee, 1998

B. Regional Conferences: Southern Area, 1955-1999.

Box 15   Folder 1
Report, minutes and program of conference at Reid Center, Charleston, 1955
Box 15   Folder 2
Agenda from the St. Petersburg-Tampa, FL conference, 1962
Box 15   Folder 3
Reports and minutes from the 23rd Conference, Durham, NC, 1975
Box 15   Folder 4
Treasurer's report and minutes from 24th Conference, Jekyll Island, GA, 1977
Box 15   Folder 5
Reports, minutes, correspondence and programs from the 25th Conference, Hilton Head, SC, 1979
Box 15   Folder 6
Correspondence from the 26th Conference, Orlando, FL, 1980-1981
Box 15   Folder 7
Reports from the 27th Conference, Columbus, GA, 1983
Box 15   Folder 8
Memorandum and newspaper clippings re: State-Wide Meeting, Greenville, SC, 1985
Box 15   Folder 9
Minutes and treasury report from the 30th Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1989
Box 15   Folder 10
Color photograph of the Southern Area executive committee, 1990
Box 15   Folder 11
Memorandums, programs and correspondence from the South Carolina Cluster Meeting, Charleston, 1993
Box 15   Folder 11
Reports, programs, memorandums of the 32nd Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, 1993
Box 15   Folder 12
Correspondence and memorandums of the 33rd Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, 1994-1995
Box 15   Folder 13
Advertisement contract re: 34th Conference, Jackson, MS, 1997
Box 15   Folder 14
Memorandums from the 35th Conference, Charlotte, NC, 1998-1999
Box 15   Folder 15
Pamphlets re: ceremonies of Southern Area conferences, undated

C. Regional Conferences: 1991 31st Southern Area Conference, Charleston, SC, 1989-1991.

Box 16   Folder 1
Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1989-1991
Box 16   Folder 2
Committee assignment and programs, 1991
Box 16   Folder 3
Budget, financial report and treasurer's statement, 1990-1991

3. Links: National Headquarters, 1968-2000.

This series with two sub-series, contains organizational records; minutes, reports, newsletters, and conference programs, created and distributed by the LINKS' National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The second sub-series contains conferences held on the national level.

A. Organizational Records, 1968-2000.

Box 17   Folder 1
Manuals and memorandums, 1968, 1974, 1984-1994
Re: Constitution, By-Laws and amendments
Box 17   Folder 2
Manuals, 1981, 1989, 1991-1994
Re: procedures, protocol, chapter establishment, rituals and nomination and election procedures
Box 17   Folder 3
Manual, 1993
Re: Membership with orientation, financial and public relations
Box 17   Folder 4
Reports and memorandums, 1978, 1988-1991, 1991-1993
Re: proposed budgets
Box 17   Folder 5
Reports, 1978, 1984, 1998
Re: financial statements and charitable contributions
Box 17   Folder 6
Reports and memorandums 1990-1992, 1990-1992
Re: chapter establishment and chartering dates
Box 17   Folder 7
Memorandums and correspondence, 1977-1979, 1980-1985
Re: Charleston Links and National Headquarters organizational matters
Box 17   Folder 8
Memorandums and correspondence, 1992-2000
Re: Charleston Links and National Headquarters organization matters
Box 17   Folder 9
Memorandums and correspondence, 1977-1994
Re: members transfer requests; membership changes and statistical reports.
Box 17   Folder 10
Reports and correspondence, 1980, 1993
Re: resignations, terminations and in-memoriam.
Box 17   Folder 11
Forms and memorandums, 1976, 1983-1986
Re: samples and requests for publications and order forms
Box 18   Folder 1
National Headquarters newsletters, 1976-1988
Box 18   Folder 2
National Headquarters newsletters, 1990-1993
Box 18   Folder 3
Reports and organizational materials re: Links Foundation, Inc., 1980-1995
Includes materials on "Project Lead" (Links Erasing Alcohol and Drug Abuse program).
Box 18   Folder 4
Program and newsletter, 1982
Re: International Trends and Services/Black Women's Consultation
Box 18   Folder 5
Memorandums, correspondence and programs re: Eastern and Central Areas, 1978-1994
Box 18   Folder 6
Pamphlets and photocopied newspaper clippings, 1979-1990

B. National Headquarters: Conferences, 1970-2000.

Box 19   Folder 1
Programs and photocopied newspaper clippings, 1970
Re: 17th Biennial Assembly, Cincinnati, OH
Box 19   Folder 2
Minutes and report, 1974
Re: 19th General Assembly, Washington, D.C.
Box 19   Folder 3
Minutes, 1975
Of Executive Council Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Box 19   Folder 4
Minutes, 1976
Of Executive Council Meeting, Chicago, IL
Box 19   Folder 5
Report, 1977
Re: National Women's Conference: "Links Experience a Growing Awareness of International Affairs 1976-1978" Houston, TX
Box 19   Folder 6
Reports and organizational materials, 1978
Re: 21st National Conference, Chicago, IL
Box 19   Folder 7
Memorandums and organizational materials, 1979-1980
Re: 21st National Conference, Atlanta, GA
Box 19   Folder 8
Reports and organizational materials, 1981-1982
Re: 23rd National Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Box 19   Folder 9
Memorandums, member profiles and organizational materials, 1984
Re: 24th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Box 20   Folder 1
Report, 1986
Re: 25th National Conference, Nashville, TN
Box 20   Folder 2
Registration forms and photocopied newspaper clippings, 1988
Re: 26th National Conference, Miami, FL
Box 20   Folder 3
Reports, 1990
Re: 27th National Conference, Washington, D.C
Box 20   Folder 4
Memorandums and reports, 1991-1992
Re: 28th National Conference, Dallas, TX
Box 20   Folder 5
Memorandum, reports and minutes, 1993-1994
Re: 29th National Conference, Louisville, KY
Box 20   Folder 6
Report, 2000
Re: 32nd National Conference, San Francisco, CA
Box 20   Folder 7
Color photographs re: conference poster displays, 1985, 1989

4. Oversize Materials, 1950-1984.

Includes large photograph and oversize items (scrapbook) created by the Charleston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Drawer  4
   Folder 1
Black and white poster photograph, circa 1950
Re: Charleston Chapter charter members (18x24)
Box 20
Scrapbook, circa 1984
Entitled, "Through the Years with the Charleston Links," highlighting the organization members and activities from 1951-1984


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