Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Dallas Sunshine Club Records

Register and Finding Guide



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dallas Sunshine Club
Title: Dallas Sunshine Club Records
Dates: 1918-1987
Accession No.: MA92-6
Quantity: 2 1/2 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Historical Background

The Dallas Sunshine Club was created October 17, 1918 by the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs. The group's main purpose was humanitarianism in scope: to "take sunshine into the greatest possible number of homes and hearts." The group practiced its philanthropy on an individual as well as a grand scale by donating money and time to a variety of worthy causes. Members of the club loaned out wheelchairs to those who needed them, visited hospitals with fruit and gifts for the ill and worked with a variety of schools, orphanages, hospitals and other groups to further their altruistic aims.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seven series. The series are 1. Charter and By-laws 2. Minutes and Financial Statements 3. Committee and Recording Secretary Reports 4. Correspondence 6. Miscellaneous Club Records 6. Yearbooks 7. Clippings and Pamphlets and 8. Scrapbooks and Ledgers.

The bulk of the collection consists of minutes, committee reports and correspondence. Under the minutes and financial statements series, the club organization, leadership, and structure are recorded and cover a date range of 1918 to 1976. The committee reports document the various philanthropy operations conducted by the group over the sixty years of material. The correspondence series predominantly consist of groups and individuals with whom the Dallas Sunshine Club had worked. Quite a bit of the correspondence are thank you notes acknowledging the club's efforts.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Dallas Sunshine Club
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects:
Women--Texas--Dallas--Societies and clubs
Titles:
Dallas Sunshine Club Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA92-6 Dallas Sunshine Club Records, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 a Register



 

Charter and By-Laws

Box Folder
1 1 Constitution and By-Laws Ca. 1919
2 Amended By-Laws Ca. 1950
3 Proposed Amendments to By-Laws 12/29/60



 

Minutes and Financial Reports

Box Folder
1 4 1918
5 1919
6 1920
7 1921
8 1922
9 1923
10 1924
11 1925
12 1926
13 1927
14 1928
15 1929
16 1930
17 1938
18 1939
19 1940
20 1941
21 1942
22 1943
23 1944
24 1945
25 1948-1953
26 1953-1960
27 1960
28 1961
29 1962
30 1963
31 1964
32 1965
33 1966
34 1967
35 1968
36 1969
37 1970
38 1971
39 1972
40 1973
41 1976
42 1977



 

Committee and Recording Secretary Reports

Box Folder
1 43 Committee Reports 1920s
44 Committee Reports and Correspondence 1928-1930
45 Committee Reports 1940s
46 Committee Reports 1960s
47 Recording Secretary Report 1939-1940
48 Recording Secretary Report 1940-1941
49 Recording Secretary Report 1947-1948
50 Recording Secretary Report 1953-1954
51 Club Report May 6, 1963
52 Club Report 1972-1973
53 Report of Vice President 1973-1974



 

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 54 1937
55 Thank you letters acknowledging donations 1943-1946
56 1950s
57 1960s
58 Terrell State Hospital Correspondence and other philanthropic groups groups 1962-1965
59 Correspondence 1970s



 

Miscellaneous Club Records

Box Folder
1 60 Roster; Membership Roll 1919
61 Active Members 1919; 1921-1922
62 Attendance Book October 19, 1938 - November 1, 1943
63 Honorable Mention by International Sunshine Society 1924 and 1930
64 In Memoriam for... May 5, 1969
65 Membership List Ca. 1970s
66 Membership Cards 1971



 

Yearbooks

Box Folder
2 1 1954/55 - 1957/58
2 1959/60 - 1960/61
3 1961/62 - 1962/63
4 1963/64 - 1964/65
5 1965/66 - 1967/68
6 1968/69 - 1971/72
7 1972/73 - 1975/76
8 1982/83 - 1986/87



 

Newsclippings and Pamphlets

Box Folder
2 9 Newsclippings ca. 1920s
10 Newsclippings ca. 1960s
11 Program and Organization Pamphlets



 

Scrapbooks and Ledgers

Box Folder
3 Stamp - Music for Scatter Sunshine
Scrapbook 1925-1937
Scrapbook 1937-1941
Scrapbook 1938; 1943-44
Box Folder
4 Plaque - "A Gift from the Sunshine Club of Dallas"
Checkbook
Guest Book 1946-1951
Membership Ledger 1930-1950
Account Book 1957-1975