Finding aid to the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia Collection

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION
The collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, treasurers’ reports, correspondence,
yearbooks, photographs of members, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous
papers; a survey of the Lynchburg Public Schools done by the Woman’s Club in 1914,
describing the schools’ physical plants with recommendations for changes; poems and
other information from Poetry Workshops sponsored by the Club.
BOX 1

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History
Constitution and By-laws - 1903-1960
Virginia Federation of Woman’s Clubs
General Federation of Woman’s Clubs
Alice Kyle (Mrs. James R.)
Programs

BOX 2

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Club Project/Program Summaries - 1969, 1980-81
Projects
Community Improvement Project – Dolphin Fountain – 1986-88
Annual Luncheons
Exhibition of American Art – 1907
Golden Anniversaries – 1953,1957
“Wedding Gowns Then and Now” – 1960
“Reflections of a Diamond Era” – 1982
“Don’t Bother Your Pretty Little Head” – 1986
“Shall We Dance” – Videotape – 1987
Property at 1020 Court Street
Property at 2001 Rivermont Avenue
FAC Contracts

BOX 3

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Survey of Lynchburg Public Schools – 1914
Bicentennial Committee
Awards
Clippings
Distinguished Guests – Letters – 1933-35
Correspondence – 1924-96
Miscellaneous

BOX 4

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Newsletters – 1968-84
Newsletters – 1985-98
(Continued)
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WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION (Cont’d.)
New Members – 1972-81
Membership Committee – 1983-89
Finance
Photographs of Members – 1939 (Originals at L’burg Museum)
Photographs found in scrapbook – 1939-40

BOX 4

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4–6
4–7

BOX 5

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Yearbooks – 1904-33
Yearbooks – 1934-60
Yearbooks – 1960-76
Yearbooks – 1976-98

BOX 6

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Poetry Workshops
Poems – 1951
Poetry Festivals – 1955-66
Programs of Poetry Division – 1958
Poetry Festivals – 1967-68
Poetry Festivals – 1969-71
Poetry Festivals – 1972-79
Poetry of Marian Myers Thornhill

BOX 7

Poetry Workshop Scrapbook – 1951-62

BOX 8

Poetry Workshop Scrapbook – 1972-76

BOX 9

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings – 1903-11
Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings – 1911-17
Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings – 1917-22
Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings – 1921-22

BOX 10

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Board of Directors – 1933-38
Board of Directors – 1938-46
Board of Directors – 1949-52
Board of Directors – 1958-65
Board of Directors – 1966-69

BOX 11

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Board of Directors – 1969-72
Board of Directors – 1972-76
Board of Directors – 1977-80
Board of Directors – 1980-84

BOX 12

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Board of Directors – 1984-87
Board of Directors – 1988-91
(Continued)
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WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION (Cont’d.)
BOX 12

12–3 Board of Directors – 1991–93
12–4 Board of Directors – 1993–95
12–5 Board of Directors – 1996–98

BOX 13

Minutes – Current Events Circle – 1904
Minutes – Schehlmann Club – 1906–1913

BOX 14

Minutes of Regular Business Meetings – 1912–16
Minutes of Regular Business Meetings – 1916–21
Minutes of Regular Business Meetings – 1921–24
Minutes of Regular Business Meetings – 1924–43

BOX 15

Treasurer’s Reports – 1903–08
Treasurer’s Reports – 1907–12

BOX 16

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Annual Reports – 1928–46
Treasurer’s Reports – 1957–68
Annual Reports – 1982–95

BOX 17

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Reports and Minutes – 1972–76
Reports and Minutes – 1976–78

BOX 18

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President’s Reports – 1978–80
President’s Reports – 1980–82
President’s Reports – 1982–84

BOX 19

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President’s Reports – 1984–86
President’s Reports – 1988–90
President’s Reports – 1996–98

BOX 20

Correspondence – 1915–19

BOX 21

Proceedings of Virginia General Assembly – 1952 (Newspaper
clippings)

BOX 22

Scrapbook – 1903–1923

BOX 23

Scrapbook – c. 1907–20
Scrapbook – 1936–38
Scrapbook – 1939–40

BOX 24

Scrapbook – 1941–42
Scrapbook – 1942–43
(Continued)
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WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION (Cont’d.)
BOX 25

Scrapbook – 1943-44
Scrapbook – 1944-45
Scrapbook – 1945-46

BOX 26

Scrapbook – 1946-47
Scrapbook – 1947-48
Scrapbook – 1948-49

BOX 27

Scrapbook – 1949-50
Scrapbook – 1950-51
Scrapbook – 1951-52

BOX 28

Scrapbook – Building a Better Community – 1951

BOX 29

Scrapbook – 1952-53
Scrapbook – 1953-54
Scrapbook – 1954-55

BOX 30

Scrapbook – 1955-56
Scrapbook – 1957-58

BOX 31

Scrapbook – 1958-59
Scrapbook – 1960-61

BOX 32

Scrapbook – 1962-63
Press Book – 1963-64 (Newspaper clippings)

BOX 33

Press Book – 1964-65
Press Book – 1965-66
Press Book – 1966-67

BOX 34

Scrapbook – 1967-69
Scrapbook – 1969-71

BOX 35

Scrapbook – 1971-72
Scrapbook – 1973-74

BOX 36

Scrapbook – 1974-76

BOX 37

Scrapbook – 1976-78

BOX 38

Scrapbook – 1980-82
(Continued)
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WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION (Cont’d.)
BOX 39

Scrapbook – 1982-83

BOX 40

Scrapbook – 1984-85

[BOX 41]

Scrapbook – 1988-90

Box 42

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[Box 43]

General Federation Woman's Club sign

[Box 44]

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Board of Directors, 1998-2000
Membership Committee, 1989-1995
Membership Applications, 1998-2000
Yearbooks, 1998-current
The Virginia Federation of Woman's Club by Etta Bell
Walker Northington
42-6 President Reports, 1998-2000

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Miscellaneous news articles/brochures
: RE: Dolphin Fountain
Architectural drawings: Dolphin Fountain
Bicentennial Education Conference news articles
Video: The Bicentennial Educational Conference: Speaker
Dr. Harold Hodgkinson
Minutes – January 2001 – April 2002
House and Properties

[Box 45]

Video Tapes of Programs October 9, 1999-November 2, 2000

[Box 46]

Video Tapes of Programs November 16, 2000-May 3, 2001

[Box 47]

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Newsletters 2000-current
Personal History of Club Members 2002-2003
Minutes & Board Records 2002-2003
Jean Warwick Scrapbook 1999-2000
Treasurer’s Reports May 2004-February 2005
Minutes January 2003-June 10, 2003
Minutes September 2003-June 2004
Minutes September 2004-April 2005
2004-2005 Annual Reports, Awards, Misc. Correspondence
2004-2005 Papers & Ballots Re: Move from Academy of
Music
(Continued)

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WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION (Cont’d.)
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Misc. Correspondence, Newsletters, Yearbook 2005-2006
2005-2006 Board Minutes, & Financial Records
Misc. Correspondence, Newsletters, Yearbook 2006-2008
Certificate of Amendment, 2007
Board Minutes (Mar. 2007-Apr. 2008)
Collection of GFWC VA Histories
2008-2009

[BOX 49]

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Book Club 1990-200
Book Club 2000-2005
Book Club 2005-2009
Book Club Miscellaneous

[BOX 50]

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Board Minutes and Reports 2009-2010
Board Minutes and Reports 2010-1011
Newsletters, Year Book, Misc. Correspondence 2020-211
Minutes 2011-2012
Corresponding Sectary Reports and Misc. Correspondence
Treasurer’s Reports and EEF 2011-2012
EEF Declaration of Trust/Exempt Letter from IRS
2011-2012 Year Book, Newsletters
Misc. Publications: Article’s RE: Woman’s Club
2012-2013 Yearbook, Newsletters, Minutes, Reports
Agendas 20013-1014
Correspondence 20013-2014
Membership Applications 2013-2014
Minutes 20013-2014
EEF Statements 2013-2014
Treasurer’s Reports 2013-2014
Yearbook – Newsletters 2013-2014
Bell (Used at Bridge Meetings)

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Yearbook – Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2014-1015
Yearbook – Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2015-2016
Yearbook- Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2016-2017
Yearbook –Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2017-2018
Yearbook Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2018-2019
Yearbook – Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2019-2020
Yearbook – Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2020-2021
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Yearbook- Newsletters, Finances, Minutes 2021-2022
List of Past Presidents with First Names added

MS1137

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
"The Woman's Club of Lynchburg had its beginning in 1903 when eleven civicminded women gathered to study Parliamentary Procedure. Their enthusiasm grew with
their knowledge and the decided to begin an organization that that would further civic,
cultural and educational endeavors throughout the city.

"In 1907, Mrs. James R. (Alice) Kyle, the Club's fourth president, spearheaded the
establishment of the Virginia Federation of Woman's Clubs (VFWC). Mrs. Kyle, elected
first president of the VFWC, is still affectionately remembered as "Mother Kyle". She set
as the Federation's main objective the improvement of the Virginia's educational system.
The finest outcome of this objective was realized with the establishment of Mary
Washington College as a women's coordinate to the University of Virginia."
Philanthropic projects adopted by the Club throughout the years include:
donations to the Patrick Henry Boys’ Plantation, the establishment of a center for senior
citizens, sending delegates to Girls’ State, work on air pollution control and conservation
programs. An educational endowment fund was begun in 1969 as the Club’s primary and
ongoing project.
A poetry contest sponsored by the Club’s Literary Department in 1951 led to the
formation of The Poetry Workshop as a division of The Woman’s Club. This resulted in
a series of annual Poetry Festivals in collaboration with the Poetry Society of Virginia.
["History, The Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia 1903–1997," Yearbook 1997–1998 (Lynchburg: The
Club, 1998), p. 20; Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia, Collection, Mss., MS1137, Jones Memorial
Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1137

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
WOMAN’S CLUB OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COLLECTION
The collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, treasurers’ reports, correspondence,
yearbooks, photographs of members, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous
papers; a survey of the Lynchburg Public Schools done by the Woman’s Club in 1914,
describing the schools’ physical plants with recommendations for changes; poems and
other information from Poetry Workshops sponsored by the Club.

[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

MS1137

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia Collection

Subject

Finding aids
clubs--Women
Lynchburg Public Schools

Description

Finding aid to the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia Collection held at Jones Memorial Library including minutes, photographs, clippings and a 1914 survey of the physical plants of the Lynchburg Public Schools

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1137FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, Virginia Collection,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/161.