Preliminary Guide to the Pullman Historical Club Records
MSSM.052

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pullman Historical Club.
Title
Pullman Historical Club Records
ID
MSSM.052
Date [inclusive]
1904-2015
Extent
5.25 Linear feet 7 records cartons and 1 oversize box.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.1998.20: 2-5-14-6; MS.1999.02: 2-2-7-2; MS.2014.01: 2-2-8-2; MS.2014.14: 2-2-9-2; MS.2014.22: 2-2-9-2; MS.2016.09: 2-2-8-2.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

In 1904, Elizabeth Hungate formed a women's reading circle in Pullman, Washington, with ten members, including Grace Baum, A. B. Baker, C. M. Waters, J. J. Murray, I. Dysart, Mrs. Charles White, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Keeney, and Mrs. True. The group held meetings every two weeks to discuss the Winona and Chautauqua Reading Courses, as well as Shakespearean readings. Once the Pullman Historical Club was formally organized (later that year), with its first charter membership numbering nineteen women, the group selected yearly subjects for their research and activities, with its first focus on the history of Japan. The club has received recognition from national organizations, including the Pan-American Union, for the comprehensive level of scholarship within their study courses. These histories span the globe and address religion, education, art, music, as well as local history. Supplementing their reading courses and the presentations given by members at regular meetings, the Pullman Historical Club has had guest speakers from the community, and has held themed luncheons, including the President's Day program. In addition to other community services performed by group, the Pullman Historical Club has collaborated with local organizations, such as the Red Cross and the Pullman Fortnightly Club, and worked to secure libraries, water fountains, and playgrounds for Pullman schools. The Pullman Historical Club is currently active.

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Collection Description

This collection consists of records of the Pullman Historical Club of Pullman, Washington. It includes meeting minutes, membership rolls, and club scrapbooks, including event programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and historical sketches of the organization's earliest years.

Preliminary Inventory:

MS.1998.20

Box 1: Scrapbooks of programs and newspaper clippings, 1904-1960s and 1980s-1990s (2 items).

Box 2: Meeting minutes, 1904-1922; scrapbook of club history from 1904-1944 including event programs, photographs, and membership rolls; scrapbook of meeting minutes, programs and newspaper clippings (1953-1963); and programs, 1908-1980.

Box 3: Large scrapbook with photographs, event programs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia, 1904-2004.

MS.1999.02

Box 1: Meeting minutes (1922-1953).

MS.2014.01

Box 1: Early club historical notes (1934), meeting minutes and other related papers (1999-2009).

MS.2014.14

Box 1: Event programs, 1951-2014.

MS.2014.22

Box 1: Floppy disks with digital reproductions of yearbooks (2003-2004), DVD with digital file of club history document (2011-2012), membership rolls (1951-2012), and miscellaneous materials.

MS.2016.09

Box 1. Minutes, 1963-1999, and historical sketches, 1980 and 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 Historical Club in multiple installments beginning in 1998 (MS.1998.20, MS. 1999.02, MS.2014.01, MS.2014.14, MS.2014.22, MS.2016.09).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Historical Club.

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Women -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
  • Women -- Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman--Records and correspondence
  • Women--Education--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Women--Social life and customs--20th century

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