Archival Treasures

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, 1891-2021

Susan B Anthony Receipt Signature

Susan B Anthony Receipt Signature Zoom

A receipt for $50 signed by Susan B. Anthony,
inscribed “For Lecture Engagement at Seattle Theater,”
for a talk she gave in Seattle in June 1896 at the Seattle Theater (Third and Cherry, downtown)
under the auspices of the club

 Handwritten Letter

Handwritten letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to Celeste Slauson of the Woman’s Century Club, on Mrs. Catt’s letterhead, dated July 4, 1893.

Mrs. Catt describes how inspired she was by attending the “Woman’s Congress” (presumably the Woman’s Congress of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where Susan B. Anthony appeared, to great adulation).


A collection of Club treasures!
Foreground: Club yearbooks from 1895, 1932, 1941, and 2011
Background (left to right): An 1892 “penny postcard” announcing the Club’s upcoming events;
event programs from the 1930s;
the shovel used at the 1925 groundbreaking for the Clubhouse (now the Harvard Exit Theatre);
a leather scrapbook of the Woman’s Century Club Juniors, a group for the younger set


The Club sold naming rights to chairs in the auditorium; metal plates engraved with donors’ names were then affixed to the chairs.
The nameplates were removed during a theater remodel, but the Club still has many of them.


Foreground: “Founding of Seattle and Indian War,”
an 1899 paper written by Club member and pioneer daughter E. Inez Denny

Background: Black binder holding “Evolution of Woman,” the first paper read at the Club,
written and delivered by founder Carrie Chapman Catt in August 1891

Woman's Century Club memorabilia

Postcard listing calendar of club events and meetings, 1895

Club members’ directory, 1895-96

Silver fork with Woman’s Century Club emblem

Club membership card, midcentury