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Special Collections: Guide to the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs Records

Collection title: Maine Federation of Women's Clubs Records
Collection number: MS 314
Dates of collection:
 1892-1992
Size of collection: 5 boxes
Restrictions on access and use: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. Please allow one week's notice for retrieval.

For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729 
(207) 581-1686
spc@umit.maine.edu


History

The Maine Federation of Women's Clubs was founded in 1892 for the purpose of uniting women's clubs and like organizations...for the promotion of their common interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values, civics and fine arts.

Scope and Content Note

The Federation records include histories and documents of the organization since 1892. Included are reports, financial records, documents produced by the Federation and historical materials about some of the member organizations.

Related Archival Material

Some directories, historical material, historical sketches and newsletters of the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs were collected by the Orono Women's Club and can be found within MS 637, Woman's Club of Orono Records.

Contents of Boxes

Box 344

Awards and certificates for club enterprises.

Citation for GFWC subscriptions - one-hundred percent.

Congressional record, July 31, 1951, Sept. 13, 1951. 2 items. References to Maine Federation, p. 9454, 11444.

Executive board meetings. 3v. In notebooks.

GFWC Blueprint - 2lst century.

Goodwill Hinckley Library Trust agreement.

Historical sketches of the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs beginning 1916-1945. Comp. by Mrs. Alice M. Plummer, MFWC Historian.

Maine Federation of Women's Clubs history written by Mrs. Edna Flagg - 1923-1962.

MFC/GFWC Contest poems.

Office of the Maine Civil Defense and Public Safety, State House, Augusta, Me. Award, June 9, 1953.

Poem: "The Legend of the Heart of Ice" (An Indian Poem) Written by Mrs. Emma Huntington Nason of Augusta, and read at the Tenth Anniversary of the Maine
Federation of Women's Clubs on October 8, 9 and 10, 1902. Held in Lewiston.

Prominent personalities.

Papers and pamphlets from pages of MFWC records of meetings book,1969-1984.

Executive Board book no. 7, 1968-1984.

Records of meetings of MFWC, 1969-1984

Hancock Union minutes, 1915-1956.

Box 345

Programs, announcements, etc. 1953-1962

Records and secretary’s reports:

V. 1 1892-1898

V. 2 1899-1902

V.3 1903-1914

V.4 1915-1925

V.5 1926-1937

V.6 1937-1945

V.7 1946-1953

V.8 1953-1962

V.9 1962-1969

V.10 1969-1982 (in Box 344)

Executive Board:

1893-1914

1914-1933

Junior membership of Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs

Cash Book

1952-53 to 1957-58

Box 345 folio

Proclamation from Gov. McKernan, April 2, 1987

Proclamation from Maine Senate and House of Representatives, April 22, 1987

Box 1740

Arcana Club - Papers, History, Pamphlets, etc.

Assorted correspondence pertaining to MFWC
(some letters incomplete)

Assorted pamphlets, program sections, newspaper clippings, etc.

Assorted photographs pertaining to MFWC

Assorted reports pertinent to MFWC

Booklets - Annual Meetings and Fall (or Winter) Conferences - Scattered Dates

Correspondence and many enclosures from Mrs. Alexander Richard, Dean of Departments, regarding annual reporting, 1983

Box 1741

A Brief History of the Monday Club

Annual Reports for 1990-1991 for Districts 5, 6, 8, 3 & President’s Report, Endorsement Fund Report

Centennial Celebration Book, & List of Woman’s Club Histories, 1992

Comprehensive Histories of Clubs in MFWC for clubs with names beginning Acadian through Castine

Comprehensive Histories of Clubs in MFWC for clubs with names beginning Christian through Lubec

Comprehensive Histories of Clubs in MFWC - The Cosmopolitan Club

Comprehensive Histories of Clubs in MFWC - Madison Woman’s Club

Comprehensive Histories of Clubs in MFWC for clubs beginning Miosac through Woman’s Literary

Historical Sketches 1950-1992 Compiled and Written By Shirley K. Richard

History of Clubs in MFWC - Vol. 3

Histories of Clubs of MFWC - Dist. #1 Collected by Mrs. C. B. Porter, Historian

Histories of Clubs in MFWC - Vol. II (District 2)

Histories of Clubs in MFWC -Vol. 4

History of Clubs in the MFWC - Vol. V

History of Clubs in the MFWC - Vol. VI

History of Clubs in the MFWC - Vol. VIII

Histories of Disbanded Clubs of MFWC - District #9 (Vol. 9)

History of Clubs in the MFWC - Vol. 9

History of Clubs in MFWC - District 13

Box 1742

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1898 - 1990

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1901 - 1914

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs 1915 - 1928

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories Nov. 1928 - Sept. 1935

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories Sept. 1936 - Sept. 1944

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories Sept. 1944 - 1952

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1952 - 1960

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1961 - 1971

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1975 - 1984

Box 2466

MFWC Minutes May 14, 1992 - May 11-12, 1944

MFWC Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Omicron Nu Chapter

MFWC 1992-1994 President’s Project

MFWC Correspondence

Finding Aids - Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Papers

MFWC Speeches

MFWC Reports, Conferences

MFWC Notes, Correspondence

Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs - Directories 1984-1992

Scrapbook from Castine Woman’s Club Dedicated to GFWC; The Penobscot Riverkeepers 2000 project

 

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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