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General Federation of Women's Clubs of Kansas

A Guide to Its Records at the Kansas Historical Society

Manuscript Collection No. 780

 

Introduction

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas (GFWCK) is the State affiliate of an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

1890 Kansas became a charter member of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).
“And what they dare to dream of . . . dare to do.”

Kansas club women represent the full spectrum of lifestyles of women today: married, single, with or without children, homemakers, women in the marketplace, professional women, career women - all interested in self improvement as well as community improvement.

There are clubs for all ages and interests. The exchange of knowledge is via The Kansas Clubwoman magazine that every member receives.

The accomplishments of GFWC of Kansas are part of the history of the many communities of this state and the nation. As members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International, the largest organization of volunteer women in the world, Kansas club members have the advantage of suggested projects with support materials, sponsors, leadership development opportunities and experienced direction. “U N I together, we can make a difference.” (Courtesy General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas Web site at http://www.geocities.com/delvap2/GFWCKansas.html)

For GFWCK administrative purposes, the State is divided into six districts.

Biography

The earliest clubs established in the State of Kansas include Friends in Council of Lawrence, established in 1877; Zodiac, established in 1878; and Social Science Club (State), established in 1880.

Social Science Club of Kansas and Western Missouri, 1881 - 1895

The women’s clubs of Kansas organized as the Social Science Club of Kansas and Western Missouri. In 1881, over 100 women from Eastern Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, met in Leavenworth, Kansas, to organize. Originally, the cities represented were Atchison, Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, and Wyandotte (present day Kansas City) in Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. This organization prospered for twelve years, adding women in Ottawa, Emporia, Wichita, Hutchinson, Fort Scott, and Newton, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri, to their membership. The Social Science Club of Kansas and Western Missouri was among the original charter members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1890.

Kansas State Social Science Federation, 1895 - 1904

For fifteen years, the Social Science Club of Kansas and Western Missouri represented the women’s clubs of Kansas and the western part of Missouri. However, the women soon realized that they needed to organize a state federation if they were to hold an effective place in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Therefore, in 1894 the women of Kansas severed their ties with Missouri, and organized the Kansas State Social Science Federation. They held their first annual meeting in Leavenworth in April 1895.

By 1900 the women of Kansas organized a traveling library system, inspired by the GFWC, and had over 3,000 books in their collection. Furthermore, the Kansas State Library supported their efforts, and the Kansas Legislature passed a bill making this official. This bill also established the Traveling Libraries Commission, of which a member from the Kansas State Social Science Federation would always be a representative. The Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs through its members and affiliated organizations organized 86 per cent of the libraries in Kansas (1).

The growth of the Kansas Federation was so great that the women deemed it necessary to organize districts. Not merely self-involved, the women simultaneously worked to investigate the condition of female prisoners at the State Industrial School for Girls (the present Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility) and advocate industrial training for them during their confinement. An outgrowth of this project was the establishment of industrial training as a component of the public school education system as well.

Education, children, and their welfare have always been central to the focus of women as mothers and benefactors of society. Therefore, in 1903 the Kansas Federation submitted a resolution to Congressman Victor Murdock asking for the support of the bill to establish the Children’s Bureau in the United States. He championed the bill and appointed Julia Lathrop, who first brought the bill to the Kansas Federation, as the first head of the Children’s Bureau. Women of the Kansas Federation were also behind the movement to establish kindergartens with public school funds. Scholarship loan funds and traveling art exhibits soon followed these endeavors.

Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs / General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas – 1904 - Present

In 1907, through the original gift of $10 the women established a Scholarship Loan Fund. The loan fund grew to $75,000 by 1947 and enabled thousands of girls to attend school. During the nineteen-teens the women worked to eradicate tuberculosis from the state, raised money to supply the men of the All-Kansas Regiment with a recreation building, musical instruments to start a band, and money for overseas recreational work. During World War I the women raised money to buy bonds, organizing fund raising events, canned fruit, and even canceled their meetings to save fuel for the “boys overseas.”

The nineteen-twenties brought changes in the types of work the Kansas Federation took on, as the organization continued to grow. The women established an organization to work with the returning war veterans to help them in whatever ways needed. The women also took on a more active role in assisting the advancement of women’s education through various means. For instance, in 1923 they established the Music Talent Fund, a scholarship loan program for needy women music students which still exists today. The Penny Art Fund, a similar program for Kansas artists was established to allow the KFWC to purchase works by Kansas artists.

The “dirty-thirties” did not slow down the club women, who found new people to help, and new issues to support. Not only did the KFWC sponsor a essay contest on citizenship, to whom they awarded the winner a trip to Topeka, they also found broader issues to combat. Due to the economic hardship suffered by so many during this period, the women supported the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924, which provided a bonus for World War I veterans, payable in 1945. The “Bonus Army” was another group advocating the early payment of this bonus. The women also advocated a Mother’s Pension Law, an early form of welfare payments to mothers during this time. The women also sponsored the adoption of the Kansas State Flag, via Miss Stella Haines. One of the most pervasive effects of the KFWC’s efforts at this time was the establishment of a censorship board for “talking movies.”

The women cancelled their April 1945 biennial convention due to restrictions on travel. The Office of Defense Transportation banned conventions, and the women conducted much of their business, including that year’s election through mail. Officers traveled to meet in many of the various districts, to reduce the number of people traveling. By 1948, the women were back to their regular club work, and started their art exhibit program as well as printing a poetry booklet entitled The Silver Lining. Club history became increasingly important as many of the clubs and districts began celebrating their fiftieth anniversaries, and contests were held to encourage good record keeping.

By the 1950s and 1960s the women focused on public welfare, including advocating better treatment of the poor, sick, mentally ill and handicapped, as well as the physically handicapped in the United States and abroad. The focus on history continued from clubs to women of Kansas, as the 6th District published their history on pioneer women entitled Petticoat Pioneers of the Midwest. Primarily, the women of the KFWC continued their efforts to improve their communities, better themselves, and help those who needed advocacy or assistance in any way.

In 1985, the name of the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs was changed toGeneral Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas (GFWC of Kansas). The name change was made after GFWC International encouraged state organizations to identify club and state names more closely with GFWC so clubs could more easily be identified throughoutthe nation.

In 1988, Centennial History: GFWC Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubsbook was published. Mae Wenger, Powhattan,was centennial history book chairman and, with the help of many club members, compiled a hundred years of history into this volume.

Scope and Contents

Redistricting took place in 1933 due to the dissolution of the Fifth District. Before redistricting, all KFWC districts corresponded to the congressional districts for the State of Kansas.

First District – 1890

Mrs. Mary Tenny Gray of Wyandotte (now part of Kansas City) and Mrs. C. H. Cushing of Leavenworth helped to organize the Traveler’s Club in 1881. Mrs. Gray served as its president for twenty-three years. These women called a meeting of the prominent women from Topeka; Leavenworth; Lawrence; Wyandotte; Kansas City, Missouri; and Atchison on May 9, 1881. These women decided to band their women’s clubs together, and named the new grouping the Social Science Federation. Nine clubs originally started the Social Science Federation. The Social Science Federation changed its name to the Kansas State Social Science Federation in 1895, and then to the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1904.

Second District – 1902

Mrs. Ella Hill Kinsely called the meeting of women that formed the second district in Paola on January 16, 1902. She was also the first president of the Second District of the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1925, one county, five city federations, and four new clubs were added. Today the Second District includes Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte counties.

Third District – 1898

The Third District was organized in Arkansas City on March 15, 1898. The first meeting took place in Winfield on October 27, 1898. Mrs. Grace Potter Johnson served as the first president.

Fourth District – 1901

Mrs. J. H. Humphrey of Junction City organized the Fourth District on April 4-5, 1901. By 1903, there were eleven clubs. In 1921, there were twenty-one clubs. In 1919, there were forty-eight clubs in ten counties and five county federations. From 1922 to 1923, there were forty-seven clubs with 1,187 members. By 1931 there were sixty-four clubs with one 1,207 members. During the redistricting of 1933, the old Fifth District dissolved, and the Fourth District absorbed parts. When the Fifth District dissolved it had fifty-two clubs, twenty-six of which came to the Fourth District. By 1945, there were seventy clubs in the Fourth District.

Fifth District –1896

Mrs. S. B. Peters of Newton began the organization of the district in 1896. She was the first president of the Seventh District, which became part of the present Fifth District. The Seventh District merged with the Eighth District, which was then divided among the First, Fourth, and the old Sixth Districts. In 1923, there were five counties in the Fifth District.

Sixth District – 1902

Mrs. Ollie Royce of Phillipsburg called together prominent women of the area to her home to organize the Sixth District in 1902. In Smith Center, on March 21, 1902, 150 representatives and visitors, joined by State President Mrs. W. A. Johnson officially organized the District. Eighteen clubs and six individuals composed the district, which included clubs in Cawker City, Beloit, Smith Center, Stockton, Oberlin, Lebanon, Mankato, Goodland, Norton, and Esbon. This federation dedicated itself to the advancement of women in literature, science, and art. At the time of redistricting in 1933, 18 clubs from Republic, Cloud, and Saline Counties were added to the 6th District’s roster.

Seventh District

Mrs. S. R. Peters, vice president of the Social Science Federation issued a call to women for organizing this district. Twenty-five delegates representing 13 clubs met in Newton on December 29th and 30th, 1896. By 1946, the 7th District’s 50th Anniversary, 145 clubs, and 3,250 members were part of the membership.

Eighth District – Part Became Fifth District

No longer a current district, it was absorbed by the 5th District.

Contents List

Series Description

All materials are organized in the order they were added to the collection. This finding aid is the first step to reorganizing these materials on a hierarchical basis, to better reflect the structure and function of the organization, as well as the manner with which it interacts with local and national organizations. At this time, the finding aid will better assist the researcher in locating more specific information about a particular district or issue. However, this finding aid should not be relied upon as an exact or complete index, and other areas of related topics should be consulted when conducting research.

Box List

Existing Inventory as of April 2008

In Box # Order, by Location in Stacks
O = Oversized
All Boxes are 1 Cubic Foot Unless Otherwise Noted
Redistricting took place in 1933 due to the dissolution of the Fifth District

Box #008-10-03-05 ~Accession #0000-780.01  
Labeled Gagliardo, Ruth – Collector  
  Contains:
  State – Correspondence – 1925-?
Box #010-11-04-06 ~Accession #2001-069.01  
Labeled 5th District Records 1970-2000  
  Contains:
  5th District – Membership – 1982-1983
  5th District – Membership – 1982-1983
  5th District – Membership – 1983-1984
  5th District – Membership – 1983-1984 – Officers
  5th District – Membership – 1986-1987
  5th District – Membership – Reports – 1989
  5th District – Membership – Reports – 1993
  5th District – Membership – Reports – 1994
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1970-1979
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1979-1984
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1980-1987
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1984-1992
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1988-1989
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1989-1992
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1992-1994
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1994-1996
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1982-1983 – Monthly Reports
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1983-1984 – Monthly Reports
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1984-1985 – Membership Dues
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1985-1986 – Worksheets
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1986-1989 – Correspondence
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1986-1988 – Membership Dues
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1988-1989 – Membership Dues
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1989-1990
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1990-1992 – Miscellaneous
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1994-1996 – Audit
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1994-1996 – Bank Statements
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1994-1996 – Reports
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1994-1996 – Warrants
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1996-1998 – Bank Statements
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1996-1998 – Reports
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1998-2000
Box #020-13-10-02 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled Scholarship Loan Commission  
Records 1922-2000  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1972-1978
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1978-1983
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1983-1988
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1988-1991
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1992-1997
  State – Records – Secretary – Executive Committee – 1972-1976
  State – Records – Secretary – Executive Committee – 1976-1986
  State – Scholarship – Commission – Minutes – 1933-1950
  State – Scholarship – Commission – Minutes – 1950-1969
  State – Scholarship – Commission – Minutes – 1968-1997
  State – Scholarship – Forms
  State – Scholarship – Plaque – Butler County Community College – 1977
  State – Scholarship – Recipients – 1912-1997
  State – Scholarship – Recipients – 1977-1993
  State – Scholarship – Repayments – 1959-1979 – Repaid
  State – Scholarship – Repayments – 1976-1983
  State – Scholarship – Repayments – 1983-1996
  State – Scholarship – Repayments – 1988-2000
  State – Scholarship – Requisitions – 1981-1997
Box #039-02-03-01 ~Accession #1999-061.01  
Labeled Records 1961-1964  
  1 folder – Contains:
   
  State – Scholarship – ?
  State – Convention – ?
Box #042-12-02-01 ~Accession #0000-780.02  
Labeled KFWC Records & Publications 1922-1938  
  Contains:
  5th District – Contests – 1936
  5th District – Conventions – 1923-1935
  5th District – Correspondence – 1932-1936
  5th District – History – 1929-1933
  5th District – History – Meetings – 1933
  5th District – Publications – Newsletters
  5th District – Reports – 1929
  5th District – Reports – 1930
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1925-1929
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1922-1938 *Unarranged Newspapers
   
Box #042-12-02-02 ~Accession #0000-780.02  
Labeled KFWC Reports & Printed Items 1905-1939  
  Contains:
  State – Directories
  State – Programs – 1918-1937 *Individual Club and District
  State – Reports – 1930-1932
  State – Scholarship – History – Raymond
  State – Scrapbooks – 1911-1939 *Unarranged Newspapers
  State – Yearbooks – 1905-1937
Box #064-13-02-05 ~Accession #1999-165.01  
Labeled Club Histories 1989-1998  
  1 5” Document Case – Contains:
  State – History – Clubs – 1989-1990
  State – History – Clubs – 1991-1992
  State – History – Clubs – 1992-1993
  State – History – Clubs – 1993-1994
  State – History – Clubs – 1994-1995
  State – History – Clubs – 1995-1996
  State – History – Clubs – 1996-1997
  State – History – Clubs – 1997-1998
Box #064-13-04-04 ~Accession #2000-172.01  
Labeled Club Histories 1998-1999  
  1 Folder – Contains:
  State – History – Clubs – 1998-1999
Box #108-08-07-02 ~Accession #2003-097.01  
Labeled G.F.W.C. of KS  
  Contains:
  State – Conventions – 2001 – 100th Year Skit
  State – History – 2000-2002
  State – History – Clubs – Liberal Women’s Club – 1952-2002
  1st District – Scrapbooks – 1931-1933
Box #123-14-3-1 ~Accession #1995-152-01  
Labeled KFWC  
  Contains:
   
  State – History – State – 1979-1980
  State – Records – Secretary – 1894-1901
  State – Records – Secretary – 1909-1911 – Hall, Mrs. Charles E (during President – Goddard, Mrs. Cecelia – 1909-1911)
  State – Records – Secretary – 1911-1913 Wood, Mrs. W. W. (during President – Atkinson, Mrs. W. D.– 1911-1913)
  State – Records – Secretary – 1959-1962
  State – Records – Secretary – 1962-1966
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1902-1905
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1909-1915
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1915-1919
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1915-1927
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1919-1921
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1923-1925
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1927-1934
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1929-1934
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1953-1966
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1963-1966
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1963-1968 *No Folder – Cards filed in Secretary 62-66 – For Scholarship Committee
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1966-1968
  State – Yearbooks – 1901-1910
  State – Yearbooks – 1911-1920
  State – Yearbooks – 1921-1930
  State – Yearbooks – 1931-1943
Box #123-14-3-2 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 2nd District 1920s-1940s  
  Contains:
  National – Conventions – Des Moines, Iowa – 1920
  State – Publications – Reports – 1941-1943
  State – Publications – Summary of Works – 1943-1945
  2nd District – Activities – Plays – Two Faced Mademoiselle – October 1937
  2nd District – History – District – 1925-1926
  2nd District – History – District – 1926-1927
  2nd District – History – District – 1926-1927 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1927-1931
  2nd District – History – District – 1931-1935
  2nd District – History – District – 1932-1933
  2nd District – History – District – 1937-1939
  2nd District – History – District – 1939-1941
  2nd District – History – District – 1942-1943
  2nd District – History – District – 1949-1951
  2nd District – Publications – 2nd District Digest – Vol. 1 (Sept. 1943 – May 1944)
  2nd District – Publications – 2nd District Digest – Vol 2 (Oct. 1944 – Sept. 1945)
  2nd District – Publications – Bulletin – 1923-1924
  2nd District – Publications – Bulletin – 1924-1925
  2nd District – Publications – Bulletin – Vol. 1 (Sept. 1924 – May 1925)
  2nd District – Publications – Poems
  2nd District – Minutes – Board – 1932-1938
  2nd District – Records – District – 1932-1933 *Includes Individual Club Info.
  2nd District – Records – President – 1935-1936. – McCarter, Mrs. Charles N.
  2nd District – Scholarship – Receipts & Applications – 1935-1941
  2nd District – Scholarship – Recipients – 1921-1937
Box #123-14-3-3 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Large Trunk Including Old Newspapers  
  Contains:
Newspapers from 1930s – Titles Include  
   
  Publications – Atchison Daily Globe
  Publications – Baldwin Ledger
  Publications – City Federation Bulletin
  Publications – Coffeyville Daily Journal
  Publications – Courier Tribune (Seneca)
  Publications – Dispatch-Republican
  Publications – Ellis County News
  Publications – Ellis Review Headlight
  Publications – Emporia Gazette, Emporia Daily Gazette
  Publications – Girard press
  Publications – Hutchinson Kansas News
  Publications – Independence Daily Reporter
  Publications – Kansas City Kansan
  Publications – Lincoln Sentinel
  Publications – Lyons Daily News
  Publications – Marquette Tribune
  Publications – Morning News (Coffeyville)
  Publications – Neodesha Daily Sun
  Publications – Russell Record
  Publications – Wichita Eagle
Box #123-14-3-4 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 2nd District Yearbooks 1920-1960  
  Contains:
  2nd District – Constitution and By-Laws – 1902
  2nd District – Correspondence – District – 1933
  2nd District – History – District – 1929-1931 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1931 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1933-1934
  2nd District – History – District – 1952-1953 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1959-1960 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1960-1961 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1962-1964 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1974-1975 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1975-1976 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1976-1977 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1977-1978 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1978-1979 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – District – 1979-1980 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  2nd District – History – Kinkaid Study Club & Searchlight Garnett
  2nd District – History – Up To Date Club, Paola, Miami County
  2nd District – History – Zeta Zeta Club
  2nd District – Yearbooks – District – 1911-1920
  2nd District – Yearbooks – District – 1921-1930
  2nd District – Yearbooks – District – 1931-1940
  2nd District – Yearbooks – District – 1941-1950
  2nd District – Yearbooks – Lawrence City Federation
  2nd District – Yearbooks – Sigournean Club, Olathe, KS
Box #123-14-3-5 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  7th District – Board of Directors – Photographs – Print Blocks (for Publication)
  7th District – Members – Photographs – Print Blocks (for Publication)
  7th District – Scholarship – Audition – 1935-1936
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1923-1924
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1926-1927 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1927-1928 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1949-1950 “Golden Jubilee”
Box #123-14-3-6 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  State – Yearbooks – 1937-1939
  7th District – History – District – 1949
  7th District – History – District – 1953-1954 (Black Binder)
  7th District – Publications – Courier, The
  7th District – Records – Officers – Reports – 1933
  7th District – Records – President – 1929-1931 – Carter, Mrs. Jonathan B.
  7th District – Records – President – 1938-1940 – Jarrott, Mrs. J. W.
  7th District – Records – President – 1940-1942 – Richardson, Mrs. Howard
  7th District – Records – Secretary – 1927-1934
  7th District – Yearbooks – District
Box #123-14-3-7 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District 1884-1976  
  Contains:
  1st District – Constitution
  1st District – History – Clubs – A-S – 1926
  1st District – History – Clubs – T-Z – 1926
  1st District – History – Clubs – Centralia Reading Circle – 1928-1931
  1st District – History – Clubs – Friday Afternoon Club – Atchison – 1881-1927
  1st District – History – Clubs – Leavenworth Art League – 1884-1935
  1st District – History – Clubs – Seneca Woman’s Club – 1897-1940
  1st District – History – Clubs – West Side Forestry Club – 1903-1926
  1st District – History – Clubs – White Cloud Club – 1925-1926
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1955-1956
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1956-1957
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1957-1958
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1958-1959
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1972-1973
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1975-1976
  1st District – History – District – 1901-1921
  1st District – History – District – 1922-1925
  1st District – History – District – 1928-1929
  1st District – History – District – 1929-1931
  1st District – Publications – Club News
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1931-1932 – Compiled by Mrs. W. C. McKee
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1951-1953 – Mrs. John A. Brown Jr. Administration
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1959-1960
  1st District – Yearbooks – Clubs – Research Club – Topeka
Box #123-14-3-8 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  7th District – History – District – 1980-1981 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  7th District – History – District – 1982-1983 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  7th District – Records – Officers – Biographies – 1938-1940
  7th District – Records – Officers – Credentials
  7th District – Records – Presidents – 1896-1986 *List of Past Presidents
  7th District – Records – Treasurer – 1924-1931
  7th District – Records – Treasurer – 1930-1937
  7th District – Scholarship – Correspondence – 1928-1931
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1924-1925
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1926-1927 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1927-1928 *Notes & Clippings In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1927-1928 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1928-1929 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
Box #123-14-3-9 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District Pamphlets-1926  
  Contains:
  1st District – History – Clubs – Research Club – 1900-1949 – Topeka
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1949-1950
  1st District – History – District – 1933 – Thompson, Mrs. W. F.
  1st District – History – District – 1964-1965 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  1st District – Publications – Club News – 1969-1970
  1st District – Records – Secretary – 1924-1925
  1st District – Records – Secretary – 1926-1927
  1st District – Records – Secretary – 1936-1955
  1st District – Records – Treasurer – 1944-1956
  1st District – Scrapbook – Clubs – Atchison – 1927-1928
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1923-1924
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1924-1925-1
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1924-1925-2
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1927-1928
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1932-1933
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1940-1941 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1930-1931 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1958-1959
  1st District – Yearbooks – Clubs
  1st District – Yearbooks – District
Box #123-14-3-10 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District 1926-1981  
  Contains:
  1st District – History – District – 1926-1927
  1st District – History – District – 1934-1935
  1st District – History – District – 1935-1937
  1st District – History – District – 1935-1938
  1st District – History – District – 1938-1939
  1st District – History – District – 1940-1941
  1st District – History – District – 1942-1943
  1st District – History – District – 1963-1964
  1st District – History – District – 1966-1967
  1st District – History – District – 1967-1968
  1st District – History – District – 1968-1969
  1st District – History – District – 1969-1970
  1st District – History – District – 1970-1971
  1st District – History – District – 1971-1972
  1st District – History – District – 1979-1980
Box #123-14-3-11 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 2nd District 1940s-1950s  
  Contains:
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1943-1945
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1945-1946
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1953-1954
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1954-1955
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1958-1959-1
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1958-1959-2
  2nd District – Scrapbook – 1964-1965
Box #123-14-3-12 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District – Histories, Records  
  Contains:
  7th District – Activities – World War II
  7th District – History – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1903-1904
  7th District – History – Clubs – New Era Club – 1914-1939 – Dodge City
  7th District – History – District – 1953-1954
  7th District – History – District – 1956-1957
  7th District – History – District – 1957-1959
  7th District – History – District – 1963-1964 – A-H
  7th District – History – District – 1963-1964 – H-U
  7th District – History – District – 1984-1985
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1895-96
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1912-16
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1916-19
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1919-23
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1923-26
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1926-27
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1927-29
  7th District – Records – Secretary – Clubs – Hutchinson Woman’s Club – 1929-33
  7th District – Records – Secretary – 1921-1926
  7th District – Records – Secretary – 1942-1947
Box #123-14-3-13 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District – 1901 Scrapbooks  
  Contains:
  1st District – History – District – 1963-1964
  1st District – Records – Secretary – 1910-1935
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1901-1951
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1953-1954
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1954-1956
  1st District – Scrapbook – 1956-1958
Box #123-14-3-13 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District – 1901-1985  
  Contains:
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman
  State – Publications – Kansas Federation Newsletter
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1948-1949
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1950-1951
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1951-1952
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1952-1953
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1953-1954
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1954-1955
  1st District – History – Clubs – Sabetha Woman’s Club – 1929-1931
  1st District – History – District – Thompson, Mrs. F.
  1st District – History – District
  1st District – History – District – 1901-1933-1
  1st District – History – District – 1901-1933-2
  1st District – History – District – 1933-1935
  1st District – History – District – 1944-1945
  1st District – History – District – 1945-1947
  1st District – History – District – 1947-1949
  1st District – History – District – 1973-1974
  1st District – History – District – 1976-1977
  1st District – History – District – 1979-1980-1
  1st District – History – District – 1979-1980-2
  1st District – History – District – 1981-1982
  1st District – History – District – 1984-1985
  1st District – Publications – Club News
  1st District – Publications – Miscellaneous
  1st District – Yearbooks – Clubs
  1st District – Yearbooks – District – 1945-1947
  3rd District – Publications – Newsletter
Box #123-14-3-15 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 4th District – Histories – 1920s-1950s  
  Contains:
  4th District – Conventions – Madison – 1939
  4th District – History – Clubs – Mother’s Study Club – Burlington, KS
  4th District – History – Clubs – 1940-1941
  4th District – History – Clubs – Old 5th District
  4th District – History – District – 1920-1921
  4th District – History – District – 1921-1922
  4th District – History – District – 1925-1926
  4th District – History – District – 1924-1927
  4th District – History – District – 1927-1929
  4th District – History – District – 1929-1931
  4th District – History – District – 1936-1937
  4th District – History – District – 1937-1938
  4th District – History – District – 1953-1954
  4th District – History – District – 1955-1956 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  4th District – Publications – 4th District Forum
  4th District – Publications – Wheel of Progress Handout
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1944-1945
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1935-1936
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1946-1947
Box #123-14-3-16 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 3rd District Scrapbooks &  
Historian Reports 1971-1981  
  Contains:
  3rd District – History – District – 1959-1960
  3rd District – History – District – 1960-1961
  3rd District – History – District – 1962-1963
  3rd District – History – District – 1963-1964 *Includes Individual Club Histories
  3rd District – History – District – 1971-1972
  3rd District – History – District – 1972-1973
  3rd District – History – District – 1973-1974
  3rd District – History – District – 1974-1975
  3rd District – History – District – 1975-1976
  3rd District – History – District – 1976-1977
  3rd District – History – District – 1977-1978
  3rd District – History – District – 1978-1979
  3rd District – History – District – 1979-1980
  3rd District – History – District – 1980-1981
  3rd District – History – Scrapbook Guidelines
  3rd District – Reports – Board of Management – 1932-1934
Box #123-14-3-17 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C  
  Contains:
  National – Convention – Memorabilia
  National – Convention – Programs – 1940
  State – Convention – Memorabilia – 1891 – Kansas City, Kansas
  State – History – 1930-1940
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman
  State – Records – Reports – 1970-1972
  State – Records – Reports – 1972-1974
  State – Records – Reports – 1974-1976
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1966-1968
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1968-1971
  State – Scrapbooks – 1937-1939
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1965-1966
  1st District – Records – Treasurer – Adult Education and Service Club – 1968-71
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1974
  1st District – History – Clubs – 1985-1987
  2nd District – Publications – 2nd District Digest
  3rd District – Publications – 3rd District Newsletter
  6th District – Publications – Belleview Telescope
  7th District – Publications – 7th District Kansas Clubwoman
Box #123-14-3-18 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District – Histories 1959-1963 & Scrapbooks  
  Contains:
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1942-1949
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1949-1956
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1959-1960
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1962-1963
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1963-1966
Box #123-14-3-19 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 3rd District – 1920s-1980s  
  Contains:
  3rd District – Convention – District – Minutes
  3rd District – Convention – District – Photographs
  3rd District – History – Clubs – Caney Sigourneyan Club
  3rd District – History – District – 1982-1983
  3rd District – History – District – 1983-1984-1
  3rd District – History – District – 1983-1984-2
  3rd District – History – District – 1984-1985
  3rd District – Publications – Newsletter
  3rd District – Publications – 3rd District Messenger
  3rd District – Records – Secretary – 1951-1964
  3rd District – Records – Treasurer – Membership Dues – 1925-1927
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1924-1925
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1925-1926
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1934-1935
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1951-1953
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1953-1954
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1954-1956
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1956-1959
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1961-1962
  3rd District – Yearbooks – District
Box #123-14-3-20 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District Press and Publicity Pamphlets  
  Contains:
  5th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1923-1924
  5th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1924-1925
  6th District – Activities – WWI – War Work Record
  6th District – Constitutions – Clubs
  6th District – Convention – District – Credential Cards – Not In Folder, At Front
  6th District – Convention – District – Programs – 1949-1951
  6th District – History – 1902-1922
  6th District – History – 1902-1933
  6th District – Honors – Score Card – 1950-1951
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1922-1923
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1925-1926
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1925-1926 – 2
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1929-1930
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1930-1931
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1931-1932
  6th District – Publications – Press and Publicity – 1933-1934
  6th District – Treasurer – Checkbooks – Not In Folder, At Front of Box
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – (Alphabetical by Town) A-B – 1949-1951
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – (Alphabetical by Town) C-G – 1949-1951
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – (Alphabetical by Town) H-L – 1949-1951
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – (Alphabetical by Town) M-P – 1949-1951
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – (Alphabetical by Town) Q-Z – 1949-1951
Box #123-14-4-1 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Large Trunk  
  Contains:
  National – Conventions – 1930 – Denver, Colorado – Report
  National – Conventions – 1931 – Phoenix, Arizona
  National – Conventions – 1932 – Seattle, Washington
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – March 1937-April 1939
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – May 1939-September 1943
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1944-1945
  State – Publications – Kansas Federation Magazine – 1925-1926
  State – Publications – Kansas Federation Magazine – 1927
  State – Publications – Kansas Federation Magazine – 1928
  State – Records – Kansas Day Club – 1923
  Publications – Newspapers~
  Publications – Council Grove Republican
  Publications – Dodge City Daily Globe
  Publications – Evening Kansan Republican
  Publications – Junction City Union
  Publications – Liberal News
  Publications – Pittsburg Headlight
  Publications – Pittsburg Sun
  Publications – Parsons
Box #123-14-4-2 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  National – History – Story of Women’s Clubs – Butcher, 1940
  7th District – History – 1930-1940
  7th District – History – 1959-1961
  7th District – History – 1977-1978
  7th District – Members – Photographs – Domestic Science Club, Hutchinson – 1938
  7th District – Members – Photographs – Home Culture Club, Sterling – 1920s
  7th District – Members – Photographs – Sorosis Club, Sterling – 1920s
  7th District – Records – Secretary – 1926-1927
  7th District – Records – Secretary – 1939
  7th District – Records – Treasurer – 1938-1941
  7th District – Scrapbooks – 1944-1947
  7th District – Scrapbooks – 1947-1949
  7th District – Scrapbooks – 1957-1958
Box #123-14-4-3 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  National – Convention – Programs
  State – Convention – Programs
  7th District – Activities – Scott County Public Library – History
  7th District – Convention – Programs
  7th District – History – Clubs – Clionian Club – 1931
  7th District – History – 1896-1931
  7th District – History – 1983-1984
  7th District – History – Clubs – 19th Century Club
  7th District – History – Clubs – 1929
  7th District – Records – Secretary
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1951-1953
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1956-1957
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1957-1958
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1959-1960
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1960-1961
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1961-1962
  7th District – Scrapbook – 1962-1963
Box #123-14-4-4 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 2nd District – Scrapbooks –  
1920s-1930s, Secretary Records  
  Contains:
  2nd District – Activities – 1917-1919 – War Work
  2nd District – Records – Secretary – 1902-1905
  2nd District – Records – Secretary – 1907-1913
  2nd District – Records – Secretary – 1913-1915
  2nd District – Records – Secretary – 1919-1928
  2nd District – Records – Treasurer – 1927-1934
  2nd District – Records – Treasurer – 1930-1944
  2nd District – Records – Treasurer – 1933-1939
  2nd District – Records – Treasurer – 1939-1945
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1924-1925
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1927-1929
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1938-1939
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1939-1941
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1945-1947
Box #123-14-4-5 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District 1960-1975,  
Second District – Scrapbooks 1950s  
  Contains:
   
  State – Directory – 1968-1969
  1st District – History – 1959-1960
  1st District – History – 1961-1962
  1st District – History – 1987-1988
  1st District – Publications – Club News
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1955-1956
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1956-1958
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1958-1959
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1961-1962
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1963-1964
Box #123-14-4-6 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District Histories  
  Contains:
  6th District – Convention – 1951
  6th District – History – 1922-1928
  6th District – History – 1928-1929
  6th District – History – 1930-1931
  6th District – Photographs
  6th District – Records – Secretary – 1925-1926
  6th District – Records – Secretary – 1927-1928
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1946-1948
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1948-1950
  6th District – Scrapbooks – 1925
  6th District – Scrapbooks – 1957-1958
  6th District – Scrapbooks – 1958-1959
Box #123-14-4-7 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Large Trunk  
  Contains:
  National – Convention – 1921 – Photograph
  National – Convention – 1924 – Scrapbook
  National – Convention – 1935
  National – Publications – 1941-1944 GFWC War Service Activities
  State – Activities – American Indian Day – Founding Of – September 23, 1944
  State – Clubs – Kansas Pioneer Clubwoman – 1941
  State – History – 1937
  State – History – 1939-1943
  State – History – 1949
  State – Publications – Federation News – 1922-1924
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1929-1932
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1931-1933
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1933-1933
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1934-1935
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1935-1936
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1942-1945
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1946-1947
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1956-1958
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1959-1960
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1960-1961
  State – Scrapbook – Miscellaneous *Unarranged Clippings
  State – Scrapbook – 1932
Box #123-14-4-8 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District 1930s-1950s  
  Contains:
  State – Conventions – Programs
  State – Publications – Kansas Clubwoman – 1957-1959
  State – Yearbooks – 1933-1937
  6th District – Activities – 1944-1945 – WWII
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1972-1973
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1977-1978
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1978-1979
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1980-1982
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1981-1982
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1982-1983
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1983-1984
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1984-1985
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1985-1986
  6th District – Records – Secretary – 1945-1947
  6th District – Scrapbooks – 1935-1936
Box #123-14-4-9 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District 1930s-1950s, Yearbooks 1911-1933  
  Contains:
  State – Yearbooks – 1911-1921
  State – Yearbooks – 1922-1933
  State – Yearbooks – 1934-1951
  5th District – Conventions – Programs – 1914-1930
  6th District – Conventions – Programs – 1914-1940
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1934-1942
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1953-1954
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1956-1957
  6th District – Scrapbook – 1962-1963
Box #123-14-4-10 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Records of the Secretary & Treasurer  
  Contains:
  State – Directory – 1902
  State – Records – Secretary – 1929-1931
  State – Records – Secretary – 1935-1937
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1925-1929
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1931-1933
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1951-1959
  State – Scrapbook *Unarranged Newspaper Clippings
Box #123-14-4-11 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Scholarship – Applications – 1920-1960
  State – Scholarship – Board – Minutes – 1932-1964
  State – Scholarship – Miscellaneous *In Smaller Box
  State – Scholarship – Miscellaneous – 1918-1930
  State – Scholarship – Miscellaneous – 1920-1960
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1924-1960
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1926-1947
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1923-1947-1
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1936-1964
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1936-1964
  State – Scholarship – Repayment – 1962-1972
  5th District – Scholarship – Repayment – 1923-1947-2
Box #123-14-4-12 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District 1920s-1940s  
  Contains:
  State – Scholarship – Minutes & Reports – 1948-1953
  State – Yearbooks – 1945-1949
  5th District – Convention – 1950
  5th District – Convention – 1950 – Correspondence
  5th District – Convention – 1952
  5th District – Convention – Score Cards
  5th District – Correspondence
  5th District – Correspondence – 1950-1951
  5th District – Correspondence – Intra-District Meeting
  5th District – History – 1930-1945
  5th District – History
  5th District – Records – Meetings – 1945-1948
  5th District – Records – President
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1950
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1936-1943
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1949-1951
  8th District – History – 1925-1926
  8th District – History – 1926
  8th District – History – 1926-1927
  8th District – History – 1926-1927 – Convention Questionnaires
  8th District – Scrapbooks – 1925
Box #123-14-4-13 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District – Treasurer Material, History  
  Contains:
  5th District – Conventions – Programs – 1935-1938
  5th District – History – Clubs – 1927
  5th District – Publications
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1968-1977
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 50 Year Club
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1945-1946
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1946-1947
  8th District – History – Clubs – 1926-1928
  8th District – Meetings – Programs – 1920s
  State – Yearbooks
Box #123-14-4-14 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District – Scrapbooks  
  Contains:
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1942-1943
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1948-1949
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1949-1950
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1950-1952
Box #123-14-4-15 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 4th District – Histories and  
Scrapbooks, Pamphlets  
  Contains:
  4th District – Convention – 1934 – Hillsboro
  4th District – Convention – 1935 – Burlington
  4th District – History – 1930s
  4th District – History – 1934-1935
  4th District – History – Clubs – 1937 – New Century Club
  4th District – Records – President – 1933-1935 – Mrs. H. H. Ruehmann
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1915-1923
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1920s
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1924-1931
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1930-1940
  4th District – Records – Treasurer – 1915-1930
  4th District – Records – Treasurer – 1925-1931
  4th District – Records – Treasurer – 1940-1945
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1923-1924
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926-1
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1925-1926-2
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1934-1935
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1935-1938
Box #123-14-4-16 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District – Pamphlets, Treasurer’s Materials  
  Contains:
  6th District – Records – Secretary – 1936-1951
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1902-1906
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1907-1916
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1911-1922
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1932-1936
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1939-1949
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1915-1932
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1945-1947
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – A (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – B (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – C (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – D-E (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – F-G (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – H-I-J-K (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – L-M-N (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – O-P (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – Q-R (Alphabetical by Town)
  6th District – Yearbooks – Clubs – S-T-U-V-W-XYZ (Alphabetical by Town)
Box #123-14-4-17 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District – History 1956-1963  
  Contains:
  5th District – Scrapbook – 1956
  5th District – Scrapbook – 1956-1957-1958
  5th District – Scrapbook – 1958-1959-1960-1961
  5th District – Scrapbook – 1961-1962-1963
Box #123-14-4-18 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Activities – Contests – Creative Writing – 1976
  State – Conventions – Programs – 1887-1903
  State – Junior Director – Notes & Reports
  State – Publications – Fort Scott & Winfield – 1931
  State – Scholarship – Auditions
  State – Scholarship – Fund & Programs – 1936-1937
  State – Scholarship – Programs – 1924-1938
  2nd District – Scholarship – Alice Rogers Memorial
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1923-1932
Box #123-14-4-19 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 4th District – History Books  
& Secretary’s Records – 1960s  
  Contains:
  4th District – History – Clubs – 1981-1982
  4th District – History – Clubs – 1982-1983
  4th District – History – District – 1927-1929
  4th District – History – District – 1901-1939 – Early History of the 4th District
  4th District – History – District – 1931-1932
  4th District – History – District – 1932-1933
  4th District – History – District – 1933-1934
  4th District – History – District – 1950-1951
  4th District – History – District – 1956-1958
  4th District – History – District – 1960-1961
  4th District – History – District – 1962-1963
  4th District – History – District – 1963-1964
  4th District – History – District – 1964-1965
  4th District – History – District – 1965-1966-1
  4th District – History – District – 1965-1966-2
  4th District – History – District – 1982-1983
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1932-1940
  4th District – Records – Secretary – 1941-1953
  4th District – Scrapbook – 1933-1934
Box #123-14-4-20 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Activities – Libraries – Petition
  State – Constitution – 1955
  State – Convention – Programs – 1906-1941
  State – Directory of Clubs – 1902
  State – Directory of Clubs – 1906
  State – Handbook – 1907
  State – Publications – Art Catalogue – 1906
  State – Records – Secretary – 1966-1969
  State – Records – Secretary – 1970-1972
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1882-1892
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1901-1909
  State – Scrapbook – Early *Unarranged Newspaper Clippings
  State – Scrapbook – 1882-1893 *Unarranged – Includes Programs, History, Etc.
  State – Yearbooks – 1905-1
  State – Yearbooks – 1905-2
  State – Yearbooks – 1909-1910
  State – Yearbooks – 1911-1913
  State – Yearbooks – 1913-1914
  State – Yearbooks – 1915-1916
  State – Yearbooks – 1916-1917
  State – Yearbooks – 1917-1919
  State – Yearbooks – 1921-1922
  State – Yearbooks – 1922-1923
  State – Yearbooks – 1923-1925
  State – Yearbooks – 1929-1930
  State – Yearbooks – 1931-1932
  State – Yearbooks – 1933-1934
  1st District – Records – Secretary – 1932-1956
  1st District – Records – Treasurer – Bonds
Box #123-14-5-1 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 7th District  
  Contains:
  State – Conventions – Souvenirs – 1929-1940
  7th District – Applications – Membership – Clubs – 1930s
  7th District – History – 1896-1987 – Presidents List – Sturgeon
  7th District – History – 1896-1948
  7th District – History – 1913-1958 – Hugoton Women’s Club
  7th District – History – 1956-1963
  7th District – History – 1961-1962
  7th District – History – 1962-1963
  7th District – History – 1964-1965
  7th District – History – 1965-1966
  7th District – History – 1966-1967
  7th District – History – 1967-1968
  7th District – History – 1968-1969
  7th District – History – 1969-1970
  7th District – History – 1970-1971
  7th District – History – 1974-1975
  7th District – History – 1975-1976
  7th District – History – 1978-1979
  7th District – History – 1979-1980
  7th District – History – 1980-1981
  7th District – History – 1981-1982 – Clubs – Darlow Study and Social Club
  7th District – History – 1986-1987
  7th District – Publications – Courier, The – 1964-1966
  7th District – Reports – Education Communications and Public Affairs – Nautilus Junior Federated Woman’s Club – 1970
Box #123-14-5-2 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District President’s Books, Accounts  
  Contains:
  National – Conventions – 1932 – Seattle, Washington
  State – Conventions – 1923 – Lawrence
  State – Records – Secretary – 1913-1915
  State – Records – Secretary – 1915-1917
  State – Records – Secretary – 1917-1919
  State – Records – Secretary – 1919-1921
  State – Records – Secretary – 1922-1923
  State – Records – Secretary – 1923-1925
  State – Records – Secretary – 1925-1927
  State – Records – Secretary – 1927-1929
  State – Records – Secretary – 1929-1933
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1958-1962
  State – Scholarship – 1930s
  State – Scholarship – 1950s – Repayment
Box #123-14-5-3 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District President’s Books, Accounts  
  Contains:
  6th District – History – 1911-1934 – Coolidge
  6th District – History – Clubs – 1933-1934
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – 1946-1961
  6th District – Scrapbooks – 1955-1960
   
Box #123-14-5-4 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Ledger Sheets of Loans,  
Records of the Secretary, Year Books  
  Contains:
  State – List of Records – 1934
  State – Records – Secretary – 1881-1885 “A”
  State – Records – Secretary – 1885-1892 “B”
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1933-1935
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1959-1963
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1963-1966
  State – Scholarships – 1940-1960 – Board Minutes
  State – Scholarships – 1954-1964 – Financial
  State – Scholarships – 1956-1965 – Financial Reports
  State – Scholarships – 1967 – Applications
  State – Scholarships – 1967-1968 – Correspondence
  State – Yearbooks – 1935-1937
  State – Yearbooks – 1941-1943
  State – Yearbooks – 1949-1951
  1st District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  2nd District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  3rd District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  4th District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  6th District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
  7th District – Records – Treasurer – Loans Paid
Box #123-14-5-5 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Records of the Secretary  
  Contains:
  State – Directory – 1920-1921
  State – Directory – 1934-1935
  State – Directory – 1959-1960
  State – Directory – 1960-1961
  State – Manuals – 1956-1958
  State – Records – Secretary – 1933-1935
  State – Records – Secretary – 1937-1939
  State – Records – Secretary – 1939-1941
  State – Records – Secretary – 1942-1945
  State – Records – Secretary – 1945-1949
  State – Records – Secretary – 1949-1954
  State – Records – Secretary – 1954-1958
  State – Records – Secretary – 1956-1959
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1951-1954
  State – Yearbooks – 1927-1929
  State – Yearbooks – 1943-1944
  State – Yearbooks – 1944-1945
  State – Yearbooks – 1945-1947
Box #123-14-5-6 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 4th District Booklets, Pamphlets  
  Contains:
  4th District – History – 1936 *Newspaper In Folder, Unarranged
  4th District – History – 1937-1938
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1931-1935
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1930-1939
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1931-1942
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1937-1941
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1940-1941
  4th District – Clubs – Programs – 1942-1943
Box #123-14-5-7 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 3rd District 1925-1928, 1930s-1940s  
  Contains:
  3rd District – Activities – WWI – 1925
  3rd District – History – 1925
  3rd District – History – 1926-1928
  3rd District – History – 1932 – Wilson County
  3rd District – Records – President – 1933-1934
  3rd District – Records – Secretary – 1911-1921
  3rd District – Records – Secretary – 1921-1933
  3rd District – Records – Secretary – 1934-1950
  3rd District – Records – Treasurer – 1929-1936
  3rd District – Records – Treasurer – 1936-1947
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1924-1925
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1926-1927
  3rd District – Scrapbooks – 1927-1928
Box #123-14-5-8 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 6th District History 1930s-1950s  
  Contains:
  6th District – History – 1936-1937
  6th District – History – 1937-1938
  6th District – History – 1951-1952
  6th District – History – 1952-1953
  6th District – History – 1954-1955
  6th District – History – 1955-1956
  6th District – History – 1980-1981
Box #123-14-5-9 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C. No. 1 – Small Trunk  
  Contains:
  State – Conventions – 1926 – Coffeyville
  State – Conventions – 1932 – Wichita – Registration
  State – Conventions – 1933 – Emporia – Registration
  State – Conventions – 1935 – Pittsburg
  State – Records – Board – Reports – 1901-1903
  State – Records – Board – 1926-1927
  State – Records – Board – 1934
  State – Records – Board – 1935
  State – Records – Board – 1936
  State – Records – Board – Reports – 1939-1945
  State – Records – Committees – Credential Committee – Reports – 1933
  State – Records – President – 1909-1911 – Reports
  State – Records – President – 1926
  State – Records – Secretary – 1927-1928 – Reports
  State – Records – Secretary – 1936-1937 – Reports
  State – Records – Treasurer – Expenses
  State – Records – Treasurer – Reports – 1926
  State – Records – Vice President – 1920-1921 – Reports
  State – Yearbooks – 1935-1937
Box #123-14-5-10 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled K.F.W.C. No. 1 – Small Trunk  
  Contains:
  State – Records – President – 1923-1925
  State – Records – Secretary – 1924-1925
  State – Records – Secretary – 1925
  State – Records – Secretary – 1927
  State – Records – Secretary – 1927-1929
  State – Records – Secretary – 1929
  State – Records – Secretary – 1930
  State – Records – Secretary – 1931
  State – Records – Secretary – 1931-1932
  State – Records – Secretary – 1933
  State – Records – Secretary – 1934
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1925-1926
Box #123-14-5-11 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District – History 1964-1968  
  Contains:
  5th District – History – 1944-1945
  5th District – History – 1951-1952 “Scrapbook”
  5th District – History – 1964-1966
  5th District – History – 1966-1967
  5th District – History – 1967-1968
   
Box #123-14-5-12 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1930s-1940s  
  Contains:
   
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1931-1933
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1932-1933
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1944-1945 – Mary Tenney Gray Traveler’s Club
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1946-1947
  2nd District – Scrapbooks – 1947-1948
Box #123-14-5-13 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District History  
  Contains:
  5th District – History – Clubs – 1920s
  5th District – History – 1896-1932
  5th District – History – 1907-1948
  5th District – History – 1953-1956
  5th District – History – 1971-1972
  5th District – History – 1972-1973
  5th District – History – 1977-1978
  5th District – History – 1978-1979
  5th District – History – 1979-1980
  5th District – History – 1980-1981
  5th District – History – 1981-1982
  5th District – History – 1982-1983
  5th District – History – 1984-1985
  5th District – History – 1985-1986
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1927
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1924-1925-1
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1924-1925-2
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1928-1929
  5th District – Scrapbooks – 1938-1939
  8th District – Memorabilia – Banner
Oversize  
Box #020-13-10-03-1 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1972-1978
Box #020-13-10-03-2 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1978-1983
Box #020-13-10-03-3 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1983-1988
Box #020-13-10-03-4 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1988-1991
Box #020-13-10-03-5 ~Accession #2001-069.02  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1992-1997
Box #074-03-08-01 ~Accession #2001-069.01  
Labeled 5th District  
  Contains:
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1977-1984
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1984-1991
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1991-1998
Box #108-07-08-01 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled G.F.W.C. of KS  
  Contains:
  7th District – Records – Treasurer – Ledger Pages
Box #108-07-08-01(2) ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1971-1976
Box #108-07-08-02 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1980-1983
Box #108-07-08-03 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled K.F.W.C.  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1983-1986
Box #108-07-08-04 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled G.F.W.C. of KS  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1986-1988
Box #108-07-08-05 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled G.F.W.C. of KS  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1989-1991
Box #108-07-08-06 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled G.F.W.C. of KS  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1991
Box #108-07-08-07 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled 1st District  
  Contains:
  1st District – Records – Secretary
Box #108-07-08-08 ~Accession #2002-318  
Labeled 1st District  
  Contains:
  1st District – Records – Treasurer
Box #108-08-07-03 ~Accession #2003-097.01  
Labeled M.P.M. Club  
  Contains:
  1st District – Scrapbooks – M.P.M. Club – 1940-1941
Box #113-07-03-01 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 1st District Scrapbooks 1929-1936,  
Treasurer 1948-1959  
  Contains:
  1st District – Scrapbooks – 1929-1947
  1st District – Records – Treasurer – 1948-1959
Box #113-07-03-02 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Materials From Brown Cabinet, 1930s – 1940s  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1934-1937
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1937-1939
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1939-1941
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1941-1943
Box #113-07-03-03 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District and Materials From Brown Cabinet  
  Contains:
  State – Scholarship – Music – History – 1925-1958
  5th District – Records – Secretary – 1937-1939
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1967-1972
Box #113-07-03-04 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Materials From Brown Cabinet  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1941-1943
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1943-1945
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1945-1947
  State – Records – Treasurer – 1947-1951
Box #113-07-03-05 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled 5th District  
  Contains:
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1960-1966
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1966-1972
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1972-1976
  5th District – Records – Treasurer – 1974-1977
Box #113-07-03-06 ~Accession #1995-152-01,  
Labeled Material From Brown Cabinet  
  Contains:
  State – Records – Secretary – 1935-1936
  State – Records – Secretary – 1939-1941
   
Boxes #109-03-03-07 & 08 ~ Accession #2005-005.01 Records of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, 1969-2003.
Box #110-03-02-14 ~ Accession #2005-005.03 Records of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, ca. 1996-2003.
Box #101-10-05-05 ~ Accession #2006-019.01 General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, First District:
Fairview Starlight Literary Club meeting minutes and booklets, 1969-2005
Hiawatha Progressive Club meeting booklet, 1989-90
MPM Study Club meeting booklets, 1953-59
Box #110-03-04-01 ~ Accession #2006-285.01 Financial records of the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs, c1965-1978
Boxes #110-02-04-19 & 20 ~ Accession #2008-001.01 Records of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, 1885-1982
Records of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Rainbow Club, 1986-2004
Box #110-03-04-20 ~ Accession #2008-001.02 Club histories of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
Box #110-02-05-01 to 04 ~ Accession #2008.001.03 Records of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, 1982-2002
Box #101-05-03-10
Accession #2009-029-01
General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas historian reports, 2007-2008
Box #101-05-03-10
Accession #2009-029-02
Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas: Club yearbooks, 2002-2004 ; Delva Powers, State President file ; Ruth Hermon, State President file ; KFWC, First District newspaper clippings, club reports and State Convention (April 9-11, 1935) ; GFWC Convention Programs ; Installation of Rose M. Ditto ; 7th District Presidents' files, 1984-2008
Box #108-05-01-02
Accession #2009-317.01
Membership and Minutes of the Literary League, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, Emporia, 1965-2003

This preliminary guide was written by Samantha L. Harper, Lela Barnes intern, 2006; revised 2008, 2009.

(1) Centennial History: GFWC Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs. [Powhattan, Kans.: GFWC Kansas Rainbow Club], 1988. (Return to text)