Guide to the Records of the Livermore Woman's Club

Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Colorado State University Archives and Special Collections
Copyright 2017 Colorado State University. All rights reserved.
Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 by Victoria Lopez-Terrill, 2017.
Creator: Livermore Woman's Club
Title: Records of the Livermore Woman's Club
Dates: 1896-2015
Quantity: 9 linear feet (3 record cartons, 9 flat boxes)
Identification: MLWC
Abstract: The Livermore Woman's Club is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 by the ranching women of Livermore, Colorado. Its mission is "mutual improvement by study and discussion." Scrapbooks, meeting minutes, treasurer's records, and written histories comprise the collection and cover the history of the club and the region.
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Morgan Library
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1019 USA
Phone: 970-491-1844
Fax: 970-491-1195
Email: library_dl_specialcollections@mail.colostate.edu
URL: https://lib.colostate.edu/archives
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Colorado State University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects:
  • Women -- Societies and clubs.
Organizations:
  • Livermore Woman's Club (Livermore, Colo.)
Special Document Types:
  • Scrapbooks.
The Livermore Woman's Club is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 by the ranching women of Livermore, Colorado. Its mission is "mutual improvement by study and discussion," and club members continue to honor the mission with programs on national and international issues and events, northern Colorado history, and the natural habitat of the region.
Local history and historical preservation is also a priority of the club. Philanthropic efforts focus on funding for restoration and conservation of historical sites in the Livermore area, but the club donates to other causes as well. As an example, the club raised funds to benefit the Glacier View Fire Protection District following the High Park wildfire in 2012. Local history contributions are also evident in publications. In 1993, the Livermore Woman's Club published a reprint of "Ranch Histories of Livermore and Vicinity, 1884-1956," authored by the Larimer County Stockgrowers Association. In addition, to commemorate its 100th anniversary, members of the club authored and published the first edition of "Among These Hills, A History of Livermore, Colorado." A second edition of the book was published in 2009.
The Records of the Livermore Woman's Club consists of documents dated 1896 to 2015. The collection includes scrapbooks, meeting minutes, treasurer's records, and written histories. The collection's coverage of activities is consistent through the years.
Preferred Citation

Records of the Livermore Woman's Club, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Custodial History

The Records of the Livermore Woman's Club was donated to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in 2013. In 2016, club members requested that the collection be transferred to the Colorado State University Archives and Special Collections department.

Acquisition

The Records of the Livermore Woman's Club was transferred from the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Archive in August 2016 under the Livermore Woman's Club direction. During the transfer, members of the club donated three additional scrapbooks to be included in the collection.

Processing

Processing was completed in August 2017. Fifteen scrapbooks and three volumes of meeting minutes were rehoused in individual acid-free custom boxes for preservation purposes. Papers had previously been housed in acid-free folders and remained as processed. All materials were rehoused in acid-free record cartons.

Related Collections

The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection (MLHM) contains two items of interest including a historical trail map from the Little Thompson Stage Station to the Virginia Dale Station and notes by A.T. Steinel for his book, "The History of Agriculture in Colorado."

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1896-2015 6.75 linear feet

This series consists of scrapbooks compiled by club members. The scrapbooks document activities of the club and include event programs and program reports; reports of meetings; photographs of club members as well as landscapes of surrounding areas, including the Poudre River Canyon; obituaries of members of the club and community in general; newspaper articles detailing local as well as some national and international events; correspondence between the club and other organizations; and records of membership and activities in the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. While all of the scrapbooks include newspaper articles concerning local history and events as well as some national news, the later scrapbooks almost exclusively consist of newspaper articles. Photocopies of the club's website are also present. Materials are arranged chronologically.
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2 Scrapbooks, 1896-2006
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3 Scrapbooks, 1970-2015
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4 Scrapbook, 1946-1957
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5 Scrapbook, 1953-1955
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6 Scrapbook, 1954-1955
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7 Scrapbook, 1955-1982
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8 Scrapbook, 1963-1965
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9 Scrapbook, 1964-1970
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10 Scrapbook, 1983-1993
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11 Scrapbook, 1988-1991
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12 Scrapbook, 1990-1997



Series 2: Minutes and treasurer's books, 1896-2006 2 linear feet

This series consists of meeting minutes and treasurer's books. The meeting minutes detail the proceedings of the meetings. Roll call, membership approval, program planning, and club funding are recorded. Charitable donations, and community service efforts and events are noted. The minutes also include reports of entertainment performed at the meetings, including music, plays, and educational programs. Annual reports are included in the minutes as is the club constitution. The treasurer's records document expenses and revenues of the club from events presented to the community such as Christmas programs and suppers. Membership dues are recorded as are payments into various funds. The series contains two treasurer's reports from 1896 to 1904 and 1940 to 1975. The treasurer's report from 1896 to 1904 is available online. Materials are arranged chronologically.
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1 Minutes and treasurer's books, 1896-2006
Livermore Woman's Club original treasurer's book
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2 Minutes and treasurer's books, 1896-2006



Series 3: Histories, 1955 and undated 0.25 linear feet

This series consists of unpublished histories of local citizens, local ranches, and the club. One is a program for the 59th anniversary of the Livermore Woman's Club in 1955 in which the history of the club is recorded. A second history of the club is an undated document that summarizes the minutes, membership rolls, and officer lists from 1896 to 1977. The third and final history consists of individual compositions written between 1931 and 1976 that document the history of ranchers and their ranches, family histories, the organization of the Livermore church, the Livermore Cemetery, and school districts. A photocopy of an article on the history of the Silver Bow Ranch and a newspaper article regarding the sale of the Tibbetts Ranch in 1973 are included in this volume. Materials are arranged chronologically.
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1 Histories, 1955, undated