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Encino Woman's Club Collection

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Administrative Records

Board and Committee Records

Club Historian Records

Financial Records

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Collection Overview

Title: Encino Woman's Club Collection, 1927-2003Save to your list.

ID: URB/EWC

Primary Creator: Encino Woman's Club

Extent: 15.98 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1934-1997

Series II: Board and Committee Records, 1936-2002

Series III: Club Historian Records, 1927-2002

Series IV: Financial Records, 1947-2002

Series V: Publications, 1931-2003

Date Acquired: 06/03/2004

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

The Encino Woman's Club Collection documents club administration, activities, philanthropic endeavors, and the acquisition and management of their clubhouse. It details membership and committee work through business and executive meeting agendas, minutes, and attendance records. Fundraising events and local field trips are documented by press clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, club bulletins, yearbooks, and records assembled by the club Historian. These materials provide insight into San Fernando Valley cultural life through member events and charity fundraisers, as well as women's twentieth century social networks in the Los Angeles region.

Biographical Note

The Encino Woman’s Club was founded in 1927 by a small group of local women that met regularly for a monthly potluck and game of cards. The early years of the Club were spent on leisure activities, establishing their club room, and charitable activities that included sewing for the Pacific Home and the McKinley Home for Boys.

Though the Depression years were difficult, the Club continued their fundraising work with bake sales and card parties. It was also at this time that members began their long-standing tradition of providing scholarship funds to students beginning their college education or vocational training, with a particular focus on nursing education. Many scholarship recipients attended local colleges and universities in the San Fernando Valley, including Los Angeles Valley College, Pierce College and San Fernando Valley State University (now California State University, Northridge). The Club also became politically engaged at this time, serving 30 people at a dinner for Democratic congressional nominee John Steve McGroarty.

During World War II they lost the use of their clubhouse in Encino Park, as the space was needed for the fire department. As in the earliest traditions of the club, members held meetings in their own homes, with different members sharing hosting responsibilities each month. The war years saw the creation of a temporary Red Cross section that disbanded as the war came to a close. The Club also purchased war bonds and hosted U.S.O. parties for local enlisted men. One of their charity focuses at this time was Birmingham Hospital, a local Army hospital that served primarily as a rehabilitation center for wounded veterans.

From the earliest years members understood the need to have their own meeting place. The Club’s Building Fund, which they called “The Bridge Builder,” began with a contribution generated from their monthly bridge game. In the early 1940s they purchased land near Balboa and Ventura Blvd. and set up a committee to meet with architects. With their funds running low, the women chose instead to buy another building and have it moved to their new location. By the end of the decade they paid off their mortgage.

Throughout the years the Club fundraised by organizing themed and garden parties, fashion shows, boutique sales, and bridge parties. They also published and sold a cookbook containing member recipes. They held their first annual White Breakfast in 1945 and around this time also began supporting Futures Unlimited, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping the physically handicapped. In addition to their work for Futures Unlimited, the Club also fundraised for the Valley Child Guidance Clinic, Red Cross, Community Chest (after 1963 the United Way of Los Angeles), and the Encino Community Center.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Encino Woman's Club Collection contains records documenting the business and charitable activities of the club from its beginnings in 1927 until the early 2000s. The collection is divided into five series: Administrative Records (1934-1997), Board and Committee Records (1936-2002), Club Historian Records (1927-2002), Financial Records (1947-2002), and Publications (1931-2003).

Series I, Administrative Records, contains membership correspondence and lists, legal records, property records, and the organization’s foundational documents that record club administrative decisions. These are organized alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

Series II, Board and Committee Records, contains agendas, meeting minutes, and correspondence related to the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Champagne Luncheon, Nominating, Planning, Student Sponsorship, Welfare and Philanthropy Committees. Records are organized alphabetically by originating board or committee, and then chronologically.

Series III, Club Historian Records, includes photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and scrapbooks assembled by the club Historian to document Club history, activities, and field trips. These are arranged chronologically within boxes.

Series IV, Financial Records, contains general and trust fund reports and tax returns. These are arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically.

Series V, Publications, contains self-published bulletins and yearbooks documenting membership, club leadership, and events. These are arranged by material type and then chronologically.

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: Beatrice Moffatt and Bernice Johnson

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

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and April Feldman, 2006

Finding Aid Revision History: Mallory Furnier, 2017


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1934-1997]
[Series II: Board and Committee Records, 1936-2002]
[Series III: Club Historian Records, 1927-2002]
[Series IV: Financial Records, 1947-2002]
[Series V: Publications, 1931-2003],
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Series II: Board and Committee Records, 1936-2002Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Ledger, 1940 July 11-1948 NovemberSave to your list.
Folder 15: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Ledger, 1949 January 7-1956 FebruarySave to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Ledger, 1965 March 1-1958 January 9Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1958 February 6-1958 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1959 February 5-1959 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Minutes, 1960 January 7-1960 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1961 January 4-1961 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1962 January 4-1962 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1963 January 3-1963 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1964 January 4-1964 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1965 January 7-1965 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1966 January 6-1966 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1967 January 5-1967 December 7Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1968 January 4-1968 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1969 January 2-1969 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1970 January 7-1970 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1971 January 7-1971 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1972 January 6-1972 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1973 January 4-1973 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1974 January 3-1974 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1975 January 2-1975 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1976 January 8-1976 December 2Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1977 January 6-1977 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1978 January 5-1978 December 8Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1979 January 4-1979 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Registries, 1980 January 10-1980 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1981 January 7-1981 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1982 January 2-1982 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1983 January 6-1983 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1984 January 5-1984 December 6Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1985 January 3-1985 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1986 January 9-1986 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1987 January 8-1987 April 2Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1988 July 14- December 1988Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1989 January 5-1989 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1990 January 4-December 1990Save to your list.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1991 January 3-1991 November 30Save to your list.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, January 1992-1992 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, January 1993-1993 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, January 1994-1994 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1995 January 5-1995 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1996 January 4-1996 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1997 January 9-1997 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1998 January 8-1998 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 15: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1999 January 7-1999 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 16: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Registries, 2000 January 7-2000 December 7Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2001 January 4-2001 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2002 January 3-June 2002Save to your list.
Folder 3: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1973 May 31-1979 November 1Save to your list.
Folder 4: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1980 June 5-1989 October 5Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1990 April 19-1997 October 30Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Trustees Meeting MinutesSave to your list.
Folder 7: Business Meeting Minutes Ledger, 1936 April 9-1949 June 9Save to your list.
Folder 8: Business Meeting Minutes Ledger, 1949 October 13-1958 January 9Save to your list.
Folder 9: Business Meeting Agenda, 1955 October 13-1955 November 10Save to your list.
Folder 10: Business Meeting Agendas, 1956 January 12-1956 June 14Save to your list.
Folder 11: Business Meeting Minutes, 1958 February 13-1958 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 12: Business Meeting Minutes, 1959 February 5-1959 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 13: Business Meeting Minutes, 1960 January 7-1960 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 14: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1961 January 5-1961 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 15: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1962 January 4-1962 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 16: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1963 January 3-1963 December 5Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1964 January 9-1964 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 2: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1965 January 7-1965 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 3: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1966 January 6-1966 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 4: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1967 January 5-1967 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 5: Business Meeting Agendas and Notes, 1968 January 4-1968 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 6: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1969 January 2-1969 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 7: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1970 January 8-1970 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 8: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1971 January 7-1971 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 9: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1972 January 6-1972 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 10: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1973 January 4-1973 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 11: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1974 January 3-1974 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 12: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1975 January 2-1975 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 13: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1976 January 8-1976 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 14: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1977 January 6-1977 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 15: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1978 January 5-1978 December 8Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1979 January 4-1979 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 2: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1980 January 10-1980 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 3: Business Meeting Minutes, 1981 January 8-1981 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 4: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1982 January 7-1982 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 5: Business Meeting and Agendas and Minutes, 1983 January 6-1983 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 6: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1984 January 5-1984 DecemberSave to your list.
Folder 7: Business Meeting Minutes, 1985 January 3-1985 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 8: Business Meeting Minutes, 1986 January 9-1986 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 9: Business Meeting Minutes, 1987 January 8-1987 April 2Save to your list.
Folder 10: Business Meeting Minutes, 1988 November 3Save to your list.
Folder 11: Business Meeting Minutes, 1989 January 4-1989 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 12: Business Meeting Minutes, 1990 February 1-1990 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 13: Business Meeting Minutes, 1991 January 3-1991 March 7Save to your list.
Folder 14: Business Meeting Minutes, 1993 June 3-1993 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 15: Business Meeting Minutes, 1994 February 3-1994 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 16: Business Meeting Minutes, 1995 January 5-1995 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 17: Business Meeting Minutes, 1996 January 4-1996 December 5Save to your list.
Folder 18: Business Meeting Minutes and Registries, 1977 January 9-1997 December 4Save to your list.
Folder 19: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1998 January 8-1998 December 3Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1999 January 7-1999 December 2Save to your list.
Folder 2: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2000 January 6-2000 December 7Save to your list.
Folder 3: Business Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2001 January 4-2001 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 4: Business Meeting Minutes, 2002 January 3-2002 May 2Save to your list.
Folder 5: Champagne Luncheon Committee Minutes, 1971 September 17Save to your list.
Folder 6: Fact Finding Committee Minutes, 1980 November 13-1982 November 11Save to your list.
Folder 7: Nominating Committee Minutes, 1974 March 20Save to your list.
Folder 8: Planning Committee Minutes, 1994 June 20Save to your list.
Folder 9: Student Sponsorship Meeting Minutes, 1983 April 21-1995 March 16Save to your list.
Folder 10: Welfare and Philanthropy Committee Minutes, November 1968-2002 October 3Save to your list.

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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1934-1997]
[Series II: Board and Committee Records, 1936-2002]
[Series III: Club Historian Records, 1927-2002]
[Series IV: Financial Records, 1947-2002]
[Series V: Publications, 1931-2003],
[All]


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