Washington Club Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the Washington Club’s monthly bulletins and annual publications of the constitution and bylaws, officers and members, rules, and duties of committees.
- Creation: 1896-1956
- Washington Club (Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
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Conditions Governing Use
No known restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
The Washington Club was a women’s social club, incorporated on April 6, 1891. The founders’ purpose was “the establishment, maintenance and management of a club for literary purposes, mutual improvement and the promotion of social intercourse.” Elizabeth Blair Lee served as the group’s first president. Members included some of DC’s most prominent and influential women, such as Mabel Hubbard, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, and Edith Galt Wilson. The Washington Club dissolved in 2014, with the sale of the historic Patterson Mansion in Dupont Circle, which functioned as its headquarters beginning in 1951.
0.5 Linear feet
Processed without series.
This collection was relocated from the Cutter Collection and the DC Public Library vertical files.
Basic archival procedures were used at the time of processing.
- Washington Club
- An inventory of Washington Club at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Rachel Telford.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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