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Stryker Women's Club - MS 570

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

Introduction

The records of the Stryker Women's Club date from 1950 - 1999. The collection consists of bylaws, membership documents, minutes, conference material, committee material, financial reports, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings, newsletters, and photographs.

The records were initially donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on March 14, 1990, with the cooperation of club member Jane Anderson and Ann M. Bowers, Assistant Director of the Center for Archival Collections. Further material continues to be donated periodically under the original agreement. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was processed and finding aid completed by Michael Krapp in April 2001.

Agency History

The Stryker Women's Club was formed in Stryker, Ohio, on June 20, 1950. Besides being a forum for club members to share ideas and experiences, monthly meetings usually included presentations by a guest speaker or a club member, book reviews, or the showing of a film. Various club fund-raising events helped sponsor such early activities as the formation and sponsorship of a local Girl Scout Troop and the donation of clothes and eyeglasses to needy students. Another major event for the club was attending the annual Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp at Camp Palmer in Fayette, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The collection of the Stryker Women's Club contains material from 1950 - 1999. The collection consists of bylaws, membership documents, minutes, conference material, committee material, financial reports, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings, newsletters, and photographs.

The minutes of the monthly meetings contain the most specific information about the club's activities, projects, and policies. These minutes are complete from the years 1950 - 1970. The scrapbook of the Stryker Women's Club is also a valuable source of information on club activities for the years 1971 - 1991. However, for the years 1979 - 1999, the majority of the material in the collection pertains to the club's participation in the Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp held annually at Camp Palmer in Fayette, Ohio. This material was not treated as a separate collection, but rather placed with club material in the corresponding record groups.

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER BYLAWS
1981, 1993
Bylaws of the Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp

MEMBERSHIP DOCUMENTS
Membership application to Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp, n.d.
Director lists for Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp, 1997-1998

MINUTES - Stryker Women's Club
1950 - 1970, 1995, 1997, 1998
Arranged chronologically
Documents the business conducted and activities of this Club

MINUTES - Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp
1995-1998
Arranged chronologically
Documents the activities of these Camps

REPORTS

FINANCIAL REPORTS
1997, 1998
Treasurer reports of Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp

SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL

SCRAPBOOK
One complete scrapbook from 1971 - 1991 includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed material documenting club activities.

PRINTED MATERIAL

YEARBOOKS - Stryker Women's Club
1950 - 1992
Arranged chronologically
Includes scrapbooks for each individual year. These usually include lists of officers and members, minutes, activities done that year, and the club constitution

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1979 - 1999
Arranged chronologically
Yearly schedule of events for annual Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp

ADVERTISING
1997
Includes a news release/poster for NW Ohio Homemaker's Camp

MISCELLANEOUS
1997, 1998
Includes miscellaneous material associated with Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

POSTCARDS
n.d.
Postcards with scenes from Camp Palmer

Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp constitution/bylaws, 1981, 1993
  2. Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp membership application/list of county directors, n.d., 1997, 1998
  3. Minutes - Stryker Women's Club, 1950 - 1955
  4. Minutes - Stryker Women's Club, 1955 - 1960
  5. Minutes - Stryker Women's Club, 1960 - 1965
  6. Minutes - Stryker Women's Club, 1965 - 1970
  7. Minutes - Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp, 1995, 1997, 1998
  8. Treasurer report, 1997, 1998
  9. Yearbooks - Stryker Women's Club, 1950 - 1992

Box 2

Folder
  1. Scrapbook - Stryker Women's Club, 1971 - 1991
  2. Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp schedule of events, 1979 - 1989
  3. Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp schedule of events, 1990 - 1999
  4. News release/Poster, 1997
  5. Miscellaneous material from Northwestern Ohio Homemaker's Camp, 1997, 1998
  6. Various postcards from Camp Palmer, n.d.

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