Ithaca Woman's Club Records,1897-1963

Collection Number: 2743

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ithaca Woman's Club records, 1897-1963.
Collection Number:
2743
Creator:
Ithaca Woman's Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Quantity:
4.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscript volumes, receipts, programs, historical summaries, news clippings, and a scrapbook.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records include three manuscript volumes containing constitution, by-laws, list of charter members; treasurers' records (1897-1909); and minutes of the Home Economic Section of the Ithaca Woman's Club (1902). Also miscellaneous items including receipts, programs, historical summaries, news clippings. One scrapbook containing a history of the club, lists of charter and early members, photographs of club presidents and copies of presidents' speeches and club brochures (1897-1949).
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records include three manuscript volumes containing constitution, by-laws, list of charter members; treasurers' records (1897-1909); and minutes of the Home Economic Section of the Ithaca Woman's Club (1902). Also miscellaneous items including receipts, programs, historical summaries, news clippings. One scrapbook containing a history of the club, lists of charter and early members, photographs of club presidents and copies of presidents' speeches and club brochures (1897-1949).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ithaca Woman's Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Ithaca Woman's Club (Ithaca, N.Y.) Home Economic Section.

Subjects:
Home economics.
Women--Ithaca (N.Y.)--Societies and clubs.

Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Clippings.
Minutes.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ithaca Woman's Club records, #2743. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Large scrapbook compiled by Mrs. A.E.M. Hasbrouck and presented to the Ithaca Woman's Club in 1928. Contains typed history of the Club, list of Charter and Earliest Members for as far as was known at that date, photographs of:
  • Mrs. Hasbrouck
  • Mrs. Charles Crandall
  • Miss Charity Smith
  • Mrs. Louisa Riley (2) and her home on University Avenue
  • The Lewis Home, 444 N. Aurora St. (where Club was organized)
Later photographs include:
  • Mrs. Jamie Messenger
  • Juanita B. Bates
  • Mrs. J.A. Winans
  • Lelle Rhodes Mangang
  • Mary M. Denton
  • Mrs. Sidney L. Howell
  • Sarah L. Osborn
  • Viola B. Lent
  • Maude Coleman Walker
  • Margaret L. Head
  • Mrs. Thomas J. Parker
  • Alice D. Smiley
  • Anna Ball Cary (Mrs. Elmer E.)
  • Gratia Mungle
  • Isabel B. Doyle
  • Mrs. Alfred H. Butwell
  • Mrs. David Perry
  • Minnie W. Muenscher
  • Veta A. Butterworth
  • Mrs. A.L. Winsor
  • and groups.
(All the foregoing were presidents.)
This scrapbook also contains copies of the presidents' speeches and brochures of the club through various years. The first program is dated 1896-1897 and series runs through to 1948-1949.
Box 2 Folder 1
"New Crusader" Yearbooks + Journal Writeups
1915-1925
Box 2 Folder 2
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
03/1909 - 03/1914
Box 2 Folder 3
Secretary's Report of Meetings of Ithaca Women's Club
04/1914-03/1921
Box 2 Folder 4
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club. Note: Minutes from Oct 3 1921 to Sept 1942 were burnt when Secretary left town (with approval of President)
10/1921-05/1932
Box 2 Folder 5
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
09/1921-12/1947
Box 2 Folder 6
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
01/1948-06/1952
Box 2 Folder 7
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
05/1952-02/1958
Box 2 Folder 8
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
02/1958-04/1964
Box 2 Folder 9
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
05/1964-12/1970
Box 2 Folder 10
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
01/1971-10/1976
Box 2 Folder 11
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
11/1976-12/1985
Box 2 Folder 12
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
12/1984-10/1996
Box 2 Folder 13
Meeting Minutes Ithaca Women's Club
11/1996-06/2010
Box 3 Folder 1
Member Lists in annual booklets
1985-2010
Box 3 Folder 2
Constitution and bylaws in annual booklets
1915-1985
Box 3 Folder 3
Card catalogue of resigned members, deceased in back
Box 3 Folder 4
Card catalogue of active/current members
Box 3 Folder 5
Card catalogue of former, life and deceased members
Box 3 Folder 6
Social Chairman's Records
1935-1980
Box 3 Folder 7
Minutes for 5th Household Arts Group of Women's Club
1949-1973
Box 3 Folder 8
Treasurer?s Reports Household Arts
1967-1979
Box 3 Folder 9
Second Division Household Arts Minutes + Old Correspondence
1947-1968
Box 3 Folder 10
Corresponding Secretary cash records notebook
1911-1912
Box 3 Folder 11
First Literature Department Notebook
1956-1961
Box 3 Folder 12
Treasure Report
1966-1971
Box 3 Folder 13
Antique Study Group Programs
1957-1981
Box 3 Folder 14
Second Drama Division Annual Report
1978-1994
Box 3 Folder 15
Second Literature Department Annual Program
1978-1992
Box 3 Folder 16
Second Literature Department Notebook
1963-1966
Box 3 Folder 17
Second Literature Department Programs + Notebook
1983-1991
Box 4 Folder 1
Second Literature Department Notebook
1938-1946
Box 4 Folder 2
Antique Study Group Minutes and Attendance Records
1949-1970
Box 4 Folder 3
Household Arts Group
1983-1997
Box 4 Folder 4
Chairman of Committees Bylaws
1977
Box 4 Folder 5
Committee Reports
1969-1979
Box 4 Folder 6
Community Improvement Project
1964-1966
Box 4 Folder 7
First Literature Department Meeting Book
1950-1956
Box 4 Folder 8
Secretary-Treasurer's Book of the Second Division of Household Arts
1946-1951
Box 4 Folder 9
First Literature Group Treasury Book
1976-1986
Box 4 Folder 10
Literature Department Book
1963-1976
Box 4 Folder 11
Women's Community Building Treasurer's Reports
1997-1999
Box 4 Folder 12
Community Improvement Program Report
1998-2000
Box 4 Folder 13
Ithaca Women?s Club Receipts Book
1962-1972
Box 4 Folder 14
Ithaca Women's Club Receipts Book
1972-1989
Box 4 Folder 15
Income and Expenses Ledger
1989-1990
Box 4 Folder 16
Awards and Memoranda I
1968-2005
Box 4 Folder 17
Awards and Memoranda II
1968-2005
Box 4 Folder 18
Second Drama Division Notebook
1980-1990
Box 4 Folder 19
In Remembrance Book
1957-2009
Box 4 Folder 20
Secretary Book
1961-1981
Box 4 Folder 21
Parliamentary Practice Book
1921
Box 4 Folder 22
Burgess Excerpts
Box 5
Scrapbook
1925-1946
Box 5
Scrapbook
1946-1962
Box 5
Scrapbook
1966-1969
Box 5
Small manuscript volume of Constitution and By-Laws, also contains list of charter members. (This volume has the following inscription: "This is to record that this constitution is in my father's handwriting" (signed) Howard Wait Riley, June 5, 1967). This volume also contains the Revised Constitution of June 1, 1903
Box 5
Small manuscript volume - Treasurer's Book
1897-1909
Box 5
IWC Constitution
1915-1916
Box 5
Minute book of the Home Economic Section of the Ithaca Woman's Club
1902
This book consists of typed and mimeographed copies of minutes of meetings, outlines of talks given by various people on different topics such as:
  • Development of the Home
  • Books and Pictures in the Home
  • Artistic Homes
  • Some Advantages of Vegetarianism (etc.)
People mentioned as giving talks:
  • Martha Van Rensselaer
  • Mrs. Effie D. Morse
  • Mrs. John Gifford
  • Professor Carpenter
  • Dr. Wilder
  • Prof. V.A. Moore
  • Mrs. M.V. Slingerland
Box 5 Folder 1
Two page handwritten information about Mrs. Louisa L. Riley, organizer of the Ithaca Woman's Club in 1895
Box 5 Folder 1
Receipted bill for $15.00 for programs from Atkinson and Mitchell
1907
Box 5 Folder 1
Receipt from New York State Federation of Women's Clubs for dues
1908-1909
Box 5 Folder 1
Receipt from Western New York Federation of Women's Clubs
1909
Box 5 Folder 1
Ithaca Woman's Club, Twentieth Anniversary Dinner program
1914
Box 5 Folder 1
Constitution and By-Laws, Ithaca Woman's Club, revised
1924
Box 5 Folder 1
Note about the gavel presented to the Club by Mrs. E.A. Denton
1931
Box 5 Folder 1
Poem by Mary M. Denton, written originally for the Woman's Club Conservation Dinner, 1918-04-29, seven months before the Armistice was signed. Repeated at the fortieth anniversary
1935-12-2
Box 5 Folder 1
Ten pages (typed), "A History of the Woman's Club," written for the Fortieth Anniversary Banquet, Mary M. Denton
1935-12-02
Box 5 Folder 1
Four pages (carbon typescript), about the Woman's Club, written for the Fortieth Anniversary, by (Mrs.) G.D. Hopkins.
1935-12-02
Box 5 Folder 1
News clipping from New York Times, regarding the founding of the Woman's Club of Orange, New Jersey, at Mrs. Louisa L. Riley's home in 1872
1939
Box 5 Folder 1
Four page carbon typescript, "History of the Ithaca Woman's Club," written by Ada E. Hasbrouck, a charter member. For the Fortieth Anniversary in . Contains list of Charter and Earliest Members, so far as known
1940
Box 5 Folder 1
Letter to "Dear Maude" from Alice M (?- née Myers?)
1945-05-09
Box 5 Folder 1
Resolutions (carbon typescript) adopted at Club meeting
1963-04-01
Box 5 Folder 1
Two negatives of the group pictures in Scrapbook