Coterie of Seattle Records, 1899-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Coterie (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Coterie of Seattle Records
Dates
1899-1995 (inclusive)
1940-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
5.45 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number
4250 (Accession No. 4250-003)
Summary
Records of the Coterie of Seattle, a women's club.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Coterie of Seattle, a women's club, was founded in 1899. After its founding, the club joined the Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs and Washington Federation of Women's Clubs. As the club developed, the mission shifted to intellectual betterment. The club's bylaws from 1960 read, "the object of this club shall be the intellectual improvement of its members and the stimulation of interest in work along all lines helpful to the community." The Coterie of Seattle, often referred to as the "Coterie Club" or simply the "Coterie," officially changed its name to the Seattle Federated Coterie in 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Coterie of Seattle Records comprise of the bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and club yearbooks of the Coterie of Seattle collected by longtime president Ann Buck. Materials also contain bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, yearbooks, and manuals from the Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington Federation of Women's Clubs, and General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Coterie of Seattle files, 1899-1995Return to Top

4.15 cubic feet (4 boxes, 2 shared boxes)

The series contains bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, club yearbooks, and other records of the Coterie of Seattle.

Materials are arranged topically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Essays about the history of the club
1949-1974
1/2
Bylaws
1935-1960
1/3-4
Correspondence
1943-1990
1/5-16; 2/1-2
Meeting minutes
1907-1989
2/3
Reports of the education department, social department, from the president, and annual reports
1925-1976
2/4-8
Club yearbooks
1931-1990
2/9-12
Programs about the club and the annual spring luncheon
1934-1990
2/13
Awards and honors
1962-1984
2/14-15
Speeches and writings
undated
2/16
Membership rosters and lists
1926-1984
4
Membership cards
approximately 1910-1970
2/17
Manuals for club organization
approximately 1935-1980
2/18
Financial records
1943-1988
2/19
Publications from other organizations
1964-1990
2/20; 3/1
Press releases
approximately 1960-1990
3/2-3
Newspapers articles
approximately 1950-1995
3/4-5
Scrapbooks containing newspaper articles about the club
1957-1960
5, 6, 7
Scrapbooks
1899-1967
3/6
Notes
undated
3/7
Notes and correspondence
approximately 1950-1990
3/8
Invitations, fliers, pins, pamphlets, and brochures about the club and events sponsored by the club
approximately 1950-1990
3/9
Coterie Social Committee booklet including notes and outline of duties
1963-1967

Series 2:  Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs files, 1959-1988Return to Top

0.33 cubic feet (1 shared box)

The series contains bylaws, correspondence, member yearbooks, and other records of the Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs.

Materials are arranged topically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/10
Essay about the history of the club
1979
3/11
Bylaws
1959, 1966, 1987
3/12
Correspondence
1986-1988, undated
3/13
Meeting minutes
approximately 1965-1970
3/14
Club member yearbooks
1959-1974
3/15
Programs from anniversary luncheons
1971-1972
3/16
Newsletters
1964-1965, 1974
3/17
Financial records
1963-1965
3/18
Donation contribution cards, a newspaper clipping, projects calendar, rules, and contact list
1962-1973

Series 3:  Washington Federation of Women's Clubs files, 1919, 1959-1988Return to Top

0.64 cubic feet (2 shared boxes)

The series contains bylaws, correspondence, member yearbooks, newsletters, and other records of the Washington Federation of Women's Clubs.

Materials are arranged topically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/2
Map of member clubs and list of past presidents
1955
3/19
Bylaws
1971-1972, 1983
3/20
Correspondence
1982-1986
3/21
Meeting minutes and agenda
1919, 1982-1986
3/22
Resolutions
1976, 1982, undated
3/23
Conference and convention pamphlets
1968-1983, undated
3/24
Newsletters
1986-1987
3/25
"GFWC Volunteer, Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs 1986-1988: Keys Supplement, Apple Action" newsletters
1986-1988
3/26
Membership directories
1980-1986
3/27
Newspaper clippings
approximately 1960-1970
3/28
Community project reports, guidelines for speeches, forms, brochures, and fliers
1959-1986

Series 4:  General Federation of Women's Clubs files, 1941-1990Return to Top

0.64 cubic feet (2 shared boxes)

The series contains the constitution, bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, manuals, and other records of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Materials are arranged topically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/29
Constitution and bylaws
1966
7/1
Scrapbook pages that include a historical timeline, map of members in the US and internationally, and information about executive members of the club
1965
3/30
Correspondence
1987-1988
3/31
Conference and convention pamphlets
1977-1985
3/32
Newsletters
1982-1989
3/33
"GFWC Volunteer" newsletters
1985-1988
3/34-35
Manuals
1979-1990
3/36
Project reports, GFWC parliamentary briefs, play script, pamphlets, trophy, and newspaper clippings
1941-1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women--Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Coterie (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Buck, Ann (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • General Federation of Women's Clubs (creator)
    • Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs (creator)
    • Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)