Women's Club of Huntingdon Valley records
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The Women's Club of Huntingdon Valley (also known as the Huntingdon Valley Women’s Club for many years) was founded and federated with the National Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1951. The club's goals were to develop the educational, civic, and social interests of its members and to advance the welfare of the community. The Women's Club of Huntingdon Valley established the Huntingdon Valley Library in 1953. Fundraising for the library, providing high school scholarships, and other local charities was a major goal of the club.
At its founding, the following committees were established: Program, Finance, Membership, Publicity, Legislature, Hospitality, Welfare, Literature, Arts, Music & Drama, Education, American Home and Garden, Ways & Means. In the mid-1970’s departments and divisions were Education (Scholarship & Student Aid, Library & Literature), Fine Arts (Arts, Crafts, Drama, Music, Philadelphia Orchestra, Sewing Contest), Garden & Conservation (Flower Show), Home Life (Bridge, Gourmet Cooking, Spiritual Values & Ethics) International Affairs, Legislation, Program, Public Affairs & Community Improvement, Public Relations (Publicity, Press Book), Sports (Bowling, Golf, Skiing, Tennis). Committees were Club Photographer, Finance & Year Book, Girl Scout Liaison Troop #795, Hospitality (Centerpieces), Junior Advisor and Parliamentarian, Membership, Newsletter (Address-O-Graph), Remembrance, Ways and Means (The Craft Show, Dinner Dance), Welfare. In 2000 departments and divisions were Budget, Bridge, Christmas Luncheon, Education, Finance, Golf, Grocery Receipts, Home Life, Hospitality, Legislation, Library, Membership, Book Club, Program, May Luncheon, Public Relations (Publicity, Press Book, Newsletter, Mailing), Remembrance, 50/50 Ladies, Table Centerpieces, Trips, Visual Art, Ways and Means (Entertainment, Books, 2001 Bridge and Game Party), Yearbook, Valentine Party Luncheon, Cook Book, Products Survey.
The Women's Club of Huntington Valley records, 1951-2006, consist of minutes, financial records, membership directories, and correspondence.
Executive Board meeting minutes, 1951-2003 (Jan. 1975-May 1976 missing), record financial reports, committee reports, fundraising activities, and program and trip planning. Monthly Stated Meeting minutes, 1951-2003, report the same information to the membership and mentions the program for the day. There are minutes of the Board and monthly meetings, together with newsletters, 2003-2010 (2 binders).
Financial records include journals, 1952-1996 (4 volumes), and other account books that record budgets and other transactions, 1955-1976 (2 volumes), 1982-1992 (2 volumes), ledgers 1996-2009 (2 volumes). Membership directories, 1957-2011, list officers, past presidents, committee, departments and division Chairmen, calendar, proposed annual budgets, as well as providing member lists.
Miscellaneous materials include duplicate Executive Board minutes, 1978-1985, correspondence, bridge tournament results, 1989-2007, insurance papers, meeting place contracts, By-laws revisions, and other assorted papers, including IRS filing papers for tax exempt status letter.
There are photograph and scrap albums, 2000-2002 (2 volumes)
Box 1: Executive Board minutes, 1951-1978 Box 2: Executive Board minutes, 1978-2003 Box 3: Stated Meeting minutes, 1951-2003 Binders, Board and Stated Meeting minutes, 2003-2010 Box 4: Financial records, 1952-2009 Box 5: Member directories, 1957-2011, miscellaneous printed Box 6: Miscellaneous—Executive Board minutes, 1978-1985 (duplicate), Insurance, By-Laws, flower show snapshots, 1978, bridge tournaments, etc. Box 7: Photograph and scrap albums, 2000-2002 (2 volumes)
Gift of Huntingdon Valley Women’s Club, Courtesy Jan Chapman, and the Mayer Family, Women’s Club of Huntingdon Valley, courtesy Clemtine Dix. (Accession numbers: 2006.012, 2008.076, 2011.018)
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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