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Parker Woman's Study Club Records

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Finding Aid of the Parker Woman's Study Club Records, 1916-1989

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 Holly Allen-Petersen2011-07-12
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorParker Woman's Study Club
TitleParker Woman's Study Club Records
Dates: 1916-1989
Dates: 1916-1989
Size4 boxes: 15 x 12 x 10 inches each, total 4 cubic feet, 629 items
Abstract:The Parker Women's Study Club was formed in 1923 for "the improvement of the intellect and to promote the general welfare of the community." The club provided support to several charity organizations. At each meeting, members would present papers, music or poetry on various topics. The group entered and often did well in scrapbook contests sponsored by the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs.
Collection Number1996.055
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the life of the Parker Woman's Study Club. Items include 14 scrapbooks, communications with the General and Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs, several awards, financial records, newspaper articles, yearbooks, thank you notes, invitations, and programs. Photographs have been removed to the Visual Materials Collection.


Biography / History

16 January 1923 - Meeting to organize a "Woman's Study Club." Mrs. Cornell was elected president. Mrs. Baldauf elected secretary.

November 1924 - Parker Woman's Club Federated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

4 May 1926 - Rose and White chosen for club colors, sweet pea chosen for club flower.

1936 to December 1938 - No meetings were held.

December 1938 - Club was reorganized.

1939 - Club was re-federated with the National Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Baldauf withdraws from the organization.

In the 1970's, the club donated money to several charities, attended receptions and teas given by other clubs, and sponsored scholarships and fair prizes.


Access Terms

Colorado Boy's Ranch Foundation
Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs
Fort Logan Mental Health Center
General Federation of Women's Clubs
Parker, Colorado
Women's Clubs - Colorado

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

Parker Woman's Study Club Records, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the Parker Women's Study Club in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd and William Kirby, August 1999.


Related Material

Other Women's Clubs include:

Cherry Homemakers Club, Women of Woodcraft, Friendly Larks Club, Douglas County Women's Club, 1949 - 1956, Smoky Hill Trail Chapter - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden Study Club of Parker


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