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Accession 659

Inclusive Dates

1939-1998, 2000-2008


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

7500 pieces, 3.75 linear feet



Historical Note

The Country Women’s Council, USA (CWC) was founded in 1939 as the United States Liaison Committee with objective “To unite into a cooperative, working organization, the USA societies affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), whose rural and urban members represent varied races, nationalities and creeds; who believe that communication based on friendship and understanding will advance peace and progress; and who believe that the quality of life is improved for all people through the following: (1) The relief of poverty, (2) The advancement of education and, (3) The relief of sickness, and the protection and preservation of health.”

Scope and Content Note

The Country Women’s Council, USA Records consists of records related and produced by the organization. The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, credentials, reports, proposed budgets, financial information, voting records, and other items related to the council’s business and activities. This collection is a good source of rural women’s activities during the mid to late twentieth century.


The records of the Country Women’s Council, USA were received by the Archives in 1985, 1987, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2005, and 2009. This donation was made by the council via Betty Buff, Wesley Nunemaker, Gloria Huey, Gloria Jasinski, Kathryn Christensen, and Judy Bender (members of the officers of the organization).


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Country Women's Council, USA Records - Accession 659