Crescent Hill Woman's Club Records, 1916-2012

Accession: 2012-057
Extent: 22 linear feet
Restrictions: None.
Copyright: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

Brief History

The Crescent Hill Woman’s Club was incorporated on March 14, 1919, by combining the Crescent Hill Civic League and the Crescent Hill Mothers’ Club. Sallie Berryman, the Crescent Hill Librarian, had initiated both clubs and was instrumental in the combining of the two clubs into one entity. Article II of the Club’s Constitution states, “The objective shall be to promote interest in the development of the mental, moral, physical, and civic life of Crescent Hill.” The club made significant contributions to a variety of projects throughout its existence, most notably to Kosair Children’s Hospital at which club members voluntarily staffed the gift shop beginning in 1949. Crescent Hill Woman’s Club was active in the Crescent Hill neighborhood and Louisville until its closing in May 2012.

Brief Description of the Collection

These records document the entire existence of the club from its earliest days until it disbanded in mid-2012, and include minutes, financial records, ephemera, scrapbooks, and publications. Publications include the Club’s bulletins (1915-2012) and yearbooks (1916-2012). The scrapbooks that constitute the president's records document the activities of the Club and its members through newspaper clippings and photographs as well as more ephemeral materials such as invitations and ticket stubs. The Younger Woman’s Club and the Club’s activities around the Kosair Hospital’s gift shop are documented in these records.

Arrangement of the Collection

The records of the Crescent Hill Woman’s Club are divided into seven series. Series I contains the minutes of the organization from 1916 to 2012. Series II is made up of the financial records including budgets and financial reports and covers the period 1948 to 2011. Series III contains news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera pertinent to the Club (1922-2004). Series IV contains the records of the Younger Woman’s Club from 1963 to 1986, while Series V consists of the minutes of the Trustees, 1939-1990. The group’s publications make up Series VI, and the records of the various presidents (1933-1999) constitute Series VII.

Box List

Series I: Minutes, 1916-2012

Box 1

  • 1. Minutes, 1916-1920
  • 2. Minutes, 1935-1938

Box 2

  • 1. Minutes, 1938-1941
  • 2. Minutes, 1941

Box 3

  • 1. Minutes, 1943-1946
  • 2. Minutes, 1946-1948

Box 4

  • 1. Minutes, 1927-1931
  • 2. Minutes, 1931
  • 3. Minutes, 1933-1934
  • 4. Minutes, 1935-1936
  • 5. Minutes, October 1947-May 1955 (1 of 2)
  • 6. Minutes, October 1947-May 1955 (2 of 2)
  • 7. Minutes, September 5, 1950 - June 1955, Board of Directors
  • 8. Minutes, 1954-1962 (1 of 2)
  • 9. Minutes, 1954-1962 (2 of 2)
  • 10. Minutes, 1955-1961
  • 11. Minutes, 1961-1962 (1 of 2)
  • 12. Minutes, 1961-1962 (2 of 2)
  • 13. Minutes, 1962-1965 (1 of 2)
  • 14. Minutes, 1962-1965 (2 of 2)
  • 15. Minutes, 1966-1968 General Meeting
  • 16. Minutes, 1969-1970
  • 17. Minutes, 1970-1973
  • 18. Minutes, 1971-1973
  • 19. Minutes, 1974-1975
  • 20. Minutes, 1975-1979 (1 of 2)
  • 21. Minutes, 1975-1979 (2 of 2)
  • 22. Minutes, June 1977-May 1979 (1 of 2)
  • 23. Minutes, June 1977-May 1979 (2 of 2)
  • 24. Minutes, June 1979-May 1981 (1 of 2)
  • 25. Minutes, June 1979-May 1981 (2 of 2)
  • 26. Minutes, June 1981-May 1983 (1 of 2)
  • 27. Minutes, June 1981-May 1983 (2 of 2)
  • 28. Minutes, June 1983-May 1985 (1 of 2)
  • 29. Minutes, June 1983-May 1985 (2 of 2)

Box 5

  • 1. Minutes, 1985-1989 (1 of 2)
  • 2. Minutes, 1985-1989 (2 of 2
  • 3. Minutes, 1986-1991 (1 of 2)
  • 4. Minutes, 1986-1991 (2 of 2)
  • 5. Notes from Meeting 1987-1988
  • 6. Minutes, 1988-1989
  • 7. Minutes, 1990-1991
  • 8. Minutes, 1991-1993 (1 of 2)
  • 9. Minutes, 1991-1993 (2 of 2)
  • 10. Minutes, 1993-1994
  • 11. Minutes, 1994-1996 (1 of 2)
  • 12. Minutes, 1994-1996 (2 of 2)
  • 13. Minutes, 1996-1998 (1 of 2)
  • 14. Minutes, 1996-1998 (2 of 2)
  • 15. Minutes, 1997-1998
  • 16. Minutes / Financial Statements December 1998- June 2001 (1 of 2)
  • 17. Minutes / Financial Statements December 1998- June 2001 (2 of 2)
  • 18. Minutes, 2000-2001
  • 19. Minutes, August, 2001- May 2002 (1 of 2)
  • 20. Minutes, August, 2001- May 2002 (2 of 2)
  • 21. Minutes, June 2002-May 2003 (1 of 2)
  • 22. Minutes, June 2002-May 2003 (2 of 2)
  • 23. Minutes, June 2003- May 2005 (1 of 3)
  • 24. Minutes, June 2003- May 2005 (2 of 3)
  • 25. Minutes, June 2003- May 2005 (3 of 3)

Box 6

  • 1. Minutes, August 2006- May 2008 (1 of 2)
  • 2. Minutes, August 2006- May 2008 (2 of 2)
  • 3. Minutes, May 23, 2008-May 4, 2009
  • 4. Minutes, 2009-2010
  • 5. Minutes, 2011- May 2012

Series II: Budgets and Reports, 1948-2011

Box 6

  • 6. Budgets, 1948-1962 (1 of 2)
  • 7. Budgets, 1948-1962 (2 of 2)
  • 8. Assets and Fund Balances, 1971
  • 9. Budgets, 1996-2000 (1 of 2)
  • 10. Budgets, 1996-2000 (2 of 2)
  • 11. Report of the House Committee, 1972-1976
  • 12. Registrar’s Report, 1972-1986
  • 13. Corresponding Secretary’s Report, 1995-1997
  • 14. Press Book, 1978-1979 Dorothy Carter
  • 15. President’s Copies, 1986-1987 Agendas
  • 16. Community Service Committee, 1983-2001 (1 of 2)
  • 17. Community Service Committee, 1983-2001 (2 of 2)
  • 18. Correspondence President Hoover, 1931

Box 20

  • 1. Gift Shop, 1951-1952
  • 2. Gift Shop, 1963

Series III: News clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera, 1922-2004

Box 6

  • 20. Newspaper Clips, 1922-1932
  • 21. Newspaper Clips / Musical Programs 1925-1935
  • 22. Newspaper Clips, 1936-1940
  • 23. Newspaper Clips, 1940-1942
  • 24. Legal Issues
  • 25. Newspaper Clippings/Trustee Nominating Notes 1985-1986
  • 26. Rachel Bennett, 1986-2003
  • 27. Friday Sales Slip, 1984

Box 13

  • 1. 3rd District K.F.W.C. 1939 (History of 3rd District)
  • 2. 2nd Edition History of 3rd District 1941
  • 3. 3rd Edition History of 3rd District
  • 4. Fourth District K.F.W.C. 1944 (Continuation 4th Edition History)
  • 5. Gift Shop, 1974

Box 21

  • 2. Photo Album, Gift from Southern Optical, 1976

Box 25 (oversize)

  • 1. Memorial Service 2006
  • 2. Mrs. R. M. Goldsborough 1945-1947
  • 3. Children’s Gift Shop 1950-1952
  • 4. Photo D.C., August. 6, 1939
  • 5. Newspaper, Courier-Journal, September 30, 1945

Box 26

  • 1. Plaque - Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • 2. Club Photographs
  • 3. Certificates and Citations
  • 4. Plaque - Children’s Hospital Foundation 2004

Series IV: Younger Woman’s Committee, 1963-1986

Box 6

  • 28. Younger Woman’s Committee, 1963-1980
  • 29. Committee on Younger Women, 1971-1982
  • 30. Younger Woman’s Committee, 1980-1983
  • 31. Younger Women Committee, 1983-1984
  • 32. Program Younger Women, 1983-1984, 1974-1985
  • 33. Younger Women Minutes, / Notes 1983-1986

Box 21

  • 1. Younger Women, 1973

Series V: Trustees Minutes, 1939-1990

Box 7

  • 1. Trustee Minutes, 1939-1954
  • 2. Trustee Minutes, 1954-1975

Box 8

  • 1. Trustee Minutes, August 1975- February 1990

Series VI: Publications, 1916-2012

Box 9

  • 1. Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Clubs, 1922-1923
  • 2. Yearbook, 1916-1933
  • 3. Yearbook, 1933-1941
  • 4. Yearbook, 1941-1949
  • 5. Yearbook, 1949-1959
  • 6. Yearbook, 1959-1968
  • 7. Yearbook, 1968-1973
  • 8. Yearbook, 1973-1980
  • 9. Yearbook, 1980-1990
  • 10. Yearbook, 1990-1998
  • 11. Yearbook, 1998-2004
  • 12. Yearbook, 2004-2012

Box 10

  • 1. Mothers Club Bulletin, November 1915-March 1916, May 1916
  • 2. Bulletin 1922-1926 (November-December 1922, January 1923, November- December 1924, January- May 1925, October- November 1925, January- May 1926, November- December 1926)
  • 3. Bulletin 1927-1929 (January- May 1927, October-December 1927, January-May 1928, October-November 1928, January-May 1929, October –December 1929)
  • 4. Bulletin 1930-1932 (January-May 1930, October-December 1930, January-May 1931, October-December 1931, January-May 1932)
  • 5. Bulletin, October 1932-June 1933
  • 6. Bulletin, October 1933- June 1934
  • 7. Bulletin, October 1934- June 1935
  • 8. Bulletin, October 1935- June 1936
  • 9. Bulletin, October 1936- June 1937
  • 10. Bulletin, October 1937- June 1938
  • 11. Bulletin, October 1938- June 1939
  • 12. Bulletin, October 1939- June 1940
  • 13. Bulletin, October 1940- June 1941
  • 14. Bulletin, October 1941- June 1942
  • 15. Bulletin, October 1942-June 1943
  • 16. Bulletin, October 1943- June 1944
  • 17. Bulletin, October 1944- June 1945
  • 18. Bulletin, October 1945- June 1946
  • 19. Bulletin, October 1946- June 1947
  • 20. Bulletin, October 1947-June 1948
  • 21. Bulletin, October 1948- June 1949
  • 22. Bulletin, October 1949- June 1950
  • 23. Bulletin, October 1950- June 1951
  • 24. Bulletin, October 1951- June 1952
  • 25. Bulletin, October 1952- June 1953

Box 11

  • 1. Bulletin, October 1953- June 1954
  • 2. Bulletin, October 1954- June 1955
  • 3. Bulletin, October 1955- June 1956
  • 4. Bulletin, October 1956- June 1957
  • 5. Bulletin, October 1957 - June 1958
  • 6. Bulletin, October 1958- June 1959
  • 7. Bulletin, October 1959- June 1960
  • 8. Bulletin, October 1960- June 1961
  • 9. Bulletin, October 1961- Summer 1962
  • 10. Bulletin, October 1962- Summer 1963
  • 11. Bulletin, October 1963- June 1964
  • 12. Bulletin, October 1964- June 1965
  • 13. Bulletin, October 1965- June 1967
  • 14. Bulletin, October 1968- Summer 1971
  • 15. Bulletin, October 1971- June 1973
  • 16. Bulletin, October 1973- June 1975
  • 17. Bulletin, October 1975- June 1977
  • 18. Bulletin, February 1962

Box 12

  • 1. Bulletin, 1977 (October, November-December)
  • 2. Bulletin, 1978 (January-May, Summer)
  • 3. Bulletin, 1983 (September-December)
  • 4. Bulletin, 1984 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 5. Bulletin, 1985 (February-May, Summer)
  • 6. Bulletin, 1997 (September-December)
  • 7. Bulletin, 1998 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 8. Bulletin, 1999 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 9. Bulletin, 2000 (April)
  • 10. Bulletin, 2001 (September-December)
  • 11. Bulletin, 2002 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 12. Bulletin, 2003 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 13. Bulletin, 2004 (February-May, July, September-December)
  • 14. Bulletin, 2005 (February-May, July, September-December)
  • 15. Bulletin, 2006 (February-May, July, September-December)
  • 16. Bulletin, 2007 (February-May, Summer, September-December)
  • 17. Bulletin, 2008 (February-May, July, September-December)
  • 18. Bulletin, 2009 (March-May, Summer, August-December)
  • 19. Bulletin, 2010 (March-June, August-December)
  • 20. Bulletin, 2011 (February-May, Summer, August-November)
  • 21. Bulletin, 2012 (March-April)
  • 22. Bulletin, October 1979- June 1981
  • 23. Bulletin, September 1981- June 1983
  • 24. Bulletin, September 1985- June 1987
  • 25. Bulletin, 1987-1989
  • 26. Bulletin, September 1989- June 1991
  • 27. Bulletin, September 1991- Summer 1993
  • 28. Bulletin, Summer 1993- Summer 1995
  • 29. Bulletin, Summer 1995- Summer 1997

Series VII: President’s records, 1933-1999

Box 14

  • 1. Mrs. W. D. Carrithers, 1933-1935
  • 2. Mrs. W. D. Carrithers, 1933-1935
  • 3. Mrs. Wm. H. Arnold, 1935-1937
  • 4. Mrs. Wm. H. Arnold, 1935-1937

Box 15

  • 1. Mrs. C. W. Bradshaw, 1920-1922
  • 2. Mrs. Jason Leach, Florence Doris Brown, October 1937
  • 3. Mrs. W. Mosher, 1969-1972

Box 16

  • 1. Scrapbook, 1918-1931
  • 2. Mildred Cunningham, 2004-2006
  • 3. Mildred Cunningham, 2004-2006
  • 4. Mrs. H.C. Hawkins, 1931-1933
  • 5. Log of Crescent Hill Woman's Club, 1919-1937

Box 17

  • 1. Mrs. Roy E. Karlen, 1977-1979
  • 2. Mrs. Arthur Welsh, 1947-1949
  • 3. Crescent Hill Woman's Club, 1952-1956

Box 18

  • 1. Mrs. Edward Sprowl, 1957-1958
  • 2. Mrs. Estelle Runyan, 1967-1969
  • 3. Mrs. Charles Dobbins, 1969-1971

Box 19

  • 1. Mrs. Ralph K. Scheffer, 1943-1945
  • 2. Mrs. Robert Alberhasky, 1971-1973
  • 3. Mrs. Barron A. Harsh, 1979-1981

Box 20

  • 1. Mrs. C.C. Moore, 1949-1951

Box 21

  • 1. Mrs. Roy E. Karlen, 1973-1978

Box 22

  • 1. Mrs. Lucy Peake, 1995-1997
  • 2. Mrs. Lucy Peake, 1995-1997
  • 3. Mrs. Dee Markley, 1997-1999

Box 23

  • 1. Mrs. Hugo Culpepper, 1987-1989

Box 24

  • 1. Mrs. Hugo Culpepper, 1987-1989