Collection processed by Don Walker and Leigh Johnsen
2012 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 331-2055
Fax: (209) 331-2057
URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/

Lodi (Calif.) Women's Club Collection, 1914-1970

Collection number: Ms17

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Don Walker and Leigh Johnsen
Date Completed:
2012
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
2012
San Joaquin County Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lodi (Calif.) Women's Club Collection
Date: 1914-1970
Collection Number: Ms17
Location: Erickson Vault
Extent: 1 linear foot
Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: The material in the Lodi Women's Club Collection affords insights into the organization and civic involvement of women in Lodi, California, starting in the early years of the twentieth century. The collection consists of cookbooks, programs, and yearbooks that the Club published, as well as articles and memorabilia collected in scrapbooks that reveal impressions of the Club and its activities from within and outside.

Access Information

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Conditions of Use

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Preferred citation: [Item name], Lodi (Calif.) Women's Club Collection, Ms17, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

Related Material

Title: Lodi (Calif.) City Records,
Date (inclusive): 1907-1962 (GovRec1)

History

The Lodi Women's Club, originally the Ladies' Improvement Club, came into existence in 1906. Establishment of the organization in that year represented a significant step in the City's development from a sleepy agricultural hamlet to a bustling business center. Other notable institutions and buildings dating from that period include Lodi's Opera House (1905), Library (1910), City Hall (1912), High School (1913), and jail and first city park (1914). At the outset, the Club's purpose was to assist in the City's progress and betterment. In 1913, it changed its name to the Women's Club of Lodi, and two years late commenced construction on its current building, which continues to stand at 325 West Pine Street, in Lodi. A plaque attached to the building in October 1988 in recognition of its placement on the state and federal Registries of Historic Places credits the Club for helping to make "Lodi the livable place it is today."

Scope and Content

The Lodi Women's Club Collection spans the years 1914-1970. It consistes of two series: 1. Cookbooks, Programs, and Yearbooks, and 2. Oversize Scrapbooks. The Collection affords insights into the membership and activities of the Club as see through its own publications and local newspapers.

Access Points

Corporate Name

Lodi Women's Club

Subjects

Clubs--California--Lodi
Lodi (Calif.)--Social life and customs
Programs--California--Lodi
Scrapbooks--California--San Joaquin County
Women and gender history
Women--Societies and clubs


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Cookbooks, Programs, and Yearbooks 1914-1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes cookbooks, programs, and yearbooks published by the Lodi Women's Club.
Box 1, Folder 1

American Housewife's Thrifty Recipe Calendar, Undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Lodi Women's Club Cook Book, 1929

Box 1, Folder 3

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1914-1915

Box 1, Folder 4

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1916-1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1917-1918

Box 1, Folder 6

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 7

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1920-1921

Box 1, Folder 8

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1921-1922

Box 1, Folder 9

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1922-1923

Box 1, Folder 10

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1923-1924

Box 2, Folder 1

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1924-1925

Box 2, Folder 2

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1925-1926

Box 2, Folder 3

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1927-1928

Box 2, Folder 4

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1928-1929

Box 2, Folder 5

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1929-1930

Box 2, Folder 6

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1930-1931

Box 2, Folder 7

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1931-1932

Box 2, Folder 8

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 9

Lodi Women's Club Yearbook, 1935-1936

Box 2, Folder 10

Printed Programs, 1916, 1921, 1924, 1970, and undated

 

Series 2 Oversize Scrapbooks 1928-1955

Scope and Content Note

Includes oversize scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings, programs, and memorabilia.
Box 3, Folder 1

Lodi Women's Club Scrapbook, 1928-1929

Box 3, Folder 2

Lodi Women's Club Scrapbook, 1954-1955