Black and white photograph of four Crookston BPW members collecting coins for the annual March of Dimes fundraising event, 1954.

March of Dimes fundraising event

Four Crookston BPW members collect coins for the annual March of Dimes fundraising event, 1954.

Black and white photograph of Crookston BPW members selling Artist Series tickets, 1954.

Crookston BPW members selling Artist Series tickets

Crookston BPW members selling Artist Series tickets, 1954.

Black and white photograph of Mae Rideout being congratulated for being named “Woman of the Year,” 1954.

Mae Rideout congratulated for being named “Woman of the Year”

Mae Rideout receives congratulations for being named “Woman of the Year”, 1954. Left to right: Mae’s sister, Edna Young; Evelyn Andrews, Crookston BPW president, 1954; Clara Berg; and Ida Tvedten.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Roger L. Dell presenting Crookston BPW member Mae Rideout with a “book of golden deeds” in St. Paul, April 12, 1954.

Crookston BPW member Mae Rideout and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Roger L. Dell

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Roger L. Dell presents Crookston BPW member Mae Rideout with a “book of golden deeds” in St. Paul, April 12, 1954.

Black and white photograph of Members of Crookston’s BPW club walking with the American flag down Main Street in a parade, ca. 1940s.

Crookston BPW members marching in a parade

Members of Crookston’s BPW club walking with the American flag down Main Street in a parade, ca. 1940s.

1919 Business and Professional Women (BPW) emblem.

1919 Business and Professional Women (BPW) emblem

The BPW emblem combines five symbols: a torch, a wand, a ship, a scroll, and Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

Black and white photograph of Former Crookston BPW presidents, 1942.

Former Crookston BPW presidents

Former presidents of the Crookston BPW gather for a group portrait, June 1942. Pictured, seated left to right, are Ida Tvedten, Mae Rideout, Pauline Rauenbuehler, Bergetta Loken, and Katherine Burns; standing (left to right) are Mrs. Ethel Stephens, Clara Berg, Mrs. Ruth Olson, Clara Crouette, Louise Rasmussen, Myrtle Hovland, and Agatha Krueger.

Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW), Crookston, 1921–1960

The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW/USA) was started in 1919 to improve job conditions and raise pay rates for working women. At the first meeting of the foundation’s Crookston chapter in 1921, over 100 women gathered. In its early years, the club donated volunteer time and money to local causes, including the Camp Fire Girls, Crookston’s Drum and Bugle Corps, and milk and medical aid for needy school children.

Color image of the plaque that Representative Helen E. McMillan received at her recognition banquet, held on March 18, 1975.

Representative Helen E. McMillan plaque

Plaque that Representative Helen E. McMillan received at her recognition banquet, held on March 18, 1975.

Color image of Helen E. (Davis) McMillan of Austin, ca. 1972.

Helen (Davis) McMillan

Helen E. (Davis) McMillan of Austin, ca. 1972.

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