The San Fernando Women's Club Collection documents the Club's activities, which largely pertained to drama, literature, and music. The Club underwent a number of name changes and mergers, and these are clearly documented through minutes of club meetings and by-laws that indicate the goals of each new club incarnation. The collection includes newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, financial records, a scrapbook, reports of club officers, membership lists, yearbooks, and guest books. The collection is divided into four major series: Pre-San Fernando Women's Club History (1917-1929), Administrative Records (1928-1981), Financial Records (1946-1970), and Junior Women's Club Administrative Records (1930-1968).
Series I, Pre-San Fernando Women's Club History, documents events leading to the formation of the San Fernando Women's Club. The Elective Study Club is represented by lists of members, applications, a minute book, newspaper clippings, and reports. The Elective Study Club briefly revived as the San Fernando Women's Club before combining with the Ebell Club to form the San Fernando Cosmos Club in 1929. Minutes and resolutions document these changes, as well as the club's meetings and social work. Files are arranged chronologically by originating club, and then alphabetically.
Series II, Administrative Records, documents the activities of the San Fernando Women's Club. This series is divided into two subseries. Subseries A, San Fernando Cosmos Club (1928-1979) documents the activities of the San Fernando Women's Club while it was named the San Fernando Cosmos Club. Minutes document the vote to change the club's name in 1959, as well as the Club's community engagement activities. Newspaper clippings, a guest book, scrapbook, membership applications, yearly officers' reports, and yearbooks reveal the club's administration. Subseries B, San Fernando Women's Club (1950-1981) continues the organization's administrative records after the club changed its name to the San Fernando Woman's Club. Files are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.
Series III, Financial Records, contains five volumes of financial information and year-end summaries. This includes ledgers containing records of donations, expenses, and collected membership dues. The books are filed in chronological order.
Series IV, Junior Women's Club Administrative Records, documents the activities of the San Fernando Junior Cosmos Club, which became the San Fernando Junior Women's Club in 1959. This series contains by-laws, and largely consists of yearly reports of the group's participation in "Build a Better Community," an effort to enhance life in the City of San Fernando. Minute books document the organization's meetings. The records documenting the Junior Women's Club consist of reports on topics such as finance, civil defense, conservation, and health. In 1968 the Club filed written notification regarding the Junior branch's termination. This series contains two subseries, Subseries A, San Fernando Junior Cosmos (1930-1959), and Subseries B, San Fernando Junior Women's Club (1955-1968). Folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.