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Ebell Club of Los Angeles Collection: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Ebell Club of Los Angeles Collection
    Dates (inclusive): 1894-1983
    Bulk dates: 1894-1903
    Collection Number: mssEbell club collection
    Creator: Ebell Club of Los Angeles.
    Extent: 42 items in 1 box and 1 oversize folder.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 42 items related to the Ebell Club of Los Angeles, California, chiefly dating from the late 1890s-early 1900s.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Ebell Club of Los Angeles Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Gift of Ebell Club of Los Angeles, March 16, 1984.

    Biographical Note

    The Ebell Club of Los Angeles was formed in 1894 by a group of women wishing to take up the work of Adrian Ebell. The club is dedicated to expanding women's education in the arts, sciences and literature and the advancement of women in these branches of study and all areas of culture. The Ebell Club of Los Angeles grants college scholarships, hosts lectures, and produces plays and concerts. The Ebell Club also has a history of aiding needy women and supporting women's organizations.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 42 items related to the Ebell Club of Los Angeles, California, chiefly dating from the late 1890s-early 1900s. The manuscripts section contains 17 items. There is a list of the charter members of the Ebell club, including comments regarding the members, the minute books for the first six years of the club, an essay describing the mission of the club, and the architectural specifications for the Rest Cottage by architect Julia Morgan.
    The ephemera section contains event programs, monthly club schedules, pamphlets regarding the activities of the club, a Ebell Magazine from 1930, an itemized survey of documents and ephemera in the Ebell Club's possession in 1959, and a program for the Seventh Annual Meeting Los Angeles District C.F.W.C. There is also a scrapbook created by Mrs. Hazel Smith with Ebell Magazine clippings featuring key members from the late 1920s. The scrapbook also contains short notes regarding a few of the members and club events.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


    Ebell Club of Los Angeles.
    Women -- Societies and clubs -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Women -- California.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.


    Ephemera -- California -- 20th century.
    Manuscripts -- California -- 19th century.
    Manuscripts -- California -- 20th century.
    Scrapbooks -- California -- 20th century.

    Additional Contributors

    Morgan, Julia, 1872-1957.