Guide to the Santa Cruz Woman's Club Records

UCSC OAC Unit
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Santa Cruz Woman's Club Records

Collection number: MS 73

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
October 2006
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Santa Cruz Woman's Club records
Dates: 1907-1982
Collection number: MS 73
Creator: Santa Cruz Woman's Club
Collection Size: 10 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains scrapbooks, minutes, treasurer's report and yearbooks of the club.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Santa Cruz Woman's Club records. MS 73. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Santa Cruz Woman's Club in 2004.

Organization History

The Santa Cruz Woman's Club was organized in 1907 as the Saturday Afternoon Club. The founders were Mrs. M. Tanner Gushee, Mrs. J.P. Twist, Mrs. W. H. Williamson, Mrs F. W. Swanton and Mrs. Ella Vivienne Noe Phillips. Mrs. Alexnder McLean served as the first President from 1907-1909. The club became affiliated with the California Federation of Women's Clubs in March 1908 and with the national organization, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, in March 1912. The Santa Cruz Woman's Club incorporated in 1954.
At the end of 1926, the name was changed to the Santa Cruz Woman's Club. According to the 1927-1928 Yearbook, Twentieth Program Year: "This is the close of the first decade of the local Woman's Club. For nineteen years it has been valued and loved as the Saturday Afternoon Club. But a decade brings changes. The automobile and highway development have made it possible for sons and daughters to come home for the week-ends, and for old friends to meet again. Our hills and beaches have their own magnetism and our hospitable club members found it necessary to be in their homes over the weekends. So at the close of the nineteenth year the members voted to change the name to the Santa Cruz Woman's Club, and the meeting days to the second and fourth Thursdays."
Santa Cruz Woman's Club gives scholarships, and supports various philanthopies, such as the Veterans and active military with Christmas gift bags. They are also a social club with quarterly meetings, social progams and activities from September through June.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains scrapbooks, minutes, treasurer's report and yearbooks of the club.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Santa Cruz Woman's Club--Archives
Saturday Afternoon Club--Archives
Women--California--Societies and clubs--History
California Federation of Women's Clubs


Container List

box:folder 1:1

Saturday Afternoon Club Constitution & By-Laws March 7, 1925

box:folder 1:2

Land ownership papers ca, 1924-1982

box:folder 1:3

Clubhouse sale papers ca. 1959-1982

box:folder 1:4

Clubhouse inventory 1954-1962

box:folder 1:5

"Piano" Fund 1954-1966

box:folder 1:6

President's letters, New Year's letters 1942-1964

box:folder 1:7, 10

Awards, Certificates, Proclamations, Resolutions n.d. ca. 1955-1983

box 10

75th Anniversary Resolution by Honorable Sam Farr 28th Assembly District March 23, 1982

box:folder 1:8-9

Programs

box:folder 1:8

Annual State-wide Art Exhibits February 10-24, 1935 February 9-23, 1936

box:folder 1:9

CFWC programs held in Santa Cruz 1922 1925 1926 1929 1948

box:folder 1:10

CFWC & GFWC programs/yearbooks 1923-1984

box:folder 1:11

The Communicator - monthly newsletter 1970-1971 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

v.1:1 (Nov. 1970) - 1:7 (Apr. 1971); v.12:1 (Sep. 1981) - 12:5 (Jun 1982); v.13:1 (Aug/Sep 1982 - 13:3 (Oct. 1982)
box:folder 1:12

Presentations (2) n.d.

box:folder 1:13

Unidentified minutes & notes n.d.

box:folder 1:14

Photographs ca. 1950-1980

Scope and Content Note

5 - b/w 8x10s; 1 photocopy
box:folder 2:1-6

Minutes - Saturday Afternoon Club 1908-1926

box:folder 2:1

Sep. 12, 1908 - May 25, 1911

box:folder 2:2

Oct. 7, 1911 - May 22, 1915

box:folder 2:3

Oct. 2, 1915 - Oct. 4, 1919

box:folder 2:4

Oct. 4, 1919-May 11, 1923

box:folder 2:5

Oct. 6, 1923 - Jun 5, 1925

box:folder 2:6

Aug. 6, 1925 - May 8, 1926

box:folder 3:1

Jun. 12, 1926 - Jan. 5, 1928

Scope and Content Note

The club changed it's name to Santa Cruz Woman's Club at end of 1926 (the close of it's 19th year)
box:folder 3:1-5

Minutes - Santa Cruz Woman's Club 1927-1984

box:folder 3:1

Jun 12, 1926 - Jan 5, 1928

Scope and Content Note

The club changed it's name to Santa Cruz Woman's Club at end of 1926. Starting in 1927 the club was known as the Santa Cruz Woman's Club.
box:folder 3:2

Business meetings June 13, 1928 - April 7, 1932

box:folder 3:3

Jun 2, 1932 - May 7, 1936

box:folder 3:4

Feb. 6, 1975 - Sept. 9, 1982

box:folder 3:5

July 13, 1982 - June 14, 1984

box:folder 4:1-7, 5:1-2

Financial records 1908-1981

box:folder 4:1, 3-4, 6

Treasurer's Ledgers 1908 - 1938 1971 - 1973 January 1969 - May 1971

box:folder 4:5, 7

Treasurer's Reports June 1, 1971 - May 31, 1977 September 1, 1978 - April 30, 1981

box:folder 5:1

Check registers 1915 - 1926 1926 - 1938

box:folder 4:2, 5:2

Financial Secretary 1925-1982 January 1969 - May 1971

box:folder 6:1

Saturday Afternoon Club book 1907-1926

Note

Yearbooks bound into a single volume
box:folder 6:2

Clippings scrapbook 1924-1982

Box 7

Yearbooks (unbound) 1924-1982

Box 7

Saturday Afternoon Club 1922-1926

Box 7

Santa Cruz Woman's Club 1927-1942 1943-1944 1946-1947 1948-1970 1978-1979

Box 8-10

Scrapbooks 1907-1984

Box 8-9

President's book

Box 8

1973-1974 1984-1986

Box 9

1969-1970 1972-1973

Box 9-10

Past President's book

Box 9

1907-1958

Box 10

1955-1984

Box 9

Publicity scrapbook 1955-1956

Box 10

"Yearbooks" scrapbooks 1926-1965