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GFWC Carrollton Civic Woman's Club records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0090

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains by-laws, guidelines, lists, media guides, meeting minutes, proposed budgets, treasurer’s reports, newsletters, and scrapbooks which display the activities and history of the Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club. The scrapbooks hold awards and certificates, clippings, correspondence, event programs, lists of officers, meeting minutes, notes, and photographs. An additional two scrapbooks and two President’s yearbooks were later added to this collection.

Dates

  • 1973-2020

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The GFWC Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club was founded by eight women on September 28, 1968. Their initial meeting was a morning coffee held at the home of Mrs. Fred Hutchins. The seven other women present were: Mrs. Gerald Bachelor, Mrs. Gary Cobb, Mrs. Leonard Daniel, Mrs. Pierre Ekman, Mrs. Frank Holladay, Mrs. William Trinkner, and Mrs. William Upshaw. Soon after, they applied for a charter through the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in order to become a federated organization. They received a charter on January 9, 1969.

After becoming an official organization, the members of the Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club nominated Mrs. Fred Hutchins to be their first president, named the yellow rose their club flower, and created the club motto, “A good today, a better tomorrow.”

The Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club was created as a volunteer organization to help individuals and institutions in and around Carrollton. The club continues to remain active in the community and is divided into components: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues. Some of the programs and institutions sponsored by the Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club are the Carroll County Soup Kitchen, CASA, the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park, the Keep Carroll Beautiful campaign, the Neva Lomason Library, the Tallulah Falls School, and providing assistance to the international students at the University of West Georgia. The club also organizes annual events including a yard sale that benefits Open Hands United Christian Ministries, a UWG International Student picnic, and a salad luncheon fundraiser. The organization also gives annual awards to their members including the “Mother of the Year” award, the “Citizen of the Year” award, and the “Family of the Year” award.

Extent

12.52 Linear feet (16 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Materials of the GFWC Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club, a civic organization focused on creating programs and providing volunteer services to the Carrollton community and the greater Carroll County area.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in series - Scrapbooks; Yearbooks; Minutes; Reports; Policies, Procedures, and Club Organization; Programs; Miscellaneous; Handbooks and Guidebooks; and Newsletters. Within each series, the files are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Ginny McGee, Historian of the GFWC Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club, on January 19, 2016. Additional materials donated by Laura Miller on September 28, 2016; Martha Thurman on February 24, 2017, and December 10, 2019; Linda Camp on May 30, 2018, and Kathryn Grams, April 8, 2021.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2016. Additional materials processed by Melissa R. Mecadon-Mann in 2017, Jennah MacPherson in January 2020, and Catherine Hendricks in May 2021.
Title
Guide to the GFWC Carrollton Civic Woman's Club scrapbooks and other materials LH-0090
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Candice Larson in 2016, Melissa R. Mecadon-Mann in 2017, Jennah MacPherson and Madison Seyres in 2020, and Catherine Hendricks in 2021.
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2017, 2020, and 2021: Additions.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States