|Catalog Number||OH 0005|
|Collection||Oral History Collection|
|Title||Past Presidents Club of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs|
Oral history interviews with members of the Past Presidents Club of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs, conducted by Dorothy L. Coleman on 22 June 1992 in Olympia, Washington. Includes a 22-page transcript.
Interviewees are: Elizabeth Doumet (1951-1953), who also served as Western States President and GFWC Centennial chairman; Helen Sutton (1953-1955), who also served as GFWC chairman of finance in the Home Life Department and of scholarship in the Education Department; Edna Hill (1974-1976), who was also president of the Seattle Federation of Women's Clubs, and is recognized by the Edna Hill Scholarship; Irma Grace Henderson (1976-1978), whose administration hosted the GFWC convention in Seattle in 1977; Doris Clark (1980-1982), who began work with historian Dorothy Coleman on the history of the state federation; Dorothy Coleman (1982-1984), also member of the Olympia Womens' Clubs, who discusses state club history projects; Martha Smith (1984-1986), whose administration used the theme "Concern for Children" to assist state school districts; Joy Bonnington (1986-1988), who conducted state-wide programs on reporting and membership and began the Centennial Quilt Contest; Jeanne Syverson (1988-1990), who describes the work of the Vesta Junior Women's Club in the development of Leavenworth, Washington; and Lavonne Hoivik (1990-1992), who helped plan a women's conference in Russia in 1991 and served as GFWC international hostess during the 1992-1994 administration.
Topics include development of the Community Service Contest (now Community Improvement Program), conservation, fundraising projects for Washington beautification, Breast Self-Examination program, and ways to reach younger women for club membership.
|Interview place||Olympia, WA|
|Length of Interview||60 mins|
Smith, Martha E.
Hill, Edna M.
(WA) State Federation of Women's Clubs
(WA) Vesta Junior Women's Club
(WA) Lakewa Junior Women's Club
(WA) Olympia Women's Club
Community Improvement Program
Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs
(WA) State President