The Woman’s Century Club’s archive contains significant historical material including:  scrapbooks ranging in date from 1893 to 2012; early writings of important women residents of King County such as Carrie Chapman Catt (well-known suffragist), Dr. Sarah Kendall (early woman physician), Julia E. Kennedy (Seattle’s first woman superintendent of schools), and Celeste Langley Slauson (director of the Seattle Conservatory of Arts; correspondence from the 1920s to the present reflecting the WCC’s many activities including legislative work, support of the Red Cross, gardening, safe driving initiatives; artists’ works, and musical programs; and documents from important figures like as Mayor Bertha Knight Landes and suffragist Susan B. Anthony, and about events such as Amelia Earhart’s visit to Seattle.  With help from a grant provided by 4Culture, the WCC obtained stable housing for the archives, materials in the archives were processed and inventoried, and a guide to the contents of the archives created.

The WCC archives, including the scrapbooks, early member’s writings, and Club directories were donated to the Special Collections Division at the University of Washington Libraries in 2015.   To view what materials are at the UWSC  click here:  Woman’s Century Club records, 1891-2015

A few of the documents from the archives have been transcribed or photographed and can also be found on our website. Click on the History tab above to locate those items.


This project was supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture.