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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Westwood Country Club Records, 1955-1957

Austin History Center

Westwood Country Club Records

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Westwood Country Club
Title: Westwood Country Club Records
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1957
Abstract: This small collection documents the planning stages (1955-1956) of the Westwood Country Club.
Identification: AR.W.009
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Planning for the Westwood Country Club started in 1955 and the formal opening was in May of 1957. The nucleus of the club is located in the former home of Judge J.W. McClendon at Mount Bonnell Road and West 35th Street facing Lake Austin (Ladybird Lake). Additional structures were built to accommodate various recreational pursuits such as swimming, boating, and tennis. The architectural firm Fehr and Granger drafted the plans for the family country club. The original cost estimate was $500,000 and they planned to limit membership to 450 members. Original members of the board of the Westwood Country Club building corporation were Joe M. Teague, R. E. Janes Jr., Charles D. Nash, R. F. Siddons Jr., William B. Saunders, Leon Stone, Thomas A. Graham, Joseph L. Pojman and E. A. Jones. Directors of the Westwood Country Club operating corporation were Charles F. Herrig, Sterling Saser, Verno Blomquist, Joe Crow, Hollis Lovell Jr., H. C. Bell, Marvin C. Turner, Dr. Lee Scarbrough, Dr. Clary Bates, Hub Bechtol, Ivan C. Belknap, John B. Nations, Dr. Allen H. Neighbors Jr., Joseph L. Pojman and R. F. Siddons Jr.

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Scope and Contents

This is a small collection (.2 linear feet) of materials pertaining to the planning stages (1955-1957) of the Westwood Country Club. The materials were donated by the wife of Arthur Fehr, chairman of the building committee and partner in the architectural firm responsible for drafting the plans for the club. There are agendas and meeting minutes that highlight discussions about financing the construction of the club as well as financial records. Also included are copies of the by-laws with penciled in suggestions for modification, membership lists and marketing materials.

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Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Fehr, Arthur.
Organizations:
Fehr and Granger.
Westwood Country Club
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
35th. Street, West 3808.
Subjects:
Country clubs--Texas--Austin.
Historic buildings--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Austin Files - AF C5420 (8) Westwood Country Club

Austin Files - AF House/Building 3808 West 35th Street

General Collection - Westwood Country Club Membership Rosters (1958-1960, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1978)

Architectural Archives - see Architectural Archives card catalog.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the wife of one of the original members.

Preferred Citation

Westwood Country Club Records (AR.W.2009). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1961/010

Donation Date: 1985

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Westwood Country Club Records, 1955-1957

Box Folder
1 1 Agendas and meeting minutes, 1955, undated
2 By-laws, undated
3 Development - reports and correspondence, 1956, undated
4 Development - financial records, 1955-1956, undated
5 Marketing and public relations, 1955, undated
6 Membership, 1955-1956, undated
7 Menu, circa 1957

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