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Name Lawson, Roberta Campbell
Notes Roberta Campbell Lawson (Mrs. Eugene B. Lawson) was born in 1878 at Al-lu-we, Indian Territory, which later became Oklahoma. She was the great-granddaughter of the Reverend Charles Journeycake, the last tribal chief of the Delawares.

In 1903 the first woman's club was organized in Nowata, Oklahoma, and Lawson served as its president for five years. She served as state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Women's Clubs, 1917-1919, and GFWC's Oklahoma Director, 1918-1922. Lawson served in various capacities for GFWC, including Music Committee chairman, until 1928 when she became second vice-president. She was elected GFWC President in 1935.

During her term, Roberta Lawson's keynote was "Education for Living." She encouraged adult education and community activities for young adults. She led the first official Good Neighbor Tour to Central America and the West Indies.

She died December 21, 1940.

Associated Records

Image of MAG 1936.06 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1936.06 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, June 1936 Contents: Vincent Van Gogh: self portrait; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Tulsa to be host to the General Federation; p.5. "Oklahoma" a toast/ by Harriet Camden Parker; p.5. Farewell Miami-hail Tulsa!; p.6. Resolutions adopted at the council; p.8. A year of progress/ by Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.9. "The general federation of women's clubs is on the air"; p.10. Federation stand commended; p.10. Things that made us giggle; p.11. The West Indies cruise; p.12. To a thorn tree blooming in a city street-a poem/ by Virginia Taylor McCormick; p.12. International clubs; p.13. American women's club thri

MAG 1932.12 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, December 1932 Contents: Christmas Eve with "Grandmother Great" (portrait); p.4. The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. Mrs. Poole is highly honored; p.6. Board meeting January 11-14; p.6. Prominent person appointed; p.6. G.F.W.C. world friendship tour; p.8. Mrs. Lawson counts days before sailing/ by Mrs. Eugene B. Lawson; p.9. London club head commends world tour/ by Mrs. Curtis Brown; p.9. Tuberculosis-a woman's problem/ by Dr. John H. Peck; p.10. How Magistracies did it/ by Mrs. Edward Dexter Knight; p.10. The American home department envisioned/ by Mrs. John D. Sherman; p.11. Home-the interpreter of values/ by Mrs. Walter W. Seymo

MAG 1935.05 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, May 1935 Contents: Come to Detroit and be educated; p.2. Bridging the gap/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.4. North Dakota state club song/ by Louella Traver Boehne; p.4. The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. Save the birds and honor Audubon; p.6. Juniors and seniors work together/ by Mrs. Edward M. Land; p.7. Spotlight for junior contest/ by Mrs. E.W. Shirk; p.8. Junior Marching Song/ Elizabeth V. Jones Barker; p.9. Day nursery conducted by juniors/ by Mrs. Walter Johnson jr.; p.10. To our junior girls/ by Mrs. Giles Miller; p.11. Juniors will make merry in Detroit/ by Mrs. Ellen C. Hathaway; p.12. Annual pageant staged by West Virginia

MAG 1935.06 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, June 1935 Contents Books for club programs; p.2. The president's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.3. Detroit bulletin board; p.4. To honor Mrs. Poole/ by Mrs. LaFell Dickinson; p.4. Present status of the food bill/ by Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley; p.6. Let's look at the Copeland bill/ by Walter B. Pitkin; p.7. What price publicity?/ by Louise Cattoi; p.8. How to use the radio; p.9. An interview with Anna Steese Richardson; p.10. Many Mississippi clubs own home; p.11. Pennsylvania is clubhouse conscious/ by Mrs. J.E. Sickler; p.12. New Jersey club has beautiful new home; p.14. Women's clubs the world around; p.16. Shop talk on club publicity/ by Mrs. Ar

MAG 1935.07 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, July 1935 Contents: Mrs. Lawson's first message to the club women of the world/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.3. "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good"/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.4. Eight resolutions adopted; p.5. A glorious convention in retrospect; p.6. Secretary Wallace defends the AAA; p.8. Forum: present economic trends; p.9. Forum: political trends; p.10. Forum: foreign policy; p.11. The departments at work; p.12. Detroit doings of the junior/ by Ruth Minard Lothrop; p.14. Women's clubs the world around; p.15. London club head attends triennial; p.16. Mrs. Blankenburg, 90, honored at luncheon; p.16. Missouri federation spo

Image of PRE 1938-1941 - International Presidents Papers

PRE 1938-1941 - International Presidents Papers

The Saidie Orr Dunbar (Mrs. Jesse Austin) Papers document Dunbar's administration as 14th international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1938-1941. Dunbar was born in Granger, Missouri. She lived in Kansas and California before moving to Oregon in 1889. She worked for many years in various capacities at the Oregon Tuberculosis Association, eventually rising to executive secretary. Dunbar organized several clubs in Oregon and went on to become state president of the Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs, 1923-1926. She was elected GFWC President in 1938. During her term, Saidie Dunbar's keynote was "Adjusting Democracy for Human Welfare." She served as a member

MAG 1936.10 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, October 1936 Contents: The harvesters/ by Peeter Brueghel; p.cover. The President's page/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.5. Alaska-"Mainland" or "Great land"/ by Mrs. Saidie Orr Dunbar; p.7. A tripping we did go/ by Mrs. Grace Morrison Poole; p.8. "Modern business and good living"/ by Rita Otway; p.9. The responsibility of club women in the coming election/ by Mrs. J.D. Atwood; p.9. "The way to a man's heart"; p.10. Why is safety education a woman's concern/ by Mrs. Edward Hammett; p.11. Junior club women; p.12. North, East, West, South; p.13. Department of education; p.14. Division of public instruction; p.15. General federation directors'

Image of PRE 1935-1938 - International Presidents Papers

PRE 1935-1938 - International Presidents Papers

The Roberta Campbell Lawson (Mrs. Eugene B.) Papers document Lawson's administration as 13th international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1935-1938. Lawson was born in 1878 at Al-lu-we, Indian Territory, which later became Oklahoma. She was the great-granddaughter of the Reverend Charles Journeycake, the last tribal chief of the Delawares. In 1903 the first woman's club was organized in Nowata, Oklahoma, and Lawson served as its president for five years. She served as state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Women's Clubs, 1917-1919, and GFWC's Oklahoma Director, 1918-1922. Lawson served in various capacities for GFWC, including Music Committee chairman, unt

Image of MAG 1935.08 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1935.08 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, August 1935 Contents: Somewhere west of Washington; p.2. Los Angeles club has inspiring record/ by Mrs. Carl N. Mather; p.3. What headquarters has to offer/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.5. Gleanings from department speakers; p.6. Federation officers now on vacation; p.7. Club programs win prizes; p.8. Making radio what it should be/ by Mrs. Harold Vincent Milligan; p.10. The federation and the radio committee/ by Mrs. T.H. Grimley; p.10. Committee chairmen speak; p.11. Paris club library gains in popularity/ by Edith Guevara; p.12. Junior club women; p.13. Women's clubs the world around; p.14. Foreign clubs grow in numbers and activities;

Image of MAG 1935.10 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1935.10 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, October 1935 Contents: Madame Le Brun and her daugher (self portrait); p.1. The President's message/ by Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Women as social work interpreters/ by Frederic R. Kellogg; p.5. "May we present our directors?"; p.6. "Good morning my friends"/ by Esther Caudill; p.8. The power of language/ by Estelle B. Hunter; p.10. Tears-a poem/ by Lizette Woodworth Reese; p.10. Women are working at security wages/ by Ellen S. Woodward; p.11. Sequoia wins national tree poll/ by Mrs. Charles Cyrus Marshall; p.12. Cooking for a crowd/ by Dr. Louise Stanley; p.13. The bulletin board; p.14. International clubs; p.15. Junior club women; p.16. Bo

Image of MAG 1935.11 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1935.11 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, November 1935 Contents: Portrait of Mrs. Charles Gifford Dyer/ by John Singer Sargent; p.1. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. New appointments are made; p.5. Education for living and government in education/ by Mrs. John. L. Whitehurst; p.8. The service of women's clubs to libraries/ by Dr. Louis Round Wilson; p.10. Have we an American art?/ by Mrs. Frederick B. Hall; p.12. The school and deomocracy/ by Agnes Samuelson; p.14. "America faces a changing world"; p.15. The three "F's" and the three "C's"/ by Mrs. Edward Dexter Knight; p.16. "Us girls"/ by Roberta H. Christensen; p.16. Volunteers essential to Red Cross/ by

Image of MAG 1935.12 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1935.12 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, December 1935 Contents: Madonna of the house of Alba/ by Raphael Sanzio; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Christmas messages from the executive committee; p.5. Important meetings planned for January; p.6. Our obvious duty/ by Carrie Chapman Catt; p.7. "Thank god I'm and American"/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.8. Washington federation has a forest/ by Goldie Robertson Funk; p.9. When you Christmas seal your Christmas mail; p.10. North, East, West, South; p.11. Books and Authors; p.12. Junior Club women; p.13. Education; p.14. Ethical thinking for today/ by Mrs. Edwin F. Miller; p.15. Division of conservation

MAG 1937.03 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, March 1937 Contents: Ingres: the Guillon-Lethiere family (Portrait); p.cover. The President's page/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Rhode Island gives books/ by Dorothy Bennett Vaughn; p.5. Calling all clubs! Calling all clubs!/ by Luey May Smith; p.6. Plans for promotion of general federation offered by directors; p.8. North, East, West, South; p.10. States cooperate for safety; p.12. Department of education; p.14. Department of legislation; p.16. Historical film is given high praise/ by Mrs. Frank A. Linzel; p.17. For observance of child health day; p.17. Department of public welfare; p.18. Department of junior club women; p.24. Women's

MAG 1936.01 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, January 1936 Contents: The shed in the swamp/ by Charles E. Burchfield; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. New chairmen named; p.5. Board of directors to meet; p.6. Forums to the fore/ by Dr. John W. Studebaker; p.7. The Metropolitan opera guild/ by Mrs. August Belmont; p.8. Shall child labor come back/ by Elinor F. Morgenthau; p.9. Worse than war?/ by Mrs. Alex Miller; p.10. Women and money/ by Cathrine Curtis; p.11. North, East, West, South; p.12. Junior club women; p.14. International clubs; p.15. Department of education; p.16. Conservation of natural resources/ by Mrs. H.G. Bogert; p.16. Protection of r

MAG 1936.02 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, February 1936 Contents: Flight into Egypt/ by Claude Lorraine; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. The president addresses the board; p.5. General Federation board meets; p.6. Mrs. Roosevelt and foreign clubs honored; p.7. Distinguished speakers address board; p.8. New programs of work; p.9. All aboard! Miami is the new stop; p.10. Statue of Liberty: it's significance after fifty years/ by Mrs. Charles Cyrus Marshall; p.11. North American wildlife conference/ by F.A. Silcox; p.12. North, East, West, South; p.14. Junior club women; p.16. Books and authors; p.17. Conservation books honor Mrs. Whitley; p.18. De

Image of MAG 1936.03 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1936.03 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, March 1936 Contents: The sun vow/ by Hermon Atkins MacNeil; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Western federation of women's clubs/ by Mrs. Seth T. Arkills; p.5. "Moon over Miami"/ by Mrs. J. Ralston Wells; p.6. Daytona Beach has flourishing clubs; p.7. Pioneer medical women/ by Dr. Ellen C. Potter and Dorothy Case-Bleckschmidt; p.8. "The board speakers said--"; p.10. Merchant Marine problems aired; p.10. Fine arts in the WPA; p.11. Helping public health; p.11. With the department chairmen; p.12. "Us girls"/ by Roberta H. Christensen; p.13. Junior club women; p.14. International clubs; p.15. European federa

Image of MAG 1936.04 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1936.04 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, April 1936 Contents: A photographic study; p.cover. The President's message; p.4. "Thou shalt not kill"/ by Mrs. Edward Hammett; p.5. We'll meet you on Miami shore; p.6. In behalf of America's children/ by Katharine F. Lenroot; p.8. The garden way/ by Mrs. Arthur C. Flory; p.10. North, East, West, South; p.11. Junior club women; p.12. Department of American home; p.13. Department of education; p.14. Mothercraft/ by Mrs. May Dickinson Kimball; p.15. General federation directors; p.16. Department of press and publicity; p.18. Department of legislation; p.20. Department of fine arts; p.22. Department of public welfare; p25. Mothercraft study gr

MAG 1937.04 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, April 1937 Contents: The solemn pledge/ by Walter Ufer; p.cover. The president's page/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. On to Tulsa; p.5. Today's youth problem/ by Mrs. John L. Whitehurst; p.8. A receiving home for girls detained by juvenile court/ by Verl A. Teeter; p.9. Manhattan towers/ by Gertrude C. LeFevre; p.9. May day and child health day in North Carolina/ by Mrs. J. Henry Highsmith; p.10. Modern music-a mirror of life today/ by Mrs. G. Garabedian; p.11. Books and authors; p.12. Junior club women; p.13. North, East, West, South; p.14. The gospel of safety spreads/ by Mrs. Edward Hammett; p.16. Department of education; p.18. Depart

MAG 1936.05 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, May 1936 Contents: Rembrandt Van Rijn: Elizabeth Bas; p.cover. The President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.4. Supreme court holds Hawes-Cooper law constitutional/ by Mrs. Clarence Fraim; p.5. Pennsylvania works for the blind/ by Mrs. Felix Stehle; p.6. The opportunity for women's clubs in cancer control/ by Dr. Clarence Cook Little; p.8. Club houses great and small; p.10. A club president's obligation/ by Mrs. Edward L. Freeman; p.12. The magazine marathon/ by Catherine Ford; p.13. North, East, West, South; p.14. Books and authors; p.16. Junior club women; p.17. Department of education; p.18. Department of fine arts; p.20. Depar

MAG 1936.07 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, July 1936 Contents: A President's message/ by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson; p.2. "What patriotism means to me"; p.3. Department highlights; p.4. Colorful evening sessions are featured by brilliant speakers; p.6. Our club in foreign lands/ by Mrs. Herbert F. French; p.7. Hold high the torch/ by Miss Alves Long; p.8. North, East, West, South; p.9. Junior club women; p.10. Washington has notable art project; p.11. "Education for living"; p.11.