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Fortnightly Club of Eugene records, 1893-2014

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fortnightly Club of Eugene.
Title
Fortnightly Club of Eugene records
Dates
1893-2014
Quantity
16.0 linear feet, (32 boxes)
Collection Number
Coll 329
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or 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 & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Languages
English


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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fortnightly Club of Eugene records, Coll 329, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Scrapbooks and PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Scrapbooks
Box
32
Wood bound scrapbook
1893-1943
Folder
16 1
Scrapbook
1893-1968
23 1
Scrapbook
1944-1952
17 1
Scrapbook
1953-1954
24 1
Scrapbook
1953-1960
16 2
Scrapbook
1961-1967
18 1
Scrapbook
1973-1981
20 1
Scrapbook
1980-1989
17 3
Scrapbook
1989-1996
17 2
Loose scrapbook pages
1994
19 1
Scrapbook
1995-2000
21 1
Scrapbook
1999-2003
27 1
Scrapbook- Program: Oregon's State: Environmental Perspectives
2003-2008
22 2
Old chart, and new membership rolls
Subseries B: Photographs and Negatives
Box Folder
15 10
Centennial photo of club with typed list of members (3 copies)
February 1994
15 8
Fortnightly Archives [contains photos of original members]
15 9
Fortnightly Club [contains centennial photo of club and negatives]
May 19, 1994
Subseries C: News Clippings
Box Folder
14 18
Historical excerpts from the Register Guard
1897-0
14 11
Documents, letters, and ephemera regarding Fortnightly Club, and the Eugene Public Library
1904
15 2
Register Guard clippings
1952-2000
15 3
Register Guard stories on Fortnightly Charter members
1953-1954
14 19
Register Guard reviews of Fortnightly meetings and activities
July 1954
15 4
Article: Mrs. Leila Stafford
1966
30 1
Lane Community College library articles
October 30, 1966
15 1
Articles regarding Eugene libraries
December 2002
14 17
Article on history, brochures for books on tribalism, article from Old Oregon, article from Oregon Quarterly, correspondence
2004-0
22 3
Portfolio of photocopied newspaper clippings
15 5
Miscellaneous clippings

Series II:  Meeting RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Board and General Minutes
Box Folder
2 9
Booklet of early minutes, vol. 1 [copied by Irena Williams and now lost]
1893-0
1 9
Early Minutes [reconstruction of minutes of early meetings, handwritten by Irena Williams]
1904
26 1
Book of meeting minutes (1)
October 1906-0
26 2
Book of meeting minutes (2)
September 1916-0
5 3
Book of meeting minutes
1918-1924
26 3
Book of meeting minutes (3)
March 1924-0
25 2
Book of meeting minutes (1)
March 1957-0
25 3
Book of meeting minutes (2)
February 1966-0
1 12
Eugene Fortnightly Club Minutes
1969-0
1 13
Minutes
1972-0
1 14
Minutes
1974-0
1 15
Minutes
1977-1979
1 16
Minutes
1979-1980
2 1
Minutes
1980-1983
2 2
Minutes
1983-1984
2 3
Minutes
September 1983-0
2 5
Board meeting minutes
September 1986-0
2 4
Board meeting minutes [includes general meeting minutes, proposed budgets, and attendance]
October 2, 1986-0
1 10
Regular meeting minutes
October 1993-0
1 11
Board meeting minutes
September 1993-0
1 2
General meeting minutes
1994-0
1 3
General meeting minutes
1994-0
1 4
Board meeting minutes
1994-0
2 7
Agenda and minutes
1995-1996
2 8
Agenda and minutes
1996-1998
2 10
Notes, minutes, budget, assignments, President’s letter
1997-1998
1 8
Board minutes
1997-2004
1 7
General meeting minutes
2000-0
15 11
Minutes
2004-0
30 6
Minutes
2005-0
30 10
Minutes
2006-0
31 12
Minutes
2012-0
30 2
Minutes
2013-0
Subseries B: Attendance Lists or Record Books
Box Folder
2 11
Book: Records, Vol IB
February 1902-0
2 12
Book: Records, Vol VI
October 1934-0
3 1
Book: Records, Vol VII
October 1939-0
3 2
Book: Records, Vol VIII
October 1943-0
3 3
Book: Records, Vol IX
July 1947-0
3 4
Book: Records
October 1951-0
2 6
Budgets and attendance
1985-0
1 1
Club attendance
1996-0
1 5
Attendance records
2003-0
15 12
Attendance records
2005-0
8 11
List of records in Eugene Fortnightly Club strong box at end of club year
1957
Subseries C: Special Events
Box Folder
13 9
Spring Luncheon
May 18, 2000
12 6
Spreadsheet history of active member activities, membership cards from index box
March 30, 2005

Series III:  PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Yearbooks
Box Folder
7 5
Yearbooks
1897-0
7 6
Yearbooks
1905-0
4 3
Yearbooks
1906-0
7 1
Yearbooks
1912-0
7 7
Yearbooks
1913-0
7 8
Yearbooks
1922-0
8 1
Yearbooks
1934-0
4 4
Yearbooks
1943-0
8 2
Yearbooks
1950-0
6 1
Yearbooks
1961-1973
8 3
Yearbooks
1964-0
6 2
Yearbooks
1973-1978
4 5
Yearbooks
1977-0
6 3
Yearbooks
1978-1983
8 4
Yearbooks
1980-0
6 4
Yearbooks
1983-1990
8 5
Yearbooks
1988-0
6 5
Yearbooks
1990-1995
6 6
Yearbooks
1995-2003
8 6
Yearbooks
1997-0
6 7
Yearbooks
2003-2006
30 9
Yearbooks
2005-2014
Subseries B: Constitution and By-laws / Customs and Traditions
Box Folder
4 6
Constitution and by-laws
1894-0
8 7
Constitution and by-laws
1894-0
8 8
Customs and traditions
1968-0
4 7
Customs and traditions
1956-0
7 3
Customs and traditions [pamphlets]
1968-0
7 4
Constitution and by-laws [pamphlets]
1956-0
14 15
Copy of Installation Service
May 4, 1967
Subseries C: Histories of Fortnightly Club in Eugene
Box Folder
12 11
The Eugene Fortnightly Club 60th Anniversary Charter Members Sketches [photographs, articles by current members, and clippings regarding above; yearbook 1914-1915]
1953-0
13 20
General Federation of Women’s Clubs 50th Anniversary Scroll
15 13
"The History of The Fortnightly Club of Eugene" by Nancy E. Kibbey
2010
13 15
“The Old and the New the 1890’s,” presented commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Eugene Fortnightly Club
October 19, 1967
14 8
3c: Papers regarding organization of Eugene Circulating Library and its organization by women of Fortnightly Club
May 21, 1905
14 9
Papers and ephemera of club history and its activities regarding the Eugene Public Library
1910-0
14 10
Papers and ephemera of club history and its activities regarding the Eugene Public Library
1910-0
13 1
Scrapbook, Fortnightly Charter Members [Original manuscripts of sketches of charter members]
Subseries D: Non-Fortnightly Club Publications
Box Folder
15 17
Article on history, brochures for books on tribalism, Oregon Quarterly articles
7 2
Federation of Women's Clubs publications
1909-0
8 10
The Home: a Magazine
1952
8 9
OLA quarterly
2005
Subseries E: Wood and Metal Printing Block
Box Folder
4 1
Wood and metal centennial stamp
1907-0

Series IV:  Financial RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Budgets and Budget Ledgers
Box Folder
9 12
Eugene Loan and Saving Bank checkbook
1905
11 1
Ledger
1955-1987
9 7
Budgets
1964-0
9 9
Budgets, yearly
1988-2003
12 5
Wells Fargo records
1993-1997
9 8
Budgets
1993-0
11 6
Miscellaneous, budget
2000
Subseries B: Treasurer’s and Budget Committee reports and audits
Box Folder
10 5
Financial records, receipts, Treasurers' reports
1903-0
10 6
Financial reports (old) and budgets
1914-0
10 1
Financial records (1)
1972-1976
10 2
Financial records (2)
1973-1974
10 3
Financial records (3)
1974-1975
10 4
Financial records (4)
1975-1976
12 4
Treasurer’s report
2002-2003
30 7
Treasurer's report and budget
2004-2011

Series V:  MembershipReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Member Records
Box Folder
13 2
Membership [one undated document]
1971-1991
13 22
Card file of membership (A-C)
13 23
Card file of membership (C-F)
14 1
Card file of membership (G-J)
14 2
Card file of membership (K-M)
14 3
Card file of membership (M-P)
14 4
Card file of membership (Q-S)
14 5
Card file of membership (S-Z)
25 1
Dues account book
1946-0
5 1
Ledger
1911-0
5 2
Ledger
1923-0
9 1
Membership
5/1/02
9 4
Dues payment record book
1999
10 7
Financial Secretary’s book
October 4, 1913-0
10 8
Ledger
1901
10 9
Ledger
1902-0
11 2
Ledger: “Financial Secretary’s old membership list” [dues, former members]
1931-0
11 8
Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs - Fortnightly Club Record [names and addresses of living past presidents; Certificate of Merit from Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs (2)]
February 3, 1943-0
11 11
Financial statements, membership
1998-1999
30 21
Membership records
Subseries B: Member Papers
Box Folder
13 13
“Bulgaria” by Phoebe Atwood
March 21, 1991
13 16
"The City of Humanism--Florence, Italy" by Phoebe Atwood
February 18, 1971
13 18
"Pioneer Women Geographical Explorers" by Phoebe Atwood
February 19, 1987
13 17
"We Had a Dream…: Schweitzer, Lutuli, King." by Phoebe Atwood
April 6, 1978
31 6
"From PG to Porn: Censorship and Control in the Movies" by Margaret Bayless
2013
31 1
"Literature into Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" by Louise Bishop
2012
31 3
"How to Watch a Movie" by Janet Calvert
2012
13 4
“Environmental Policy in Bhutan: The Middle Way” by Blythe Carpenter
April 1, 1991-0
13 19
Notebook of Marche Chase Fortnightly Paper containing original manuscript
31 9
"The Art of Film: Animation, Costuming, Visual Effects, and their Creators" by Becky Gladstone
2013
15 15
Writings by Elizabeth Hall: "Julia Child" (2006), "The Corporate Book World Versus Independent Booksellers" (2003), "American Mystery Writers" (1986), and "Non-Verbal Communications" (1990)
1986-0
31 10
"International Films and International Directors" by Jennifer Heiss
2013
31 8
"Reality Check: Documentaries, Mockumentaries, and Cinema Verite" by Carol Hildebrand
2013
13 11
“The Discipline of Learning” by Nancy Kibbey
November 2, 1994
13 3
“Oregon’s Organics” by Nancy Kibbey
December 4, 2003
13 7
“Wetlands” by Adell McMillan
May 6, 2004
31 4
"From the Disney Version to the Hunger Games: Movies for Kids and Kids in the Movies" by Alice Parman
2012
13 6
"Tolerance verses tribalism" by Nan Phifer
March 16, 2000
13 8
“Mind Your Own Business” by Mary Lou Van Rysselberghe
October 20, 2005
12 7
Members Papers, 3 papers by Irene Smith
November 12, 1977-0
13 10
“Brainwashing and Propaganda” by Bobbie Sorrels
December 1, 2005
31 5
"Silents, Sounds, and Subtitles" by Molly Stafford
2013
13 5
“Our Own History” by Sally Stafford
November 18, 1976
13 21
"Reminiscences of early Eugene and Lane County, Oregon" By Irena Williams
1941
15 16
Writing on Women: "Behind the Veil - Women in the Islamic World" by Cathy Briner; "Issues for Women of a Certain Age" by Marilyn Nelson; "Women and the Military: The New War Story" by Pam Dane; "What Happened to Hillary? Women and American Politics" by Ka
2009-0
13 14
“Education and Economic Opportunities in South America”
March 1, 1983
13 12
“The Power of One: Medicine”
March 2, 2000
30 8
Tidbits on Food and Food Matters
2010-0
12 8
Papers by members
2003-0
30 3
Papers by members
2010-0
12 9
Papers by members
2007-0
12 10
Papers by members
2008-0
31 7
Holly Brix introduction
2013
31 2
Cheyney Ryan introduction
2012
31 11
Joan Sweeney and Marjory Ramey introductions
2013
30 4
Presentations and speakers
2013-0
Subseries C: Memorial Tribute Texts
Box Folder
14 20
Memorial remarks
1990-0
1 6
Memorial remarks
1995-0
30 13
Memorial remarks
2009-0
31 14
Memorial remarks
2012-0

Series VI:  Board and Committee RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Officer's Annual Report
Box Folder
9 11
Early annual reports
1906-0
9 5
President’s Annual Reports [no reports for 1961, 1906, 1910, 1917]
April 1959-0
9 6
President’s Annual Reports [no reports for 1961, 1906, 1910, 1917]
1976-0
15 6
President's letters
1982-2008
30 12
President's letters
2004-2007
31 13
President's notes and letters
2012-2013
Subseries B: Committee Reports
Box Folder
9 10
Committee or Officer’s Reports - [miscellaneous handwritten reports, typed Centennial Committee Report, 21st-century report]
1906-0
14 14
Public Library Committee: List of memorial gift books
1936-1993
14 12
Public Library Committee: List of memorial gift books
1936-1997
11 5
Archives Library Committee Reports
1970-0
11 3
Room Hospitality Community Reports [includes letter to committee]
1972-0
14 13
Public Library Committee: List of memorial gift books
1973-1997
11 4
“Program Committee Reports Prior to 1985”
before 1985
Subseries C: Sub-Committee and Task Force records
Sub-subseries 1: Oral Histories
Box Folder
15 14
Oral histories
August 19, 2009-0
30 14
Oral History Project release forms
2013-0
30 15
Oral history, Rosemary Batori
2009
30 16
Oral history, Thelma Greenfield
2013
30 17
Oral history, Deborah Larson
2014
30 18
Oral history, Marjory Ramey
2014
30 19
Oral history, Ingrid Weatherhead
2013
30 20
Oral history, Marian Wilson
2009
Sub-subseries 2: Task Force/Special Projects reports
Box Folder
4 2
Centennial year, programs and toasts
1994
14 6
Eugene Public Library Foundation Pledge for Window 2000
1994
14 7
Eugene Public Library, book list and correspondence
January 1998
14 16
Eugene Public Library, Fortnightly Library Window [information and vote on donation of window]
2000
30 11
Eugene Public Library capital campaign
2000-2002
Subseries D: Correspondence
Box Folder
15 7
Miscellaneous correspondence
30 5
Letters and papers