Women's Civic League Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

241 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains minutes (1936-present), booklets (1988-present), record books (1946-1948), and scrapbooks (1946-1974) concerning the Women’s Civic League of Winchester, VA.
(6 boxes) Last updated 12/16.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Women’s Civic League of Winchester, VA, was organized in 1915 by Mrs. Robert Y. Conrad. The group performed civic and charitable activities in the community. After 101 years serving the community, the Women’s Civic League voted to disband on June 3, 2016.

CITE AS: Women’s Civic League Records, 241 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 – 1915-1975

Awards, 11 certificates to WCL, 4 letters re WCL, scholarship

Incorporation certificate, 1915, 7 leaves, typescript; news article on first Annual Report, April 7, 1916; list of past presidents, undated, 1 leaf, typescript; "Portrait of Fashion," booklet for fundraiser

History, news article, printed (photocopy)

Historic review, speech—given May 1997, 4 leaves, manuscript

Program Booklet  -- “A Song of Spring,” Women’s Civic League presents their Spring Fashion Show, 1972, 48 leaves, printed

Program – Groups for “A Song of Spring”, 1972, 4 leaves, typescript

Treasurers book, 1915-1920, 1 item, manuscript

Minutes and related material
1936-1937, 21 items
1938-1939, 26 items
1940-1941, 31 items
1942-1943, 35 items
1944-1945, 28 items
1946-1947, 30 items
1948-1949, 33 items
1950, reports (no minutes), 4 items
1951-1952, 34 items
1952-1953, 35 items
1954-1955, 71 items
1956-1957, 123 items
1957-1958, 52 items
1959-1960, 45 items
1961-1962, 78 items
1963-1964, 81 items
1965, 22 items
1966-1967, 60 items
1968-1970, 126 items
1971-1972, 77 items
1973-1974, 131 items
August 1977-June 1978, 93 items

BOX 2 – 1978-2001

Information booklets, 1988-1989, 1990-1991, 1991-1992

Minutes and related materials include the following:
September 1978-May 1979, 21 items
September 1979-June 1981, 44 items
August 1981-May 1983, Executive Board, 29 items
September 1981-June 1982, general meetings, 26 items
August 1983-May 1985, Executive Board, 24 items
September 1983-June 1985, general meetings, 26 items
70th Anniversary, 1915-1985, 38 items
August 1985-June 1986, 17 items
1986-1987, 22 items
September 1987-May 1989, general meetings, 26 items
August 1987-May 1989, Executive Board, 24 items
1990-1991, Executive Board, 6 items
1990-1991, general meetings, 8 items
1991-1992, Executive Board, 10 items
1991-1992, general meetings, 7 items
April 1992-December 1992, general meetings, 6 items
January 1992-November 1992, Executive Board, 7 items
January 1993-May 1993, Executive Board, 6 items
January 1993-June 1993, general meetings, 6 items
1988-1993, receipts, disbursements, budgets, 5 items
August 1993-May 1994, Executive Board, 7 items
September 1993-June 1994, general meetings, 8 items
August 1994-May 1995, Executive Board, 10 items
September 1994-June 1995, general meetings, 10 items
September 1995-June 1996, general meetings, 10 items
August 1995-May 1996, Executive Board, 10 items
August 1996-June 1997, Executive Board and General Meetings, 83 items
August 1997-Oct.1998, Executive Board and General Meetings, 22 items
October 1998-May 1999, Executive Board and General Meetings, 7 items
August 1999-Dec.1999, Executive Board and General Meetings, 9 items
Jan. 2000-May 2000, Executive Board and General Meetings, 9 items
June 2000-Dec. 2000, Executive Board and General Meetings, 9 items
Jan. 2001-June 2001, Executive Board and General Meetings, 9 items

Speech –Historic Review, given May 1997, 14 leaves, manuscript

BOX 2A – Minutes

August 2005-May 2006—Board Meeting Minutes; 18 leaves, typescript
August 2006-April 2007—Board Meeting Minutes; 16 leaves, typescript
May 2007-February 2008—Board Meeting Minutes; 19 leaves, typescript
August 2009-December 2010—Board Meeting Minutes; 20 leaves, typescript
January 2011-July 2012—Board Meeting Minutes; 44 leaves, typescript
August 2012-December 2013—Board Meeting Minutes; 26 leaves, typescript
September 2001-June 2002, General Meetings, 21 leaves, typescript
September 2002-June 2003, General Meetings; 21 leaves, typescript 
September 2003-June 2004, General Meetings, 23 leaves, typescript
September 2004-June 2005, General Meetings, 20 leaves, typescript
September 2005-June 2006, General Meetings, 22 leaves, typescript
September 2006-May 2007, General Meetings, 19 leaves, typescript
May 2007-May 2008—General Meetings, 20 leaves, typescript
May 2008-December 2008 –General Meetings, 28 leaves, typescript
January 2009- December, 2009 –General Meetings, 30 leaves, typescript
January 2010 – June 2010 –General Meetings, 18 leaves, typescript
September 2010 – December 2010 –General Meetings, 11 leaves, typescript
January 2011 – June 2011 –General Meetings, 22 leaves, typescript
September 2011-November 2011 –General Meetings, 16 leaves, typescript
January 2012-June 2012 –General Meetings, 17 leaves, typescript
August 23 2012- August 28 2013 –General Meeting Minutes, 47 leaves, typescript
September 2012-December 2013—General Meeting Minutes; 26 leaves, typescript
February 2014-June 2016—General Meeting Minutes; unnumbered leaves, typescript; also contains Women’s Civic League 100th Anniversary information
Newspaper articles; unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy) 

BOX 3

Directories, 11 items, 29 pages, printed
1975-1976             2003-2004             2009-2010
2000-2001             2005-2006             2010-2011
2001-2002             2007-2008             2011-2012
2002-2003             2008-2009

Record book, 1946, 1947, 1948

Scrapbooks
1946-1947
1947-1948
1950-1951
1951-1952
1952-1953
1953-1954
1955-1957

Women’s Civic League 85th Anniversary, video of Cable Talk TV Program, May 2001

BOX 4 – Scrapbooks

1948-1950
1957-1958
1958-1960
1961-1969

BOX 5 Scrapbooks

1970-1975, 1 book