TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1896-1923

RG 107, Hartford Woman's Club

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Hartford Woman's Club (Hartford, Conn.)
Title: Hartford Woman's Club (Hartford, Conn.) records
Dates: 1896-1923
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Motherhood Club of Hartford was organized in 1896 by a group of young mothers “so burdened with the responsibilities of their lot that they chose to give their Club life to child problems rather than literary or social pleasures.”
Identification: RG107
Accession: T001478
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Motherhood Club of Hartford was organized in 1896 by a group of young mothers “so burdened with the responsibilities of their lot that they chose to give their Club life to child problems rather than literary or social pleasures.” At first a section of the Sociological Society, the Club adopted its own name in October 1897. The Club engaged in various philanthropic, educational, and fund-raising activities and had a membership of 200. In 1917 the General Assembly approved a charter that incorporated the Club. In June 1921 the name was changed to the Hartford Woman's Club.

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Scope and Content

A majority of the records document the history of the Motherhood Club and include meeting minutes, annual reports, historical sketches, financial reports, publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Hartford Woman's Club (Hartford, Conn.)
Motherhood Club of Hartford

Subjects:

Clubs -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Hartford Woman's Club (Hartford, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Motherhood Club of Hartford -- Records and correspondence
Women -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Societies and clubs

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Photographs
Reports
Sketches

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Julia Scrivener Dixon, President of the Hartford Woman's Club, donated these records to the Library in July 1924.

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Container List

Records, 1896-1923
Box
1. Minutes of meetings, 1896 February 3-1918 April 25 1
Includes some special and annual reports.
2. Executive Committee minutes, 1900 June 12-1923 April 30 2
3. Domestic Science Section minutes, 1908 November 9-1910 May 16
Also includes minutes of the Home Economics Section, undated but presumably later.
4. Reports, 1909-1918
Annual and special reports and reports of committees, etc.
Arranged chronologically.
5. History, 1909, 1921 3
Two historical sketches about the Motherhood Club, one by Lillian G. Middlebrook, October 4, 1909, and one by Mrs. Wilfred H. Dresser, February 7, 1921. Included is an example of the call for the first meeting in 1896.
6. Accounts and Treasurer's records, and reports, 1900-1903
7. Hartford Women, 1920-1922
Copies of and clippings from the weekly publication.
8. Photographs of "Greenwich Village Fair", 1923 November