New Collection Acquisitions
We are proud to welcome these new collections to the Women & Leadership Archives!
ZONTA International Oak Park Chapter
In early September Mundelein College Alumnae Karen DeMuro donated just over 12 linear ft. of materials related to Zonta International Oak Park Chapter. According to the Zonta International website, the parent organization was "founded in 1919...Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 31,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 64 countries and geographic areas, Contains all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives."
Most of the records detail the active history of the Oak Park Chapter while also providing insight into other activities of the US District 6 area and Zonta International more broadly. The records date from 1944 and extend to 2006. We are thrilled to add these important records to the collections at the WLA!
The Women and Leadership Archives is interested in collecting additional Zonta chapter records. Please contact the director, Beth Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-8837 for more information.
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