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Mid-Century Club (Sandusky, Ohio) - MS 530

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory


The records of the Mid-Century Club of Sandusky, Ohio consist of .5 linear ft. of minutes, membership records, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, and newsclippings from 1952 through 1986.

The collection was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections during July 1988 through the cooperation of Viola Winston, Sandusky, Ohio. This register was prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, Center for Archival Collections, June, 1989. No restrictions exist on the the use of this collection.

Agency History

The Mid-Century Club was established during the spring of 1952 at a meeting of the Erie County Federation of Women's Clubs, to give the membership an opportunity for closer contact with the Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs and to promote the work of the Erie County Federation. The name Mid-Century Club was officially adopted on June 18, 1952, with a total of 65 members.

The Club supported a number of civic causes and projects over the years, raising money through dues, sales of cards, bake sales, and card parties. Some of the contributions went to the Mental Health Association, CARE, Red Cross, local park improvements, scholarships, and support of the Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs. The Club operated until September 8, 1986.

Scope and Content

The records of the Mid-Century Club of Sandusky, Ohio document the history and activities from 1953 to 1986 of this social and civic organization. The records, consisting primarily of minutes and membership records, with a few program notes, financial records, and scrapbook materials, reflect the national, local, and personal interests of club members through program topics, civic and charitable work, and contributions.

Series Description


Arranged chronologically
Contains records of the meetings of the club, meeting dates, program notes, treasurer's report, and correspondence received.

Arranged chronologically
Roster of members, with name and address information, and attendance lists


1973, 1983-1986
Arranged chronologically
Contains incoming correspondence, including notes of thanks for contributions, notices of Erie County Federation meetings, and resignations of members.


Report of conduct of program, including text of invocation, names and addresses of speakers, and order of business.


1971-1977, 1983-1986
Arranged chronologically
Treasurer's financial reports, including report of balance on hand, receipts, and disbursements.


1956-1958, 1964-1966, 1981
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Club activities (including Lutheran Women's Club)

1962, 1966, 1969, n.d.
Loose newsclippings (including Sandusky Fortnightly Club)


Box 1

  1. Minutes, Mar 1952-May 1957
  2. Minutes, Sept 1957-May 1962
  3. Minutes, Sept 1962-May 1967
  4. Minutes, Sept 1967-May 1972
  5. Minutes, Sept 1972-May 1977
  6. Minutes, Sept 1977-May 1982
  7. Minutes, Sept 1982-Sept 1986
  8. Membership records, July 1952-Sept 1986
  9. Correspondence, 1973, 1983-1986
  10. Program notes, Sept 14, 1964-May 9, 1966
  11. Treasurer's report book, May 1971-May 1977, Sept 1983-Sept 1986

Box 2

  1. Scrapbook (including Lutheran Women's Club), 1956-1958
  2. Scrapbook, 1964-1966, 1981
  3. Newsclippings (including Sandusky Fortnightly Club), 1962, 1966, 1969, n.d.

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