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    Woman's Wednesday Club of Fort Worth Collection

    WWC 1889 page WWC 1901 Yearbook Cover WWC Tarrant County Letter
    HISTORICAL NOTE
    The Woman's Wednesday Club is one of the oldest continuously functioning clubs in Fort Worth. If Fort Worth is known as the City of "Cowboys and Culture," this group can be greatly credited with the fostering and development of that "Culture" for which Fort Worth is so famous. Founded in 1889 as a group which encouraged the arts and literature, members were key original sponsors of the Fort Worth Library Association, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association and the Fort Worth Art Association, which later became the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 
     
    PROVENANCE AND COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
    This collection was stored in a closet in the Club's rooms at 1316 Pennsylvania Avenue for many decades.  Recognizing the importance of the Club to the overall history of the City, County and Region, the Membership donated their historical materials to the Tarrant County Archives in September, 2013. The Club archive, covering some 125 years, is amazingly complete; particularly in terms of minutes of meetings, yearbooks and other records since the groups founding. The Club has expressed its plans to donate records to the Tarrant County Archives every five years in order to continue to update their named collection. Digitization of the Minutes by the Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas has been completed and can be found by clicking here: Portal to Texas History.
     
    IMAGES SHOWN
    Items representative of the collection (left to right) First page of Minutes dated February 11, 1889; Cover of 1901-1902 Yearbook; Letter to member and artist Mrs. Homer ("Sweetie") Ladd from Tarrant County Probation Department, dated December 15, 1944.
     
    SCOPE AND CONTENTS
    Minutes of meetings, Yearbooks, Treasurers Records, Committee Reports, Awards, Record Books, Library Accession Books, Lists of Members, Roll Books, Files Covering History of Club, Papers Given by Guests, Inventories and Appraisals of Art and Furnishings, Buildings and Federation of Women's Clubs.
     

    CONTAINER LIST (24 boxes)

        Minutes of Meetings in bound or ringed volumes (43) unless otherwise noted, 1889-2004

            1.  1889-1890
            2.  1891-1893
            3.  1893-1894
            4.  1895-1896
            5.  1896-1897
            6.  1897-1898
            7.  1898-1899
            8.  1899-1900
            9.  1900-1901
            10. 1901-1902
            11. 1902-1903
            12. 1903-1905
            13. 1905-1906
            14. 1907-1908
            15. 1908-1909
            16. 1909-1910
            17. 1910-1911
            18. 1911-1912
            19. 1912-1913
            20. 1913-1915
            21. 1915-1916 (envelope)
            22. 1916-1917
            23. 1918-1919
            24. 1920-1921
            25. 1921-1923
            26. 1923-1925
            27. 1925-1926
            28. 1927 (significant water damage)
            29. 1929-1930
            30. 1929-1931
            31. 1930-1933
            32. 1933-1935
            33. 1935-1936
            34. 1937-1940
            35. 1941-1946
            36. 1946-1952
            37. 1950
            38. 1952-1961
            39. 1961-1972
            40. 1972-1988
            41. 1988-2008
            42. Board Minutes 1970-1992
            43. 2002-2004 (blue folder)

        Yearbooks, bound (Lists Officers, Committees, Programs for Year)

            1. 1895-1896
            2. 1896-1897 (2)
            3. 1897-1898 (2)
            4. 1898-1899 (2)
            5. 1899-1900 (2)
            6. 1900-1901 (2)
            7. Constitution and By-Laws, 1901 (2)
            8. 1901-1902
            9. 1903-1904 (2)
            10. 1904-1905 (2)
            11. 1905-1906 (2)
            12. 1906-1907 (2)
            13. 1907-1908 (2)
            14. 1908-1909 (2)
            15. 1909-1910 (2)
            16. 1910-1911 (2)
            17. 1911-1912 (2)
            18. 1912-1913 (2)
            19. 1913-1914 (2)
            20. 1914-1915 (2)
            21. 1915-1916
            22. 1915-1916 Drama (2)
            23. 1916-1917 (2)
            24. 1917-1918 (2)
            25. 1918-1919 (2)
            26. 1919-1920 (2)
            27. 1920-1921 (2)
            28. 1921-1922 (2)
            29. 1922-1923 (2)
            30. 1923-1924 (2)
            31. 1924-1925 (2)
            32. 1925-1926: Essays and Essayists (2)
            33. 1926-1927: Essays and Essayists (2)
            34. 1927-1928: The Great Capitals of the World (2)
            35. 1928-1929: The Great Capitals of the World (2)
            36. 1929-1930: American Collectors and their Collections (2)
            37. 1930-1931: American Art and Artists (2)
            38. 1931-1932: This Changing Age (2)
            39. 1932-1933: Studies in Current Literature (2)
            40. 1933-1934: Studies of Unrelated Subjects (2)
            41. 1934-1935: Archaeology: The Mirror of the Ages (2)
            42. 1935-1936: Biography: The Literature of Personality (2)
            43. 1936-1937: The World Today: Aspects of Modern Culture (2)
            44. 1937-1938: History of Grand Opera and Ballet; New National Governments (2)
            45. 1938-1939: Modern Plays and Playwrights (2)
            46. 1939-1940: The Americas Today (2)
            47. 1940-1941: The United states (2)
            48. 1941-1942: A Year of Research (2)
            49. 1942-1943: Efforts in International Understanding (2)
            50. 1943-1944: The United States in a New World (2)
            51. 1944-1945: The American Periodical (2)
            52. 1945-1946: Contemporary American Literature (2)
            53. 1946-1947: The Epic of America: A Study of Men and Events
            54. 1947-1948: Eighteenth Century England
            55. 1948-1949: South America
            56. 1949-1950: Canada and Alaska
            57. 1951-1952: Great Books (2)
            58. 1952-1953: Contemporary America  (2)
            59. 1954-1955
            60. 1955-1956
            61. 1956-1957
            62. 1957-1958 (2)
            63. 1958-1959
            64. 1959-1960
            65. 1960-1961
            66. 1961-1962: Culture of our Latin American Neighbors (2)
            67. 1962-1963: Books to Remember (2)
            68. 1963-1964: Mirror to Nature: Facts and Fiction (2)
            69. 1964-1965: The Middle East Traditions, Trends Tensions
            70. 1965-1966: Showcase of American Culture: A New Look at Sociology
            71. 1966-1967: American History: The History of a Free People (2)
            72. 1967-1968: Brief Glimpses of our Time in Science, Literature, and Drama (2)
            73. 1968-1969: The Philosophy and Background of Eastern People (2)
            74. 1969-1970: Makers of the Modern World (2)
            75. 1970-1971: Frontiers for America - Areas of Change and Opportunity
            76. 1971-1972: Great Landmarks of the World
            77. 1972-1973: Something Old, Something New (2)
            78. 1973-1974: Women - Channels of Change
            79. 1974-1975: The Chinese Looking Glass (2)
            80. 1975-1976: American Revolution Bicentennial - Heritage and Horizon (2)
            81. 1976-1977 (2)
            82. 1977-1978 (2)
            83. 1978-1979 (2)
            84. 1979-1980 (2)
            85. 1980-1981
            86. 1981-1982
            87. 1982-1983
            88. 1983-1984
            89. 1984-1985
            90. 1985-1986
            91. 1986-1987
            92. 1987-1988
            93. 1988-1989
            94. 1989-1990
            95. 1990-1991
            96. 1993-1994
            97. 1994-1995
            98. 1995-1996
            99. 1996-1997
            100. 1998-1999 (2)
            101. 1999-2000 (2)
            102. 2000-2001 (2)
            103. 2001-2002 (2)
            104. 2002-2003 (2)
            105. 2004-2005
            106. 2005-2006
            107. 2006-2007
            108. 2007-2008
            109. 2009-2010
            110. 1975-1985, bound yearbooks
            111. 1985-1995, bound yearbooks
            112. Third copies of various yearbooks

    Treasurer's Record Books in Accounting Ledgers, bound (5)

            1. 1941-1944
            2. 1945-1951
            3. 1951-1955
            4. 1955-1967
            5. 1967-1990

     Roll Books, bound (5)

            1. 1899-1917
            2. 1918-1932
            3. 1935-1950
            4. 1950-1966
            5. 1968-2000


    ·        Scrapbooks: Volume I: 1889-1954; Volume II: 1948-1953; Volume III: 1941-1953; Volume IV: 1961-1978; 1978-1984; 1987-1997; 1994; various

    ·        Scholarship Committee Annual Report 1939-1940, Cash Book, bound

    ·        Treasurers Books for Annual Report 1930-1931, 1932-1933 bound Record Book for Safety Deposit Box, bound

    ·        Mutual Savings and Loan Pass Book, "Closed July 1966"

    ·        Library Accession Books (3) Ledgers (Volume I, II, III) Listing books owned by the Club Alphabetical by Author and Title,

    ·        Typed Alphabetical Index of Members, 1889-1952, double sided on legal length onionskin paper; includes name of member, by whom proposed, date of election, date of resignation and date of death

    ·        Awards Committee Reports, Materials from Creative Writing Awards

    ·        Files: Papers Given by Men Guests February 1924 Part, Newspaper Article Covering Party; History; Art; Buildings; Property Appraisals; Federation; Library Inventory and Appraisal; Equipment