Title: Grand Forks Federation of Clubs Records
ID: OGLMC 100
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
The Grand Forks Federation of Clubs was organized on April 2, 1897. Common usage as found in the Grand Forks Illustrated indicates, however, that the club was referred to as the Grand Forks Federation of Women's Clubs. The Federation’s objective was “to bring the numerous clubs of Grand Forks into closer and more sympathetic relations, in the hope that each may profit by a better knowledge of the work of the other, and also to serve as a means of communication and the prosecution of any work of common interest.” The first officers were: Madam Bushee, President; Mrs. C. C. Gowran, Vice President; Mrs. J. N. Kelly, Secretary; Mrs. H. L. Whithed, Treasurer. Twelve clubs joined as charter members of the Federation: Pioneer Reading Club, No Name Club, S. I. Club, Athenaeum Reading Club, Current Topics Club, Wise and Otherwise, Mother’s Club, Riverside Club, Tourists’ Club, Omega Club, Poet’s Club, Monday Club.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Donation; the original acquisitions records are unavailable
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Grand Forks Federation of Clubs Records. OGLMC 100, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2014.
Collection Material Type: Organizational Records
Scope and Contents: The Grand Forks Federation of Clubs Records date from 1897 to 1904 and consist of two record books. Book one contains the constitution and meeting minutes from 1897 to 1902, while the second book contains meeting minutes from 1902 to 1904. The minutes include lists of the executive officers for the twelve member clubs, as well as lists of club members and activities.