Guide to the Pullman Federated Women's Club Records 1941-2004
Cage 869

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Pullman Federated Women's Club Records
ID
Cage 869
Date [inclusive]
1941-2004
Extent
9.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the Pullman (WA) Federated Women's Club, from 1941 to 2004. Most of the contents are papers pertaining to the operation of the local Pullman chapter. Also contains issues of journals and newsletters from the General Federation of Women's Clubs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and books related to the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Pullman Federated Women's Club Records, 1941-2004

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

[From the guide to Cage 510, Pullman Federated Women's Club Records, 1914-1981 (written circa 1985)]

The Pullman Federated Women's Club is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, a national federation which has existed since 1890. The Pullman Women's Club is in the North Eastern District of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs.

The Pullman Women's Club, which has an average of twenty members, was first organized in May of 1921. Previously, since 1914, the club was called Pullman Mother's Council, and Pullman Mother's Club. The club became part of the Federation in October, 1921, and since then the club has undertaken a large number of social and community activities.

The club includes several departments, such as Art and History, Better Homes, Child Study, Civics, Education, the Garden Club, Pre-School Mothers, and Epsilon Sigma Omicron. Each department has its own meetings and activities, aside from the general meetings and activities. Guest lecturers have often appeared at club meetings, and the general public has often been invited. As a whole club, community service projects were organized. Many projects of the Women's Club were social achievements, such as their City Beautification Plan in 1960 and 1961. The club raised money for the Youth Center Building, hospitals, and created the Pre-Natal Clinic. Their Gerontology Clinic, for the elderly in Pullman, was awarded by the Washington State Federation of Women's Club Community Service Contest in 1960.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains records of the Pullman Federated Women's Club, from 1941 to 2004. Most of the contents are papers pertaining to the operation of the Pullman chapter, including scrapbooks, account books, meeting minutes, organization guidebooks and manuals, as well as yearbooks and directories. This collection also contains issues of journals and newsletters from the General Federation of Women's Clubs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and books related to the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

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Arrangement note

The Pullman Federated Women's Club Records are arranged in four series:

Series 1: Administrative, 1941-2004. Includes four subseries: 1.1: Minutes, 1957-2002; 1.2: Handbooks, 1960-2004; 1.3: Financial, 1941-2002; 1.4: Miscellaneous, 1962-2004.

Series 2: Programming, 1976-2004. Includes two subseries: 2.1: Program Records, 1976-2001; 2.2: Publications, 1965-2004.

Series 3: Publications, 1952-2004. Includes two subseries: 3.1: The Washington Clubwoman, 1952-2004; 3.2: Yearbooks, 1947-2002.

Series 4: Scrapbooks and ephemera, 1950-1996.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Mary Jane Becker donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries on behalf of the Pullman Federated Women's Club in multiple installments between 1989 and 2006 (MS.1989.71, MS.2002.22, MS.2006.03).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Samantha Case and Steven Bingo in 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Cage 510, Pullman Federated Women's Club Records, 1914-1981

Separated Materials note

The following items were removed from the collection and cataloged separately:

GFWC Clubwoman (newsletter), 1987-2002 (incomplete): HQ1871 G646

The Story of the Dry Pea and Lentil Industry, circa 1972: SB351 L55 S76 1972

Unity in Diversity, volumes 1 and 2, 1975: HQ1904 W45 1975

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Federated Women's Club -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Administrative 1941-2004 

Subseries 1.1: Minutes 

Box Folder

Better Homes (Art) Department Minutes 1957-1984 

1 1

Epsilon Sigma Omicron Minutes 1962-1965 

1 2

Garden Club Minutes 1963-1987 

1 3

Pullman Woman's Club Minutes 1975-1981 

1 4

Pullman Woman's Club Minutes 1981-1992 

1 5

Pullman Woman's Club Minutes 1992-1998 

1 6

Pullman Woman's Club Minutes 1998-2002 

1 7

Pullman Woman's Club Minutes 2001-2002 

1 8

Subseries 1.2: Handbooks 

Box Folder

GFWC Administration Book 1984-1986 

1 9

GFWC Administration Guide 1994-1996 

1 10

GFWC Administration Guide 2002-2004 

2 11

GFWC Guidelines and Resolutions 1972-1976 

2 12

GFWC Legislative Manual undated 

2 13

GFWC Manual 1978-1980 

2 14

Installation of Officers of the Pullman Woman's Club 

2 15

Keys to Marketing Clubs and Districts 1992 

2 16

Washington State Administrative Handbook 1998-2000 

2 17

Washington State Administrative Handbook 2000-2002 

2 18

Washington State Federation Bylaws and Resolutions 1960, 1976 

3 19

Washington State Federation Keys 1982-1986 

3 20

Washington State Federation Keys 1992-1994 

3 21

Subseries 1.3: Financial 

Box Folder

Agenda and Tax Exempt Status 1977-1978 

3 22

Pullman Woman's Club Treasurer's Record Book 1941-1959 

3 23

Pullman Woman's Club Treasurer's Record Book 1959-2002 

3 24

Treasurer's Reports 1950-1958 

3 25

Subseries 1.4: Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Epsilon Sigma Omicron 1981-1992 

3 26

Miscellaneous Club Documents 1962-1999 

3 27

Pullman Woman's Club History 1990 

3 28

State Convention Materials 1950-1978 

3 29

State Convention Materials 1985-2004 

3 30

The Story of Federation Forest State Park 

3 31

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Series 2: Programming 1976-2004 

Subseries 2.1: Program records 

Box Folder

Correspondence about International Cultural Exchange 1976-1986 

4 32

Gambling Laws 1994 

4 33

General Federation of Woman's Clubs International Hospitality Program 1987-1988 

4 34

Membership Information 1995-2001 

4 35

Pullman Summary Reports 1978-2000 

4 36

Statewide Summary Reports about International Cultural Exchange 1983-1987 

4 37

Subseries 2.2: Publications 

Box Folder

Community Improvement Program Guidebooks 1982, 1992-2004 

4 38

Conservation Publications 1978-2002 

4 39

General Federation of Woman's Clubs Special Projects and Standing Committees 1988-1996 

4 40

Health and Safety Publications 1988-1994 

5 41

International Exchange Publications 1982-1986 

5 42

International Programs 1976 

5 43

Literacy Programs 1994 

5 44

Miscellaneous Publications 

5 45

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1999 

5 46

Neill Public Library Community Service 1965, 1980, 2000 

5 47

Program Bulletins 1999-2001 

5 48

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Series 3: Publications 1952-2004 

Subseries 3.1: The Washington Clubwoman 

Box Folder

The Washington Clubwoman 1952, 1971-1985 

5 49

The Washington Clubwoman 1986-1991 

5 50

The Washington Clubwoman 1997-2004 

6 51

Subseries 3.2: Yearbooks 

Box Folder

Northeastern District 1947-1951, 1972-1986, 1992 

6 52

Pullman Federated Woman's Club 1948-2002 

7

Washington State Federation Directories 1976-1986 

6 53

Washington State Federation Directories 1992-2002 

6 54

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Series 4: Scrapbooks and ephemera 1950-1996 

Box Folder

Certificate 1981 

6 55

Clippings 1950-1958 

6 56

Clippings 1971-1987 

6 57

Clippings 1976-1986 

6 58

Clippings 1996-1998 

6 59

Clippings and photos 1974 

6 60

Photos 1952, 1995-1996 

6 61

Scrapbook (white) 1978-1992 

8

Scrapbook (blue) 1958-1992 

8

Photograph album 1978-1990 

9

Scrapbook 1978-1987 

9

Scrapbook (blue) 1974-1986 

9

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