Woman's Woodfords Club records
Records of the Woman's Woodfords Club, including annual reports, notes, calendars, guest books, bylaws, membership lists, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and slides.
Conditions Governing Access
The records are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Biographical / Historical
The Woman's Woodfords Club was organized on September 19, 1913 as a social club. The clubhouse was formally opened on January 13, 1914. The club's crest is an adaptation of the crest of the Woodford family, who, in the early nineteenth century, settled in what is now the Woodfords district of Portland, Maine. The wives of conservative businessmen from Portland made up the majority of orginial membership. The clubhouse was expanded in 1923 to accommodate an increasing membership. Although the membership ceiling had been increased from 300 to 325 and later to 500, a waiting list for membership, sometimes several years long, was not uncommon. The club offered a wide variety of social activities ranging from cribbage, bridge, billiards, bowling, and golf to family meals together once a week. The club also held a popular fashion show every spring.
3 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons; 1 slide projector in box)
Language of Materials
The records are arranged in three series: I. Administrative; II. Photographs; III. Scrapbooks.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
MWWC kept the slide projector and one slide carousel gifted by the Woman's Woodfords Club.
Materials are in fair condition. Scrapbooks need to be disbound and rehoused. Much photocopying or scanning will need to be done.
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Memorabilia Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Obituaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Portland (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Women civic leaders -- Maine -- Portland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women philanthropists -- Maine -- Portland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Woman's Woodfords Club Records, 1915-2015
- Jefferson Navicky
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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