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. One week's notice required for retrieval
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
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.
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.
Programs, announcements, etc. 1953-1962
Records and secretary’s reports:
V. 1 1892-1898
V. 2 1899-1902
V.10 1969-1982 (in Box 344)
Junior membership of Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs
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
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
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
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
MFWC Minutes May 14, 1992 - May 11-12, 1944
MFWC Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Omicron Nu Chapter
MFWC 1992-1994 President’s Project
Finding Aids - Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Papers
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
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