Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records of the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs primarily from the administration of Luella Mumford, 1928-1930. Mrs. Mumford (died 1960) was the wife of Eben Mumford, professor of sociology at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). Luella Mumford served as the 20th president of the MSFWC.
Papers include correspondence, accounts, programs from member clubs, minutes, motion picture reviews, resolutions, yearbooks, and reports on organization activities in such areas as art appreciation and child care.
Earlier records include issues of The Interchange (1894-1903), the Michigan Club Bulletin (1916 – 1917), a women's magazine which was for a time the official publication of the MSFWC, an account book recording club dues (1907-21), and a checkbook (1925-1927).
Also included is a published history of the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs, 1895-1953.
- 1894 - 1932
- Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs (Organization)
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.
The Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs was established in 1895 and is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Initially it was an organization made up of women's charitable and literary clubs from all over the state, including junior clubs for girls. Luella Mumford was the wife of Eben Mumford, a sociology professor at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) and the 20th president of the MSFWC from 1928 to 1930. Mary E. (Mrs. C. L.) Thompson was the 21st president.
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Language of Materials
Gift of Alvin A. Neller, attorney for the estate of Mrs. Eben Mumford, 1961-02-15.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Account books
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- General Federation of Women's Clubs
- Letters (correspondence)
- Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs
- Minutes (Records)
- Programs (Publications)
- The interchange
- Volunteers -- Michigan
- Women -- Michigan -- Societies and clubs
- Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- January 1969
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.