The collection contains administrative records of the Houston Chapter of the IAAP from its founding in 1948 through 2003. Committee reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and newsclippings pertain to the chapter's activities. There are also materials from regional and national associations represented in the collection.
1948 - 2003
This material is open for research.
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The International Association of Administrative Profesionals (IAAP) was founded in 1942 as the National Secretaries Association (NSA). The purpose of the NSA is to improve the standards of the secretarial profession, to provide educational benefits, and to sponsor civic and social activities.
The Houston Chapter of the NSA was chartered on September 28, 1948 at a meeting in the Sam Houston Hotel with 29 charter members. Houston hosted the National Convention for NSA in 1951 at the Shamrock Hotel. The Houston chapter estabilished its first scholarship at the University of Houston for a "worthy high school graduate interested in a secretarial career." The organization changed names in 1981 to Professional Secretaries International and again in 1998 to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) to encompass the large number of varied administrative job titles and recognize the advancing role of administrative support staff in business and government.
The collection contains administrative records of the Houston Chapter of the IAAP from its founding in 1948 through 2003. Committee reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and newsclippings pertain to the chapter's activities.
Series I. Houston Chapter Administration and Organization
Series II. Scrapbooks and Photographs
Series III. Newsclippings and Publications
Series IV. Regional and National Associations
Series V. Oversize Materials
Lillian Mayo, President of the Houston Chapter IAAP donated these records in July 2015.
The Houston Chapter's monthly newsletter Strikeovers published 1949-1996 have been catalogued separately and are available in the Woodson Research Center call number: HD8039 .S58
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Houston Chapter records, 1948-2003, MS 207, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/173 Accessed February 22, 2024.