Fortnightly Club of Eugene records, 1893-2014  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Fortnightly Club (Eugene, Or.)
Fortnightly Club of Eugene records
1893-2014 (inclusive)
16 linear feet, (32 boxes)
Collection Number
Coll 329
The Fortnightly Club of Eugene was organized in December 1893 by Dr. Alice Hall Chapman as a study club dedicated to continuing education, and later evolved into advocating for library facilities and services in Eugene. The collection contains meeting minutes, scrapbooks and photographs, program books, financial records, and documents relating to club events, projects, and members' work.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Fortnightly Club of Eugene was organized in December, 1893 by Dr. Alice Hall Chapman, wife of the second president of the University of Oregon. She was the first president of the original group of twenty two members, generally conceded to be the first women's study club west of the Rockies. In 1895, although always a study club, The Fortnightly Club began its first move toward what became a continued dedication: providing and supporting desirable library facilities for Eugene. Members work on a volunteer basis.

(Source: Constitution and By-Laws- The Fortnightly Club of Eugene- 1968).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series I is comprised of scrapbooks organized by date. The scrapbooks are primarily composed of photographs of members and events, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets on the Fortnightly Club.

Series II, Meeting Records, is primarily composed of general and board meeting minutes, and also contains budget and attendance records, record books, and materials relating to special events organized by the Club.

Series III is composed primarily of yearbooks and pamphlets on The Fortnightly Club, including their by-laws and constitution, customs and traditions, and history. This series is arranged by date.

Series IV, Financial Records, has a wide variety of material including ledgers, budgets, bank statements, and Treasurer and Budget Committee reports. This series is organized by subject file.

Series V, Membership, is composed of three subseries: Member records, Member papers, and Memorial tribute texts. Member papers are organized intellectually by year. Memorial tribute texts are written by members, and are organized intellectually by date. This series also contains card files on memberships and a history of member activities.

Series VI, Board and Committee Records, is comprised of four subseries: Officers' annual reports; Committee reports (includes a subsubseries on Memorial books purchased for the Eugene Public Library); Sub-Committee and Task Force records (includes a subsubseries on Oral Histories conducted by the Club, and one for Task Force/Special Projects reports); and Correspondence. Files mostly pertain to library information including papers, memorial books, and information on donation of window to library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Clubs--Oregon--Eugene
  • Libraries--Gifts, legacies.
  • Women civic leaders--Oregon
  • Women--Oregon--Eugene--Societies and clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

Corporate Names

  • Fortnightly Club (Eugene, Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Financial records
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks