Whittier Club records
This collection includes meeting minutes, financial information, membership information, photographs, and other documentation regarding the Whittier Club of Leavenworth, Kansas, a women's club dedicated to providing educational opportunities to its membership.
- 1888 - 1986
- Whittier Club (Leavenworth, Kan.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Administrative History of the Whittier Club
In 1887, 24 Leavenworth women started the Whittier Club, a literary club named for poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Originally founded to provide educational opportunities for unmarried women, the club eventually allowed married members. In keeping with its educational purposes, the club sponsored the organization of the Leavenworth Free Public Library Association in 1895. The Club celebrated its centennial in 1986-1987.
.75 Linear Feet (2 document cases + 22 volumes)
RH MS E185
RH MF 148
RH MS C82
RH MS D270
RH MS D271
RH MS 1528
RH PH 555
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Whittier Club, Leavenworth, Kan, 1987.
Photographs formerly located at RH MS-P D270 are now at RH PH 555. Manuscripts material formerly located at RH MS P578 now located at RH MS 1528.
- Guide to the Whittier Club Collection
- Whittier Club records
- Finding aid compiled by kdo, 1988. Finding aid revised and encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by hc, 2012; mwh, 2016; mwh, 2020.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Whittier Club records, RH MS E185, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.