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Kalamazoo Chapter of National Secretary Association

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4122
Documents include monthly newsletters (Visage, Professional link, and Mall City notes); membership rosters; board/chapter minutes; and two copies of The history of the Kalamazoo Chapter 50th anniversary 1946-1996.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1946-2015

Creator

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 1.5 cubic feet and is composed of documents from the Kalamazoo Chapter of the National Secretaries Association. The association kept records of monthly newsletters (Visage, Professional Link, and Mall City Notes), membership rosters, board/chapter minutes and other materials. The entire collection is made up of documents that are 8” x 11” and the documents are in good condition with no visible discoloration or damage with the exception of two golden booklets titled The History of the Kalamazoo Chapter 50th Anniversary 1946-1996. Originally the collection came in boxes with no particular order and were later organized in categories that were similar and then placed into archive safe folders and sorted by year and or volume.

Extent

2 boxes

Biographical / Historical

The Kalamazoo Chapter of the National Secretaries Association founded in 1946 existed as a physical organization until May 2015, when the chapter dissolved and moved operations exclusively online. Over the years, the national organization’s name changed from the National Secretaries Association and to the Professional Secretaries International and finally to the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

The organization held monthly meetings and kept track of guest speakers, various committees and programs that were currently running as well as the organizations budget.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 1.5 cubic feet and is composed of documents from the Kalamazoo Chapter of the National Secretaries Association. The association kept records of monthly newsletters (Visage, Professional Link, and Mall City Notes), membership rosters, board/chapter minutes and other materials. The entire collection is made up of documents that are 8” x 11” and the documents are in good condition with no visible discoloration or damage with the exception of two golden booklets titled The History of the Kalamazoo Chapter 50th Anniversary 1946-1996. Originally the collection came in boxes with no particular order and were later organized in categories that were similar and then placed into archive safe folders and sorted by year and or volume.

Provenance

This collection is composed of documents from the Kalamazoo Chapter of the National Secretaries Association which existed from 1946 to 2015 until the chapter moved operations exclusively online.
Notes The records were gifted to the Archives by Sandra Oaks, who was a member of the organization in July 2018.
Title
Kalamazoo Chapter of National Secretary Association Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Ian Daly
Date
1946-2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490