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Item or Series Title Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Catalog Number 2015-05-008
Description This collection contains legal documentation, meeting minutes, club reports, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, year books and correspondence on the Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs. It also contains the records of the Woman's Historical Club, located in Lansing.

A previous version of a finding aid created by the Forest Parke Library & Archives in 2013, with item-level detail of the collection's contents, is attached to this record.

The Ingham County Federation of Women’s Clubs was formed in 1917 and the first annual meeting was held in 1918. Local clubs were formed all over the county in municipalities such as: Lansing, East Lansing, Holt, Okemos, Haslett, Mason, Stockbridge, Leslie, Webberville and others. The club was very
involved in philanthropic work including: music programs in rural schools, nutritional health during the war years, mental health programs, keeping pornography off of newsstands, combating juvenile delinquency and promotion of safety and law enforcement.

The Federation was involved in many civic activities, including the petitioning of local and county government on issues. The Federation was responsible for the establishment of the Ingham County Library. Members petitioned the Ingham County Board of Supervisors asking for a county library. The first Ingham County library opened in Mason in 1938.

The Federation established a home for aged women, the Women’s Home. The first location was on Ionia Street in Lansing and opened in 1923. The second home for aged women was "Willow Manor" on Willow Street in Lansing. It opened in 1924 and closed in 1996. A large bequest from the estate of Marion Sattler made "Marsh Pointe," the successor to "Willow Manor," possible. This residential complex for senior citizens opened in Haslett in 1996.

The Woman's Historical Club was organized by a group of prominent Lansing women in 1895. R.E. Olds paid for their clubhouse and his wife Metta Olds was a member. The Women’s Club House Association sponsored national and local charities for many years. The Woman’s Club House was sold in 1987. Some Lansing clubs trace their roots back to the Women’s Club House Association.
Old ID Number 21201
Collection Title Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Creator Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Other Creators Woman's Historical Club
Dates of Creation 1895-2010
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 2010
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Brisbin, Elizabeth Meyers
Crossman, Elgie T.
Donley, Augusta
Eichele, Lela B.
Heyden, Patricia
Olds, Metta Ursula Woodward
Sattler, Marion
Schmidt, Alfreda S.
Young, Eva
General Federation of Women's Clubs
Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Ingham County Home Association
Ingham County Library
Women's Home
Willow Manor
Woman's Historical Club
Search Terms Lansing (Mich.)
Clubs
Marsh Pointe
Philanthropy
Containers Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Marsh Pointe History and Documents
Scrapbook
Ingham County Home Association Documents
Annual Meeting Documents
Photographs
GFWC Michigan Yearbook
Art of Organization documents from cluttergone.com
Club correspondence and documents
Black and white drawing of Willow Manor
Willow Manor - The Women's Home
Women's Home Addition
Scrapbook
Ledger with black and red leather cover
Notebook
Market Value Appraisal booklet for Willow Manor
Rite Aid Composition Book
Club documents, correspondence
Club documents, correspondence
Club documents, correspondence
Club documents, correspondence
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Three holiday photos
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Binder
Binder
Binder
Record Book
Club programs
Attendance records, bylaws and correspondence
Newsletters and Yearbooks
Club directories, pamphlets, and financial statements
Annual meeting programs and documents
Ledger
Ledger
Binder
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs
Club directories and meeting schedules
Club Documents
Club Financial Information
Ingham County Federation of Women's Clubs Report of Past Presidents Committee
GFWC Documents
Club Directories
Annual Meeting Programs
Ledger
Ledger
Recording Secretary's Book
Ledger
Ledger
Financial Statements
Newspaper clippings on the Club
Photographs
Documents
Documents
Year Books, Constitution By-Laws, and Programs for Annual Banquets
Year Books and Programs for Annual Banquets
Woman's Historical Club Binder
Stationery embossing tool
Checkbook and checks
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Ledger
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Woman's Historical Club Year Books
Blueprints for the Addition to the Women's Home