Fairbury Woman’s Club [RG1559.AM]

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RG1559.AM:  Fairbury Woman’s Club (Fairbury, Neb.)

Records:  1896-1989
Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska:  Woman’s club
Size:  3.0 cu.ft.; 3 boxes

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of three boxes of records of the Fairbury Woman’s Club at Fairbury, Nebraska.  The materials date from 1896 to 1989 and include secretary’s minutes, treasurer’s books, scrapbooks, yearbooks, certificates and newspaper clippings.  Some of the materials relate to the overall general club meetings and others relate to specific “departments” or committees within the club, such as the Garden Club, Jr. Woman’s Club, Mothers’ Club and American Home Department.  Also included are some records of the Jefferson County Federated Women’s Clubs and one yearbook from the Jansen Woman’s Club.

The collection is unprocessed, but a basic inventory is available.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder/item

  1. Secretary’s minutes, 1906-1910
  2. Secretary’s minutes, 1910-1913
  3. Secretary’s minutes, 1913-1918
  4. Secretary’s minutes, 1915-1926
  5. Secretary’s minutes, 1919-1920
  6. Secretary’s minutes, 1919-1931
  7. Secretary’s minutes, 1926-1930
  8. Secretary’s minutes, 1933-1938
  9. Secretary’s minutes, 1934-1937
  10. Secretary’s minutes, 1938-1941
  11. Secretary’s minutes, 1945-1946
  12. Secretary’s minutes, 1947-1955
  13. Secretary’s minutes, 1955-1964
  14. Secretary’s minutes, 1964-1974

Box 2
Folder/item

  1. Secretary’s minutes, 1974-1982
  2. Treasurer’s book, 1916-1920
  3. Treasurer’s book, 1921-1924
  4. Treasurer’s book, 1924-1936
  5. Treasurer’s book, 1926-1937
  6. Treasurer’s book, 1937-1946
  7. Treasurer’s book, 1946-1955
  8. Treasurer’s book, 1955-1967
  9. Treasurer’s book, 1967-1985
  10. Jr. Department minutes, 1951-1952
  11. Jr. Department minutes, 1953-1954
  12. Jr. Department minutes, 1954-1957
  13. Garden Department minutes, 1941-1949
  14. Garden Department minutes, 1982-1985
  15. Mothers’ Club minutes, 1933-1939
  16. American Home Department minutes, 1979-1987
  17. Guest book, 1949
  18. Registration book, 1935-1945
  19. Registration book, 1951-1952
  20. Registration book, 1953-1961

Box 3
Folder/item

  1. Scrapbook, 1956-1958
  2. Scrapbook, 1960-1962
  3. Scrapbook, 1963-1964
  4. Awards (certificates, etc.)
  5. Newspaper clippings, ca. 1948-1961
  6. Yearbooks (various years – incomplete), 1896-1989
  7. Jefferson County Federation of Women’s Clubs minutes, financial records, clippings and history, 1925-1975
  8. Jansen Woman’s Club yearbook, 1932-1933

Subject headings:

Clubs — Nebraska — Fairbury
Fairbury (Neb.) — History
Fairbury Woman’s Club (Fairbury, Neb.)
Jansen Woman’s Club (Jansen, Neb.)
Jefferson County Federation of Women’s Clubs
Women in Nebraska
Women — Societies and clubs


TMM     06-21-2018

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