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.
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
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