This collection is comprised of administrative records, organizational papers and history, meeting minutes, correspondence,
clippings, written essays and poems, and photographs created and collected by The Willows Reading and Study Club. The records
have been kept by The Willows Reading and Study Club.
The Willows Reading and Study Club was established in 1896 and is one of the oldest organizations in the Santa Clara Valley.
It changed its name to Willows Reading and Study Club in 1917. "Willows" in the club's title refers to the Willows neigborhood,
later known as Willow Glen. The club's purpose, stated in its 1900 constitution, is "for the mutual improvement and culture
of its members through reading of good books, the discussion of questions of general interest and importance and the study
of parlaimentary law." While initially the club was organized as an improvement club for the Willows, it became a reading
and study club after "men in the community" organized an "Improvement Club."
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