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Chicago Woman's Club anniversary scrapbook
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.
The Chicago Woman's Club anniversary scrapbook for October, 1923, includes visual and printed materials relating to the Chicago Woman's Club's exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World's Columbian Exposition and the fair's Woman's Building. Members of the Chicago Woman's Club were especially prominent participants in the Board of Lady Managers, which oversaw the design, decoration, and exhibits of the Woman’s Building.
Biographical Historical Note
The Chicago Woman's Club was formed in 1876. Originally focused on self and social improvement, by the late 1880s members’ efforts turned to state-building and social reform. Along with other women’s clubs in the Chicago area, the Chicago Woman’s Club was active in patronizing art activities, for example by funding exhibition prizes at the Art Institute of Chicago’s annual exhibitions and by gathering its own collection of art.