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Name Poole, Grace Morrison
Notes Grace Morrison Poole (Mrs. J. Henry Poole) was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, in 1880. She was educated in teaching at the Salem Normal School and taught for four years before her marriage. Her husband, J. Henry Poole, died in 1919.

Poole was active in the Woman's Club of Brockton before becoming GFWC recording secretary in 1926. She served as first vice-president, 1928 -1932, and was elected GFWC President in 1932.

Grace Poole was a proponent of education, labor, pure food and drug laws, women's suffrage, economic reform, and diversity. She made several friendship tours to visit women's clubs around the world. Her keynote was "These United States."

After her GFWC presidency, Grace Poole served as dean of Stoneleigh College in Rye, New Hampshire. She also served as a spokesperson for the Women’s Field Army, a cancer awareness program sponsored by the American Society for the Control of Cancer (later, the American Cancer Society) and promoted by the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

On September 29, 1937, Grace Poole married Dr. Henry Gilbert Reynolds, head of the eye and ear department of the Illinois Central Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. They made their home in Paducah after their marriage.

Grace Morrison Poole Reynolds died in Kentucky in 1962.

Associated Records

MAG 1933.05 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, May 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. All roads lead to Richmond for the General Federation Council May 22-26; p.2. Govenor's office/ by Jno. Garland Pollard; p.3. History in the making gives European travel special lure just now; p.4. World tour is alluring/ by Mrs. Edward Dexter Knight; p.5. Newspapers want news/ by Roberta H. Christensen; p.6. Virginia club woman issues council number/ by Mrs. Fred Alexander; p.6. When club women are news/ by William Allen White; p.7. The foundation fund/ by Mrs. Palmer Jerman; p.7. The newspaper point of view-try to see it: the price of publicity is cooperaton/ by Mrs. Vaughn W.

MAG 1932.07 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, July 1932 Contents: Grace Morrison Poole (Portrait); p.4. The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. The biennial in retrospect; p.6. International women's clubs move forward/ by Dr. Clara B. Burdette; p.8. Two problems discusses by women leaders; p.9. Three vigorous criticisms of our modern age; p.10. On the privileges and duties of club women; p.11. A portrait of Shakespeare/ by Florence Topping Green; p.12. The CLUBWOMEN GFWC wins new readers/ by Mrs. William R. Alvord; p.13. Resolutions adopted at Seattle; p.14. Women's clubs the world around; p.16. Headquarters gets many generous gifts; p.18. General Federation directors ratifies;

MAG 1933.09 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, September 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. G.F.W.C. cooperates with U.S. government; p.2. How the women of the country may best help N.R.A./ by Hugh S. Johnson; p.3. California federation's grove of giant redwoods/ by Clare Guiberson; p.4. Concerning motion pictures/ by Mrs. Richard M. McClure; p.5. Highlights on department work; p.6. G.F.W.C. chairmen dubbed "brain child"; p.6. Increased protection for the consumer/ by Alice Lackey; p.7. Federation extension makes good progress/ by Mrs. William Waller; p.7. Women's clubs the world around; p.8. Department of American home/ by Mrs. John A. Frick; p.9. Committee on

MAG 1932.08 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, August 1932 Contents: Random snapshots of federation leaders; p.4. The President's pages/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. Many appointments are announced/ ; p.6. Communism: menace to America; p.8. The challenge of the child; p.9. State federation work reviewed; p.10. Arkansas wins art festival prize; p.12. Women and community planning; p.13. What the junior club means; p.14. Women's clubs the world around; p.16. Oklahoma woman wins gold medal; p.18. Fine arts community festivals are popular; p.18. The call of the land is heeded; p.19. Wisconsin club has educational movie plan; p.19. Juniors and junior clubs win prizes; p.20. Kentucky club has p

MAG 1932.09 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, September 1932 Contents: Portrait, Mrs. Bruce Scott; p.4. The President's page; p.5. Prominent women take leadership; p.6. Progress made in expediting buying of good for institutions/ by Julia K. Jaffray; p.7. Foundation fund passes $100,000/ by Mrs. Edward Dexter Knight; p.8. "Home made citizenship" is best/ by Dr. L. Wendell Fifield; p.9. Safeguard your public schools/ Mrs. Fred L. Pigeon; p.10. Homemaking/ by Anglie Wolcott Bagby; p.13. The lure of the antique/ by Mrs. Frank a. Seller; p.14. Home extension division looks forward/ by Mrs. Sheldon F. Toomer; p.15. Publicity: The great urge/ by Vella Alberta Winner; p.16. Research and club servic

MAG 1932.10 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, October 1932 Contents: Miss Curtis Brown of London (Portrait); p.4. The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. General Federation to sponsor world friendship tour; p.6. Southward again/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.8. Bringing books to life/ by Mrs. Henry C. Taylor; p.10. Pilgrimages to home of early America/ by Amy Noble Maurer; p.12. Wise spending of one billion dollars/ by Mattew Woll, Grace Morrison Poole, Robert L. Lund; p.13. Art achievement rewarded; p.14. October is national council month; p.15. American women's clubs of Europe form federation; p.16. Women's clubs world around; p.18. Los Angeles district has 21,260 members/ by Mrs.

MAG 1932.11 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, November 1932 Contents: Executive commitee, G.F.W.C. (portrait); p.4. The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.5. We cross the bridge/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.6. The CLUBWOMAN GFWC has fifth birthday; p.8. The foundation/ by Mrs. Edward Dexter Knight; p.10. On support of schools/ by Herbert Hoover; p.10. A note of warning/ by Mrs. Fred L. Pigeon; p.10. American education week/ by Joseph Rosier; p.10. Living up to a fine tradition/ by Dorothy Canfield Fischer; p.11. Teaching government/ by David Lawrence; p.12. Unfinished business/ by Bess Goodykoontz; p.13. Club women and the rural problems/ by Florence Hale; p.14. What is new in kind

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 1933.04 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, April 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. "The march of the General Federation" is toward Richmond; p.2. These clubs are 100 percent subscribers; p.3. Junior conference plans/ by Frances Crutchfield; p.3. Switzerland The Alps; p.4. European clubs anticipate tour; p.5. Who said women's clubs were dying; p.6. Citizens' councils for constructive economy; p.7. An open letter to members of Federated Women's Clubs/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.7. The interdependence of juniors and seniors/ by Mrs. Edward M. Land; p.8. A former chairman greets the juniors/ by Mrs. Edwin Bevens; p.8. Juniors of California/ by Mrs. E.W. Shirk;

MAG 1933.07 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, July 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. Czechslavaki woman's club has program of interesting activities/ by Mrs. Bozena Dedinova; p.2. "And they call this peace"/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.3. Modern spirit permeates council; p.4. Organized women give President Roosevelt hope; p.6. When nature wants a man (poem)/ by Angela Morgan; p.6. Surgeon general Cumming sounds warning on "extravagance of thrift" in public health; p.7. Editorial: Thanks to the convention; p.7. Norway maple honors Mrs. Meritt/ by L.B. Stine; p.8. Federations soundness demonstrated/ by Mrs. Edward Hammett; p.9. General federation at cause and cur

MAG 1933.08 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, August 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. Gems of thought from national leaders; p.2. The story of how women became people; p.3. Contemporary problems dealt with by general federation departments; p.4. G.F.W.C. group is off to Europe; p.5. The second mile/ by Mrs. Clifford Taylor; p.6. Something new in federation pins/ by Mrs. D.H. Foresman; p.8. Social hygiene program suggestions; p.8. Friendship garden at century of progress; p.8. Department of fine arts/ by Mrs. H.S. Godfrey; p.9. Department of American home/ by Mrs. Phebe K. Warner; p.10.

MAG 1933.10 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, October 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. Public welfare - the welfare of all the people/ by Julia K. Jaffrey; p.2. "Is personal hygiene valuable?"/ by Dr. George H. Bigelow; p.3. Unemployment relief/ by Mr. Frank Bane; p.4. The child today/ by Dr. Ellen C. Potter; p.5. Necessity for the enactment of the proposed uniform narcotic drug act/ by H.J. Anslinger; p.6. Women's clubs the world around; p.7. Government support is citizenship day/ by G.A. Renard; p.8. Present crisis is conference subject; p.8. West Virginia club does big relief job; p.9. An open letter/ by Mrs. William Waller Slayden; p.9. Tientsin club has

MAG 1933.11 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, November 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. Mrs. Poole urges buying now; p.2. England and its new day/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.3. The emergency in education/ by Dr. George F. Zook; p.4. Educating for a greater freedom/ by Anson W. Belding; p.5. The house of the people/ by Jessie Gray; p.5. Conservation in the national recovery program/ by Robert Fechner; p.6. American education week Nov. 6-12; p.6. Lack of educational foundation deplored/ by Harry W. Smith; p.7. 1933 mobilization for human needs; p.7. Department of education/ by May Dickinson Kimball; p.8. Away with billboards/ by Mrs. M.D. Steever; p.8. Does y

MAG 1933.12 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, December 1933 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.1. Greeting; p.2. La belle France/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.3. Mrs. Roosevelt to address general federation board; p.4. Highways of reconstruction/ by Mrs. Walter W. Seymour; p.5. Are you consumer conscious?/ by Frederic C. Howe; p.6. A new national pure food law/ by W.G. Campbell; p.7. How much should I pay?/ by Josephine Wylie; p.8. Importance of home economic training/ by Angie Wolcott Bagby; p.9. Relationship between home and school in training youth of today in homemaking/ by Helen Christine Finlayson; p.10. The new American drama/ by Mrs. Henry C. Taylor; p.11. Here'

Image of PRE 1932-1935 - International Presidents Papers

PRE 1932-1935 - International Presidents Papers

The Grace Morrison Poole (Mrs. J. Henry) Papers document Poole's administration as 12th international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1932-1935. Grace Morrison was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, in 1880. She was educated in teaching at the Salem Normal School and taught for four years before her marriage to J. Henry Poole, who died in 1919. Poole was active in the Woman's Club of Brockton before becoming GFWC recording secretary in 1926. She served as first vice-president, 1928-1932, and was elected GFWC President in 1932. Grace Poole was a proponent of education, labor, pure food and drug laws, women's suffrage, economic reform, and diversity. She made sever

MAG 1935.09 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, September 1935 Contents: The President's page/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.3. Club leaders appointed to strategic positions in G.F.W.C.; p.4. Vital conferences pending; p.7. "How firm a foundation!"/ by Mrs. Edward Hammett; p.8. Authorship for women/ by Charles Langley; p.9. Women's clubs the world around; p.10. Clubs will celebrate children's book week; p.12. Ohio wins penny art fund prize; p.12. Dr. Stephens makes statesmanship plea/ by Dr. Waldo Stephens; p.13. Work of portrait artist on cover; p.13. Junior club women; p.14. Nursing loan closet fills community need; p.16. Atlanta may become the "Dogwood city"; p.17.

Image of MAG 1937.10 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1937.10 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, October 1937 Contents: Eward Hopper: Cape Cod Afternoon; p.cover. When East met West in a Pan-Pacific conference in Canada/ by Elizabeth Bailey Price; p.7. Mrs. Poole is wed; p.7. Tomorrow-what?/ by Grace Morrison Poole; p.8. The 1937 friendship tour/ by Mrs. Herbert F. French; p.9. The Junior Red Cross in the Ohio-Mississippi disaster/ Thomas W. Gosling; p.10. Club women operate home for court wards/ Helen D. Gansert; p.11. What the women citizen can do to improve government in North Carolina/ by Mrs. T.H. Barker; p.12. Junior club women; p.13. We are for peace; p.13. North, East, West, South; p.14. Department of education; p.16. Committee on S

Image of CON 1935.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1935.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The First Triennial Convention of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 4-12 June 1935 in Detroit, Michigan at the Masonic Temple. The GFWC Convention Records, 1935, consist of a call for convention letter with proposed resolutions and amendments, a convention program, a pamphlet from the Federation Clinic, a credential card, the report of the treasurer, Viva McMillan Hammett, a copy of the address of the president, Grace Morrison Poole, and the Official Report of the First Triennial Convention. There is also a pamphlet of state songs compiled by Mrs. H.S. Godfrey, Chairman of the Division of Music as well as the sheet music to "March of the Youth", a song written for the Juniors

Image of CON 1928.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1928.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Nineteenth Biennial Convention of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 28 May - 7 June 1928 in San Antonio, Texas at the Auditorium. The GFWC Convention Records, 1928, consist of a call for convention letter, a convention invitation, a convention program, the biennial report of the Finance Committee, a resolution book, the published message and address of the president, the detailed report of the Home Equipment Survey, and the Official Proceedings. The records also include a program from the musical, "Pathways," that was presented at the conference by the Junior Delegates.

Image of CON 1929.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1929.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Biennial Council Meeting of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 27 May - 1 June 1929 in Swampscott, Massachusetts at the New Ocean House Convention Hall. The GFWC Convention Records, 1929, consist of a call for council letter, a council meeting program, the address of the president, Bettie Manroe Sippel, a resolution book, and the Official Report of the Thirteenth Biennial Council.