Guide to the Arbor Vitae Club Collection, 1908-1980s

Processed by Teresa Fitzgerald; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard
Pasadena Museum of History
Research Library and Archives
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Phone: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 13
Fax: (626) 577-1662
Email: research@pasadenahistory.org
URL: http://www.pasadenahistory.org
© 2000
Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Arbor Vitae Club Collection, 1908-1980s

Pasadena Museum of History



Research Library and Archives

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Research Library and Archives
  • 470 West Walnut Street
  • Pasadena, California 91103-3594
  • Phone: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 13
  • Fax: (626) 577-1662
  • Email: research@pasadenahistory.org
  • URL: http://www.pasadenahistory.org
Processed by:
Teresa Fitzgerald
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
© 2000 Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arbor Vitae Club Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1980s
Origination: Arbor Vitae Club
Extent: 2 Boxes
Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Arbor Vitae Club Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

Historical Note

The Arbor Vitae Club began meeting together as an organization in 1921 and prior to that, as friends, from 1906. Most of the group's members attended the old Wilson School together in Pasadena. They all attended the same Sunday school class at the First Baptist Church. The group formed a social club and started holding monthly meetings in members' homes beginning in September 1921. Club membership was limited to twelve. The requirements of membership were you must have at least one child, wear a housedress and bring 5 cents dues to each meeting. The group continued to meet into the 1980s.

Scope and Content

The Arbor Vitae Club Collection (1908-1980s) consists of club notebooks and photographs.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Arbor Vitae Club notebooks:

 

1908-1920 Delta Alpha Pre-Arbor Vitae

 

The Twenties

 

The Thirties

 

The Forties

 

Pasadena Star News clipping -- history of the club, 4/24/57

Box 2

Arbor Vitae Club notebooks:

 

The 1950s

 

The 1960s

 

The 1970s/1980s

 

Address/Deaths

Box 2

Club and club related photographs