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Guide to the Florine Wenzel collection of Sacramento Saturday Club records
MC 17  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Florine Wenzel collection of records of the Sacramento Saturday Club
    Dates: 1893-1973
    Collection number: MC 17
    Creator: Saturday Club (Sacramento, Calif.)
    Collection Size: 1 linear ft. (2 archival boxes)
    Repository: Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Florine Wenzel (1884-1984) was a Sacramento pianist and vocalist who served as president of the Sacramento M. T. A. (Music Teachers' Association) and later president of the Sacramento Saturday Club. Her papers are largely comprised of records from the Saturday Club, including scrapbooks, clippings and photographs (1893-1973).
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Florine Wenzel collection Sacramento Saturday Club records, MC 17, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Historical Note

    Florine J. Wenzel (1884-1984), the daughter of George F. and Jennie Wenzel, was a native of San Francisco and a pianist and vocalist. Long active in Sacramento music circles, she served as president of both the Sacramento M. T. A. (Music Teachers' Association) and the Sacramento Saturday Club.
    The Sacramento Saturday Club was founded in 1893 by a group of 60 local society women for the purpose of furthering the public appreciation of music and it's refining influences in Sacramento. The club's name derived from Saturday afternoon chamber performances that had been held in the home's of the club's founders. At the height of its popularity in the 1920s, the club boasted 1,800 members and sponsored performances by world-famous musicians that drew as many as 5,000 people to Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. Performers included Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals. The Saturday Club contributed financial support for the building of Memorial Auditorium, and funded other philanthropic projects, including the building of the Tuesday Club House and Eagle Theater. The club also worked with the Red Cross to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, led sales of Liberty Bonds during WWI, and supported the Women's Council and Y.M.C.A.

    Scope and Content Note

    The bulk of this collection is comprised of scrapbooks, programs, photographs and clippings documenting Sacramento Saturday Club activities from 1893 through 1973. Also included in the collection are Wenzel's correspondence regarding music lessons, scrapbooks with clipping and programs from Ms. Wenzel's recitals and Sacramento M. T. A. meetings.
    This collection is organized into eight series:
    • Series 1. Administrative
    • Series 2. Meeting notes
    • Series 3. Correspondence
    • Series 4. Programs
    • Series 5. Scrapbooks
    • Series 6. Club History
    • Series 7. Photographs
    • Series 8. Clippings

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Women Societies and clubs--California--Sacramento
    Music--Societies, etc.--California--Sacramento