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Twentieth Century Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: 056

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of yearbooks, monthly bulletins, by-laws, printed programs, histories of the Club, a few items regarding membership and fundraising, and a handwritten ledger recording the celebration in 1940 of the 50th anniversary of the Club’s founding.

Dates

  • 1904-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

In April 1890 a group of women members of the All Souls’ Unitarian Church at 14th and I Streets NW met to form the Twentieth Century Club. As stated in its first Constitution, the Club was established “to unite for promotion of liberal thought and philanthropic work in its broad sense.” Membership was gained by submission of your name for consideration by the Club’s Board. In the 1890s the Club maintained a reading room for boys and girls, improved workhouse conditions, and helped establish kindergartens in the DC Public schools. The Club’s work supported many local community organizations, including Gallinger/D.C. General Hospital, DC Public Library, WWII home front efforts, DC Public Schools, Crippled Children’s Clinic, Children’s Hospital, Junior Village, and the Y.W.C.A.

Extent

3 Boxes

Arrangement

Processed without series.

Custodial History

The materials were removed from the vertical files to ensure preservation. Other items were donated by Club members.

Custodial History

The materials were removed from the vertical files to ensure preservation. Other items were donated by Club members.

Processing Information

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.

Title
Twentieth Century Club
Subtitle
An inventory of Twentieth Century Club at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
Date
2001-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, MLK Library Repository

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