Blacksburg Woman's Club Records


Blacksburg Woman's Club Records


Blacksburg (Va.)
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
Montgomery County (Va.)


Arising from a desire to improve the cultural and environmental aspects of life in the Blacksburg area, the Woman's Civic Betterment Club was founded in 1907. Led by its first president, Mrs. R. H. Hudnall, the organization became affiliated with the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs in 1912 and was renamed the Blacksburg Woman's Club in 1914. Throughout the next several decades, the club was involved in a number of local civic improvement projects, involving community beautification, public health, civil defense, charity and cultural programs. The Blacksburg Garden Club was originally a committee within the Blacksburg Woman's Club before voting to form an independent organization in 1930. Another offshoot organization, The Blacksburg Junior Woman's Club, was created in 1935 and continues to be active today (2003). The club disbanded in 1970. This collection contains the records of the Blacksburg Woman's Club. The collection includes the club's correspondence; official minutes of both the general club and executive committee meetings; and financial records. The core of the collection is found in a large set of scrapbooks, ranging from the 1930s to 1970s, which include materials from all facets of the club's activities. Also contained in the collection are printed materials of both the Blacksburg Woman's Club and the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs. A small collection of photos and ephemera completes the collection. Scattered throughout the collection are materials relating to the Blacksburg Junior Woman's Club.





Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Blacksburg Woman's Club Records, Ms1963-002 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

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Correspondence sent by Mrs F.N. Atkins (Blacksburg Woman's Club President) to Sargent Shriver in the Office of Economic Opportunity (Washington D.C.)…

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