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East Lansing Woman's Club records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-18.11

Scope and Content

This collection contains yearbooks from the Michigan Agricultural College Woman's Club, which was organized in 1903 and federated in 1904. These yearbooks date from 1907 until 1922, when the organization changed its name to the East Lansing Woman's Club. The yearbooks continue from 1922 until 2018. Each yearbook details the members, the officers, and the activities of each club meeting for the year. Later yearbooks also include past presidents and budgetary information. The collection also contains an unpublished eighty page manuscript about the history of the East Lansing Woman's Club written by Mae Belle McKune. Topics included are each year's discussion subject and membership, as well as a one paragraph synopsis of the club activity by year. Appended is a list of the club's presidents from 1903 to 1978.


  • Creation: 1903 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Michigan Agricultural College Woman's Club was first organized in May 1903 and federated in May 1904 at the state level, in April 1919 at the county level, and in March 1922 at the general level. The first president was Maude Gilchrist, who was Dean of Women and of the Home Economics Division of Michigan Agricultural College. (From page 1 of the manuscript) In 1922, the club was renamed to the East Lansing Woman's Club. The club's motto is: "As you learn, teach; as you get, give; as you receive, distribute."

Biographical Note

Lena L. Yeiter was born on July 17, 1897, in Lowell, Michigan, to Samuel Solomon Yeiter and Caroline M. Reuter. Lena married Carl M. Horn (born on April 6, 1897, in Traverse City, Michigan, to Charles H. Horn and Hila M. Meads, and died in January 1985 in Lansing, Michigan) on July 21, 1921, in Lowell, Michigan. Lena Horn died on March 9, 1972, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lena and Carl Horn had two children, one of whom was Dorothy L. Barr. Dorothy was part of Michigan State College's (now Michigan State University) class of 1944. She married William R. Barr (born on May 24, 1920, in Grand Haven, Michigan, and died on July 22, 2006, in East Lansing, Michigan). Dorothy and William had three children. Dorothy was living in East Lansing, Michigan, during the early 1990s.


1.3 Cubic Feet (, 3 boxes)

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Custodial History

Some of the materials were collected by Lena L. Horn and Dorothy L. Barr.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Processing Information

Changed record group from 00247 to UA 18.11 to reflect the organization's connection to Michigan State University. Small collection c.00438 was merged into this record group because the records were created by the same entity. M. Badgley Malone, January 2020.

East Lansing Woman's Club Records
4 Published And Cataloged
January 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US