The San Fernando Women's Club was
formed as a non-profit organization in 1929, following the combination of several women's
groups, including the Elective Study Club and the San Fernando Ebell Club. The collection
provides insight into women's social and civic lives in the San Fernando Valley during the
twentieth century. The social and charitable activities of the club and its Junior
membership branch are documented through meeting minutes, membership data, reports, press
clippings, and financial records.
The San Fernando Women's Club was initially established after the merger of local women's
clubs in 1926, including the Elective Study Club, founded in 1907. The Club became the San
Fernando Cosmos Club after its 1929 merger with the San Fernando Ebell Club, and retained
this title until 1959 when members voted to change the club's name back to the San Fernando
Women's Club. The Junior branch of the club, founded in 1930, followed the pattern of its
parent organization. It was known as the San Fernando Junior Cosmos Club until it altered
its name to the San Fernando Junior Women's Club in 1959.
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