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Register of the White Apron Club (Lodi, Calif.) Collection, 1900-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: White Apron Club (Lodi, Calif.) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1957
    Collection number: Ms15
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], White Apron Club (Lodi, Calif.) Collection, Ms15, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    corporate name

    hite Apron Club (Lodi, Calif.)


    Women -California -Lodi -Societies and clubs
    Clubs -California -Lodi
    Lodi (Calif.) -Social life and cusoms


    Twenty-four women from the rural Lafayette District west of Lodi organized (1898) a social group called the White Apron Club in the home of Sarah Woodruff. In addition to regular monthly meetings, held at the Lafayette Hall from 1907, the Club presented theatricals, luncheons, socials, whist parties and children's parties for the community. In 1924 the White Apron Club affiliated with the San Joaquin County Federation of Women's Clubs and the following year dedicated a new Lafayette Hall at a cost of $7,000 on the site of their original clubhouse. At that time the organization had a membership of more than one hundred women, but today (1998) the White Apron Club has fewer than fifteen members, who range in age from their mid-60s to their 90s.

    Scope and Content

    The White Apron Club Collection consists of an anonymous typescript history of the Club (1898-1934), eight Minute Books (April 1900-March 1957) and an officers and committee members list book (1948-1956).