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Tarzana Woman's Club Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Tarzana Woman's Club Collection, 1922-2001Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1990-2001

ID: URB/TWC

Primary Creator: Tarzana Woman's Club (1929-2001)

Extent: 4.04 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1922-2001

Series II: Financial Records, 1946-2001

Series III: Publications, 1994-2001

Series IV: Oversize Materials, 1930-1996

Series V: Non-Manuscript Material

Date Acquired: 06/18/2002

Subjects: California Federation of Women's Clubs, San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - History, Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.), Tarzana Woman's Club (Tarzana, Los Angeles, Calif.), Women - Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Tarzana Woman’s Club was initially formed as the Runnymede Women’s Club in 1915, an auxiliary to the local men’s social organization, the Runnymede Poultry and Berry Association. The women’s association disbanded in 1923, but twelve former members re-formed as a separate organization shortly thereafter. In 1927, the club was renamed the Tarzana Woman's Club. It dissolved in 2001, as membership continued to decline. The collection consists primarily of the club's budgets and charitable gifts. Also included are approximately three years of meeting minutes in longhand, membership handbooks, and newsletters.

Biographical Note

The Tarzana Woman’s Club was initially formed as the Runnymede Women’s Club in 1915, an auxiliary to the local men’s social organization, the Runnymede Poultry and Berry Association. The women’s association disbanded in 1923, but twelve former members re-formed as a separate organization shortly thereafter. In 1927, the club was renamed the Tarzana Woman's Club. In 1929, the women associated themselves with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a nation-wide association of women’s clubs. They were incorporated in 1930.

The Tarzana Woman's Club worked together to serve the Tarzana community in a variety of ways. They dedicated themselves to assisting veterans coming home at the end of World War I, and aided the community through their philanthropic work during the Great Depression. To improve their community they worked for the establishment of the Tarzana-Reseda Park at Victory and Reseda Blvd., a community library, and Topeka Drive School. During World War II, club members donated their time at the Birmingham Veteran’s Hospital providing whatever services were most needed, from rolling bandages and visiting patients to writing letters for those recovering veterans who could not do so themselves.

The club sponsored various youth activities including the Girl Scouts and Blue Birds, and established a Junior Woman’s Club for 18 to 35-year old women, which was later disbanded. The Tarzana Woman’s Club assisted those of all ages through charitable giving, including funding such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Community Assistance to Homeless Youngsters and “Pennies for Pines” of the Forest Service to plant trees. They enriched the lives of San Fernando Valley residents by supporting fashion, craft, and horticulture shows with proceeds being donated to their long list of charities. The club dissolved in 2001 as membership continued to decline.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Tarzana Woman’s Club Collection primarily consist of budgets and charitable gifts. Also included are approximately three years of meeting minutes in longhand, membership handbooks, and newsletters. The collection is divided into five series: Administrative Records (1922-2001), Financial Records (1946-2001), Publications (1994-2001), Oversize Materials (1930-1996), and Non-Manuscript Material.

Series I, Administrative Records, includes loose papers, club minutes, member handbooks, articles of incorporation, by-laws, and two histories of the Tarzana Women's Club. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.

Series II, Financial Records, consists primarily of budget statements, donation files, and federal and state tax records. The files are arranged alphabetically by type and chronologically within.

Series III, Publications, consists of newsletters produced by the Tarzana Woman's Club and their associate organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by publishing organization and chronologically within.

Series IV, Oversize Materials, contains organizational papers which have been housed separately due to their physical size.

Series V, Non-Manuscript Material, consists of three-dimensional objects and photographs.

Subject/Index Terms

California Federation of Women's Clubs
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - History
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tarzana Woman's Club (Tarzana, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women - Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Tarzana Woman's Club

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Elizabeth Gilmartin

Finding Aid Revision History:

April Feldman, 2006

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1922-2001]
[Series II: Financial Records, 1946-2001]
[Series III: Publications, 1994-2001]
[Series IV: Oversize Materials, 1930-1996]
[Series V: Non-Manuscript Material],
[All]

Series I: Administrative Records, 1922-2001Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Anderson, Jeanne D. - 75 Years of Caring and Sharing: articleSave to your list.
Folder 2: Articles of Incorporation: certificate; corporation papers, 1930, 1951Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Directors: minutes, January-May 1988Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Directors - Record Book: minutes; Regular Meeting - Record Book: minutes, 1996 September 3-2001 September 18Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors: minutes; Regular Meeting: minutes, April, May, September-December 1999, January-March 2000Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors: resolutions; note regarding Real Estate, 1958 September 11, 25, November 1958Save to your list.
Folder 7: By-laws: revision, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 8: CA Trade and Commerce Agency; National Heritage Foundation - Foundation for Pierce College: brochure; international contact list; newsletter, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 9: Club House: correspondence, 1957 February 18, 1957 March 1,7Save to your list.
Folder 10: Club Membership: applications; membership cards, 1993-1997Save to your list.
Folder 11: Club Membership: guestbook, 1997 March 18-2000 January 18Save to your list.
Folder 12: Club Membership: handbook, 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 13: Club Membership: handbook, 1994-1996Save to your list.
Folder 14: Club Membership: notes, 1995 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 15: Club Membership - Recruitment and Retention Methods: article; flyers; newsletters; pamphlets; survey, 1972, 1996-1998Save to your list.
Folder 16: Dissolution Papers: certificate; correspondence, 2001 September 18, 2001 October 5, 2001 November 9Save to your list.
Folder 17: Fire Insurance: correspondence; notices; form; policy; terms, 1958-1964Save to your list.
Folder 18: Florida Federation of Women's Clubs: correspondence regarding history of Pompano Beach Women's Clubhouse, 1975 December 8Save to your list.
Folder 19: Fundraisers: announcementsSave to your list.
Folder 20: General: correspondence, 2001 May 20Save to your list.
Folder 21: General: invitations, 1994 December 9, 1996, March 1998, 2004 May 19Save to your list.
Folder 22: Glave, Mary: correspondence regarding History of the Tarzana Woman's Club from 1922-1960Save to your list.
Folder 23: Les Skinner Company: plaque design, 2001 November 21Save to your list.
Folder 24: Liability Insurance: correspondence; invoice; notice; receipt; policy, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 25: Mental Health Association in Los Angeles County: flyerSave to your list.
Folder 26: Missionaries of Charity: correspondence, 1991 May 11Save to your list.
Folder 27: Northeast Valley Health Corporation: business card; flyerSave to your list.
Folder 28: Property Records: agreements regarding Real Estate, 1951 May 1, 1952 June 6, 1954 December 28Save to your list.
Folder 29: Property Records: correspondence; note; subpoena regarding Real Estate, 1956 June 19, 1963 September 15Save to your list.
Folder 30: Property Records: correspondence; forms regarding authority to sell and rent, 1961 December 12, 1962 January 5Save to your list.
Folder 31: Publicity: newspaper clippings, 1962Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Regular Membership Meetings: minutes; recommendations, January-April, May 1998Save to your list.
Folder 2: Secombe, Clinton F. (Attorney): correspondence regarding Articles of Incorporation, 1929 April 25Save to your list.
Folder 3: Torres, Mary M. (TWC Member): correspondence regarding resignation of membership, 1997 October 2Save to your list.
Folder 4: Zoning: correspondence, 1958 August 18, 1958 September 22, 1959 June 19Save to your list.
Folder 5: Zoning: notices, 1958 August 8, 1958 September 22, January 22, 1962 June 7Save to your list.

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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1922-2001]
[Series II: Financial Records, 1946-2001]
[Series III: Publications, 1994-2001]
[Series IV: Oversize Materials, 1930-1996]
[Series V: Non-Manuscript Material],
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