Woman's Club Collection
documents the Club's founding in 1918 as the
Mother's Club of Marian, through its twentieth century evolution into a member club
of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, Sierra-Cahuenga District. Materials
provide insight into social networks in the San Fernando Valley and women's role in
local charity organizations, social service, and fundraising.
The Reseda Woman’s Club began in 1918 when a group of nineteen women gathered at Marian
Elementary School to organize the Mother’s Club of Marian. Martha McClure, principle of
the school and club initiator, was elected the first president. In 1922, the club
changed its name to the Reseda Woman’s Club after the town of Marian was renamed Reseda.
The club incorporated into the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) in January
1923, becoming one of thirty-three members of the CFWC Sierra-Cahuenga District. The
Reseda Junior Woman’s Club branch was founded in 1950 to bring together young women from
the ages of 18 to 35 residing in Reseda. The junior club branch dissolved in 1970.
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