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Houston Heights Woman's Club Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Administrative Records

Correspondence

Clippings

Programs

Awards, Certificates, and Citations

Yearbooks

Albums and Scrapbooks

Sheet Music

Floradora Friendship Club

Various Materials



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Houston Heights Woman's Club Records, 1900-2004 | University of Houston Libraries

By Amanda R. Martinez, August 2006; Timothy Wyatt, 2012

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Collection Overview

Title: Houston Heights Woman's Club Records, 1900-2004

ID: 02/2006-006

Primary Creator: Houston Heights Woman's Club

Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Subjects: Houston Heights (Houston, Tex.), Houston Heights Woman's Club, Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Annual reports, Bylaws (administrative records), Correspondence, Financial records, Minutes, Scrapbooks, Sheet music, Yearbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Houston Heights Woman’s Club consist of awards, certificates and citations acknowledging the positive efforts and contributions to the community made by the members, yearbooks detailing the year’s events and providing membership lists, photo albums showcasing the numerous activities the club’s members have taken part in over the course of the years, and administrative materials, including meeting minutes and audit reports among other documentation. All materials date from 1900 to 2004. The collection arrived in the archives in excellent order, arranged chronologically and neatly in binders, albums, and yearbooks.

Biographical Note

The Houston Heights Woman's Club, founded by sixteen wives of Houston Heights founders and originally called the Houston Heights Literary Club, held their first meeting at Mrs. Cummings' home on January 15, 1900. The club appointed its first officers, including president, vice president, and secretary, and formed a constitution and program of work to be accomplished. Meetings were subsequently held every Monday at a different member's house each week and the members dedicated themselves to the discussion, study, and enjoyment of literature and music. In 1912, members sought to raise money to construct a building specifically for club business. With Mrs. D.D. Cooley's generous donation of property at 1846 Harvard, the members set out to raise money to build the club house. Currently, the club meets in the one-story bungalow that it built and has expanded into four departments including literature, music, civic, and art, which all meet once a month to create programs, and once a month collectively to discuss each department's programs. The club is one of the oldest woman's clubs still meeting in Houston today and has been showcased on several antique shows and local tours.

Subject/Index Terms

Houston Heights (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Heights Woman's Club
Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Houston Heights Woman’s Club

Preferred Citation: Houston Heights Woman's Club Records, Courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, University of Houston Libraries.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised, 2013


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative Records],
[Series 2: Correspondence],
[Series 3: Clippings],
[Series 4: Programs],
[Series 5: Awards, Certificates, and Citations],
[Series 6: Yearbooks],
[Series 7: Albums and Scrapbooks],
[Series 8: Sheet Music],
[Series 9: Floradora Friendship Club],
[Series 10: Various Materials],
[All]

Series 1: Administrative Records
The administrative documentation series consists of meeting minutes notebooks covering extended periods of time, and records from the Board of Directors and Executive Board meetings. Other administrative items include a history, by-laws and constitution of the organization.
Sub-Series 1: History
Box 1
Folder 1: History, undated
Folder 2: Constitution and Bylaws, undated
Folder 3: Constitution and Bylaws, January 18, 1905
Folder 4: Bylaws (revised), 1979
Folder 5: Revised Bylaws, 1981
Sub-Series 2: Meetings
Box 1
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meetings, 1911-1915
Folder 7: Board Meeting Minutes, November 3, 1915-April 27, 1921
Folder 8: Executive Board Meeting Notebook, 1937-1945
Folder 9: Executive Board Meeting Minutes, November 5, 1941
Folder 10: Board Meeting Minutes, March 3, 1943
Folder 11: Board Meeting Minutes, June 26, 1945-March 4, 1953
Folder 12: Board Meeting Minutes, April 1, 1953-January 4, 1961
Folder 13: Meeting Minutes, undated
Folder 14: Meeting Minutes, 1900-1901
Folder 15: Meeting Minutes, November 4, 1901-March 13, 1904
Folder 16: Meeting Minutes, April 20, 1904-October 19, 1904
Folder 17: Meeting Minutes, October 26, 1904-May 20, 1908
Folder 18: Meeting Minutes, January 13, 1905-January 1907
Folder 19: Meeting Minutes, October 7, 1908-February 22, 1911
Folder 20: Meeting Minutes, October 11, 1916-March 22, 1922
Folder 21: Meeting Minutes, October 27, 1931-May 23, 1939
Folder 22: Meeting Minutes, 1961-1970
Folder 23: Regular/Executive Meeting Minutes, Audits, etc., 2000-2002
Folder 24: Various Notes, 1917-1924
Folder 25: Various Meeting Notes, undated
Sub-Series 3: Financial Documents
Box 2
Folder 1: Membership Dues, November 2, 1904-March 8, 1910
Folder 2: Membership Dues, March 6, 1922-March 1927
Folder 3: Membership Dues, March 1954-Novemeber 1967
Folder 4: Treasurer’s Book, March 1914-May 3, 1917
Folder 5: Expense Book, April 1917-May 1927
Folder 6: Expense Book, March 1945-February 1955
Folder 7: Expense Book, March 1955-January 1968
Folder 8: Financial Notes, 1936
Folder 9: Financial Notes, 1937-1938
Folder 10: Financial Notes, 1941
Folder 11: Financial Notes, 1943
Folder 12: Financial Notes, 1961-1963
Sub-Series 4: Reports
Box 2
Folder 13: Annual Report, 1934-1935
Folder 14: Annual Report, 1941-1942
Folder 15: Annual Report, 1945-1946
Folder 16: Annual Report, 1947-1948
Folder 17: Annual Report, 1949-1950
Folder 18: Biennial Report, 1939
Folder 19: Music Department Biennial Report, 1939-1941
Folder 20: Biennial Report, 1941
Folder 21: Biennial Report, 1943
Folder 22: Biennial Report, 1951
Folder 23: Biennial Report, 1953
Folder 24: Secretary’s Report, 1931-1932
Folder 25: Various Reports, 1941-1950
Sub-Series 5: Various Administrative Materials
Box 2
Folder 26: Administrative Documents, 1912-1999
Folder 27: Administrative Documents, 1912-1999
Folder 28: Committee on Education, January 9, 1907
Folder 29: Membership List, undated
Folder 30: New Members, 1947
Folder 31: Past Presidents List, 1911-1993
Folder 32: Warranty Deed, 1978
Series 2: Correspondence
This series consists of correspondence related to the Houston Heights Woman’s Club. Included are letters to and from organizations the club had relationships with as well as administrative correspondence. Of particular interest is a group of letters from 1950 revolving around the issue of compulsory health care. Included are letters from Senators Lyndon B. Johnson and Tom Connally.
Sub-Series 1: Administrative
Box 2
Folder 33: Circulation Service Inc. re: Cookbooks, August 6, 1971
Folder 34: Mrs. P.J. Harvey re: Dues, May 25, 1942
Folder 35: Cooley, Schweikart & Seaman re: Refund, 1950
Folder 36: Membership Requests, October 1961
Folder 37: Margaret Owens re: Resignation, June 10, 1961
Folder 38: Mrs. H.J. Thompson re: Spaghetti Dinner, February 7, 1962
Folder 39: Resolution in Memory of Mrs. C.H. Wilson, undated
Folder 40: Resolution in Memory of Mrs. D. Baker, undated
Folder 41: Resolution in Memory or Mrs. Shirley Clappart, undated
Sub-Series 2: Donations
Box 2
Folder 42: Goree State Farm re: Supplies, May 20, 1950
Folder 43: Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League re: Christmas Seals, 1944-1946, 1951
Folder 44: Jefferson Davis Hospital Auxiliary re: Christmas, February 9, 1951
Folder 45: Jimmie May Hicks Memorial Fund, March 1, 1965
Folder 46: The Nansen Foundation, Inc., February 22, 1951
Folder 47: Red Cross re: Use of Club House, August 24, 1942
Folder 48: Red Cross, March 23, 1949
Folder 49: UNICEF, undated
Folder 50: USO, November 28, 1962
Folder 51: War Veteran Committee, March 3, 1941
Sub-Series 3: Issues
Box 2
Folder 52: Compulsory Health Insurance, 1950
Folder 53: Office of Mayor Cutrer re: Height Boulevard Esplanade, 1962
Folder 54: Texas House of Representatives re: Tourism, 1978
Sub-Series 4: Repairs
Box 2
Folder 55: Caywood Electric, December 14, 1937
Folder 56: Caywood Electric, April 14, 1938
Folder 57: Thos. Googan & Bro. re: Piano, April 9, 1937
Folder 58: Louis A. Wood re: Repairs, June 19, 1937
Folder 59: Louis A. Wood re: Pest Control, July 1, 1937
Folder 60: Fire Department Recommendations, June 5, 1947
Sub-Series 5: Thank You Notes
Box 2
Folder 61: Lou Rowntree, March 4, 1948
Folder 62: Various, undated
Sub-Series 6: Women's Clubs
Box 2
Folder 63: The City Federation of Women’s Clubs, September 5, 1950
Folder 64: General Federation of Women’s Clubs re: Council of International Clubs, January 15, 1951
Folder 65: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs re: Clara Driscoll Day, October 1939
Folder 66: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs re: Mrs. Joseph M. Perkins, February 29, 1940
Folder 67: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs re: District Convention, August 4, 1963
Folder 68: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs re: Dues, undated
Folder 69: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs re: The Texas Clubwoman, February 20, 1963
Series 3: Clippings
This series consists of newspaper clippings related to the activities of the club.
Box 2
Folder 70: “Afternoon With Dickens”, undated
Folder 71: “Getting the Family Into Training”, March 29, 1981
Folder 72: “Heights Woman’s Club is Going Strong Nearly 70 Years Later”, October 29, 1969
Folder 73: “Heights Women’s Club Presidents Honored”, February 3, 1965
Folder 74: “Heights Woman’s Club Sews School Clothing For VOA”, undated
Folder 75: “Houston Heights Woman’s Club”, undated
Folder 76: Untitled, undated
Folder 77: “Women’s Club Have Cultural, Social Aims”, undated
Series 4: Programs
This series contains materials related to programs and activities in which the club organized or participated. Transcripts of two radio programs as well as brochures for programs are included.
Box 2
Folder 78: Fish Fry Photograph, 1963
Folder 79: Houston Heights Woman’s Club Activities, 1978-1979
Folder 80: Oral History Program, undated
Folder 81: President’s Tea Guestbook, 1958-1979
Folder 82: Radio Program, May 1942
Folder 83: Radio Talk, June 1942
Folder 84: Untitled Recital, May 16, 1986
Series 5: Awards, Certificates, and Citations
The awards, certificates and citations series contains award certificates given to the Houston Heights Woman’s Club by the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs for outstanding direction under certain administrative boards in various years in the club’s existence. The series also consists of recognition and appreciation certificates and citations from various organizations for the club’s activities and assistance provided to others.
Box 3
Folder 1: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs membership, 1947
Folder 2: Senate Resolution N. 166, 1951
Folder 3: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs award, Administration of Mrs. Ben W. Boyd, 1958-1959
Folder 4: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs award, Administration of Mrs. Barry Griffiths, 1960-1961
Folder 5: CARE certificate of appreciation for participation in “South Vietnam- The Human Needs”, 1966-1968
Folder 6: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs citation to the literary dept. First Place award for departmental club, 1968
Folder 7: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs citation for Second Place, 1968
Folder 8: Certificate of appreciation from Volunteers of America, 1973
Folder 9: Certificate of Merit for participation in Community Improvement Program
Folder 10: Houston Heights Association Historical Home Tour, 1984
Folder 11: Brick donation for Heights Victorian rose garden, 1991
Box 4
Item 1: In Appreciation certificate from San Jacinto TB & Respiratory Diseases Association, 1968
Series 6: Yearbooks
The yearbooks series contains small bound yearbooks dating from 1906 through 2004. The yearbooks outline the club’s information in detail for each year respectively, including a listing of officers, executive boards, standing committees, departmental activities and programs, meeting information and updated rosters. Between 1906 and 1914, the club was referred to as the Literary Club.
Box 3
Folder 12: Literary Club, 1906-1907
Folder 13: Literary Club, 1907-1908
Folder 14: Literary Club, 1908-1909
Folder 15: Literary Club, 1910-1911
Folder 16: Literary Club, 1912-1913
Folder 17: Literary Club, 1913-1914
Folder 18: Yearbook, 1916-1917
Folder 19: Yearbook, 1924-1925
Folder 20: Yearbook, 1925-1926
Folder 21: Yearbook, 1926-1927
Folder 22: Yearbook, 1927-1928
Folder 23: Yearbook, 1928-1929
Folder 24: Yearbook, 1930-1931
Folder 25: Yearbook, 1931-1932
Folder 26: Yearbook, 1932-1933
Folder 27: Yearbook, 1933-1934
Folder 28: Yearbook, 1934-1935
Folder 29: Yearbook, 1935-1936
Folder 30: Yearbook, 1936-1937
Folder 31: Yearbook, 1937-1938
Folder 32: Yearbook, 1938-1939
Folder 33: Yearbook, 1939-1940
Folder 34: Yearbook, 1940-1941
Folder 35: Yearbook, 1941-1942
Folder 36: Yearbook, 1942-1943
Folder 37: Yearbook, 1943-1944
Folder 38: Yearbook, 1944-1945
Folder 39: Yearbook, 1945-1946
Folder 40: Yearbook, 1946-1947
Folder 41: Yearbook, 1947-1948
Folder 42: Yearbook, 1948-1949
Folder 43: Yearbook, 1950-1951
Folder 44: Yearbook, 1951-1952
Folder 45: Yearbook, 1955-1956
Folder 46: Yearbook, 1956-1957
Folder 47: Yearbook, 1962-1963
Folder 48: Yearbook, 1963-1964
Folder 49: Yearbook, 1966-1967
Folder 50: Yearbook, 1968-1969
Folder 51: Yearbook, 1975-1976
Folder 52: Yearbook, 1977-1978
Folder 53: Yearbook, 1979-1980
Folder 54: Yearbook, 1980-1981
Folder 55: Yearbook, 1981-1982
Folder 56: Yearbook, 1982-1983
Folder 57: Yearbook, 1983-1985
Folder 58: Yearbook, 1987-1989
Folder 59: Yearbook, 1989-1990
Folder 60: Yearbook, 1993-1994
Folder 61: Yearbook, 1994-1995
Folder 62: Yearbook, 1996-1997
Folder 63: Yearbook, 1997-1999
Folder 64: Yearbook, 1998-1999
Folder 65: Yearbook, 1999-2000
Folder 66: Yearbook, 2001-2002
Folder 67: Yearbook, 2002-2003
Folder 68: Yearbook, 2003-2004
Series 7: Albums and Scrapbooks
The albums and scrapbooks series contains photographs displayed in albums chronologically and mostly sorted by corresponding events.
Box 4
Item 2: History album, 1900-1985
Item 3: Photo album, c. mid-late 1980s
Item 4: Organ Memorial album, 1973
Box 5
Item 1: Photo album, 1989-1991
Item 2: Photo album, 1991-1993
Box 6
Item 1: Photo album, 1993-1994
Item 2: Scrapbook, 1983-2000
Item 3: Scrapbook, 2001-2002
Item 4: Scrapbook, 2003-2004
Series 8: Sheet Music
This series consists of sheet music used by the club’s music department. Items in this series date from 1901-1933 and consists of ethnic as well as traditional scores.
Box 7
Folder 1: “Allah’s Holliday”, 1916-1917
Folder 2: “All the Things You Are”, 1940
Folder 3: “All Through the Night”, 1929
Folder 4: “Around the Gypsy Fire”, 1920
Folder 5: “At Twilight”, 1930
Folder 6: “The Autumn Winds”, 1914
Folder 7: “Behold the Spring”, 1912
Folder 8: “The Call of the Lark”, 1933
Folder 9: “Children of the Moon”, 1925
Folder 10: “Come Sail Away With Me”, 1911
Folder 11: “The Dairy Maids”, 1918
Folder 12: “Dear Land of Home”, 1931
Folder 13: “Ecstasy”, 1920
Folder 14: “The Elf Man” and “Why”, 1925
Folder 15: “The Fairy Pipers”, 1927
Folder 16: “Flanders Requiem”, 1919
Folder 17: “Gesù Bambino”, 1919
Folder 18: “God’s Miracle of May”, 1919
Folder 19: “Gypsy Love Song”, 1926
Folder 20: “Heah Dem Bells”, 1926, 1933
Folder 21: “Home to Our Mountains”, 1915
Folder 22: “The Icicle”, 1924
Folder 23: “I Came to Thee”, 1912
Folder 24: “I Love You So”, 1920
Folder 25: “In Old Madrid”, 1913
Folder 26: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, 1940
Folder 27: “June Rhapsody”, 1914
Folder 28: “La Spagnola”, 1913
Folder 29: “La Vie Rustique”, 1920
Folder 30: “Le Colibri”, 1919
Folder 31: “Let Thine Eyes to the Mountains”, undated
Folder 32: “Listen to the Lambs”, 1923, 1933
Folder 33: “The Loreley”, 1910
Folder 34: “The Lure of the Gypsy Trail”, 1925
Folder 35: “Ma Curly-Headed baby”, 1897
Folder 36: “Moonlight”, 1917
Folder 37: “’Neath the Southern Moon”, 1943
Folder 38: “Negro Folk Songs”, 1933
Folder 39: “O Mistress Mine”, 1923
Folder 40: “O Night of Dreams”, 1935
Folder 41: “Oyaneetah!”, 1928
Folder 42: “Patter, Patter, in and out”, 1920
Folder 43: “A Prayer”, 1948
Folder 44: “Rockin’ In De Win’”, 1914
Folder 45: “The Shepherd’s Song”, undated
Folder 46: “Sleep Little Baby of Mine”, 1924
Folder 47: “Spirit of Motherhood”, 1924
Folder 48: “Spring’s Welcome”, 1908
Folder 49: “Sunshine in Rainbow Valley”, 1926
Folder 50: “The Sweet o’ the Year”, 1913
Folder 51: “Thin Eyes So Blue and Tender”, 1915
Folder 52: “Three Little Girls From School”, undated
Folder 53: “Volga Boatman’s Song”, 1924
Folder 54: “Waters Ripple and Flow”, 1921
Folder 55: “Will You Remember”, 1940
Folder 56: “The Wind at Night”, 1933
Folder 57: “A Wind from the Sea”, 1924
Folder 58: “The Winds in the South”, 1929
Folder 59: “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”, 1901
Series 9: Floradora Friendship Club
This series contains information on the Floradora Friendship Club. Though not directly related to the Houston Heights Woman’s Club the friendship club shared common members.
Box 7
Folder 60: Minutes, January 1991-December 1994
Folder 61: Minutes, undated
Folder 62: Minutes, October-December 1985
Folder 63: Minutes, January-September 1986
Folder 64: Minutes, January, March, May-November, 1987
Folder 65: Minutes, February-July, December, 1988
Folder 66: Minutes, January, March-May, June, August-December 1989
Folder 67: Minutes, February-April, June, September-December 1990
Folder 68: Nominating Committee, undated
Folder 69: Stationery, undated
Series 10: Various Materials
This series consists of materials not directly related to the Houston Heights Woman’s Club. Included in this series are speeches and articles as well as an American flag.
Box 7
Folder 70: “The Beginning of Music”, undated
Folder 71: Bookmarks, undated
Folder 72: Harris County Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1939-1940
Folder 73: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Art, 1959
Folder 74: “It’s Up to You”, undated
Folder 75: “The Museum and the Public”, undated
Folder 76: National Anthem, undated
Folder 77: Various, undated
Box 8
Item 1: American Flag

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