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West Chester University Faculty Dames Records

Identifier: 047
This collection is divided into four series: Correspondence, Events, Faculty Dames News and Publications, and Faculty Dames Ann Johns Scholarship.

Series 1 Correspondence includes letters about the Faculty Dames organization, its membership, and upcoming events.

Series 2 Events contains promotional flyers and invitations to regularly held events of the Faculty Dames, such as the Annual Spring Luncheon, "An Evening at Tanglewood", "Christmas Coffee", a luncheon fashion show, and more.

Series 3 Faculty Dames News and Publications includes newspaper articles about the Faculty Dames.

Series 4 Faculty Dames Ann Johns Scholarship contains promotional materials and information about this scholarship.


  • 1941 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

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Collection is open for research.


1 Boxes (1 half-size document box)

0.21 Linear Feet


The Faculty Dames were a group composed of West Chester faculty spouses. This collection includes correspondence, invitations, event flyers, and articles related to the West Chester University Faculty Dames.

Biographical / Historical

The Faculty Dames were a group composed of West Chester faculty spouses. The group met regularly and they held and attended social events for faculty members and their spouses over the 20th century. They also fundraised for the Ann Johns Scholarship, a scholarship fund for yonug women attending college at West Chester.

The Dames community provided a supportive and positive environment for faculty spouses and their families. Some former Faculty Dames include Mary Rita Filiano (spouse of Dr. Albert E. Filano), Janet G. Sturzebecker (spouse of Dr. Russell Sturzebecker), and Margaret "Peg" Susan McKenty (spouse of Dr. David McKenty).

Today, the Ann Johns Memorial Scholarship continues to be awarded to support non-traditional female students with financial need.


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic and chronological order.
West Chester University Faculty Dames Records
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg; Grace Citro
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository