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Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club records

Guide to the Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club records

Collection number: HMC-0985.
Creator: Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club.
Title: Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club records.
Dates: 1953-1962.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an affiliate club of the Anchorage Homemakers Council for women in the Sand Lake and Jewel Lake areas.

Organizational history:
The Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club was formed by a group of women in the Sand Lake and Jewel Lake areas of Anchorage, Alaska in September 1952. The club, which met twice a month, was open to membership for women over sixteen years of age. Its object was “to study home and community problems and how to meet them with the purpose of putting the information received into immediate practice.” The club was an affiliate of the Anchorage Homemakers Council.

Collection description:
The collection consists of records of the Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club of Anchorage. The collection contains constitutions and by-laws, yearly reports of activities, a scrapbook, loose photographs, and a “Club of the Year” gavel award for 1959. The yearly reports contain information on club history, membership, attendance, projects completed, lists of officers and committee chairmen, and activities. The scrapbook documents club activities and contains news clippings, photographs, letters, Annual Homemakers Tea programs, Annual Homemakers Short Course programs, an Alaska State Fair blue ribbon, two display figures, two certificates, poems, and other memorabilia items. Subjects of the photographs (loose and in the scrapbook) include group portraits of members, officers, meetings, parties (Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day Mad Hatters), and benefit projects, as well as other activities.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by subject.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The collection was given to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce by Helen Johnston, a member of the Muddy Acres Homemakers’ Club.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to Archives by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Constitution and by-laws 1957, 1960
2 Yearly reports of activities 1955-1958
3 Scrapbook 1953-1962
4 Club of the Year gavel 1959
5 Photographs circa 1953-1962

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