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Anchorage Woman’s Club records

Guide to the Anchorage Woman’s Club records

Collection number: HMC-1200.
Creator: Anchorage Woman’s Club.
Title: Anchorage Woman’s Club records.
Dates: 1915-2014.
Volume of collection: 22.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records and scrapbooks of a community service based woman’s club.

Organizational history:
The Anchorage Woman’s Club (AWC) is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). AWC was founded in 1915 as a community service organization. The organization has six Community Service Program areas: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues.

Collection description:
The collection contains the papers and scrapbooks of the Anchorage Woman’s Club. Included in the collection are yearbooks, meeting minutes of the Anchorage Woman’s Club and the Free Committee, cookbooks, photographs, community calendars, scrapbooks, and presidential scrapbooks.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by record type and generally chronological thereunder.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Anchorage Woman’s Club is held by the Anchorage Woman’s Club, with the Archives authorized to permit use on their behalf. Materials in the collection created by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright not held by the Anchorage Woman’s Club or the Archives.

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

Works used in preparation of inventory:
“About AWC & Membership.” Anchorage Woman’s Club. http://gfwcanchoragewomansclub.com/membership.html

Custodial history: The collection was originally gifted to the Anchorage Municipal Libraries’ collections in 1988 by the Anchorage Woman’s Club. It was held at Loussac Library until 2015 when the AWC deposited the collection with Archives and Special Collections.

Acquisition note: The collection was deposited in the Archives by the Anchorage Woman’s Club in 2015, and a formal deposit agreement signed by AWC president Suzette Mashburn, and AWC president-elect Susan Jensen.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Yearbooks, “Pen Points XI” 1967 1916-1990
1 Anchorage Woman’s Club meeting minutes 1948-1990
2 Free Committee meeting minutes 1985-1989
2 History of AWC, photographs 1964-1992
2 Community calendar 1965-1969
2 Cookbooks 1920-1921, 1959-1988
3 Photographs, clippings, letters 1920-1971
3 Scrapbook files 1948-1961
4 Scrapbooks 1915-1948
4 Correspondence books 1944-1950
5 Scrapbooks 1950-1957, 1974-1979
5 Free Committee scrapbook 1960-1965
5 Conservation scrapbook 1972-1976
6 Free Committee scrapbook 1978-1984
27-28 Free Committee scrapbooks 1981-1982, 1986-1988
7 Community Achievement Contest entrance scrapbook 1958-1960
7 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Marshall R. Lovette (Betty) 1962-1964
8 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Roy Stigum (Molly) 1964-1966
9 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Allen Parker (Marge) 1969-1970
9 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Stanley Thomson (Bonnie) 1970-1972
10 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. C.V. Chatterton (Roberta) 1972-1974
11-12 Presidential scrapbooks: Mrs. Ronald Slaymaker (Vera) 1974-1976
13-14 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. David Fritz (Rhoda) 1976-1978
15 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Ralph Linsacum (Maxine) 1978-1980
16-17 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Lawrence Dineen (Jan) 1980-1982
18 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Irving Dierks (June) 1982-1984
19 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Gary Ginnett (Rosie) 1984-1986
20 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Clifford Holt (Darlene) 1986-1988
21 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Maynard Falconer (Doris) 1988-1990
22 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. George Janssen (Kathy) 1990-1992
23 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Leon Greenlund (Mickey) 1996-1998
24 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. John Roberts (Malinda) 1998-2000
25 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. Kurban Kurani (Caroyn) 2002-2004
25 Presidential scrapbook: Mrs. John Taber (Lavone) 2004-2006
29 Presidential scrapbook: Betty Skladal 2008-2009
30 Presidential scrapbook: Betty Skladal 2009-2011
31 Presidential scrapbook: Betty Skladal 2011-2012
26 Presidential scrapbook: Helen Gonion 2012-2014



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