Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Fremont [Ohio] Junior Federation of Women

 

LH-285


Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Fremont Junior Federation of Women scrapbooks were donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by the local chapter in 1996.

Agency History

The Fremont Junior Federation of Women formed locally in 1939 as a chapter of the national organization. As a women's service organization, the chapter was specifically devoted to the development of its membership in intellectual endeavor, social fellowship, and community service. Public service projects focused on local, state, and national concerns. The local chapter, originally open to women over eighteen years of age, sponsored at least one major local service project each year, however, its fund raising activities also supported state and federal projects, including the international agency of CARE. Projects ranged from educational scholarships, to support of local veterans, work with juvenile offenders, and community improvement and beautification. The members met at the Fremont Federation of Women's home, located at 506 Court Street in Fremont twice each month, where programs touched on national legislation, social issues, health concerns, citizenship, and public service. During the 1940's and 1950's, the Fremont chapter sponsored the formation of an additional seven chapters in the immediate area, including Gibsonburg, Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Tiffin, Findlay, and two in Clyde, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks compiled annually by the chapter. Each includes newsclippings of chapter events, activities, and projects, members' photographs as well as images of activities, and programs. Though the collection contains no official organizational minutes or membership rolls, the records do provide insight into the activities, civic projects, and area women involved in the organization from its inception until 1967.

Inventory

Ac. 5403

Papers and Photographs, 1939-1967

 

Box 1

Scrapbook - 1939-1940

Scrapbook - 1942-1943

Scrapbook - 1943-1946

Scrapbook - 1947-1948

Scrapbook - 1948-1949

Scrapbook - 1949-1950

Scrapbook - 1951-1952

Scrapbook - 1961-1962

Box 2

Scrapbook - 1953-1954

Scrapbook - 1954-1955

Scrapbook - 1955-1956

Scrapbook - 1956-1957

Scrapbook - 1962-1963

Scrapbook - 1966-1967

Box 3

1949 Organization Award

Photographs

Scrapbook - 1952-1953

World War II Memorial Scrapbook - 1949

Box 4

Scrapbook - 1950-1951

Scrapbook - 1958-1959

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