Manuscript Group 163
2.5 cubic feet
The records of Idaho Third District Federation of Women's Clubs were donated to the University of Idaho Library between March 1982 and May 1987 by Coleen Atmore of the Bonner County Historical Society. They were processed by Judith Nielsen in October 1989.
The Idaho Third District Federation of Women's Clubs was organized in 1902. Its object was to unite all women's clubs in the third district, an area from Lewiston north to the Canadian border, for mutual federation. Membership was open to any club which was not a partisan, political, or secret organization. All clubs also had to belong to the Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. By 1986 the membership had dwindled to seven clubs located in Moscow, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, and Sandpoint; by contrast, there were 18 clubs in 1965. Since none of the members was willing to hold an office the delegates at the 1986 district convention voted to dissolve the organization and have the member clubs absorbed by the adjacent second district.
The records of the Idaho Third District Federation of Women's Clubs span the years 1946 to 1986 with the bulk of the material covering the years 1975 to 1986. The material includes the constitution and bylaws, the secretary's correspondence and financial files, minutes of state and district conventions, the treasurer's record books and check registers, convention registration records and programs, and five scrapbooks, four of which contain newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, photographs, and correspondence, and one which contains yearbooks from all member clubs.
The material was in no discernable order when received, so an order was created during processing.
Box Folder Description Items
1 1 Constitution and Bylaws, 1954-1984 2 2 Policies and Procedures Manual, 1975 1 3 President's Information Book, 1982-1984 1 4 Secretary's Correspondence and Report File, 1983-1986 20 5-7 Minutes of District and State Conventions, 1954-1986 81 8 Secretary's Financial Book, 1960-1986 1 2 9 Treasurer's Books, 1946-1986 2 10 Financial Reports, 1958-1982 11 11 Check Registers and Savings Pass Book, 1968-1986 4 12 Convention Registration Records, 1954-1966 8 13 Convention Programs, 1960-1986 16 14 Yearbooks from Individual Clubs, 1973-1986 15 15 Membership Directories, 1976-1986 5 16 Newsletters, 1976-1980 3
o.s. 17 Activities, 1955-1962 1 18 Activities, 1964-1968 1 19 Activities, 1965-1972 1 20 Activities, 1972-1974 1 21 Club Yearbooks, 1949-1973 1