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Finding Aid for the Severance Club Records, 1909-1982 (Collection number 1394)
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Description
The Severance Club of Los Angeles was a cultural conversation group founded in 1906. The club met regularly on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The meetings generally began with a presentation from a speaker followed by discussion. The collection contains correspondence, meeting notices, membership lists, and other printed materials related to the activities of the Severance Club.
Background
The Severance Club of Los Angeles was a cultural conversation group founded in 1906; it was named in honor of Caroline M. Severance (1820-1914), a reformer and women's club pioneer; the club's first president was John Randolph Haynes, Los Angeles physician, civic leader, and benefactor of the Haynes Foundation; the club met regularly on the second and fourth Fridays of each month; the club's meetings generally began with a presentation from a speaker followed by discussion.The Severance Club of Los Angeles was founded on June 22, 1906, and has met on the second and fourth Friday of each month ever since. The Club was named in honor of Caroline M. Severance, 1820-1914. In Boston, Mrs. Severance founded the first women's club in the United States (1868), and in Los Angeles, the Friday Morning Club (1891), the first Unitarian Church, and the first kindergarten.
Extent
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.