Cornell Women's Club Of Batavia Records, 1934-2008.

Collection Number: 41-6-3435

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell Women's Club of Batavia records, 1934-2008.
Collection Number:
41-6-3435
Creator:
Cornell Women's Club of Batavia.
Quantity:
1.9 cubic foot.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Memorabilia, Newspapers
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Victorian bird cage and copies of letters and clippings about it.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1975, the club acquired a Victorian birdcage said to have been owned by Liberty Hyde Bailey. Over the years, the club annually auctioned off the cage; the winner enjoyed it for a year and then put it up for rebid. Proceeds went to the club's scholarship fund. Eventually the cage was given to Gertrude ("Red") H. Smith (Cornell Class of 1947), whose mother Mary Wright Harvey founded the club in 1934 and was its first president.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Victorian bird cage and copies of letters and clippings about it.
Includes meeting minutes, newspapers clippings, correspondence and a banner.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell Women's Club of Batavia.
Bailey, L. H.(Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954.
Harvey, Mary Wright.
Smith, Gertrude Harvey.
Wright, Mary R.
Cornell University--Alumni and alumnae.
Cornell University--Societies, etc.

Subjects:
Women--Societies and clubs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cornell Women's Club of Batavia records, #41-6-3435. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 2 Folder 1
Guest Register for 40, 60, 65th Anniversaries
Box 2 Folder 2
Treasurer's Book
1934-1959
Box 2 Folder 3
Notebook
1934-1964
Box 2 Folder 4
Notebook
1965-1976
Box 2 Folder 5
Notebook
1975-1976
Box 2 Folder 6
Notebook
1976-1977
Box 2 Folder 7
Notebook
1977-1978
Box 2 Folder 8
Notebook
1978-1979
Box 2 Folder 9
Notebook
1979-1980
Box 2 Folder 10
Notebook
1980-1985
Box 2 Folder 11
Notebook
1985-1994
Box 2 Folder 12
Notebook
1994-1995
Box 2 Folder 13
Notebook
1995-1997
Box 2 Folder 14
Notebook
1997-1999
Box 2 Folder 15
Notebook
1999-2000
Box 2 Folder 16
Notebook
2000-2002
Box 2 Folder 17
Notebook
2002-2004
Box 2 Folder 18
Notebook
2004-2007
Box 2 Folder 19
Notebook
2007-2008
Box 3
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