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Records relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County

Records relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County

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Finding Aid of the Records relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County, 1954-1986

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: sboyd@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

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Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2010-12-06
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorJane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County
TitleRecords relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County
Dates: 1954-1986
Size1.54 c.f. (2 boxes, 26 x 13 x 39 cm. and 26 x 42 x 33 cm.), 1 folder with 4 photographs.
Abstract:The Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Colorado was formed in 1902 in response to women's desire to be more involved in the Democratic Party. The club was named in honor of the mother of Thomas Jefferson, Jane Rudolph Jefferson. Several other Jane Jefferson Democratic Clubs evolved throughout the state, including the one organized in Douglas County, Colo., in July 1954, the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County. In 1955 the state's 43 independent Jane Jefferson Democratic Clubs were federated. The main purpose of the club was to provide fundraising opportunities, a study group and forum for Democratic speakers, and to assist the Democratic Party during election years. By 1976, there were clubs in 28 counties, including Douglas County. Ida May Noe was involved in the Douglas County club, and served as its president in 1984.
Collection Number1993.014
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged chronologically by year, alphabetically within years.

Scope and Content

The collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, financial records, minutes, seminar information, newsletters, newspaper articles and campaign material relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas county, the Colorado Federation of Jane Jefferson Democratic Clubs, and other area Jane Jefferson clubs. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings and related correspondence beginning in the early 1950's with the formation of the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County, through the mid 1960's. Also included in the collection are several state level publications related to election procedures and laws, as well as information from the Colorado Federation of Jane Jefferson Democratic Clubs annual conferences held in the 1970's and 1980's.

The folder of visual materials in the collection were found loose at the back of the 1964-1966 scrapbook. They include one portrait, and three casual shots of club members at social events. One of the men in image #1993.014.0001 is Colorado Governor Edwin Johnson (1955-1957).

Much of the collection is undated, but the approximate date can be inferred from associated materials.


Biography / History

1954 (July 27) - Douglas County Jane Jeffersons formed by Mrs. Ernst H. Sterling. Special guest was Miss Mary Griffith, state organizer for Jane Jefferson Clubs. (August 21) - 52nd annual state Jane Jeffersons Dinner (August 26) - Chuck Wagon Dinner

1956 (March 24) - State Jane Jeffersons hold Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (Nov. 27) - Letter arrives from Adlai Stevenson to Douglas County Jane Jeffersons

1957 - Award of Merit from the Red Cross to the Jane Jeffersons of Douglas County

1958 (August 16) - Elliot Roosevelt (FDR's son) speaks to the Janes

1963 - Jane Jeffersons Organize Club in East Douglas County

1964 (March 21) - Jefferson Jackson Dinner - Keynote Speaker Ted Kennedy (October 19) - Frank E. Evans Attends a Douglas County Jane Jeffersons Fundraiser


Access Terms

Douglas County (Colo.)
Political organizations
Women

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with the permission of the Center's staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records relating to the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ida May Noe, former president of the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club of Douglas County.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd, May 2007


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