Fairmount Library Club Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Fairmount Library Club Collection
Call Number: MS 92-05
Size: 3.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by the Fairmount Library Club
Processed By: KJC, 10-23-1991; JEO, 1-1995; JEF, 10-19-1998; JLY, 5-2004; MN, 3-2011; MN, 5-2013
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to the Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection contains handbooks, minutes, articles and memorabilia of the Fairmount Library Club. The records trace the history of the club, which was founded to help Fairmount College start a library. The materials included in this collection provide insight into the early years of Fairmount College and into the role of women in Wichita’s academic community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Administrative History

The Fairmount Library Club was organized in 1894 as an aid society to advance the library of Fairmount College, now Wichita State University. It is said to be the second oldest women’s club organization in Wichita. The club, originally called the Ladies’ Library Club, started the library at Fairmount College by gathering baskets of books from people in the neighborhood. The club continues to promote general social and literary interests among its members at its monthly meetings and to financially support Wichita State University’s Ablah Library through an annual contribution for library materials.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-14B MMinutes and Reports. This series consists of ledger books, meeting minutes, associated correspondence, treasurer's books and constitution and by-laws.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 15-21 Memorabilia. This series consists of memorabilia related to the club's programs.
Series 3 Box 2 Scrapbook. This series consists of articles written by Rea Woodman regarding the Fairmount Library Club and its activities.
Series 4 Box 3 Member's Handbooks, 1901-. This series consists of annual handbooks listing the past presidents, the year’s programs, and the current members of the organization.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Minutes and Reports

Box 1 FF 1 Minutes of meetings from January 1906-September 1914.
Box 1 FF 2 Minutes of meetings from October 1914-May 18, 1920.
Box 1 FF 3 Minutes of meetings from October 1946-May 1965.
Box 1 FF 4 Minutes of meetings from October 1965-October 1977.
Box 1 FF 5 Minutes of meetings from November 1977-May 1985.
Box 1 FF 6 Minutes of meetings from October 1985-April 1994.
Box 1 FF 7 Minutes of meetings from May 1994-May 1999.
Box 1 FF 8 Minutes of meetings from October 2001-May 2002.
Box 1 FF 9 Minutes of meetings from October 2002-May 2003.
Box 1 FF 10 Minutes of meetings from October 2003-May 2004.
Box 1 FF 11 Minutes of meetings from October 2004-May 2005.
Box 1 FF 12 Minutes of meetings from October 2005-May 2006.
Box 1 FF 12A Minutes of meetings from April 2011.
Box 1 FF 12B Minutes of meetings from October 2011-May 2012.
Box 1 FF 12C Minutes of meetings from October 2012-May 2013.
Box 1 FF 13 Treasurer's book for October 1898.
Box 1 FF 14 Treasurer's book for October 1951-May 1988.
Box 1 FF 14A Constitution and By-Laws, revised May 2013.
Box 1 FF 14B Correspondence.

Series 2 ‒ Memorabilia

Box 1 FF 15 Valentine card and envelope, February 1971.
Box 1 FF 16 Lecture course ticket for 1896-1897.
Box 1 FF 17 Lecture list, November 1896-May 1897.
Box 1 FF 18 Sympathy note to Mrs. Spencer, 1895.
Box 1 FF 19 Fair and Exposition Souvenir program--two copies, 1899.
Box 1 FF 20 Four newspaper clippings on the history of the Fairmount Library Club and one on Mary Stewart, former Fairmount College student who wrote the collect for Club Women of America which is repeated by the members of the Fairmount Library Club at each meeting.
Box 1 FF 21 Photographs taken at the November 15, 1994 meeting.
 

Series 3 ‒ Scrapbook

Box 2 FF 1 This file includes photocopied photographs of Rea Woodman and one photograph of Woodman taken in 1947. Also includes a copy of a 1931 poem entitled "Hope, With Downcast Eyes" by Rea Woodman.
Box 2 FF 2 Articles. This file includes transcriptions and photocopies of 1931 Wichita Eagle articles regarding the early history of the Fairmount Library Club written by Rea Woodman. The original copies are included in the scrapbook. Also included is a biography of Rea Woodman.
Box 2 FF 3 Scrapbook. This scrapbook includes 24 articles written by Rea Woodman regarding the early activities of the Fairmount Library Club; an October 3, 1964 photograph of Fairmount Library Club members; a letter from General Services Administration regarding Mary Stewart dated October 19, 1966; and a typed copy of the revised constitution of the Fairmount Library Club dated November 1898.

Series 4 ‒ Member's Handbooks

2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3
Box 3 FF 1 1901-1902
Box 3 FF 2 1902-1903
Box 3 FF 3 1903-1904
Box 3 FF 4 1904-1905
Box 3 FF 5 1905-1906
Box 3 FF 6 1906-1907
Box 3 FF 7 1907-1908
Box 3 FF 8 1908-1909
Box 3 FF 9 1909-1910
Box 3 FF 10 1910-1911
Box 3 FF 11 1911-1912
Box 3 FF 12 1912-1913
Box 3 FF 13 1913-1914
Box 3 FF 14 1914-1915
Box 3 FF 15 1915-1916; 1916-1917
Box 3 FF 16 1917-1918; 1918-1919
Box 3 FF 17 1919-1920; 1920-1921
Box 3 FF 18 1921-1922; 1922-1923
Box 3 FF 19 1923-1924; 1924-1925
Box 3 FF 20 1925-1926
Box 3 FF 21 1926-1927; 1927-1928
Box 3 FF 22 1928-1929; 1929-1930
Box 3 FF 23 1930-1931; 1931-1932
Box 3 FF 24 1932-1933; 1933-1934
Box 3 FF 25 1934-1935; 1935-1936
Box 3 FF 26 1936-1937; 1937-1938
Box 3 FF 27 1938-1939; 1939-1940
Box 3 FF 28 1940-1941
Box 3 FF 29 1941-1942
Box 3 FF 30 1942-1943
Box 3 FF 31 1943-1944
Box 3 FF 32 1944-1945
Box 3 FF 33 1945-1946
Box 3 FF 34 1946-1947
Box 3 FF 35 1947-1948
Box 3 FF 36 1948-1949
Box 3 FF 37 1949-1950
Box 3 FF 38 1950-1951
Box 3 FF 39 1951-1952
Box 3 FF 40 1952-1953
Box 3 FF 41 1953-1954
Box 3 FF 421954-1955
Box 3 FF 431955-1956
Box 3 FF 44 1956-1957
Box 3 FF 45 957-1958
Box 3 FF 46 1958-1959
Box 3 FF 47 1959-1960
Box 3 FF 48 1960-1961
Box 3 FF 49 1961-1962
Box 3 FF 50 1962-1963
Box 3 FF 51 1963-1964
Box 3 FF 51964-1965
Box 3 FF 51965-1966
Box 3 FF 54 1966-1967
Box 3 FF 55 1967-1968
Box 3 FF 56 1968-1969
Box 3 FF 57 1969-1970
Box 3 FF 58 1970-1971
Box 3 FF 59 1971-1972
Box 3 FF 60 1972-1973
Box 3 FF 61 1973-1974
Box 3 FF 621974-1975
Box 3 FF 631975-1976
Box 3 FF 64 1976-1977
Box 3 FF 65 1977-1978
Box 3 FF 66 1978-1979
Box 3 FF 67 1979-1980
Box 3 FF 68 1980-1981
Box 3 FF 69 1981-1982
Box 3 FF 70 1982-1983
Box 3 FF 71 1983-1984
Box 3 FF 721984-1985
Box 3 FF 731985-1986
Box 3 FF 74 1986-1987
Box 3 FF 75 1987-1988
Box 3 FF 76 1988-1989
Box 3 FF 77 1989-1990
Box 3 FF 78 1990-1991
Box 3 FF 79 1991-1992
Box 3 FF 80 1992-1993
Box 3 FF 81 1993-1994
Box 3 FF 821994-1995
Box 3 FF 831995-1996
Box 3 FF 84 1996-1997
Box 3 FF 85 1997-1998
Box 3 FF 86 1998-1999
Box 3 FF 87 1999-2000
Box 3 FF 88 2000-2001
Box 3 FF 89 2001-2002
Box 3 FF 90 2002-2003
Box 3 FF 91 2003-2004
Box 3 FF 922004-2005
Box 3 FF 932005-2006
Box 3 FF 94 2006-2007
Box 3 FF 95 2007-2008
Box 3 FF 96 2008-2009
Box 3 FF 97 2009-2010
Box 3 FF 98 2010-2011
Box 3 FF 99 2011-2012
Box 3 FF 100 2012-2013