Midway Woman's Club records

Abstract

The Midway Woman’s Club records (dated 1922-2011; 2.48 cubic feet) consists of bound ledgers, history scrapbooks, clippings, and yearbooks documenting club membership, officers, civic and social activities; meeting minutes and committee reports; and treasury accounts.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Midway Woman's Club records
Extent
3.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women -- Societies and clubs
Women civic leaders -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century
Civic improvement -- Kentucky -- Midway -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Kentucky -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Women -- Kentucky -- Societies and clubs
Women -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century
Finding Aid Author
Angelia Pulley under the supervision of Ruth Bryan, Director of Archives and University Archivist
Preferred Citation
2011ms041: [identification of item], Midway Woman’s Club, University of Kentucky Archives.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
On September 14, 1922, forty-two women chartered the Midway Woman’s Club in Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky. Their primary objective was civic improvement. In March 1923, the club joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and adopted the slogan, For the Good of Our Community. Children and community beautification projects were focal points of the club’s early endeavors (1922-1935). Midway club women established a free community library (1935), participated in sponsored community improvement programs (1948), and established the Woodford County Health Unit (1955). The club received monetary awards and certificates of appreciation from the 1950s to the present for its efforts. The Midway Woman’s Club continues to promote civic improvement by contributing to local efforts and organizations including Woodford County Habitat for Humanity, Midway 4-H, Midway Recreation, Kentucky Educational Television, Woodford County Literacy Council, Midway Free Library, Midway Cemetery Fund, Midway Elementary School, and Midway College Scholarships. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, September through May. The clubhouse is located at 233 South Gratz Street, Midway, Kentucky 40347.
Scope and Content
The Midway Woman’s Club records (dated 1922-2011; 2.48 cubic feet) consist of bound ledgers, history scrapbooks, clippings, and yearbooks documenting club membership, officers, civic and social activities; meeting minutes and committee reports; and treasury accounts. Primary civic activities include the Midway Free Library (1935); Clean-up Proclamation for the City of Midway (1949); Build a Better Community Improvement program (1948-1950); welfare and public health literacy (1955); and participation in Kentucky Federation of Women's Club's (KFWC) State Conventions and annual meetings. Social activities include May Day Pageant (1933); May Day Parties and May luncheons (1930s-2000s); home tours (1960s-1980s); Antique Show (1982); special guests, entertainment, recognition dinners, and creative writing entries (1930s-2000’s). There are also photographs of members and activities and records of KFWC meetings. Three of the history scrapbooks are publications and have individual titles: One Hundred Years in Midway (1932); As We Were: Midway, 1852-1976 (1976); and The History of the Midway Woman's Club, 1922-1989 (1989). Although the records are generally complete for all years, some of the yearbooks are missing, including 1924-1929, 1932-1935, 1943-1944, and 1964-1968. Arranged in three series: Ledgers, Scrapbooks, Yearbooks.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Ledgers, 1922-1990

  • Box 1-2
Comprises seven bound ledgers of meeting minutes and financial records. Member rolls, meeting minutes, and officer reports are collected together, while receipts, disbursements and dues are recorded separately. However, all records are maintained in yearly groupings. Arranged chronologically.

1922-1934 Oct. 4

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1923 Sept.-1933 May 11

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1934 Oct. 1-1945

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1934-1947 Dec. 4

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1948-1963

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1963 Oct.-1977 May

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1977 Oct. 6-1990 May 3

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Scrapbooks, 1922-2009

  • Box 3-5
Comprises eight scrapbooks primarily of newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the members, meetings, and activities of the Midway Woman's Club. Specific subjects covered throughout the scrapbooks include the Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Clubs, community improvement projects, and May parties. Three of the history scrapbooks have individual titles: One Hundred Years in Midway (1932); As We Were: Midway, 1852-1976 (1976); and The History of the Midway Woman's Club, 1922-1989 (1989). Arranged chronologically. Scrapbook pages have been removed from three-ring binders and placed in order in acid-free folders. Club members had cut out the 1923-1950 and 1955-1982 pages from an original scrapbook and had re-housed them in three-ring binders.

One Hundred Years In Midway , 1932

  • Box 3, folder 1
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History of the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky (1894-1934)/Filson Club Archive:50 Years In Field of Kentucky History , 1934

  • Box 3, folder 2
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As We Were: Midway 1852-1976

  • Box 3, folder 3
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50th anniversary (1922-1976), 1976

  • Box 7
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The History of the Midway Woman's Club 1922-1989

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1923-1950

  • Box 3, folder 6-8
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1941-1942

  • Box 7
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1955-1982

  • Box 4, folder 1-3
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1989-1992

  • Box 4, folder 4-5
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Empty scrapbook binders, undated

  • Box 5, folder 1-3
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Yearbooks, 1929-2011

  • Box 5, folder 4-5
  • Box 6, folder 1-2
Comprises 76 yearbooks recapitulating the year in service for September through May. Contents include elected club officers, department chairs, standing committee membership, programs, activities, club member contacts, and in memory notes for each year. A themed slogan and a poem are also generally included. Publication size and style varies. Arranged chronologically.
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