West End Woman’s Club Records

Dates: 1894-1929
Size: .5 linear feet in 1 box
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: spe-nhrc-wew
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Transferred from Chicago Public Library Reference Department in 1976.
Conditions Governing Access: Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use: Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Preferred Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: West End Woman’s Club Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Finding Aid Author: Original author unknown, 1985. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021


The collection consists of yearbooks which contain the club’s articles of incorporation, lists of officers and members, by-laws and program calendars.


The West End Woman’s Club was organized in 1892 and received its papers of incorporation in December the same year. As stated in section two of their statement of intent, the clubs’ objectives were for, “mutual counsel and entertainment; literary, musical, educational and philanthropic work, social and municipal reform.” Three departments with the club were formed to achieve its goals: the Philanthropic, Educational, and Municipal. The group held regular meetings on the first and third Fridays each month and at least one annual evening meeting a year.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of annual yearbooks that contain articles of incorporation, lists of officers and membership, by-laws and program calendars. There is also one folder containing an historical sketch on the West End Woman’s Club.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of document and then chronologically by yearbook.

Subject Headings

  • West Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill.)
  • West End Woman’s Club (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Women’s Clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago

Related Collections

  • East Garfield Park Community Collection
  • Englewood Women’s Club Record
  • Wesleyan Bible Class Records
  • West Garfield Park Community Collection
  • West (Near West) Side Community Collection

Collection Inventory

Box 1 Folder 19 Historical sketch on the West End Woman’s Club, circa 1915
Box 1 Folder 1 Yearbooks (2), 1894-1895, 1897-1898
Box 1 Folder 2 Yearbooks (3), 1898-1901
Box 1 Folder 3 Yearbook, 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 4 Yearbook, 1902-1903
Box 1 Folder 5 Yearbook, 1903-1904
Box 1 Folder 6 Yearbook, 1904-1905
Box 1 Folder 7 Yearbook, 1905-1906
Box 1 Folder 8 Yearbook, 1906-1907
Box 1 Folder 9 Yearbook, 1907-1908
Box 1 Folder 10 Yearbook, 1908-1909
Box 1 Folder 11 Yearbook, 1909-1910
Box 1 Folder 12 Yearbook, 1910-1911
Box 1 Folder 13 Yearbook, 1911-1912
Box 1 Folder 14 Yearbook, 1912-1913
Box 1 Folder 15 Yearbook, 1913-1914
Box 1 Folder 16 Yearbook, 1914-1915
Box 1 Folder 17 Yearbook, 1927-1928
Box 1 Folder 18 Yearbook, 1928-1929
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