Records, 1843-1970 (inclusive).

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New England Women's Club. Records, 1843-1970 (inclusive).

Records, 1843-1970 (inclusive).

A detailed picture of board, annual and social meetings emerges from officer's reports, financial records, minutes, correspondence, lists of officers and members, committee reports, programs, calendars, scrapbooks, photos, clippings, and other material. Also included are manuscripts of speeches and articles, biographical data on some Club members, and material on difficulties encountered by the dress reform committee, the financial crisis of 1899, and on the relationship of the Club to the Massachusetts Federation of Women's Clubs and to the General Federation of Women's Clubs from 1893 when the national group was founded.

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