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British Women’s Club of Anchorage records

Guide to the British Women’s Club of Anchorage records

Collection number: HMC-1093.
Creator: British Women’s Club of Anchorage.
Title: British Women’s Club of Anchorage records.
Dates: 1965-1983.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a civic and social organization in Anchorage, Alaska.

Organizational history:
The British Women’s Club of Anchorage was open to women from Commonwealth countries or of Commonwealth descent. The Club sponsored regular social activities and engaged in civic fundraising events as well.

Collection description:
The collection consists of several scrapbooks and a guest book. The scrapbooks cover the years of 1965-1983 and include photographs of club events, some meeting minutes, event invitations, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Events included a regular celebration of the Queen’s birthday, summer picnics, and other commemorative events.  The majority of the materials in the scrapbooks dates from 1981 to 1983. The guest book is from two events held in October 1967 and 1968.

Arrangement: The scrapbooks are roughly in chronological order.

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

Rights note: Materials in the collection not created by the Club may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: British Women’s Club of Anchorage records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives in 2011 by Linda Durr, a member of the club.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.

Container list:

Item Description Dates
1 Guest book 1967-1968
2 Scrapbook 1965-1978
3 Scrapbook 1979
4 Scrapbook 1981-1982
5 Scrapbook 1981-1983
6 Scrapbook 1982-1983


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