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Records of the Douglas County Woman's Club, 1949-1956

 Collection
Identifier: C-92018

Scope and Content

The records of the Douglas County Woman’s Club provide information about the activities and interests of the club and its membership. The collection consists of governing documents, correspondence, bills, banking statements, meeting minutes, yearbooks, membership lists, newsletters, book lists, and related print material.

Dates

  • 1949-1956

Access and Use

This collection is open to researchers. Archives and Local History material is non-circulating and requires staff retrieval. See archives.dcl.org for hours of operation.

Historical Note

The Douglas County Woman's Club was organized in 1920 and federated in 1921. Many of the club's activities between the years of 1920-1949 were recorded in the Record Journal of Douglas County, including the fact that the Woman's Club created, maintained, and raised funds for the county's first public library. The records contained in this collection, which begin in 1949, indicate that the Club was facing problems by 1954 and considering dissolution (discussed at a special meeting held June 18). However, the issue was not raised again at the following regular meeting (held September 17), and the Club continued to operate through at least 1955.

Whether directly or indirectly, the Douglas County Woman's Club can be seen as the precursor to the Friends of the Library groups that helped establish the library district in the 1960s and today's Douglas County Libraries Foundation.

Extent

.50 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 15 folders.)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within subject headings.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd, October 2009.

Title
Guide to the Records of the Douglas County Woman's Club, 1949-1956
Status
Completed
Author
Shaun Boyd
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Local History, Douglas County Libraries Repository

Contact:
Douglas County Libraries
100 S Wilcox St
Castle Rock CO 80104 United States
303-688-7730