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Guide to the East Palo Alto Women's Club Records
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Series I Administrative Records and Artifacts 1917-1995, 1922-1955

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The East Palo Alto Women's Club Records document the history of the organization from their early formation as a "Mother’s Club" to become an official branch of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GWFC). Women's clubs across the United States influenced local, state, and national politics long before women were granted full voting rights nationally. The Palo Alto Women's Club records provide an interesting view of the activism of women in the South Bay during the formative years of the club and after. Typical organizational records of this kind, the collection includes information concerning the annual budgets, memberships and officer lists, the club charter, constitution and by-laws, as well as scrapbooks that document club events.


The administrative records are arranged chronologically and by subject.
Box 1

Administrative Records 1917-1991

Folders 1-2

Community service 1956-1958

Folder 3

Citizen of the year 1956-1958

Folder 4

Miscellaneous events 1956-1957

Folder 5-7

Pamphlets 1917-1962

Folder 8

Scrapbook/Newspaper clippings 1947-1956

Folder 9-12

Awards 1970-1982

Folder 13

Yearbooks 1952-1972

Folder 14

District/state reports on Americanism 1952-1972

Folder 15

GFWC blueprint 1980-1982

Box 2

Constitutions, by-laws and meeting minutes 1922-1995

Folder 16-17

Constitutions and by-laws 1925-1970

Folder 18-26

Meeting minutes 1917-1971

Box 3

Gavel and Seal Stamp undated