MS 570 - Stryker Women's Club
|MS 570 - Stryker Women's Club
The records of the Stryker Women's Club date from 1950 - 1999. The collection consists of bylaws, membership documents, minutes, conference material, committee material, financial reports, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings, newsletters, and photographs.
The records were initially donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on March 14, 1990, with the cooperation of club member Jane Anderson and Ann M. Bowers, Assistant Director of the Center for Archival Collections. Further material continues to be donated periodically under the original agreement. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was processed and finding aid completed by Michael Krapp in April 2001.
The Stryker Women's Club was formed in Stryker, Ohio, on June 20, 1950. Besides being a forum for club members to share ideas and experiences, monthly meetings usually included presentations by a guest speaker or a club member, book reviews, or the showing of a film. Various club fund-raising events helped sponsor such early activities as the formation and sponsorship of a local Girl Scout Troop and the donation of clothes and eyeglasses to needy students. Another major event for the club was attending the annual Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp at Camp Palmer in Fayette, Ohio.
|Scope and Content
The collection of the Stryker Women's Club contains material from 1950 - 1999. The collection consists of bylaws, membership documents, minutes, conference material, committee material, financial reports, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings, newsletters, and photographs.
The minutes of the monthly meetings contain the most specific information about the club's activities, projects, and policies. These minutes are complete from the years 1950 - 1970. The scrapbook of the Stryker Women's Club is also a valuable source of information on club activities for the years 1971 - 1991. However, for the years 1979 - 1999, the majority of the material in the collection pertains to the club's participation in the Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp held annually at Camp Palmer in Fayette, Ohio. This material was not treated as a separate collection, but rather placed with club material in the corresponding record groups.
MINUTES - Stryker Women's Club
MINUTES - Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp
YEARBOOKS - Stryker Women's Club
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