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Los Angeles Flower Festival Society Records
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Description
This collection contains correspondence, festival and fair programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, a notebook, a list of donations, and other documents about the Flower Festival Society, a women's association in Los Angeles, California, dating from 1885 to 1891. The records provide a unique perspective to view California women’s history and leisure activities at the end of the nineteenth century.
Background
The Flower Festival Society was a Los Angeles women’s association active in the late 19th century. In 1885, it was established to “give the protection and comfort of home life at a reasonable rate to working women, also to furnish situations to those seeking employment, and engage in such benevolent work as the Board may agree upon,” as the constitution of the Society stated. The Society's Advisory Board was composed of the presidents of several local non-governmental organizations such as the Los Angeles YMCA.
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114 items in 1 box
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