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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Austin Woman’s Club Records, 1856-1892, 1928, 1964, 1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin Woman’s Club
Title: Austin Woman’s Club records
Dates: 1856-1892, 1928, 1964, 1970
Abstract: Comprised of legal documents, a survey map, correspondence, receipt, and newspaper clippings, the Austin Woman’s Club (AWC) Records, 1856-1895, 1928, 1964, 1970, document the history of the organization and its members.
Accession No.: 87-251; 89-221
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1929, the Austin Woman’s Club (AWC) provides a location for community organizations to meet; hosts weekly artistic, literary, and civic meetings for club members; and supports a scholarship program for women to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, the AWC maintains the North-Evans Chateau, also known as Bellevue Place, built in 1874 by Harvey and Catherine North. Although William P. Gaines purchased the home in 1884, it returned to Catherine’s possession following several legal issues. In 1892, Major Ira H. Evans bought the property, and the year after his death, the AWC purchased the North-Evans Chateau as their headquarters and a gathering place for local women’s groups.

Source:

Austin Woman’s Club. Accessed March 14, 2011. http://www.austinwc.org/index.htm.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of legal documents, a survey map, correspondence, receipt, and newspaper clippings, the Austin Woman’s Club (AWC) Records, 1856-1895, 1928, 1964, 1970, document the history of the organization and its members. The collection chronicles the ownership history of the North-Evans Chateau and land among Catherine A. North, William P. Gaines, Ira H. Evans, and Hobart Y. Evans from 1856 through 1928. Additionally, three photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1964, 1970, describe the AWC’s charter member Emilie Wheelock Howson, its groundskeeper Marcus Almaraz, and local artist Edna Collins.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gaines, William P.
Evans, Ira Hobart, 1844-1922.
North, Catherine A.
Evans, Hobart Y.
Howson, Emilie Wheelock.
Almaraz, Marcus.
Collins, Edna.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Woman’s Club -- Archives.
North-Evans Chateau (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
Historic buildings -- Texas -- Austin.
Women -- Texas -- Austin -- Societies and clubs.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin Woman’s Club Records, 1856-1892, 1928, 1964, 1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/E480 Papers, 1856-1895, 1928, 1970
box
2.325/D41a Newspaper clippings, 1964

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