RG 50: Records of the Women's Club of Waycroft, 1942-1989
Collection NumberRG 50
HistoryWaycroft is a neighborhood in north Arlington, Virginia. The neighborhood is frequently paired with Woodlawn to form Waycroft-Woodlawn and stretches south and east from Virginia Hospital Center to Glebe Road and I-66. The Women's Club of Waycroft was organized in 1940 with the purpose of uniting community women in promoting the advancement of the civic and social welfare and the objectives of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs. The club was a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs until disbanding in the 1990s.
Scope and ContentRG 50 houses the scattered records of the Women's Club of Waycroft, dating 1942 to 1989, with the bulk of material from 1960-1962 and 1981-1989. The record group measures .63 linear feet.
The records document the activities of the club, which include meetings with speakers on matters of civic interest and money-raising activities to benefit charitable organizations. Types of material include the club constitution, minutes, newsletters (The Whistle) and yearbooks, photographs and clippings. Series 2, Agendas, Minutes and Reports of Executive and Regular Meetings, have more detailed records for the 1981-1989 section, including treasurer’s reports. There are only two images in Series 5, Photographs and Clippings.
Arrangement and DescriptionRG 50 is divided into five series by type of material. Within the series, arrangement is chiefly chronological.
ProvenanceThese records were donated by A. M. (Peggy) Hughs in 1990.
RestrictionsThere are no research restrictions on this record group.
Related CollectionsThe Waycroft Women’s Club was a member of the Federation of Women’s Clubs. RG 16, Records of the Arlington County Federation of Women's Clubs, has more material about this group. There are also several folders of material from the Waycroft-Woodlawn Civic Association in RG 15, Records of Neighborhood Civic Associations.