Monday Evening Club Collection, 1910-1949

Monday Evening Club Collection, 1910-1949

Finding Aid

Collection No. 107 (.5 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

Unknown.                                                                         

History

The Monday Evening Club was founded in October 1896 by Sarah S. Fuller and George S. Wilson of the Associated Charities. The club was organized for professional social workers, but by 1898, member ship rules were changed to admit volunteer social workers, and by 1909, the club had become a clearinghouse for those interested in social work.

One of the declared objectives of the club was “the coordination of effort to obtain for the city of Washington the best possible program of social services.” The club was involved in numerous social service efforts including the establishment of the Women’s Police Bureau, revised school attendance and child labor laws, the establishment of Gallinger Hospital, the expansion of the public library, and the revitalization of the health department.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes yearbooks, club bulletins, invitations to club events, notices of club meetings, clippings, and a scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings, invitations and event programs.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Box List

Box 1

  Scrapbook, 1911-1940
FF1  Meetings & Events, 1913-1949
FF2  Club Bulletins, 1936-1937
FF3 Yearbooks, 1910-1935, 1940
FF4 Clippings, 1914-1943, undated
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Compiled by Rachel Telford, April 2007

DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives
901 G St. NW, Room 307
Washington, D.C.  20001
202-727-1213

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