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RECORDS OF THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF EVANSTON, 1890-1991 by ftb12802

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									                      Northwestern University Archives       Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

History

        The founder of the Woman's Club of Evanston, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, was born in
Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1845. She attended several colleges. Her education, combined with
wide-ranging reading and excellent public speaking skills led her to join many woman's groups
where she actively pursued woman's suffrage and other reform issues.
        After marrying Captain William S. Harbert, a lawyer, she moved with him to Des
Moines, Iowa. In 1874 the Harberts moved to Evanston, eventually settling in a large house at
1412 Judson Avenue. Mrs. Harbert continued her energetic work with many woman's and
reform groups which involved frequent speaking, writing, and editing.
        On March 2, 1889 she invited twenty friends to a meeting in her home "to talk over
things". The Woman's Club of Evanston was formed shortly thereafter with forty-two charter
members. It adopted a constitution in March, 1890. Until 1913 meetings of the club and its
various sub-groups were held in members' homes, as well as at various clubs, associations, and
churches.
        The Woman's Club was early divided into three departments: Art and Literature, Child
and Home, and Philanthropy and Sociology. Meetings dealt with serious topics. The Club also
sponsored occasional parties and other social gatherings.
        Mrs. Harbert served as president from 1889 to 1897. Since then presidents have usually
served two year terms.

         The Club has, since 1910, given one-tenth of its dues and initiation fees to various
charitable organizations. Other major projects have included a fund-raising event in 1892 that
produced $3600 which provided initial funding for the Evanston Hospital; the organization of
the first visiting nurse association and mother's club in Evanston; and the operation of a
community kitchen with a meal delivery service during the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919.
This kitchen became a model for others throughout the country. The Club was especially active
during both World Wars. Its annual antiques shows and art exhibitions became important
regional events.
         In 1895 the club began a regular program of saving to construct its own building. These
savings together with the aid of James A. Patten's gift of one-third of the building's cost,
permitted ground-breaking early in 1912. The building on the
northwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Church Street was opened on March 11, 1913. The
building houses the Club's programs and, through rentals of various rooms, provides useful
income.
         The Young Woman's Auxiliary was established in 1919, and remains an active group
which, with other program, sponsors a profitable annual musical review that aids several
charities. The Woman's Club celebrated its centennial in 1989 with a variety of programs.




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                      Northwestern University Archives         Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Description of the Records

        The Records fill forty boxes and span the period from 1890 to 1991. The records are
spread evenly over these years, and have been divided into nine major groups: history, officers,
board of directors, departments, committees, Young Woman's Auxiliary, buildings and
properties, special subjects, and publications.
        The history materials include notes made for the publications marking the Club's 50th
and 75th anniversaries as well as copies of the publications; texts of oral presentations and other
material related to the centennial (see also Box 31, Folder 45); and several manuscript accounts
of various programs and periods and other printed publications.
        The officers' records relate primarily to the presidents and treasurers. The records of the
president are strong for the period 1961-1985. The treasurers' records cover the Club's century
of existence.
        The board of directors minutes are comprehensive; most of the early records are
handwritten in notebooks. Also included are the minute-books and typed minutes for many
general, annual, and special meetings.
        The scope of the departmental records is uneven with records relating to Art and
Literature, Child and Home, and Philanthropy and Sociology especially thorough from the
beginning to World War I. Of special interest are the minutes of the World's Fair Committee,
1892-1894 (Box 19, Folder 8).
        The committee records deal with a broad range of activities. Particularly strong are the
records of the Benefit, Finance, House and Grounds, Membership, and Press and Publicity
committees.
        The Young Woman's Auxiliary records include a copy of the publication marking the
group's first fifty years and several programs for the popular annual musical reviews.
        The buildings and properties records contains a variety of financial, business, and legal
records relevant to the three buildings and properties (1702 and 1714 Chicago Avenue and 615
Church Street) now or formerly owned by the Club. Especially useful are records pertaining to
the funding and construction of the building at 1702 Chicago Avenue.
        A folder of material concerning the Charitable Foundation, Inc., established by the Club
in 1968, documents the reason for initiation of the Foundation and some of its funding activities.
        The special subjects records cover many topics and are particularly strong in
documenting the early antiques shows, art exhibitions, and the 1987-1990 controversy with the
Evanston Public Library and the City of Evanston over the Club's building and property at 615
Church Street. (See also the Ad Hoc Committee records, Box 21, Folders 4-5).
        The publications include unbound issues of the Annual Announcements and Bulletin
which, with the bound volumes of these publications and of the Year Books, provide an almost
complete collection of the Club's publications.
        The five over-size boxes contain financial records and a few clippings and other
materials of historical interest.

       The records also include fifty-four scrapbooks (1921-1984), filled mostly with the annual


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                      Northwestern University Archives       Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

press clippings and publicity collections of that committee's work. These books of clippings also
occasionally include programs, publications, pictures, and correspondence. The 1957-1958
scrapbook contains a letter dated May 20, 1923, from Mrs. Harbert. Other scrapbooks, such as
the one titled "Miscellaneous - Early History", include considerable information. Some
scrapbooks are rich in material documenting the annual art exhibitions, the gardening programs,
and visiting speakers and performers.
        Of special interest are the four large volumes of photographs of charter and early
members. Also of interest are early membership registers (1906-1923) and a volume which
contains signatures of visitors, speakers, and performers at the Club.
        Other bound volumes contain minutes of meetings of the board of directors and annual
Club meetings (1915-1975, with a few gaps), as well as some departmental minutes. The earlier
volumes of these minutes are filed in Box 16.

Provenance: The Records of the Woman's Club of Evanston were donated to the Northwestern
University Archives by the Club on November 13, 1991, as accession #91-201.

Restrictions: None.

Separations: Three boxes of photographs, two large photographs, several 35mm color slides
and 3x4 glass slides, and an audio tape were transferred to the University Archives' audiovisual
collections. Two large green centennial banners were transferred to the Archives' memorabilia
collection. Approximately thirty-five linear inches of duplicate and ten inches of extraneous
materials were discarded.

Processor: William K. Beatty: June-November, 1992.




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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

                 I. HISTORY
 1      1        50th Anniversary, clippings                               1939
        2        50th Anniversary, program                                 Apr 25, 1939
        3        50th Anniversary, research notes                          n.d.
        4        75th Anniversary, research notes, 1                       n.d.
        5        75th Anniversary, research notes, 2                       n.d.
        6        Centennial                                                1989
        7        Clippings                                                 1928-1982
        8        Club House                                                1922-1963
        9        Correspondence                                            1977
        10       Finances                                                  n.d.
        11       "Its Contributions to the Evanston Community"             1962
        12       "A Review of the Philanthropic Work...1889-1920"          1920
        13       615 Church Street                                         1921
                 Publications
        14       History: Evanston Woman's Club 1889-1895                  n.d.
        15       The Woman's Club of Evanston Celebrates its Fortieth      1929
                 Birthday, March 26, 1929
        16       The Woman's Club of Evanston. 50th Anniversary,           1939
                 1939
        17       The Woman's Club of Evanston. 75 Sparkling Years:         1964
                 1889-1964
        18       A Short History of the Woman's Club of Evanston           1955; 1971
        19       Miscellaneous                                             1924-1977

                 II. OFFICERS: PRESIDENTS
                 Presidential Notebooks
        20       Deletzke, 1                                               1961-1963
        21       Deletzke, 2                                               1961-1963

 2      1        Waitley                                                   1963-1964
        2        Norman                                                    1965-1966
        3        Norman                                                    1966-1967
        4        Mueller                                                   1967-1969
        5        Pierce                                                    1969-1971
        6        Martin                                                    1971-1973

 3      1        Mason, 1                                                  1973-1975


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 3      2        Mason, 2                                                  1973-1975
        3        Freeman, 1                                                1975-1977
        4        Freeman, 2                                                1975-1977
        5        Onderdonk, 1                                              1977-1979
        6        Onderdonk, 2                                              1977-1979

 4      1        Onderdonk, 3                                              1977-1979
        2        Onderdonk, 4                                              1977-1979
        3        Tate, 1                                                   1979-1981
        4        Tate, 2                                                   1979-1981
        5        Tate, 3                                                   1979-1981
        6        Tate, 4                                                   1979-1981

 5      1        Overboe, 1                                                1981-1983
        2        Overboe, 2                                                1981-1983
        3        Overboe, 3                                                1981-1983
        4        Overboe, 4                                                1981-1983
        5        Overboe, 5                                                1981-1983
        6        Overboe, 6                                                1981-1983

 6      1        Overboe, 7                                                1981-1983
        2        Overboe, 8                                                1981-1983
        3        Overboe, 9                                                1981-1983
        4        Hogan, 1                                                  1983-1985
        5        Hogan, 2                                                  1983-1985
        6        Hogan, 31                                                 1983-1985
        7        Annual Reports                                            1987-1989

                 III. TREASURER (See Also Oversize bxes 38-40)
 7      1        Annual Reports                                            1977-1980
        2        Cash Book                                                 1893-1903
        3        Cash Book                                                 1909-1913
        4        Cash Book                                                 1913-1915
        5        Cash Book                                                 1915-1918
        6        Cash Book                                                 1918-1919

 8      1        Cash Book                                                 1919-1922
        2        Cash Book                                                 1923


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 8      3        General Finance Ledger                                    1921-1922
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1921-1923
        5        General Finance Ledger                                    1921-1923
        6        General Finance Ledger                                    1923-1924

 9      1        General Finance Ledger                                    1924-1925
        2        General Finance Ledger                                    1925-1926
        3        General Finance Ledger                                    1926-1927
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1927-1928
        5        General Finance Ledger                                    1928-1929
        6        General Finance Ledger                                    1929-1930
        7        General Finance Ledger                                    1930-1931

 10     1        General Finance Ledger                                    1931-1932
        2        General Finance Ledger                                    1932-1933
        3        General Finance Ledger                                    1933-1934
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1934-1935
        5        General Finance Ledger                                    1935-1936
        6        General Finance Ledger                                    1936-1937
        7        General Finance Ledger                                    1937-1938

 11     1        General Finance Ledger                                    1938-1939
        2        General Finance Ledger                                    1939-1940
        3        General Finance Ledger                                    1940-1941
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1941-1942
        5        General Finance Ledger                                    1942-1943
        6        General Finance Ledger                                    1943-1944
        7        General Finance Ledger                                    1944-1945

 12     1        General Finance Ledger                                    1945-1946
        2        General Finance Ledger                                    1946-1947
        3        General Finance Ledger                                    1947-1948
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1948-1949
        5        General Finance Ledger                                    1949-1950
        6        General Finance Ledger                                    1950-1951
        7        General Finance Ledger                                    1951-1952




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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 13     1        General Finance Ledger                                    1952-1953
        2        General Finance Ledger                                    1953-1954
        3        General Finance Ledger                                    1954-1955
        4        General Finance Ledger                                    1955-1956
        5        Auditor's Reports                                         1960-1972
        6        Auditor's Reports                                         1973-1980
        7        Auditor's Reports                                         1982-1990

 14     1        Bank Books                                                1937-1958
        2        Bank Records                                              1933-1991
        3        Bequests                                                  1967-1983
        4        Budget                                                    1913-1919; 1956-1988
        5        Contributions                                             1985
        6        Corporation Federal and State Reports                     1918-1983
        7        General Ledger and Operating Statement                    1980-1981
        8        General Ledger and Operating Statement                    1982-1983
        9        Investments                                               1976-1980
        10       Lease (1714 Chicago Ave.)                                 Dec 30, 1982
        11       Major Maintenance Fund                                    1987-1988
        12       Membership Dues                                           1937-1971
        13       Miscellaneous                                             1913-1984

 15     1        Promissory Note                                           1906-1933
        2        Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Returns                      1953-1967
        3        Records                                                   1983-1984
        4        Records                                                   1984-1985
        5        Rentals                                                   1910-1981
        6        Reports                                                   1907-1984
        7        Safe Deposit Box                                          1972; 1989
        8        Salaries                                                  1971
        9        1714 Chicago Ave                                          1937; 1982-1983
        10       Taxes, Exemptions                                         1921-1972
        11       Taxes, Personal Property                                  1914-1972
        12       Taxes, Real Estate                                        1919-1954
        13       Taxes, Real Estate                                        1955-1969
        14       Taxes, Real Estate                                        1970-1981




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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 16     1        Taxes, Redemption                                         1897-1927
        2        Taxes, Special Assessments                                1891-1930
                 IV. SECRETARIES
        3        Corresponding, Annual Reports                             1901-1903; 1984-1989
        4        Recording, Reports                                        1975-1990
                 V. BOARD OF DIRECTORS (See Also Bound Vols)
        5        Minutes   vol. 1                                          1890-1897
        6        Minutes   vol. 2                                          1897-1901
        7        Minutes   vol. 3                                          1901-1903
        8        Minutes   vol. 4                                          1903-1906
        9        Minutes   vol. 5                                          1906-1911
        10       Minutes   vol. 6                                          1911-1914
        11       Minutes                                                   1914-1917

 17     1        Minutes                                                   1954-1955
        2        Minutes                                                   1956-1957
        3        Minutes                                                   1957-1958
        4        Minutes                                                   1958-1959
        5        Minutes                                                   1959-1960
        6        Minutes                                                   1960-1961
        7        Minutes                                                   1961-1962
        8        Minutes                                                   1975-1976
        9        Minutes                                                   1976-1977
        10       Minutes                                                   1977-1978
        11       Minutes                                                   1978-1979
        12       Minutes                                                   1979-1980
        13       Minutes                                                   1980-1981
        14       Minutes                                                   1981-1982
        15       Minutes                                                   1982-1983
        16       Minutes                                                   1983-1984
        17       Minutes                                                   1984-1985
        18       Minutes                                                   1985-1986
        19       Minutes                                                   1986-1987
        20       Minutes                                                   1987-1988
        21       Minutes                                                   1988-1989
        22       Minutes                                                   1989-1990
        23       Minutes                                                   1990-1991
        24       General Meeting, Minutes vol. 1                           1890-1894


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 18     1        General Meeting, Minutes    vol. 2                        1894-1901
        2        General Meeting, Minutes    vol. 3                        1901-1909
        3        General Meeting, Minutes    vol. 4                        1909-1912
        4        General Meeting, Minutes    vol. 5                        1912-1914

 19     1        General Meeting, Minutes vol. 6                           1914-1915
        2        Annual Meeting, Minutes                                   1913; 1956-1990
        3        Business and Special Meetings, Minutes                    1937; 1957-1990
        4        Executive Board and Committee                             1953-1990
        5        Officers Meeting, Minutes                                 July 30, 1976
                 VI. DEPARTMENTS
                 Art and Literature Department
        6        Annual Report                                             1905-1906
        7        Book Review                                               Mar 7, 1916
        8        World's Fair Committee and Art and Lit Dept.,             1892-1894; 1894-1897
                 Minutes, vol. 1
        9        Art and Lit Dept., Minutes, vol. 2                        1897-1902
        10       Art and Lit Dept., Minutes                                1906-1917
        11       Programs                                                  1897-1898
                 Child and Home Department
        12       Clippings                                                 1900-1905
        13       Correspondence                                            1901-1902
        14       Financial Records                                         1900-1902; 1912

 20     1        Minutes, vol. 1                                           1897-1905
        2        Minutes, vol. 2                                           1905-1914
        3        Publications-Annual Announcement                          1898-1899
                 Fine Arts Department
        4        Annual Reports                                            1976-1989
        5        Clippings                                                 n.d.
        6        Programs                                                  n.d.
                 Home and Education Department
        7        Minutes and Publicity                                     1925-1926
        8        Reports                                                   1925-1926; 1976-1989
                 Collectors
        9        Annual Reports                                            1966-1981
        10       Annual Schedules and Correspondence                       1953-1978
        11       Calling Lists                                             1971-1978


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 20     12       Exhibitors                                                1967-1978
        13       Financial Records                                         1973-1974
        14       Members, Lists                                            1972-1978
                 Philanthropy & Sociology Department
        15       Annual Report                                             1902-1903
        16       Minutes and Accounts                                      1895-1906
        17       Minutes and Accounts                                      1906-1914

                 Social Service Department
 21     1        Announcement                                              1927-1928
        2        Minutes                                                   1914-1915
                 VII. COMMITTEES; DEPARTMENTS
        3        General                                                   1979
        4        Ad Hoc Committee for Civic Affairs                        1987-1988
        5        Ad Hoc Committee for Civic Affairs                        1989
        6        Ad Hoc Committee to Consider One-Year Terms               1983
        7        Ad Hoc Committee for Investment Account                   1983
        8        Ad Hoc Committee for Nomination...National Register       1988
                 of Historic Places
        9        Admissions Committee                                      1975-1990
        10       Advertising Committee                                     1923
        11       Archives Committee, Materials                             1959-1963
        12       Archives Committee, Minutes and Records                   1940-1988
        13       Archives Committee, Obituaries                            1987-1989
        14       Art Committee                                             1978-1985
        15       Auxiliary Relations                                       1980-1989
        16       Benefit Committee                                         1963; 1975-1977
        17       Benefit Committee                                         1978
        18       Benefit Committee                                         1979-1981
        19       Benefit Committee                                         1982-1983
        20       Benefit Committee                                         1984
        21       Benefit Committee                                         1985
        22       Benefit Committee                                         1986
        23       Benefit Committee                                         1987
        24       Benefit Committee                                         1988-1990
        25       Benefit Committee                                         n.d.




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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 22     1        By-Laws Committee                                         1910-1990
        2        Contributions Committee                                   1959-1961; 1976-1989
        3        Credentials Committee                                     1983
        4        Delegates Committee                                       1977
        5        Dramatic Committee                                        n.d.
        6        Elections Committee                                       1904-1985
        7        Feasibility Committee                                     1974-1975
        8        Finance Committee                                         1949-1961
        9        Finance Committee                                         1970-1979
        10       Finance Committee                                         1980-1989
        11       Floral Committee                                          1976-1989
        12       Hospital Committee                                        1892
        13       Hospitality Committee                                     1975-1989
        14       House Committee                                           1911-1914
        15       House and Grounds Committee-Record                        1913-1919
        16       House and Grounds Committee-Record                        1950-1959
        17       House and Grounds Committee-Record                        1960-1969
        18       House and Grounds Committee-Record                        1970-1979

 23     1        House and Grounds Committee-Record                        1980-1990
        2        Household Economics Committee-General                     1894-1895
        3        Household Economics Committee-Minutes                     1894-1895
        4        International Relations Committee                         n.d.
        5        Junior Committee                                          1971-1976
        6        Legislation and Revisions Committee                       1960; 1984-1990
        7        Long-Term Planning Committee                              1954-1969
        8        Long-Term Planning Committee                              1970-1986
        9        Luncheon Committee                                        1931; 1976-1990
        10       Membership Committee-Auxiliary Graduates                  1950-1974
        11       Membership Committee-Lists                                1900-1904
        12       Membership Committee-Lists                                1912-1914
        13       Membership Committee-Lists                                1913-1920
        14       Membership Committee-Lists                                1913-1921
        15       Membership Committee-Minutes                              1908-1913

 24     1        Membership Committee-Minutes                              1920-1936
        2        Membership Committee-Questionnaires                       n.d.
        3        Membership Committee-Records                              1902-1959


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Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 24     4        Membership Committee-Records                              1960-1969
        5        Membership Committee-Records                              1970-Apr 1975
        6        Membership Committee-Records                              May 1975-1979
        7        Membership Committee-Records                              1980-1989
        8        Membership Committee-Records                              1990
        9        Mini-Luncheon Committee                                   1986-1989
        10       Nominating Committee                                      1908-1990
        11       Organizational Relations Committee                        n.d.
        12       Parking Committee                                         1940; 1954
        13       Parties Committee                                         1980-1988
        14       Policy Committee                                          1950-1975
        15       Press and Publicity Committee-Clippings (loose)           1892-1961

 25     1        Press and Publicity Committee-Clippings volume            1914-1915
        2        Press and Publicity Committee-volume                      1915-1917
        3        Press and Publicity Committee-Clippings (loose)           1965-1970
        4        Press and Publicity Committee-Clippings (loose)           1971-1990
        5        Press and Publicity Committee-Copy                        1894-1918
        6        Press and Publicity Committee-Records                     1890-1892; 1960-1991
        7        Program Committee                                         1976-1991
        8        Public Health and Welfare Committee                       1976-1990
        9        Publication Committee                                     1974-1989
        10       Reception Committee                                       n.d.
        11       Special Committee                                         1954-1960
        12       Special Interests Committee                               1975-1981
        13       Teas Committee                                            1976-1989
        14       Town Improvement Committee                                1915-1917
        15       Welfare Sewing Committee                                  1983-1985
        16       The Writers                                               1950
        17       The Writer- Poetry Group                                  1944-1956
                 VIII. YOUNG WOMAN'S AUXILIARY
 26     1        History-Our First Fifty Years (1919-1969)                 1969
        2        Ad Book                                                   1982
        3        Annual Luncheon                                           1979-1983
        4        Annual Musical Review                                     1982-1983
        5        Annual Musical Review, Programs                           1968-1975
        6        Annual Musical Review, Programs                           1976-1986
        7        Auditor's Reports                                         1931; 1938


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 26     8        Board of Directors, Minutes                               1977-1978
        9        Board of Directors, Minutes                               1978-1979
        10       Board of Directors, Minutes                               1981-1982
        11       Board of Directors, Minutes                               1982-1983
        12       Brochure                                                  n.d.
        13       By-Laws Committee                                         1975-1990
        14       Calendar                                                  1982-1983
        15       Community Service Report                                  1988-1989
        16       Contributions File                                        1955-1989
        17       Cookbook                                                  1982
        18       House Tour                                                1981
        19       Manuals and Policies                                      1984-1985
        20       Miscellaneous                                             1976-1983
        21       Nominating Committee                                      1982; 1988
        22       Officers                                                  1980-1982
        23       President's Dinner                                        Sept 13, 1982
        24       President's Notebook, Hotaling, 1                         1980-1981
        25       President's Notebook, Hotaling, 2                         1980-1981

 27     1        Publications-Newsletter                                   1978-1979
        2        Publications-Newsletter                                   1979-1980
        3        Publications-Newsletter                                   1981-1982
        4        Publications-Newsletter                                   1982-1983
        5        Publications-Newsletter                                   1983-1984
        6        Quarter Reports                                           1981
        7        Questionnaires                                            n.d.
        8        Summer Party                                              1981
        9        Treasurer                                                 1978-1982
                 IX. BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES
                 1702 Chicago Avenue (Club House)
        10       Addition                                                  1961
        11       Appraisal                                                 1939
        12       Appraisal (and 615 Church)                                1988
        13       Architect                                                 1911
        14       Assessments                                               1908-1928
        15       Building Fund Bond Issue                                  1912-1928
        16       Campaign Committee                                        1911
        17       Certificate Subscriptions                                 1910-1913


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Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 27     18       Certificate Subscriptions, cancelled                      1911-1913
        19       Certificate Subscriptions, samples                        n.d.
        20       Clippings                                                 1913
        21       Construction Contracts                                    1911
        22       Payments                                                  1912-1913
        23       Construction Waivers and Liens                            1912

 28     1        Cornerstone                                               1912; 1922
        2        Correspondence                                            1910-1921
        3        Electrical Equipment                                      1913; 1987
        4        Fire Inspection                                           1987-1988
        5        Fund Raising                                              1904; 1910
        6        Fund Records                                              1910
        7        Fund Records                                              1911-1912
        8        Fund Records                                              1913-1914; 1923
        9        Furniture                                                 1934
        10       History and Donors                                        1910-1912
        11       Insurance                                                 1912-1987
        12       Inventory                                                 1933
        13       Land Survey                                               1961
        14       Landmark                                                  1978; 1988
        15       Legal Description                                         1908-1911
        16       Loan                                                      1912-1919
        17       Maintenance and Repair                                    1910-1986
        18       Miscellaneous                                             1911-1913
        19       Mortgage Bonds                                            1913
        20       Mortgage Bonds, Retired, 1                                n.d.

 29     1        Mortgage Bonds, Retired, 2                                n.d.
        2        Pictures                                                  n.d.
        3        Plans                                                     1911-1988
        4        Promissory Note                                           1915-1919
 29     5        Remodeling                                                1936; 1960
        6        Specifications, 1                                         n.d.
        7        Specifications, 2                                         n.d.
        8        Specifications, 3                                         n.d.




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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

 30     1        Subscription Records                                      1910-1916
                 1714 Chicago Avenue
        2        Appraisal                                                 1981-1982
        3        Assessment                                                1972
        4        Correspondence & Financial Records                        1955-1972
        5        Correspondence & Financial Records                        1981-1983
        6        Lease to City                                             1948; 1972-1983
        7        Maintenance & Repairs                                     1937-1939
        8        Parking Lot Negotiations                                  1963; 1972-1973
        9        Purchase                                                  1936-1937
        10       Sale to City                                              1983
        11       Special Committee                                         1971-1972
        12       Special Meeting, Board of Directors                       Jan 10, 1983
        13       Special Meeting, Club                                     Jan 25, 1983
        14       Taxes                                                     1982
        15       Title                                                     1910; 1937

                 615 Church Street
 31     1        Deeds                                                     1918
        2        Financial Records                                         1927-1982
        3        Insurance                                                 1926-1928
        4        Rental                                                    1952-1969
        5        Rental                                                    1970-1990
        6        Special Assessments                                       1908-1922
        7        Taxes                                                     1921
        8        Value                                                     1987-1988

 31              X. CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS, INC.
        9        Records                                                   1968-1990
                 XI. SPECIAL SUBJECTS
        10       Antiques Show, Brochures                                  1966-1968
        11       Antiques Show, Clippings                                  1965
        12       Antiques Show, Clippings                                  1966
        13       Antiques Show, Clippings                                  1967
        14       Antiques Show, Clippings                                  1968
        15       Antiques Show, Clippings                                  1989
        16       Antiques Show, Management Contracts                       1973-1975



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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

        17       Antiques Show, Notes                                      n.d.
        18       Antiques Show, Reports                                    1983-1988
        19       Art-Craft Exhibition                                      1929
        20       Art Exhibition, Clippings                                 1960-1963; 1987-1988
        21       Art Exhibition, Correspondence and Financial Records      1983-1988
        22       Art Exhibition, Programs                                  1914-1988
        23       Art Exhibition, Reports and Schedules                     1977-1988
        24       Bridge Party                                              n.d.
        25       Cablevision                                               1982
        26       Calendars                                                 1917-1918; 1975-1981
        27       Certificates of Award                                     1956-1987
        28       Charter                                                   1933
        29       Classes                                                   1926
        30       Club Hymn                                                 n.d.
        31       Club Manager                                              1991
        32       Club Use                                                  1979
        33       Coe Painting                                              1990
        34       Collect for Club Women                                    n.d.
        35       Constitution                                              1891
        36       Contributions                                             1926-1927
        37       Correspondence                                            1910-1935
        38       Correspondence                                            1940-1956
 31     39       Correspondence                                            1962-1976
        40       Correspondence                                            1982-1991
        41       Dienner, Ann C.                                           1988
        42       District 65 Caucus                                        n.d.
        43       Eight-Club Conference                                     1984-1988
        44       Employees                                                 1931
        45       Evanston Hospital                                         1989

                 Evanston Public Library
 32     1        Clippings                                                 Aug 1987-June 1988
        2        Clippings                                                 Aug 1988
        3        Clippings                                                 Sept 1988
        4        Clippings                                                 Oct 1988
        5        Clippings                                                 Dec 1988
        6        Clippings                                                 1988 (no month)
        7        Clippings                                                 Jan-Apr 1989


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

        8        Clippings                                                 May-Sept 1989
        9        Clippings                                                 Oct-Dec 1989
        10       Clippings                                                 1990
        11       Correspondence                                            1988-1990
        12       Correspondence, Blair                                     1989-1990
        13       Correspondence, Dewoskin                                  1990
        14       Correspondence, Drenner                                   1989-1990
        15       Correspondence, Graff                                     1987-1989
        16       Correspondence, Hasbrouck                                 1987-1988
        17       Correspondence, Overloe                                   1987-1988
        18       Correspondence, Redmond                                   1990-1991
        19       Correspondence, Tyksinski                                 1976-1990
        20       Court Papers                                              1990-1991
        21       Evanston City Council                                     1987-1988
        22       Evanston City Council, Admin. & Public Works Ctte         1987-1989
        23       Evanston City Council, Special Ctte. on the Main          1988-1989
                 Library Project
 32     24       EPL Board of Directors                                    1983-1989

 33     1        EPL Board of Directors                                    1990
        2        Feasibility Study                                         1987
        3        Oral Presentations                                        1988-1989
        4        Federation of Clubs of the 10th Congressional District    Jan 12, 1934
                 of Illinois
        5        Flags                                                     1976; 1988
        6        Form Letters                                              1937-1976
        7        Founders Album                                            1925
        8        Gavel                                                     1922; 1937
        9        General Federation of Women's Clubs                       1959
        10       Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton                                n.d.
        11       Illinois Federation of Women's Club                       1913
        12       In Memoriam                                               n.d.
        13       Library                                                   n.d.
        14       Paintings, Appraisal                                      1927
        15       Parking                                                   1982-1984
        16       Poetry                                                    n.d.
        17       Programs                                                  1927-1991



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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box    Folder Title                                                       Dates

        18       Seven-Club Conference                                     Feb 22, 1978
        19       Social Security                                           1935-1939
        20       Stationery                                                n.d.
        21       Toast                                                     n.d.
                 XII. PUBLICATIONS (See Also: Bound Volumes)
        22       Annual Announcements                                      1905-1918
        23       Annual Announcements                                      1920-1930
        24       Annual Announcements                                      1974-1987

 34     1        Annual Announcements                                      1987-1991
        2        Annual Reports                                            1913-1920
        3        Bulletin                                                  Jan 1914; 1926-1927
        4        Bulletin                                                  1928; 1944
 34     5        Bulletin                                                  1973-1980

 35     1        Bulletin                                                  1980-1990

                 Oversize Boxes
 36              Scrapbook, Poems                                          1947-1955
                 Scrapbook                                                 1988-1990
                 Art Exhibit materials                                     1964-1977
 37              2 Scrapbooks of Art Exhibit materials                     1952-1963
                 General Clippings                                         1937-1939
                 General Clippings                                         1989-1990
 38     2        a) Maintenance Fund General Disbursements                 June 1939-April 1953
        ledger
        s
                 b) Checks Issued                                          June 1923-April 1939
 39     2        a) General and Maintenance Funds                          Dec 29, 1932-April 1950
        ledger
        s
                 b) General and Maintenance Funds                          May 1939-April 1953
        2        Receipts, General Fund AND                                May 1953-Apr.1959
        ledger   Receipts, Maintenance Fund                                May 1953-Apr.1959
        pages
                 Disbursements, General Fund AND                           May 1953-Apr.1959
                    Disbursements, Maintenance Fund                        May 1949-Apr 1959


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Box          Dates/Title                           Box            Dates/Title

Scrapbooks:   53 scrapbooks, 1921-1990
1             1916-1944 pictures,                  37             1963-1964 clippings et al.
programs                                           38             1964-1965 clippings et al.
2             "Misc. Early History"                39             1965-1966 clippings et al.
3             1923-1924 clippings et al.           40             1966-1967 clippings et al.
4             1925-1926 clippings et al.           41             1967-1968 clippings et al.
5             1926-1927 clippings et al.           42             1968-1969 clippings et al.
6             1927-1928 clippings et al.           43             1969-1970 clippings et al.
7             1932-1934 clippings et al.           44             1970-1971 clippings et al.
8             1934-1935 clippings et al.           45             1971-1973 clippings et al.
9             1935-1936 clippings et al.           46             1973-1975 clippings et al.
10            1937-1938 clippings et al.           47             1975-1977 clippings et al.
11            1937 garden publicity                48             1977-1979 clippings et al.
12            1938-1938 clippings et al.           49             1980-1982 clippings et al.
13            1939-1940 clippings et al.           50             1981-1984 clippings et al.
14            1940-1941 clippings et al.           51             1984-1990 clippings et al.
15            1941-1942 clippings et al.
16            1942-1943 clippings et al.
17            1943-1944 clippings et al.
18            1944-1945 clippings et al.
19            1945-1946 clippings et al.
20            1946-1947 clippings et al.
21            1947-1948 clippings et al.
22            1948-1949 clippings et al.
23            1949-1950 clippings et al.
24            1950-1951 clippings et al.
25            1951-1952 clippings et al.
26            1952-1953 clippings et al.
27            1953-1954 clippings et al.
28            1954-1955 clippings et al.
29            1955-1956 clippings et al.
30            1956-1957 clippings et al.
31            1957-1958 clippings et al.
32            1958-1959 clippings et al.
33            1959-1960 clippings et al.
34            1960-1961 clippings et al.
35            1961-1962 clippings et al.
36            1962-1963 clippings et al.


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                      Northwestern University Archives      Evanston, IL

Records of The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1890-1991
Series 55/31
Boxes 1-40 (including 1 half-size, 8 legal size, and 5 over-size boxes), and
       53 scrapbooks, and 128 bound volumes.

Container List

Bound Volumes

Title                                                      Dates               # Volumes
Minutes of the Woman's Club of Evanston                    1915-1917           (1 vol.)
Record of the Woman's Club of Evanston                     1917-1924            (4 vol.)
Minutes of the Board of Managers
       of the Woman's Club of Evanston                     1924-1939            (8 vol.)
Minutes of the Board of Directors
       of the Woman's Club of Evanston                     1939-1975            (18 vol.)
Minutes of the General Club and Department Meeting         1924-1949            (15 vol.)
Membership Register                                        1906-1923             (3 vol.)
Guest Book                                                 1899-1971            (1 vol.)
Monthly Bulletin of the Woman's Club of Evanston           1912-1971            (42 vol.)
Yearbooks of the Woman's Club of Evanston                  1893-1975            (32 vol.)
Young Women's Auxillary of the Woman's Club
       of Evanston Yearbook                                1919-1925            (4 vol.)


Photographs
Four volumes of portraits of Charter Members (1 vol.) and Members (3 vol.) are shelved with the
Records. Three boxes of photographs, two large photographs, several 35mm color slides and 3x4
glass slides, and an audio tape were transferred to the University Archives' audiovisual
collections.




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