Ebell Club of Los Angeles Collection: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Stephanie E. Clayton, April 18, 2011.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Manuscripts Department
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San Marino, California 91108
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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.

Access

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Administrative Information

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

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.  

Subjects

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.

Forms/Genres

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

Additional Contributors

Morgan, Julia, 1872-1957.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Boxed materials

Folder 1

Coffin, Bertha Lindley. Charter Members: Notes of an Interview of Mrs. William M. Kinney [after 1936]. 2 items. Includes notes of the minutes for November 8, 1894.

Folder 2

Ebell Club of Los Angeles. The Ebell: [minute book] (1894-1895). 9 items. Includes 4 typed transcriptions, 1 acceptance notice, 1 letter head, 1 microfilm and 1 set of meeting minutes.

Folder 3

Ebell Club of Los Angeles. Minutes of the General Meetings of The Ebell of Los Angeles: [minute book] (1895-1899). 3 items. Includes 1 note and 1 letter from Mrs. Douglas A. Macneil to Ebell Club, dated August 27, 1897.

Folder 4

Merrill, Mattie H. The Ebell of Los Angeles: Its Methods and Aim: [essay] [1895]. 2 items. Includes typed copy.

Folder 5

Morgan, Julia, 1872-1957. Specifications for Rest Cottage, Ebell Club, Los Angeles, California (1922). 1 item. Fragile. Cover torn and pieces missing.

Folder 6

Ephemera: Miscellaneous. (1904-1963). 7 items. Two items in Oversize.

Consists of a photocopy of typescript list of location of historical records and memorabilia of the Ebell Club, June 30, 1959; a photocopy of a page listing Ebell meeting places and clubhouses; an election ticket for the election of club officers, 1904-1905; an invitation to visit the Library of Ebell of Los Angeles; and a program for the Seventh Annual Meeting, Los Angeles District, C.F.W.C., November 19-21, 1907, at The Woman’s Club House, Monrovia, California.
Folder 7

Event Programs (1904-1922). 4 items.

Folder 8

Magazine (1930, May). 1 item.

Folder 9

Monthly Program (1904-1983). 6 items.

Folder 10

Pamphlets (1906). 2 items.

Folder 11

Scrapbook (1928-1983). 5 items.

Oversize folder 1

Oversize materials

Consists of a colorized photograph of a house, with "Mrs. Walter E. Barrett" handwritten on verso, and an empty photograph folder from the Edward S. Curtis Studio with a note saying it held a photo of Mrs. Samuel Cary Dunlap.