Helen Matthewson Club. Audio tapes. 1959; n.d.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1991 February; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 July; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 July.
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Title: Helen Matthewson Club. Audio tapes.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 442
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1959; n.d.
Abstract: Record Series 442 contains audio tapes generated by the Helen Matthewson Club.
Creator: Helen Matthewson Club. 1923-


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[Identification of item], Helen Matthewson Club. Audio tapes (University Archives Record Series 442). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

The Helen Matthewson Club (HMC) was established in the fall of 1923 by Dean of Women Helen Matthewson Laughlin as a living cooperative where self supporting University women could enjoy the companionship of others, obtain adequate housing at a fair price, and serve the school and community. The HMC was initially located at Oakwood House near the Vermont Ave. campus of the University of California Southern Branch [UCLA]. With the Fall 1929 opening of UCLA's Westwood campus, the HMC relocated to a new home at 900 Hilgard Ave.
On June 30, 1950 the HMC house at 900 Hilgard Ave. was "dissolved" and the property used for a new UCLA religious center. With the help of the Helen Matthewson Club Alumnae (HMCA) the remaining HMC active members joined the Phenix [sic] Club in Santa Monica. In 1954 the Phoenix Club formally merged with the HMC. In 1957 the HMC acquired a house at 820 Levering Ave. As a result of decreasing membership, the Levering Ave. house closed in 1965. In the same year, 1965, the Helen Matthewson Memorial Scholarship fund was established and administered by the HMCA.
Helen Matthewson Laughlin (b.1881-d.1960) served as the Los Angeles State Normal School Dean of Women (1911-1919) and the UCLA Dean of Women (1919-1946).

Scope and Content

Record Series 442 contains audio tapes generated by the Helen Matthewson Club. Files include one 7" audio tape and several audio cassettes of oral history and speeches by Helen Matthewson, as well as music.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720429 

Box 1

Matthewson Laughlin, Helen. Last speech to club. 1959 Dec 06.

Scope and Content

Includes one 7" audio reel and two audio cassette tapes, one of which is labeled "Breakfast Skit" on side one and "Hail to blue and gold", "fireside memories" and "beloved" on side two.
Box 1

Music. n.d.

Scope and Content

Includes one audio cassette tape.
Box 1

Music. Christmas. n.d.

Scope and Content

Includes one audio cassette labeled "Siena Piano Forte."
Box 1

Oral history of Dean Helen Matthewson Laughlin. n.d.

Scope and Content

Includes one audio cassette tape of oral history by Garnet McBride and Augusta Thompson.