Guide to the Spearfish Women´s Club Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spearfish Women´s Club
Title: Spearfish Women´s Club Records
Dates: 1929-1993
Quantity: 1 box(es) (0.45 cubic feet)
Collection ID: MSS. Spearfish Women´s Club
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

The Spearfish Women´s Club was organized in 1907, joined the Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs in 1907, the South Dakota Federation of Women´s Clubs in 1908, and the General Federation of Women´s Clubs in 1913. According to annual programs printed by the club, the aim of the club was “To strive to touch and to know the great common woman´s heart of us all and never to forget to be kind.” Monthly and sometimes semimonthly meetings were held September through May during which the women had refreshments, discussed projects and other business, and were provided with entertainment in the form of speakers and presentations on topics such as art, politics, poetry, and travel. The club also performed various community service projects. According to club minutes, the Spearfish Women´s Club was disbanded in November 1993 “due to illness of members and husbands, and age of members.” All of the remaining funds were donated to the Grace Balloch Memorial Library of Spearfish.

Scope and Contents

Minute Book, Treasurer's Record Book, Attendance Record Book, Yearbooks, Newspaper clippings, Black Hills Federation of Women's Clubs, South Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs.

Preferred Citation

Spearfish Women´s Club Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies

Processing Information

Dora Ann Jones

Inventory

Minute Book 1983-1993, Treasurer's Record Book 1929-1974, Attendance Record Book 1965-1993, Yearbooks 1957-1991, Newspaper clippings inserted in yearbooks relating to the Spearfish Women's Club 1960-1961, Newspaper clippings inserted in Yearbooks unrelated to the Spearfish Women's Club 1960-1961, Miscellaneous Items inserted in Yearbooks, unrelated to the Spearfish Women's Club 1960, Black Hills Federation of Women's Clubs: Constitution, Songs, Programs 1957-1977, South Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs Constitution 1969, Program 1960, Newsletter 1968.

Box Item
1 1 Treasurer´s Record Book 1929-1967
2 Treasurer´s Record Book 1968-1974
3 Treasurer´s Record Book 1965-1993
4 Minute Book 1983-1993
5 Song Book N/A
6 Yearbook 1931-1932
7 Yearbook 1957-1958
8 Yearbook 1958-1959
9 Yearbook 1960-1961
10 Yearbook 1972-1973
11 Yearbook 1974-1975
12 Yearbook 1976-1977
13 Yearbook 1990-1991
14 Constitution and Standing Rules of the Black Hills 1953
15 Program of The Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs 1957
16 Program of The Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs 1959
17 Program of The Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs 1960
18 Program of The Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs 1962
19 Program of The Black Hills Federation of Women´s Clubs 1977
20 South Dakota Federation of Women´s Clubs, Inc. 1969
21 Program of the South Dakota Federation of Women´s 1960
22 South Dakota Clubwoman, Vol. 49, No. 5 1968
23 15 newspaper clippings relating to Spearfish Women´s 1960-1961
24 26 newspaper clippings unrelated to Spearfish Women´s 1960-1961
25 Card from the Black Hills Westerners 1960