Scope and Content Note
Title: Florine Wenzel collection of records of the Sacramento Saturday Club
Collection number: MC 17
Saturday Club (Sacramento, Calif.)
1 linear ft.
(2 archival boxes)
Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Florine Wenzel (1884-1984) was a Sacramento pianist and vocalist who served as president of the Sacramento M. T. A. (Music
Teachers' Association) and later president of the Sacramento Saturday Club. Her papers are largely comprised of records from
the Saturday Club, including scrapbooks, clippings and photographs (1893-1973).
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Florine Wenzel collection of records of the Sacramento Saturday Club, MC 17, Sacramento Room, Sacramento
Public Library, Sacramento, California.
Florine J. Wenzel (1884-1984), the daughter of George F. and Jennie Wenzel, was a native of San Francisco and a pianist and
vocalist. Long active in Sacramento music circles, she served as president of both the Sacramento M. T. A. (Music Teachers'
Association) and the Sacramento Saturday Club.
The Sacramento Saturday Club was founded in 1893 by a group of 60 local society women for the purpose of furthering the public
appreciation of music and it's refining influences in Sacramento. The club's name derived from Saturday afternoon chamber
performances that had been held in the home's of the club's founders. At the height of its popularity in the 1920s, the club
boasted 1,800 members and sponsored performances by world-famous musicians that drew as many as 5,000 people to Sacramento's
Memorial Auditorium. Performers included Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals. The Saturday Club contributed
financial support for the building of Memorial Auditorium, and funded other philanthropic projects, including the building
of the Tuesday Club House and Eagle Theater. The club also worked with the Red Cross to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco
earthquake and fire, led sales of Liberty Bonds during WWI, and supported the Women's Council and Y.M.C.A.
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of this collection is comprised of scrapbooks, programs, photographs and clippings documenting Sacramento Saturday
Club activities from 1893 through 1973. Also included in the collection are Wenzel's correspondence regarding music lessons,
scrapbooks with clipping and programs from Ms. Wenzel's recitals and Sacramento M. T. A. meetings.
This collection is organized into eight series:
- Series 1. Administrative
- Series 2. Meeting notes
- Series 3. Correspondence
- Series 4. Programs
- Series 5. Scrapbooks
- Series 6. Club History
- Series 7. Photographs
- Series 8. Clippings
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Women Societies and clubs--California--Sacramento