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Woman's Woodfords Club records

Identifier: 0063

Content Description

Records of the Woman's Woodfords Club, including annual reports, notes, calendars, guest books, bylaws, membership lists, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and slides.


  • 1915-2015

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.

Condition Description

Materials are in fair condition. Scrapbooks need to be disbound and rehoused. Much photocopying or scanning will need to be done.

Guide to the Woman's Woodfords Club Records, 1915-2015
Jefferson Navicky
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States