West End Woman’s Club Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of annual yearbooks that contain articles of incorporation, lists of officers and membership, by-laws and program calendars. There is also one folder containing an historical sketch on the West End Woman’s Club.
- Creation: 1894 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
The West End Woman’s Club was organized in 1892 and received its papers of incorporation in December the same year. As stated in section two of their statement of intent, the clubs’ objectives were for, “mutual counsel and entertainment; literary, musical, educational and philanthropic work, social and municipal reform.” Three departments with the club were formed to achieve its goals: the Philanthropic, Educational, and Municipal. The group held regular meetings on the first and third Fridays each month and at least one annual evening meeting a year.
.5 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of yearbooks which contain the club’s articles of incorporation, lists of officers and members, by-laws and program calendars.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of document and then chronologically by yearbook.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Chicago Public Library Reference Department in 1976.
- Guide to the West End Woman’s Club Records
- Original author unknown, 1985. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository
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Chicago Public Library
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Chicago IL 60605 United States