Miami Woman's Club records, 1903-2004

By Laura Capell

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Collection Overview

Title: Miami Woman's Club records, 1903-2004

ID: ASM0043

Creator: Miami Woman's Club (Miami, Fla.) (1907-)

Extent: 59.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Miami Woman's Club Records are organized into three series.

Series I: Minutes

Series II: MWC Beginnings (Yearbooks)

Series III: Club Records

Series IV: Scrapbooks

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Date Acquired: 09/12/2007

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Miami Woman’s Club Records document the club’s history, as well as its civic, community, and social activities from 1903-2004.The records include minutes from 1903-1914, 1921-1929, 1936-1939, and 1959-1967. The collection also includes yearbooks from 1907-2004, as well as correspondence (correspondents include: Judge Edith M. Atkinson, Louise Austin, Alice Johnston, Anne Stevenson Brown, Katherine B. Trippetts, Katherine S. Fitts, and Eva J. Lewis), financial reports, programs, photographs, and other documentation. Also included are over 50 scrapbooks documenting club activities, membership, and events dating from 1919-1979.

Biographical Note

The Miami Woman’s Club organizes and participates in a variety of civic and community service activities in the Miami area. It also played a lead role in establishing public libraries in Miami.

The club formed in 1900 when a group of women began meeting weekly to socialize and read. They drew up an official constitution in September of that year,  as the Married Ladies’ Afternoon Club. In 1902, club members voted to emphasize the literary nature of the club and began to circulate books for $1.50 per year to non-members.

The club grew to 80 members by 1903, when it joined the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs.  In 1906, the club changed its name to the Miami Woman’s Club. Henry Flagler and the Model Land Company donated land at the corner of Royal Palm Park for a club building in 1912, with the stipulation that the building must also be used as a public library and free reading room. Club membership continued to grow, and by 1916, the Miami Woman’s Club was the largest woman’s club in the state.

In 1923, the Miami Woman’s Club opened a children’s library, and sold the building at Royal Palm Park. The club purchased a site for its new facilities at Bay Shore Drive and NE 17th Terrace, and selected August Geiger as the architect for the building, which opened in 1926. The building was named the Flagler Memorial Library and Woman’s Club, and is still used by the club.

In 1924, the City of Miami began paying the operating expenses for the library, and in 1942, it took over management of the Flagler Library and other area branch libraries. The club’s Library Committee continued to serve in an advisory capacity.

With a mission of supporting education and community stewardship, the Miami Woman’s Club participates in numerous civic and community service activities. To facilitate its work, the club includes the following departments and committees: Arts Department, Conservation Department, Education Department, Home Life Department, International Affairs Department, Public Affairs Department, Budget Committee, Hospitality Committee, House Committee, Telephone Committee, Library Committee, Program Committee, Revisions Committee, Special Improvement Committee, Advisory Board, Cashier, Trustees, and Yearbook.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Miami Woman's Club Records Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Acquisition Source: Miami Woman's Club

Acquisition Method: Gift, 2009.

Related Materials:

Cutler Ridge Woman's Club records

Woman's Club of Coconut Grove records

Processing Information: Select financial materials are restricted due to privacy concerns. Several scrapbooks are very fragile.


Box and Folder Listing


Series 1: Minutes, 1903-1967Add to your cart.
This series contains minutes for the years 1903-1914, 1921-1929, 1936-1939, and 1959-1967. The minutes provide insight into the club’s operations and history, including information about membership, activities and events. Please note that some of the early scrapbooks also contain minutes.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Minutes, 1925-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes, 1925-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Minutes, 1925-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Minutes, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Minutes, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Minutes, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Minutes, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes: MWC Advisory Board Minutes, Chairman's File, 1984-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Minutes: Current Events Club, 1914-1917Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes: Library Committee for Flager Memorial Library, 1934-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes: Secretary's Book, 1906-1908Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1903-1906Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1909-1914Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1936-1939Add to your cart.
Box 10: Valencia 455, 14-Nov-04Add to your cart.
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Item 6: Valencia 455, 14-Nov-04Add to your cart.
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Series 2: Miami Woman's Club Beginnings: Yearbooks, 1907-2004Add to your cart.
The series contains yearbooks for the Miami Woman’s Club from 1907-2004. The yearbooks include information about membership, committees and departments, yearly activities, and the charter. Some yearbooks also contain summaries of the club’s history.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MWC Beginning, 1907-1908, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MWC Beginning, 1911-1912, 1912-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MWC Beginning, 1913-1914, 1914-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MWC Beginning, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MWC Beginning, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MWC Beginning, 1917-1918, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MWC Beginning, 1919-1920, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 10: MWC Beginning, 1921-1922, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 11: MWC Beginning, 1923-1924, 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 12: MWC Beginning, 1925-1926, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MWC Beginning, 1927-1928, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 2: MWC Beginning, 1929-1930, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MWC Beginning, 1931-1932, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MWC Beginning, 1933-1934, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MWC Beginning, 1935-1936, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MWC Beginning, 1937-1938, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MWC Beginning, 1939-1940, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MWC Beginning, 1941-1942, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: MWC Beginning, 1943-1944, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MWC Beginning, 1945-1946, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MWC Beginning, 1947-1948, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MWC Beginning, 1949-1950, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MWC Beginning, 1951-1952, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MWC Beginning, 1953-1954, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MWC Beginning, 1955-1956, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MWC Beginning, 1957-1958, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: MWC Beginning, 1959-1960, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MWC Beginning, 1961-1962, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MWC Beginning, 1963-1964, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MWC Beginning, 1965-1966, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MWC Beginning, 1967-1968, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MWC Beginning, 1969-1970, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MWC Beginning, 1971-1972, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MWC Beginning, 1973-1974, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: MWC Beginning, 1975-1976, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MWC Beginning, 1977-1978, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: MWC Beginning, 1979-1980, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: MWC Beginning, 1981-1982, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MWC Beginning, 1985-1986, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MWC Beginning, 1988-1989, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MWC Beginning, 1990-1991, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MWC Beginning, 1992-1993, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MWC Beginning, 1994-1995, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MWC Beginning, 1995-1996, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: MWC Beginning, 1997-1998, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: MWC Beginning, 1999-2000, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: MWC Beginning, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Series 3: Club Records, 1921-2002Add to your cart.
This series contains documents concerning club operations and activities, including correspondence, financial records, membership information, programs, and photographs. The correspondence dates primarily from 1926-1945. The financial records date primarily from the 1930s-1940s, and include financial reports. Also included are materials concerning the Dade County Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Correspondence, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Correspondence, May 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Club Records: Correspondence, June 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Club Records: Correspondence, July 1927Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Correspondence, August 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Correspondence, September 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Correspondence, October 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Correspondence, November 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Correspondence, December 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Correspondence, January 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Correspondence, February-March 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Correspondence, April-May 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Correspondence, March-May 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Correspondence, June 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Correspondence, July 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Club Records: Correspondence, August 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Correspondence, September 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Correspondence, October 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Club Records: Correspondence, November 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Club Records: Correspondence, December 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Club Records: Correspondence, January 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Club Records: Correspondence, February 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Club Records: Correspondence, March 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Club Records: Correspondence, April 1930Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Correspondence, May 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Correspondence, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Correspondence, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Correspondence, 1937-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Correspondence, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Club Records: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs, Solicitation of Contributions, 1995-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs, Scholarship and Fellowship Funds, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs, IRS Form 990, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Dade County Federation of Women's Clubs, Treasury Reports, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Drawings by Louise Gunnoe, n/aAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Financial Records, Receipts, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Financial Records, Insurance, 1937-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Financial Records, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Financial Records, Elevator, 1938-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Financial Records, Printing Receipts, 1936-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Financial Report, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Club Records: Financial Records, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Financial Reports, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Financial Reports, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Club Records: Financial Reports, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Club Records: Financial Report, 1942Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Financial Reports, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: House Chairman Reports, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Letters Received, June and August 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Letters Received, September-October 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Letters Received, November-December 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Letters Received, January-February 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Letters Received, March 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Letters Received, April 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Letters Received, May 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Letters Received, June 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Letters Received, July 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Club Records: Letters Received, August 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Letters Received, September 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Letters Received, October 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Club Records: Letters Received, November-December 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Club Records: Letters Received, January-February 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Club Records: Library Reports, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Club Records: Membership, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Club Records: Membership Chairman, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Club Records: Membership Chairman, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Club Records: Membership List, 1921-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Club Records: Miami Photographs, 1890s-1930sAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Miami Public Library Reports, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Miami Public Library, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Minutes, Programs, Miscellaneous, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Negatives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Operating Records, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Operating Records, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Publications, 1927 and 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Photographs, Member Pages, 1920's, undated, respectivelyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Photographs, 1920s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Photpgraphs, 1920s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Photographs, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Club Records: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Club Records: Programs, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Club Records: Programs, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Club Records: Programs, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Club Records: Programs, 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Club Records: Programs, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Club Records: Programs, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Programs, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Programs, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Programs, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Club Records: Programs, 1990-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Club Records: Reports, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Club Records: Reports and Ballots, 1931 and 1933, respectivelyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Club Records: Reports, Ballots and Correspondence, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Club Records: Reports, Resolutions and Correspondence, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Club Records: Resolutions, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Club Records: Ribbons, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Club Records: Scholarship Notes, 1950-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Scrapbooks: Scrapbook with Minutes, 1923-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Program: Thirtieth Annual Program of Miami Junior Woman's Club, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Box 17: Restricted Financial RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Records: Clippings, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Photographs, 1890sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Club Records: Posters, Artwork, and Awards, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Records: Guest Register, 1978-1990Add to your cart.
Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1919-1979Add to your cart.
This series contains over 50 scrapbooks documenting the Miami Woman’s Club from 1919-1979. The scrapbooks contain numerous clippings, as well as documents, programs, photographs, minutes, and other items. Several early scrapbooks contain portraits of club members. Also included are scrapbooks for specific groups and events, including the Junior Woman’s Club, the Applied Education Department, the Build a Better Community contest, and the Typical American Girl scrapbook.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Scrapbook with Minutes, 1923-1926Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Applied Education Department Scrapbook, 1926-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Applied Education Department Scrapbook, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Applied Education Department Scrapbook, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook, 1938-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrapbook, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook: The Typical American Girl, Edna Peters, 1929Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1909-1925Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1919-1921, 1925Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Child Welfare Department Scrapbook, 1922-1925Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1922-1927Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Member Portraits Scrapbook, 1924Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Club Member Portraits Scrapbook, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1929-1953Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Build a Better Community Contest Scrapbook, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Executive Board Member Portraits Scrapbook, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publicity Scrapbook, 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Art Week Scrapbook, 1955Add to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Junior Woman's Club Scrapbook, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Box 43Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Box 45Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Box 46Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pressbook, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1961Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pressbook, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pressbook, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1967-1968Add to your cart.