A Guide to the Barton Heights Woman's Club records, 1908-1967 Barton Height Woman's Club records, 1908-1967 26770

A Guide to the Barton Heights Woman's Club records, 1908-1967

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 26770


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
26770
Title
Barton Heights Woman's Club records, 1908-1967
Extent
2.625 cu. ft. and 6 boxes
Creator
Barton Heights Woman's Club
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Barton Heights Woman's Club records, 1908-1967. Accession 26770. Organization records collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. A. A. Leath, 3011 Griffin Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.


Historical Information

The club was first organized 16 February 1907 in Barton Heights, a suburb of Richmond, Virginia, when some women decided to start and maintain a kindergarten project. It was first named the Mothers' Club of Barton Heights. At the same time, similar clubs were organized throughout the U.S. and called "Mother's Club," "Parents' Circle," "Parent-Teacher Association," etc., with the objective of working with parents and teachers for the interests of the children in the school, home, and community. As the interests of the club were broadened beyond children's education and because its objective encompassed the "promotion of educational, philanthropic, civic, and social concerns," the name of the club was changed to Woman's Club of Barton Heights 1 November 1911, and the club joined the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs in April 1921. The final name, Barton Heights Woman's Club, was adopted 23 October 1929. The club was disbanded 24 May 1967.

Scope and Content

Records, 1908-1967, of the Barton Heights Woman's Club of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of minute books, scrapbooks, yearbooks, club histories, magazines, awards and honors, photographs, programs, invitations, cards, correspondence, napkins, reports, and clippings documenting the history and activities of the club.

Records document the history of the club's involvement with children and their education, as well as charity, volunteer, and fund-raising projects, including their efforts during both World Wars. There is much information regarding the affiliation and cooperation with the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, beginning in 1921. The organization participated in relief work under the auspices of the War Relief Association of Virginia (beginning in 1916), joining the American Red Cross (1917), and helping with bandages, first aid classes, and war bonds during World War II. In 1957, a fund was started for recreational equipment for adolescents at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Additionally, there is information on affiliated organizations, including the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Needlework Guild of America, and the Anna Massey School of Dancing.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Minute Books (1908-1967). Series II: Scrapbooks (1916-1967). Series III: Yearbooks (1935-1967). Series IV: Miscellaneous records.

Contents List

Series I: Minute books, 1908-1967.
Boxes: 1-3
Extent: 3 boxes.
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Minute Book II, 1908-1915 (vol. 1).
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Minute Book III, 1915-1920 (vol. 2).
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Minute Book IV, 1921-1925 (vol. 3).
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Minute Book V, 1925-1928 (vol. 4).
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Minute Book VI, 1928-1935 (vol. 5).
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Minute Book VII, 1935-1936 (vol. 6).
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Minute Book VII, 1937-1939 (vol. 6).
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Minute Book VIII, 1939-1940 (vol. 7).
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Minute Book VIII, 1941-1944 (vol 7).
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Minute Book IX, 1944-1947 (vol. 8).
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Minute Book IX, 1948-1951 (vol. 8).
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Minute Book X, 1951-1952 (vol. 9).
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Minute Book XI, 1952-1954 (vol. 10).
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Minute Book XII, 1954-1956 (vol. 11).
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Minute Book XIII, 1956-1959 (vol. 12).
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Minute Book XIV, 1959-1963 (vol. 13).
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Minute Book XIV, 1964-1967 (vol. 13).
Series II: Scrapbooks, 1916-1967.
Boxes: 4-5
Extent: 2 boxes.
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Scrapbook: War Relief Association of Virginia and the American Red Cross, 1916-1917.
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Scrapbook, 1921-1928.
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Scrapbook, 1928-1934.
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Scrapbook, 1934-1936.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Scrapbook, 1941-1946.
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Scrapbook, 1947-1949.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Scrapbook, 1948-1967.
Series III: Yearbooks, 1935-1967.
Boxes: 6
Extent: 1 box.
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Yearbooks, 1935-1943.
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    Yearbooks, 1943-1949.
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    Yearbooks, 1949-1956.
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    Yearbooks, 1956-1967.
Series IV: Miscellaneous records.
Boxes: 6
Extent: 1 box.
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    Club histories.
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    The Virginia Club Woman, 1931-1948.
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    Club member awards and honors.
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    Photographs.
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    Miscellaneous correspondence, invitations, quotations, postcards, cards, napkins, programs, reports, and clippings.