Guide to the Tarzana Woman's Club Collection, 1929-2001

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Tarzana Woman's Club Collection
Dates: 1929-2001
Bulk Dates: 1990-2001
Identification: URB/TWC
Creator: Tarzana Woman's Club
Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Tarzana Woman’s Club was initially formed as the Runnymede Women’s Club in 1915, an auxiliary to the local men’s social organization, the Runnymede Poultry and Berry Association. The women’s association disbanded in 1923, but twelve former members re-formed as a separate organization shortly thereafter. In 1927, the club was renamed the Tarzana Woman's Club. It dissolved in 2001, as membership continued to decline. The collection consists primarily of the club's budgets and charitable gifts. Also included are approximately three years of meeting minutes in longhand, membership handbooks, and newsletters.

Historical Note:

The Tarzana Woman’s Club was initially formed as the Runnymede Women’s Club in 1915, an auxiliary to the local men’s social organization, the Runnymede Poultry and Berry Association. The women’s association disbanded in 1923, but twelve former members re-formed as a separate organization shortly thereafter. In 1927, the club was renamed the Tarzana Woman's Club. In 1929, the women associated themselves with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a nation-wide association of women’s clubs. They were incorporated in 1930.
The Tarzana Woman's Club worked together to the Tarzana community in a variety of ways. They dedicated themselves to assisting veterans coming home at the end of World War I, and aided the community through their philanthropic work during the Great Depression. To improve their community they worked for the establishment of the Tarzana-Reseda Park at Victory and Reseda Blvd., a community library, and Topeka Drive School. During World War II, club members donated their time at the Birmingham Veteran’s Hospital providing whatever services were most needed, from rolling bandages and visiting patients to writing letters for those recovering veterans who could not do so themselves.
The club sponsored various youth activities including the Girl Scouts and Blue Birds, and established a Junior Woman’s Club for 18 to 35-year old women, which was later disbanded. The Tarzana Woman’s Club assisted those of all ages through charitable giving, including funding such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Community Assistance to Homeless Youngsters and “Pennies for Pines” of the Forest Service to plant trees. They enriched the lives of San Fernando Valley residents by supporting fashion, craft, and horticulture shows with proceeds being donated to their long list of charities. The club dissolved in 2001 as membership continued to decline.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

California Federation of Women's Clubs
Tarzana Woman's Club (Tarzana, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material
Publications

Geographic Name:

San Fernando Valley (Calif.) -- History

Topical Term:

Women -- Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Elizabeth Gilmartin

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Tarzana Woman's Club Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1929-2000
Series II: Financial Records, 1933-2001
Series III: Publications, 1994-2001
Series IV: Oversize Materials, 1930-1996
Series V: Non-Manuscript Material

Scope and Contents

The records of the Tarzana Woman’s Club primarily consist of budgets and charitable gifts. Also included are approximately three years of meeting minutes in longhand, membership handbooks, and newsletters., The collection is divided into five series: Administrative Records (1929-2001), Financial Records (1933-2001), Publications (1994-2001), Oversize Materials (1930-1996), and Non-Manuscript Material.
Series I, Administrative Records, includes loose papers, club minutes, member handbooks, articles of incorporation, by-laws, and two histories of the Tarzana Women's Club. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.
Series II, Financial Records, consists primarily of budget statements, donation files, and federal and state tax records. The files are arranged alphabetically by type and chronologically within.
Series III, Publications, consists of newsletters produced by the Tarzana Woman's Club and their associate organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by publishing organization and chronologically within.
Series IV, Oversize Materials, contains organizational papers which have been housed separately due to their physical size.
Series V, Non-manuscript Material, consists of three-dimensional objects and photographs.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Administrative Records, 1929-2000

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Anderson, Jeanne D. - 75 Years of Caring and Sharing: article

Folder 2

Articles of Incorporation: certificate; corporation papers, 1930, 1951

Folder 3

Board of Directors: minutes, January-May 1988

Folder 4

Board of Directors - Record Book: minutes; Regular Meeting - Record Book: minutes, 1996 September 3-2001 September 18

Folder 5

Board of Directors: minutes; Regular Meeting: minutes, April, May, September-December 1999, January-March 2000

Folder 6

Board of Directors: resolutions; note regarding Real Estate, 1958 September 11, 25, November 1958

Folder 7

By-laws: revision, 1993

Folder 8

CA Trade and Commerce Agency; National Heritage Foundation - Foundation for Pierce College: brochure; international contact list; newsletter, 2001

Folder 9

Club House: correspondence, 1957 February 18, 1957 March 1,7

Folder 10

Club Membership: applications; membership cards, 1993-1997

Folder 11

Club Membership: guestbook, 1997 March 18-2000 January 18

Folder 12

Club Membership: handbook, 1984-1985

Folder 13

Club Membership: handbook, 1994-1996

Folder 14

Club Membership: notes, 1995 December 5

Folder 15

Club Membership - Recruitment and Retention Methods: article; flyers; newsletters; pamphlets; survey, 1972, 1996-1998

Folder 16

Dissolution Papers: certificate; correspondence, 2011 September 18, 2011 October 5, 2011 November 9

Folder 17

Fire Insurance: correspondence; notices; form; policy; terms, 1958-1964

Folder 18

Florida Federation of Women's Clubs: correspondence regarding history of Pompano Beach Women's Clubhouse, 1975 December 8

Folder 19

Fundraisers: announcements

Folder 20

General: correspondence, 2001 May 20

Folder 21

General: invitations, 1994 December 9, 1996, March 1998, 2004 May 19

Folder 22

Glave, Mary: correspondence regarding History of the Tarzana Woman's Club from 1922-1960,

Folder 23

Les Skinner Company: plaque design, 2001 November 21

Folder 24

Liability Insurance: correspondence; invoice; notice; receipt; policy, 1996-1997

Folder 25

Mental Health Association in Los Angeles County: flyer

Folder 26

Missionaries of Charity: correspondence, 1991 May 11

Folder 27

Northeast Valley Health Corporation: business card; flyer

Folder 28

Property Records: agreements regarding Real Estate, 1951 May 1, 1952 June 6, 1954 December 28

Folder 29

Property Records: correspondence; note; subpoena regarding Real Estate, 1956 June 19, 1963 September 15

Folder 30

Property Records: correspondence; forms regarding authority to sell and rent, 1961 December 12, 1962 January 5

Folder 31

Publicity: newspaper clippings, 1962

 

Box 2

Folder 1

Regular Membership Meetings: minutes; recommendations, January-April, May 1998

Folder 2

Secombe, Clinton F. (Attorney): correspondence regarding Articles of Incorporation, 1929 April 25

Folder 3

Torres, Mary M. (TWC Member): correspondence regarding resignation of membership, 1997 October 2

Folder 4

Zoning: correspondence, 1958 August 18, 1958 September 22, 1959 June 19

Folder 5

Zoning: notices, 1958 August 8, 1958 September 22, January 22, 1962 June 7

 

Series II: Financial Records, 1933-2001

 

Box 2

Folder 6

Annual Budget: reports, 1990-1995

Folder 7

Bank of America: correspondence regarding Club House, 1951 December 17

Folder 8

Board of Directors: budget reports May-June, September-December 1990

Folder 9

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, September, November-December 1991

Folder 10

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, September-December 1992

Folder 11

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, August-December 1993

Folder 12

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, September-December 1994

Folder 13

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, September-December 1995

Folder 14

Board of Directors: budget reports, January-May, September 1996

Folder 15

Board of Directors: budget reports, April-May, September 1996

Folder 16

Budget: procedure book, May 1975

Folder 17

Budget: summaries, 1981-1984

Folder 18

California Department of State, Corporate Division: correspondence regarding corporate classification, 1979 November 16

Folder 19

California Federal Savings: passbook; bond receipt, 1946, 1957-1959

Folder 20

California Federation of Women's Clubs: notices regarding contribution procedures, July 1991, September 1993, September 1994, September 1995

Folder 21

California Federation of Women's Clubs: notice regarding Tax Exempt Classification

Folder 22

Charities: contact list

Folder 23

Contribution Acknowledgements: correspondence, 1992 September 30, December 8, December 11, December 22, 1993 January 4

Folder 24

Contribution Acknowledgements: correspondence, 2000 November 20, December, January 10, February 19, 2001 April 18

Folder 25

Contributions: annual reports, 1982-1983, 1985-1990

Folder 26

Contributions: annual reports, 1990-1996

Folder 27

Contributions: notes, 1994 December 4, 1997 February 24

Folder 28

Domestic Non-Profit Corporation Status: statements, 1992-1995, 1997

Folder 29

Escrow: statement; receipts, January-September 1962

Folder 30

Fundraising: raffle sales sheet, 1997 August 22

Folder 31

Luncheon Meeting: budget notes, 1997-1998

Folder 32

Membership Dues: reports; notes, 1990-1995, 1997

Folder 33

Mortgage: statement

Folder 34

Property Taxes: receipt, 1959 November 19, 1961 December 11

Folder 35

Registry of Charitable Gifts: correspondence; budget, 1988 October 3, October 17, December 1988, 1988 January 17, 1989 April 24

Folder 36

Tax Clearance: applications; certificate, 2001 August 15, September 12

Folder 37

Tax Exempt Status: statement, 1957 March 13

Folder 38

Taxes: correspondence; notes, 1985 November 15, October 6, October 12, 1988 November 4, 1989 January 17

Folder 39

Taxes: federal return; state return, 1985 June 1-1986 May 31

Folder 40

Taxes: federal return, 1986 June 1-1987 May 31

Folder 41

Taxes: federal return, 1987

Folder 42

Taxes: federal return, 1989 June 1-1990 May 31

Folder 43

Taxes: federal return, 1994 June 1-1995 May 31

Folder 44

Taxes: federal return, 1995 June 1-1996 May 31

Folder 45

Taxes: federal return; state return, 2000 June 1, 2001 May 31

Folder 46

Taxes: periodic report, 1986 January 1-1987 May 31

Folder 47

Taxes: periodic report, 1987 January 1-1988 May 31

Folder 48

Taxes: periodic report, 1988 January 1-1989 May 31

Folder 49

Taxes: periodic report, 1990 January 1-1991 May 31

Folder 50

Taxes: periodic report, 1991 January 1-1992 May 31

Folder 51

Taxes: periodic report, 1992 January 1-1993 May 31

Folder 52

Taxes: periodic report, 1993 January 1-1994 May 31

Folder 53

Treasurer: guidelines

Folder 54

Treasurers' Reports, February 1996

Folder 55

Treasurers' Summary of Accounts: notes

Folder 56

Yearly Budget Proposals, 1984-1986, 1987-1990

Folder 57

Yearly Budget Proposals, 1990-1992, 1993-1995

 

Series III: Publications, 1994-2001

 

Box 3

Folder 1

California Federation of Women's Clubs - Sierra-Cahuenga District: newsletter, September-December 1998

Folder 2

California Federation of Women's Clubs - Sierra-Cahuenga District: newsletter, January-March, May 1999

Folder 3

Tarzana Property Owners Association: newsletter, 1999, 2001

Folder 4

Tarzana Woman's Club (TWC): newsletter, May, October, November 1994

Folder 5

TWC: newsletter, February-March 1995

Folder 6

TWC: newsletter, October, December 1996

Folder 7

TWC: newsletter, January-May, July, December 1997

Folder 8

TWC: newsletter, January-April, September-December 1998

Folder 9

TWC: newsletter, January-May, September, November 1999

Folder 10

TWC: newsletter, January, February, May, September, October, December 2000

Folder 11

TWC: newsletter, February-April 2001

 

Series IV: Oversize Materials, 1930-1996

 

Box 4

Folder 1

Financial Ledge, 1985 November 27-1996 August 19

Folder 2

Articles of Incorporation: corporation papers, 1930

Folder 3

California State Assembly - The Great Seal of the State of California: certificates

Folder 4

Fire Insurance: form; policy, 1958-1964

Folder 5

Humane Society of the United States: certificate of appreciation, 1988 June 22

Folder 6

Property Records: agreements regarding Real estate, 1951 May 1, 1952 June 6, 1954 December 28

Folder 7

Yearly Budget Proposal, 1984-1985

 

Series V: Non-Manuscript Material

 

Box 5

Item 1

TWC 1 President's Gavel

 

Box 6

Item 1

TWC 2 Club Seal (Embosser)

 

Box 7

Item 1

Photo - Finale at the Encino Women's Clubhouse

Item 2

Corral Tea Party for Cuddles - the Donkey