Collection Title: Avon Grove Women’s Club

Collection Number: 134

Dates of Collection: 1922-1994

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

Language: English


The Avon Grove Women’s Club was federated in 1938.  It was a part of the Chester County Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs.  They participated in charity work, held an annual rummage sale at the Avondale Fire Hall and were part of the annual Arts and Crafts Day of the Chester County Women’s Federation of Women’s Clubs.  The title of this event was later changed to Home Life Day. (Also referred to as the Fine Arts Day)

Collections Scope:

The collection consists of 3 scrapbooks (1945-1958, 1958-1974 and 1974-1983) and one folder of documents, 1941-1947.

Collections Contents:

Box 1

Folder 1: includes 1941-1942 Officers and Program and 1947 Free X-Ray for Tuberculosis Program brochure and letter.

            Scrapbooks: 1945-1958, 1958-1974, 1974-1983

            Included in the scrapbooks:

  • Calendars for the year’s agenda (ie: ’58-59, ’59-60, ’61-62, etc., also calendars for ’91-92, ’92-93, ’93-94 laid in)
  • List of officers
  • Chester Co. Federation of Women’s Clubs Bi-Annual Directories
  • Newspaper clippings about meetings, events and occasional general news. (ie. Hanoi 1/30/73; Larry Kane article 1973)
  • Thank you letters
  • Original Music, “State Song of the State Federation of Pennsylvania Women”.  Words by Mrs. Edward Mumford.  Music by Ralph Kinder. Philadelphia, Theodore Presser Co., 1922
  • Autographs of Mr. & Mrs. John Eisenhowser
  • 1969 Christmas Card from John J. Liney, Jr.
  • Various awards, certificates, and citations
  • Programs from Chester County Federation of Women’s Clubs and Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs district and annual meetings
  • Yearly club history
  • Photos of club members and popular personages of the time
  • The report on the yearly Fine Arts Day
  • Travel brochures for local historic places or international trips for club members

This project was made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 2005