Records of the Douglas County Woman's Club
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.
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.
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.
Also of note: some of the Club's records refer to it as The Women's Club of Castle Rock, Colo. (see the Treasurer's Record Book entry for 1955) or The Douglas County Women's Club of Castle Rock.
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.
.50 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 15 folders.)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within subject headings.
Processed by Shaun Boyd, October 2009.
- Douglas County Woman's Club (Douglas County, Colo.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Records of the Douglas County Woman's Club, 1949-1956
- Shaun Boyd
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