Preliminary Guide to the Neighborly Neighbors of Sunnyside Records

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Neighborly Neighbors Club.
Neighborly Neighbors of Sunnyside records
Date [inclusive]
circa 1922-1997
1.5 Linear feet 3 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use - MS 1985-05: 2-9-12-6, MS 1999-30: 2-2-3-2.)
Materials are in English.

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Biographical Note

The Neighborly Neighbors were founded by 12 women living in the Sunnyside Hill neighborhood in Pullman, Washington in 1907, and continued as late as 1997. The club first convened informally in the home of Mrs. W. H. Wenham with the intention of “promote[ing] sociability in our neighborhood.” After their inception, the Neighborly Neighbors provided support to neighborhood families, performed philanthropic work to help economically disadvantaged individuals and families, and supported local non-profit organizations, such as the Campfire Girls and the Red Cross. In 1922, the club drafted a set of by-laws, which were revised in 1960 and 1984. In addition to leadership positions, such as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary, the group also consisted of committees for communication (called “Telephone” duty), good cheer, quilting, the milk fund, and programming. Throughout their history, membership has largely been reserved for residents on Sunnyside Hill.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of the records for the Neighborly Neighbors Club of Sunnyside Hill in Pullman, Washington. This includes meeting minutes, club histories, by-laws, roll calls, account ledgers, and photographs. The minutes provide information about their philanthropic work and the customs and life styles of married women living on Sunnyside Hill throughout the 20th century.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State Universities Libraries by Mrs. Donald George from 1985-1999 (MS 1985-05, MS 1999-30).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources


  • Women--Social life and customs--20th century--Archives
  • Women--Societies and clubs--20th century
  • Women--Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman

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