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’93 Club Records

Identifier: R-0006

Scope and Contents

The ’93 Club Records consist of organizational records including constitution and bylaws, reports, inventories, President’s Books, Secretary’s Books, minutes, Treasurer’s Books, and yearbooks, and scrapbooks. The records date from 1894-2015, with the bulk of the records dating from 1995-2008. The records are arranged into three series and measure 7.58 linear feet (18 boxes).

Organization Records, 1898-2015 consists of an Archives Committee Report, historical club documents, inventories, and essays read prepared by club members to be presented at meetings.

Administrative Records, 1895-2008 (bulk dates 1986-2008) contains the President’s Books, Secretary’s Books and Minutes, and Treasurer’s Records and reports. The President’s Books, compiled by past presidents of the ’93 Club during their tenure, hold rosters, President’s reports, annual closing records, minutes, correspondence, and other documents. The Secretary’s Books hold rosters, attendance records, agendas, minutes, executive board minutes, treasurer’s reports, and correspondence. Material in this series is arranged chronologically, by record type.

Scrapbooks, 1969-2007, is made up of scrapbooks that were assembled by ’93 Club members. The scrapbooks contain photographs, yearbooks, clippings, cards, and ephemera.


  • 1894 - 2015


The ’93 Club was founded in Fort Worth, Texas on November 15, 1893 by a group of seven women, including Mrs. H. E. McFarland and Miss Ethel Teachout. The ’93 Club welcomed married and single women, but initially was limited to twenty-one, and later, fifty members. The object of the club is “the pursuit of study as a means of intellectual culture and general improvement”. In 1923, it became one of the eleven founding study clubs of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club.


7.58 Linear Feet (18 Boxes)

Language of Materials


Processing Notes:

“A Collect for Club Women” was removed from frame due to unknown material of frame, rusty tacks, and high-lignin content backing material. Edges of Collect discolored due to these materials.

Record-keeping practices appear to have changed over time: shift to President’s and Secretary’s Books in final quarter of 20th century. Some officers maintained records in chronological order and some in reverse chronological order; such records have been arranged in chronological order for consistency. President’s and Secretary’s Books and other administrative records that were originally housed in non-archival binders have were re-housed in acid-free folders. Rusty paper clips and staples were removed and replaced with folded acid-free paper or plastic clips as needed.

Scrapbooks were interleaved as necessary due to newspaper clippings and bright papers.

’93 Club Records
In Taro
Linda Barrett
August 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth History Center Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102