The Druzea Club Records (1937-1987) contain textual
materials which document the history of the club’s volunteer and community
service activities as well as the active role the group played within the
Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The materials primarily consist of club scrapbooks which are
organized chronologically. Scrapbooks
contain numerous clippings from the Bellingham Herald and the Washington
Clubwoman regarding the activities of the club, certificates of award from the
Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs, photographs of club members,
thank you letters to the club, yearly membership and officers lists as well as
numerous ephemera from various functions and gatherings. The scrapbooks were kept in a very orderly
condition and offer researchers a detailed glimpse into the annual activities of
the club from its inception in 1937 until 1968.
The materials also offer a look at the thoughts and concerns of socially
active women in Washington state as well as the role of women in society.
The collection also contains materials relating to the
Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs of which the Druzea Club was an
active part. These materials include Bellingham-hosted
convention booklets, club bylaws, a 1986-87 directory and speech and
communication help-manuals. These
materials can help in the establishment of the connection between the Druzea
Club and the umbrella organization of the Federation.