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Guide to the Twentieth Century Club of Berkeley Records, 1904-1990
BANC MSS 90/55 c  
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Description
The records of the Twentieth Century Club of Berkeley span the entire life of this womens' club, from its organization in 1904 through its dissolution in 1989. These consist of the official records, including founding documents, minutes, and legal and financial records, as well as files kept by the club's presidents and other officials. Also included are the files kept by members who served as chairs of the various sections and committees which were responsible for monthly programs. The history and activities of the Twentieth Century Club are most extensively documented in their annual scrapbooks.
Background
The Twentieth Century Club of Berkeley was founded on December 13, 1904 by Mrs. H. N. Baldwin, a newcomer to Berkeley who had long enjoyed the experiences of club life in Los Angeles and Pasadena. Recognizing that the one women's club in Berkeley was insufficient to meet the needs of this growing community, she invited to her home a few friends, including Mrs. Annie Little Barry, Mrs. Julia B. Foster, Mrs. Carrie B. Rice, Mrs. Henry W. Taylor, Mrs. L. V. Sweesy, Mrs. William Caldwell, and Mrs. E. L. Campbell, and presented her idea to form a new organization.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 cartons, 2 boxes, 7 volumes, 6 oversize folders Linear feet: 9
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.