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Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
    Title: Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 039
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 1 letter document box, 1 oversize folder, 4 flat storage boxes, and 1 media box
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2011
    Physical Location: Local History Center
    Abstract: This collection includes administrative records, scrapbooks, and photographs of the Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club and documents the philanthropic, social, and cultural activities of the Club.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation

    [Name of item], Records of the Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club (Collection 039). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club was established in April 1960, with member Rosefrances Curry acting as its first president. It joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs in November 1960 as a member of Marina District No. 18 and was an active participant in the District's projects. At the time, the Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club was the only federated woman's club on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Club officially disbanded in 2011.
    The Club dedicated its activities to public welfare, civic engagement, and philanthropic projects. It's activity sections included art, bridge, drama, gardens, literature, and music. The Club also sponsored Juniorettes, a community-oriented volunteer service organization for high school girls. The Juniorettes benefited organizations including the Red Cross, Head Start, Art for Fun(d)s Sake, and the Harlan Shoemaker School for Disabled Children.
    During its existence, the Club made contributions to a number of other area organizations including the Toberman Settlement House, the Gardena Valley Association for Mentally Challenged Children, the Community Association of the Peninsula's Exploring Growth Opportunities, City of Hope, the Switzer Center, Rainbow Services for Battered Women, the Norris Theatre Building Fund, and Harbor Interfaith Shelter.


    Arranged into two series: administrative records and scrapbooks. Administrative records arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically, with undated materials filed after dated materials.

    Scope and Contents

    Includes executive board meeting minutes, general meeting minutes, bulletins, by-laws and revisions, member yearbooks, scrapbooks, and treasurer's reports.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated to the Palos Verdes Library District by Hildegard Kurtz on behalf of the Rolling Hills Estates Woman's Club and by the family of founding member Rosefrances Curry.

    Processing Information

    Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Jungeun Hong. Final arrangement and description by Jungeun Hong and Monique Sugimoto, March 20, 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women--California--Societies and clubs
    Women--Societies and clubs
    Rolling Hills Estates (Calif.)
    General Federation of Women's Clubs