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Ladies Literary Club of Ogden

Identifier: MS-422

Scope and Contents

The Ladies Literary Club (LLC) of Ogden, UT, collection was donated in 2014, by Karin Fairbanks on behalf of the Ladies Literary Club. The collection contains items related to the organizations history, community activities, newspaper clippings, photographs, and various other materials that outline the primary history of the LLC from 1889 to 2013. Manuscript items include correspondences to and from the Club Member of the State Federation, Weber State College, University of Utah, Ben Lomand Hotel, Ogden Symphony Guild, and American Red Cross. The embodiment of the collection is comprised of early 20th Century Programs for social events held at the Berthana and Hotel Bigelow; hand written documents by Mrs. William Douglas c. 1889; bylaws and constitution; newspaper clippings announcing deaths and detailing club meetings; slides and photographs featuring club membership and gatherings; music compositions and other miscellanea.

In addition, the official records have been retained in their original order beginning in 1903 and concluding in 2013. Included within the records are: minutes of meetings, roll calls, accounting, and yearbooks. Lastly, the prize of the collection is the scrapbook that provides a framework and binds the entire collection together by identifying photographs of LLC members, coupled with providing context and content for social gatherings during the LLC history.


  • Creation: 1889 - 2013


8 Boxes

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The collection arrangement is by subject and in chronological order this is to preserve the succession of members and social events leading up to 2013. Under Series Headings there are notes to identify items that are out-of-sequence due to size, and are stored in BOX 8. The following materials are stored in oversized folders:

Scrapbook: Sixth Annual Outing: June 16, 1915, p. 9; Second Annual Easter Tea: 1919, p. 10;

and Receipts & Disbursement: 1936-1937, p. 17 (see BOX 8, FD 2-4)

History: Glenwood Park, report: June 22, 1904 (see BOX 8, FD 5)

Miscellanea: “Hats off to Ladies’ Literary” (see BOX 8, FD 6)

Records: May 17, 1904 Minutes of Meeting (see BOX 8, FD 7); and 1972-1981 & 1981-1988

Minutes of Monthly Meeting books (see BOX 8, FD 8 & 9)

Accounting: Treasurer’s Report for “Annual Ball”: 1926 (see BOX 8, FD 10)

Photographs: Anniversary Celebration Group Photograph: January 16, 1916 (see BOX 8, FD

Music: Prize Pep Song words, written by Mrs. Robt. Anderson: Undated (see BOX 8, FD 12)

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408