Founded in 1921 by Eugenia Schuster (1865-1946), the Pan American Round Table of El Paso is a nonprofit women’s organization which promotes “mutual knowledge, understanding, and friendship among the peoples of the western hemisphere” through educational forums and lectures, social gatherings, study groups, community involvement and activities, and the annual celebration of Pan American Day on April 14th. The organization’s goals include improving international relations by establishing friendships with women from different countries, and to increase members’ knowledge about the Pan American nations with a focus on women’s concerns and issues. The records date 1921 – 2007, bulk 1950 – 2000. Types of records include minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, financial records, clippings, photographs, negatives, slides, cassette tapes, scrapbooks, proclamations, postcards and other souvenirs, invitations, programs, notes, publications, pamphlets and brochures, and other printed material. Divided into twelve series (Constitution and by-laws, Minutes and resolutions, Chapter history, Officers’ papers and reports, Correspondence, Membership, Activities and events, Photographs and other media, Scrapbooks, Publications, Pan American Round Tables of Texas, and Alliance of Pan American Round Tables), the records document the chapter’s meetings, social and educational activities, finances and operations, membership, community and national service and projects, travels, and involvement in the state and international Round Table organizations.