Preliminary Guide to the Pullman Fortnightly Club Records, 1893-2015
MSSM.050

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Fortnightly Club (Pullman, Wash.).
Title
Pullman Fortnightly Club Records
ID
MSSM.050
Date [inclusive]
1893-2015
Extent
7.0 Linear feet 12 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.1996.36: 2-14-27-5; MS.2004.04: 2-5-14-6; MS.2008.30: 2-5-25-2; MS.2011.24: 1-38-5-7; MS.2014.04: 1-38-6-7; MS.2014.26: 1-38-18-3.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

(From the guide tothe Pullman Fortnightly Club Records, 1893-1996, Cage 630)

The Pullman Fortnightly Club was organized in 1893 by Harriet E. Bryan, wife of Washington State Agricultural College (now Washington State University) President Enoch A. Bryan, as a women's literary society. In its opening year the club inducted twenty-five members, with a $2 membership fee. The Pullman Fortnightly Club conducts bi-monthly meetings from September to April, at which members present their analyses of classical and contemporary works of poetry, drama, and fiction. It holds breakfast meetings, annual anniversary dinners, and participates in events benefiting the public, including its purchase of Thatuna Park (today a public softball field) along the Palouse River. The Pullman Fortnightly Club serves as one of the oldest organizations in the community.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records of the Pullman Fortnightly Club, from 1893 to 2015. It includes club yearbooks (1893-2015), newspaper clippings, program invitations, photographs, meeting minutes, financial records (1906-1939 and 1988-2004), notes and letters by club historians (starting 1898), and related correspondence, poems by members, meeting memorabilia, book lists, postcards, and multiple scrapbooks. The collection also includes materials pertaining to the 100th and 110th anniversaries of the club, copies of the club newsletter "The Clover Leaf" from 1902, and the Constitution of Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs (1896).

Preliminary Inventory:

MS.1996.36

Box 1. Newspaper clippings, copies of programs, program invitations, photographs, meeting memorabilia, book covers, and the Constitution of Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs (1896), as well as correspondence, a video recording (VHS) of the Fortnightly Club 100th Anniversary (October 12, 1993), and audiocassette recordings of meetings (1993-1995).

Box 2. Club yearbook (1914-1915), postcard, scrapbook containing programs from 1908-1976 and newspaper articles.

MS.2004.04

Box 1. Poems by members, meeting minutes and financial records (1906-1939), notes and letters composed by club historians (starting 1898), and newspaper clippings.

Box 2. Photographs, posters, essays, scrapbook of 110th Anniversary, and an account book (1988-2004).

MS.2008.30

Box 1. Club scrapbook compiled for Serena F. (Wallis) Matthews, including programs, correspondence, WSC commencement materials, newspaper clippings, book list, meeting minutes, photographs, certificates, and copies of the club newsletter "The Clover Leaf" from 1902.

Box 2. Club scrapbook, including newspaper clippings, correspondence, financial information, postcards, photographs, and program invitations.

Box 3. 110th Anniversary banner, club scrapbook, including newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and postcards.

MS.2011.24

Box 1. Club membership and book lists, programs (1893 to 2008), program invitations, and newspaper clippings.

Box 2. Club program invitations, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers.

Box 3. Club yearbooks (1993-2014), newspaper clippings, program invitations, and correspondence.

MS. 2014.04

Photographs, materials concerning the 100th and 110th anniversary, copies of club constitution, yearbooks.

MS.2014.26

Box 1. Club yearbooks (1896-1965), photographs, program invitations, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and speeches.

Box 2. Club yearbooks (1965-2003, 2015).

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Received by Washington State University Libraries from the Pullman Fortnightly Club in multiple installments: 1996 (MS.1996.36), 2004 (MS.2004.04), 2008 (MS.2008.30), 2011 (MS.2011.24), and 2014 forward (MS.2014.04 and MS.2014.26).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Pullman Fortnightly Club Records 1893-1996 (Cage 630)

Fortnightly Club Yearbooks (Cage 108)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Fortnightly Club (Pullman, Wash.).

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Literature--Societies, etc.--Washington (State)
  • Women -- Societies and clubs -- 20th century -- Archives
  • Women -- Societies and clubs --21st century -- Archives
  • Women -- Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman--Records and correspondence
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Societies and clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs--19th century--Archives

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