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Women's Clubs Collection, 1812-1995
1 box, 2 volumes (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 485

Abstract:
Collection of files on women's clubs in the United States, primarily in New England.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Six members of the Birdwoman Club, an organization for women pilots and students, undated

Six members of the Birdwoman Club, an organization
for women pilots and students, undated

This is a collection of small files on various women's clubs in the United States, primarily in New England. The collection dates from 1812 to the present and includes charitable, literary, political, social and religious clubs. Some of those represented are the Concord Female Charitable Society (1812-1912), Mother's Study Club (Cambridge), the Home Study Club (Ashland, Mass.), Woman's National Democratic Club (Washington, DC), Worcester Woman's Club, and the Woman's Baptist Social Union (Boston). There is also a small amount of material on African American club women Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (Women's ERA Club of Boston) and Julia Davis (Saint Louis City Association of Colored Women's Clubs). Types of materials include programs, yearbooks, calendars, by-laws, fliers, newsletters, histories, articles, books, pamphlets, and other published materials. There are also books, articles and pamphlets on the history of women's club movement, individual clubs and clubwomen. These include The Mother of Clubs: Caroline M. Seymour Severance, ed. Ella Giles Ruddy; and Reminiscences of the Springfield Women's Club, 1884-1924, by Carrie Niles Whitcomb.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Women's Clubs Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Items in this collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. New materials are acquired and added to the collection from time to time.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Jennifer Smar, intern, 2005.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English.

Contents List



Contents


Box 1: folder 1
The Afternoon Club, Gardner, Mass.: publications,
1906-07, 1910-11

Box 1: folder 2
American Women's Clubs: articles, pamphlet,
1899-1975

Box 1
Birdwoman Club: photograph,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
The Cabot Club, Middleboro, Mass.: Calendar,
1909-10

Box 1
Chautauqua-by-the-Sea for Eastern New England, 30th Annual Session: publications,
1910

Box 1
Concord Female Charitable Society: publications,
1812-1912

Box 1
The Cosmopolitan Club, Springfield, Mass (?): publications,
1910-12

Box 1
District of Columbia Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington, D.C.: Yearbook,
1902

Box 1: folder 4
Dover Women's Club, Dover, N.H.: publications,
1905-06

Box 1
Edgewood Women's Club, Providence, R.I.: Yearbook,
1907-08

Box 1
Enfield, The Woman's Club of, Enfield, Conn.: Calendar,
1900-01

Box 1
Fortnightly Club, Bath, Maine: Yearbook,
1909-10

Box 1
Friends in Council, Turners Falls, Mass.: publications,
1904-05

Box 1
The Froebel Society, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Souvenir, 1898; Program,
1901-02, 1904-05

Box 1
General Federation of Women's Clubs: clippings, pamphlets, and articles,
1889-1957

Box 1: folder 5
H.H. Club, Dayton, Ohio: publications,
1893-94, 1898-99

Box 1: folder 6
Hackensack, New Jersey, Women's Club of: Year Book,
1912-13

Box 1
Home Study Club, Ashland, Mass.: publications,
1908-09

Box 1
Hyde Park Current Events Club, Boston, Mass.: publications,
1907-08

Box 1
Kosmos Club, Wakefield, Mass.: Yearbook,
1905-06

Box 1
The Medford Women's Club, Medford, Mass.: publications,
1899-1900

Box 1: folder 7
Middlesex Women's Club, Lowell, Mass.: Year Book,
1898-1900

Box 1
Milford Woman's Club, Milford, (State?): publications,
1905-06

Box 1
Mother's Study Club, Cambridge, Mass.: publications,
1964

Box 1
National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.: report,
1949-50

Box 1: folder 8
New Britain, Conn., Women's Club of: publications,
1905-06

Box 1
New England Women's Club, Boston, Mass.: publications,
1899

Box 1
New Hampshire Missionary Society, Female Club Institution: annual report,
1830-33

Box 1
Ohio State Association of Colored Women's Clubs: newsletter,
n.d.

Box 1
Old and New, Malden, Mass.: publications,
1898-99, 1907-08

Box 1
Oneonta, New York, The Woman's Club of: Yearbook,
1899-00

Box 1
Quota Club: article,
1927

Box 1
Rhode Island Women's Club, Providence, R.I.: Year Book,
1906

Box 1
St. Johnsbury Women's Club, St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Year Book,
1909/1910

Box 1: folder 9
The Saint Louis City Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. (Julia Davis): correspondence, pamphlets, and articles,
1961-64

Box 1
Sarah F. Doyle Club, Providence, R.I.: Year Book,
1906/1907, 1910/1911

Box 1
Southern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs: program,
1902

Box 1
Springfield, Ohio, Woman's Club of: publications,
1902/1903, 1912/1913

Box 1
Springfield Women's Club, Springfield, Mass.: publications,

[see also Books on Shelf]

1884-1889

Box 1: folder 9
Sunderland Woman's Club, Sunderland, Mass.: publications,
1905/1906

Box 1
Thursday Club, Westborough, Mass.: publications,
1907/1908

Box 1: folder 10
Thursday Morning Club, Great Barrington, Mass.: publications,
1901/1902

Box 1
Tuesday Afternoon Club, Easthampton, Mass.: publications,
1995

Box 1
Upland Women's Club, Upland, CA: clippings, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence,
1926-50

Box 1
Waltham Woman's Club, Waltham, Mass.: publications,
1908-1909

Box 1: folder 11
Wellesley Hills Woman's Club, Wellesley Hills, Mass.: Program,
1910-11

Box 1
West Concord Woman's Club, Concord Junction, Mass.: Year Book,
1910-11

Box 1
Whitman Woman's Club, Whitman, Mass.: publications,
1909-11

Box 1
Wisconsin, Woman's Club of, Milwaukee, Wis.: Calendar,
1909-10

Box 1
Woburn Woman's Club, Woburn, Mass.: Year Book,
1907-08

Box 1: folder 12
Woman's Baptist Social Union, Boston, Mass.: Gentlemen's Night,
1904

Box 1
Woman's Congressional Club: magazine
1909

Box 1
Women's City Club of Boston

[see separate folder]



Box 1
Women's City Club of New York: goals,
1983

Box 1
Women's ERA Club of Boston (Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin): clippings,
1842-1924

Box 1
Woman's Literary Club, Dayton, Ohio: publications,
1902-03

Box 1
Woman's Literary Union, Androscoggin County, Maine: publications,
1909-10

Box 1
Woman's National Democratic Club, Washington, D.C.,(By-Laws)
1950, 1951

Box 1: folder 12
Woman's National Farm and Garden Assoc., New York Division, By Laws,
1948

Box 1
Worcester Woman's Club, Worcester, Mass.: Year Book,
1895/1896, 1909-10

Box 1
Women's City Club of Boston: book, pamphlets,
1926-30

Box 1: folder 13
Yearbook of Women's Clubhouses. Published by the Woman's Journal,
1929-30

Box 1: folder 14
General


Box 1: folder 15
Winslow, Helen M. Literature via the Woman's Club, The Critic,
March 1904

Box 1
Literary Club Women, The Critic,
April 1904

Box 1
The Story of the Woman's Club Movement, New England Magazine,
July 1908

Box 1
BOOKS ON SHELF



The Mother of Clubs: Caroline M. Seymour Severance, An Estimate and An Appreciation, edited by Ella Giles Ruddy
(1906)


Reminiscences of the Springfield Woman's Club, 1884-1924 by Carrie Niles Whitcomb




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Subjects
  • Clubs--United States--History--Sources
  • Women--New England--History--Sources
  • Women--Societies and clubs--United States--History--Sources

Contributors
  • Sophia Smith Collection


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