Woman's Club of Wisconsin Records, 1870-2012

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Subgrp: 1. The Athenaeum, 1886-1964
Scope and Content Note: The Athenaeum is the name of both the clubhouse building and the first stock company. Originally called the Pioneer Woman's Stock Company, it was later renamed the Athenaeum Company. This was the first all-woman's stock company in the United States, and was formed in 1886 to raise the funds needed to build the clubhouse. It was originally created as a separate entity from the Woman's Club of Wisconsin (WCW) with its own board of directors. All groups interested in using space within the building did so through the Athenaeum. In 1920 the Athenaeum formally merged with the WCW, but the name was still used for renting the building to outside clubs and parties. This subgroup includes photographs of the building and the first president, Martha Fitch.
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Folder   1
Articles and By-Laws, Annual Reports, 1888, 1892
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Volume   1
Articles of Association and Minutes, 1886-1893
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Volume   2
Board of Directors, Meetings, 1907-1912
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Folder   2
Deeds and Title to the Athenaeum, 1886
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Folder   3
Histories of the Athenaeum, 1897, undated
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Folder   4
Legal Documents, Transfer of the Athenaeum to WCW, 1920-1921
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Volume   3
Lists of Receptions, Parties, and Cotillions, 1888-1893
Martha Fitch
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Folder   5
Speeches Given to Board of Directors, 1886-1890
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Folder   6
Speeches Given to Woman's Clubs, 1890, 1900
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Folder   7
Newspaper Clippings, Formation of the Athenaeum Company, 1923, 1964
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Volume   4
Photographs of Athenaeum, 1888
Physical Description: Bound volume of exterior views of the building and interior views of rooms and furnishings. 
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Folder   8
Photographs of Athenaeum, undated
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Volume   5
Stock Certificates, 1886-1893
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Volume   6
Stock Certificates, 1893-1920