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Reseda Woman's Club Collection

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Administrative Records

Financial Secretary Records

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Collection Overview

Title: Reseda Woman's Club Collection, 1918-1997Save to your list.

ID: URB/RWC

Primary Creator: Reseda Woman's Club (Reseda, Los Angeles, Calif.) (1918-)

Extent: 13.86 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1924-1997

Series II: Financial Secretary Records, 1954-1980

Series III: Club History Records, 1918-1995

Date Acquired: 11/06/1986. More info below under Accruals.

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

Forms of Material: Paper records, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

The Reseda Woman's Club Collection documents the Club's founding in 1918 as the Mother's Club of Marian, through its twentieth century evolution into a member club of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, Sierra-Cahuenga District. Materials provide insight into social networks in the San Fernando Valley and women's role in local charity organizations, social service, and fundraising.

Biographical Note

The Reseda Woman’s Club began in 1918 when a group of nineteen women gathered at Marian Elementary School to organize the Mother’s Club of Marian. Martha McClure, principle of the school and club initiator, was elected the first president. In 1922, the club changed its name to the Reseda Woman’s Club after the town of Marian was renamed Reseda. The club incorporated into the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) in January 1923, becoming one of thirty-three members of the CFWC Sierra-Cahuenga District. The Reseda Junior Woman’s Club branch was founded in 1950 to bring together young women from the ages of 18 to 35 residing in Reseda. The junior club branch dissolved in 1970.

The Club’s motto, “service,” reflects its philanthropic mission to help a variety of charities. The Club raised funds to help the elderly, the handicapped, children, veterans, and students through sponsoring a host of community projects. Sponsored organizations included the Fatherless Children of France, American Legion, American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter, and San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge). In addition to fundraising for charities, the Club also participated in local events, including the Los Angeles County Fair, the annual Flower Show of the San Fernando Valley Horticultural Society, the Armistice Day Parade, and the crusade to drive gambling rings out of Reseda.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Reseda Woman's Club Collection documents the Club's founding, administrative decisions, committee work, and philanthropy, as well as the administration of the Reseda Junior Woman's Club. History and press clipping scrapbooks assembled by members documents Club history and activities, while award certificates highlight achievements. The collection is divided into three major series: Administrative Records (1924-1997), Financial Secretary Records (1954-1980), and Club History Records (1918-1995).

Series I, Administrative Records, contains the Club’s yearbooks and bound minute books. These records include information on the constitution, by-laws, board of directors and general membership meetings, club events calendar, and committee assignments. This series also includes copies of publications from the California Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically within boxes.

Series II, Financial Secretary Records, contains ledger sheets documenting deposits, revolving funds, membership dues and expenses related to rentals, luncheons, community services, and donations.  Ledger sheets are arranged in chronological order.

Series III, Club History Records, contains club historian notebooks and member scrapbooks that include minutes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, year-end reports, ephemera, and newsletters. Documented events include installation of club officers, business luncheons and picnics, fund-raising bazaars, fashion shows, flower shows, district club conventions, interclub reciprocity programs, and the annual husband’s night dinner. These are arranged chronologically within boxes.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 2002

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: Reseda 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: Robert G. Marshall and Xinoquan Han, 1988

Finding Aid Revision History:

Cathy Kay, 2005

April Feldman, 2006

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

Mallory Furnier, 2017


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Records, 1924-1997]
[Series II: Financial Secretary Records, 1954-1980]
[Series III: Club History Records, 1918-1995]
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Series I: Administrative Records, 1924-1997Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Awards and Certificates, 1924-1935Save to your list.
Folder 2: Awards and Certificates, 1960-1962Save to your list.
Folder 3: Awards and Certificates, 1963-1968Save to your list.
Folder 4: Awards and Certificates, 1969-1979Save to your list.
Folder 5: Awards and CertificatesSave to your list.
Folder 6: California Federation of Women's Clubs Clubwoman Magazine, April 1963Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1939-1970Save to your list.
Folder 8: General Federation of Women's Clubs Clubwoman Magazine, March 1964Save to your list.
Folder 9: Minute Book, July 1948-June 1955Save to your list.
Folder 10: Minute Book, July 1955-November 1959Save to your list.
Folder 11: Minute Book, November 1959-August 1963Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Minute Book, September 1963-June 1968Save to your list.
Folder 2: Minute Book, July 1968-September 1970Save to your list.
Folder 3: Minute Book, September 1970-October 1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Minute Book, November 1972-December 1976Save to your list.
Folder 5: Minute Book, December 1976-September 1978Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Minute Book, September 1978-April 1982Save to your list.
Folder 2: Reseda Junior Woman's Club ConstitutionSave to your list.
Folder 3: Reseda Junior Woman's Club Yearbook, 1959-1960Save to your list.
Folder 4: Vaccination Report, 1959-1962Save to your list.
Folder 5: Yearbooks, 1930-1931Save to your list.
Folder 6: Yearbooks, 1946-1949Save to your list.
Folder 7: Yearbooks, 1950-1953Save to your list.
Folder 8: Yearbooks, 1954-1958Save to your list.
Folder 9: Yearbooks, 1958-1962Save to your list.
Folder 10: Yearbooks, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 11: Yearbooks, 1967-1970Save to your list.
Folder 12: Yearbooks, 1979-1982Save to your list.
Folder 13: Yearbooks, 1982-1985Save to your list.
Folder 14: Yearbooks, 1985-1987Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Annual Report to California Federation of Women's Clubs, 1985 December 31Save to your list.
Folder 2: Annual Report to General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 3: Annual Report to General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 4: Beautification Report, 1980 March 1-1981 March 1Save to your list.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1986 July 2-1968 December 3Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1969 January 7-1969 October 7Save to your list.
Folder 7: California Federation of Women's Clubs Annual Convention Report, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 8: California Federation of Women's Clubs Clubwoman Magazine, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 9: California Federation of Women's Clubs Awards and Correspondence, 1986-1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: California Federation of Women's Clubs Convention Program and Reseda Woman's Club Yearbook, 1988-1990Save to your list.
Folder 11: California Federation of Women's Clubs Workshop Program, 1968 September 17Save to your list.
Folder 12: Club Membership List, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 13: Committee Reports, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 14: Committee Reports, Crafts, 1969-1978Save to your list.
Folder 15: Committee Reports, 1976-1977Save to your list.
Folder 16: Committee Reports, 1981 March 1-1982 March 1Save to your list.
Folder 17: Committee Reports, 1981 March 1-1982 March 1Save to your list.
Folder 18: Committee Reports, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 19: General Membership Meeting Minutes, 1968 September 10-1969 June 10Save to your list.
Folder 20: Lee, Elva Speeches, 1982-1984Save to your list.
Folder 21: Newsletter, September 1968-June 1969Save to your list.
Folder 22: 75th Anniversary Correspondence and Invitation, 1997 October 16-21Save to your list.
Folder 23: Sierra-Cahuenga District Bulletin, August 1968-April 1969Save to your list.
Folder 24: Special Meeting Minutes, 1960 September 20-23Save to your list.
Folder 25: Stump, Mildred Correspondence, 1990 May 2-9Save to your list.
Folder 26: Theodore Payne Foundation Newsletter, 1990Save to your list.
Series II: Financial Secretary Records, 1954-1980Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 15: Ledger Sheets, 1954-1960Save to your list.
Folder 16: Ledger Sheets, 1960-1965Save to your list.
Folder 17: Ledger Sheets, 1966-1972Save to your list.
Folder 18: Ledger Sheets, 1972-1980Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 27: Budget Reports, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 28: Budget Reports, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 29: Budget Reports, 1970Save to your list.
Series III: Club History Records, 1918-1995Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Historical Notebook, 1918-1921Save to your list.
Folder 2: Historical Notebook, 1921-1923Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historical Notebook, 1923-1926Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historical Notebook, 1926-1929Save to your list.
Folder 5: Historical Notebook, 1929-1931Save to your list.
Folder 6: Historical Notebook, 1952-1954Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Historical Notebook, 1934-1937Save to your list.
Folder 2: Historical Notebook, 1937-1940Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historical Notebook, 1940-1942Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historical Notebook, 1942-1947Save to your list.
Folder 5: Historical Notebook, 1947-1950Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Historical Notebook, 1950-1952Save to your list.
Folder 2: Historical Notebook, 1952-1954Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historical Notebook, 1954-1955Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historical Notebook, 1955-1957Save to your list.
Folder 5: Historical Notebook, 1957-1958Save to your list.
Folder 6: Historical Notebook, 1958-1959Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Historical Notebook, 1959-1960Save to your list.
Folder 2: Historical Notebook, 1960-1961Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historical Notebook, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historical Notebook, 1962-1963Save to your list.
Folder 5: Historical Notebook, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 6: Historical Notebook, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: Historical Notebook, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 8: Scrapbook Number 1, Los Angeles Times and Valley News Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1974Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Item 1: Brassel, Sara L., Chairman Scrapbook, 1953-1954Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 30: Photographs, ca. 1950-1969Save to your list.
Folder 31: Historical Notebook Loose Award, Correspondence, and Program, 1961-1962, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 32: Press Book Loose President Report, 1969-1971Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: Historical Notebook, 1969-1975Save to your list.
Folder 2: Historical Notebook, 1969-1975Save to your list.
Folder 3: Historical Notebook, 1969-1975Save to your list.
Folder 4: Historical Notebook, 1969-1975Save to your list.
Folder 5: Historical Notebook, 1975-1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: Historical Notebook, 1975-1980Save to your list.
Folder 7: Historical Notebook, 1980-1981Save to your list.
Folder 8: Historical Notebook, 1980-1981Save to your list.
Folder 9: Historical Notebook Loose Press Clippings and Reports, 1984-1989Save to your list.
Folder 10: Photographs, ca. 1984-1991Save to your list.
Folder 11: Scrapbook Loose Correspondence, Newsletter, and Programs, 1988-1990Save to your list.
Folder 12: Scrapbook Loose Awards, Correspondence, Newsletters, and Programs, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Item 1: Historian Scrapbook, 1960-1961Save to your list.
Item 2: Historian Scrapbook, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Item 1: Historian Scrapbook, 1984-1986Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Item 1: Club Event Scrapbook, 1988Save to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Item 1: Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, April 1988-December 1989Save to your list.
Item 2: Historian Scrapbook, April 1988-December 1989Save to your list.
Box 15Save to your list.
Item 1: Press Scrapbook, 1968-1969 May 4Save to your list.
Item 2: Press Scrapbook, 1969-1971Save to your list.
Box 16Save to your list.
Item 1: Hawaii Trip Scrapbook, 1963Save to your list.
Item 2: Mexico Trip Scrapbook, 1965Save to your list.
Item 3: Redwoods Trip Scrapbook, 1970Save to your list.

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