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Special Collections: Guide to the Woman's Club of Orono Records

Summary Information:

Collection Title: Woman’s Club of Orono Records
Collection Number: MS 637 
Date of Collection:  
1887 - 
Size of Collection: 4 boxes + 20 scrapbooks

Administrative Information:

Provenance: Gift of the Woman’s Club or Orono.  First donation in 1972, additions expected.
Access Restrictions: 
No restrictions
Preferred Citation: 
Woman’s Club of Orono Records, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: 
Contact department for copyright information
For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Historical/Biographical Information:

The Woman’s Club of Orono was founded in 1887 as the Ladies Literary Club.  They joined the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1892.  The name was changed to the Woman’s Club of Orono in 1900.  The club has been dedicated to literary advancements and social service since the beginning.  They have advocated many women’s causes, especially suffrage.  The club has fostered community welfare in many ways, including scholarships, support of the public library, and sponsoring many community, cultural, and educational awards.  A complete history of the club is located in Cage Box 44 Folder 12.

Contents: 

The collection consists of the records of the Woman’s Club of Orono from the founding of the Club.  Included are minutes, annual reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, newsletters, histories, and financial records.  Many prominent Orono families are represented in the membership.

Arrangement:  

Arranged by subject as donated. 

Box List

Cage Box 43

 

Cage Box 43 f1 Listings of Materials and Records Given to Special Collections of the Fogler Library 
Cage Box 43 f2 1976 Community Birthday Calendar
Cage Box 43 f3 1987 Community Birthday Calendar
Cage Box 43 Membership Book, 1887 - 1974
Cage Box 43 Record of Attendance, 1909 - 1922
Cage Box 43 Record of Births, Deaths, Marriages, Social Activities, 1887 - 1933
Cage Box 43 Secretary’s Record Books, 1887 - 1974 (16 vols.)
Cage Box 43 Secretary’s Record Book, 1974 - 1978
Cage Box 43 Secretary’s Record Book, 1983 -1986

 

Cage Box 44

 

Cage Box 44 f1 75th Anniversary Celebration Memorabilia
Cage Box 44 f2

100th Anniversary Celebration, 1887 - 1987

Song by J. Tuell

Moments in History

Cage Box 44 f3 100th Anniversary Celebration, 1887 - 1987 (video)
Cage Box 44 f4

Annual Reports

Past Presidents of the Woman’s Club of Orono

Cage Box 44 f5 Bicentennial Years, 1974 - 1976 (to be opened in the year 2076)
Cage Box 44 f6

Cancer Crusade, 1941 - 1968 (2 vols.)

Cancer Cupboard Supply List

Cage Box 44 f7 

Cancer Crusade

Cage Box 44 f8

CARE Certificate of Appreciation, 1970 - 1972

Cage Box 44 f9

Certificate of Membership in General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1926

Cage Box 44 f10

Certificates Awarded at the Spring Convention of the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs at Sebasco Estates, 1982 - 1984 (3)

1 Canceled check for $50.00 given by Sears Roebuck for an Award

Cage Box 44 f11

Community Improvement Program

Cage Box 44 f12

Complete History of the Woman’s Club of Orono

Cage Box 44 f13

Complete Pageant of the Woman’s Club of Orono

Cage Box 44 f14

Fiction Study Group

Memorial Tribute to Mrs. Grace Mosher

Cage Box 44 f15

Garden Group

Cage Box 44 f16

History of the Woman’s Club of Orono

Cage Box 44 f17

Original Poem Written by Addie Harvey

Cage Box 44 f18

Proclamation of the Woman’s Club of Orono

Cage Box 44 f19

The Trail of the Maine Pioneer

Cage Box 44 f20

Treasurer’s Records, 1967 - 1970

Cage Box 44 f21

Treasurer’s Records, 1965 - 1974

Cage Box 44 f22

Treasurer’s Records, 1984 - 1990

Cage Box 44 f23 Various Papers

 

Cage Box 44a

 

Cage Box 44a f1 Yearbooks, 1900 - 1920 (1903 - 1904 missing)
Cage Box 44a f2 Yearbooks, 1920 - 1940
Cage Box 44a f3 Yearbooks, 1940 - 1960
Cage Box 44a f4 Yearbooks, 1960 - 1975
Cage Box 44a f5 Yearbooks, 1975 - 1985
Cage Box 44a f6 Yearbooks, 1985 - 1995
Cage Box 44a f7 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Directory, 1992 - 1993
Cage Box 44a f8 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Historical Material From the 1940’s
Cage Box 44a f9 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Historical Sketches, 1950 - 1952
Cage Box 44a f10 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Maine Federation News
Cage Box 44a f11 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Newsletters, 1960’s to 1970’s
Cage Box 44a f12 Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Newsletters, 1980’s to 1989
Cage Box 44a f13 Newspapers Reports, 1932 - 1933
Cage Box 44a f14 Prominent Personalities of the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs, vol. II, 1988
Cage Box 44a f15 Public Doings of the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs for 1928
Cage Box 44a f16 Resumes of the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Presidents, 1921 - 1947
Cage Box 44a f17 General Federal of Women’s Clubs Resolutions Through 1974
Cage Box 44a f18 History of the New England Conference of State Federations of Women’s, 1909 - 1970 & 1971 - 1984
Cage Box 44a f19 Names and Addresses of All Living Recipients of the Congressional Medal of    Honor, January 15, 1965
Cage Box 44a f20 New England Conference Programs of Fall Conference and Spring    Conventions, 1970’s to 1980’s
Cage Box 44a f21 New England Conference Programs of Meetings Through the Years

 

Cage Box 44b

 

Cage Box 44b f1 Photographs and Newspaper Clippings
Cage Box 44b f2 Trophy Won For Best Float, 1965

 

FOLIOS

 

Woman’s Club of Orono Community Birthday Calendar Scrapbook
Woman’s Club of Orono Community Improvement Scrapbook, 1964 - 1966
Woman’s Club of Orono Community Improvement Scrapbook, 1966 - 1968
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1963 - 1964 (compiled by Mrs. Bernie E. Plummer, Jr.)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1964 - 1965 (compiled by Mrs. Bernie E. Plummer, Jr.)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1967 - 1970
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1970 - 1971, vol. I (compiled by Mrs. George S. Cunningham)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1970 - 1971, vol. II (compiled by Mrs. George S. Cunningham)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1972 - 1973 (compiled by Mrs. Fay V. Walls)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1973 - 1974 (compiled by Mrs. Fay V. Walls)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1974 - 1975 (relating to Bicentennial activities)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1975 - 1976 (relating to Bicentennial activities)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1976 - 1977
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1977 - 1978
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1980 - 1981
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1981 - 1982
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1982 - 1983
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1983 - 1984 (compiled by Corley McCormack)
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1984 - 1985
Woman’s Club of Orono Scrapbook, 1985 - 1986

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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