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Woman's Suburban Democratic Club archives

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Abstract

Title:
Woman's Suburban Democratic Club archives
Author/Creator:
Woman's Suburban Democratic Club
Collection number:
98-131
Size:
20.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1975-2011
Inclusive dates:
1956-2011
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Woman's Suburban Democratic Club is a political organization for women in Montgomery County, Maryland. The archives document the group's fundraising, educational, organizing, social, and civic activities. Included are administrative records that record the club's efforts to assist Democratic candidates in winning elections, and to encourage Montgomery County voters to elect Democratic leaders at the local, state, and federal level. The meeting minutes in this collection cover such topics as the club's mission, educational programs, voter registration efforts, luncheon presentations featuring nationally prominent speakers, and campaign activities. The archives of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club document not only the history of the organization, but the history of Montgomery County, Maryland in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Woman's Suburban Democratic Club archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Woman's Suburban Democratic Club (WSDC) has played an important role in Montgomery County, Maryland, politics since its establishment in 1957. Thirty-five women from Bethesda and Chevy Chase, all of whom had served as volunteers on Adlai Stevenson's unsuccessful 1956 presidential campaign, founded the group as means of continuing their efforts on behalf of Democratic candidates. On January 4, 1957, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt helped the WSDC get off to an auspicious start when she addressed the group's inaugural luncheon.

In 1957 Katie Loucheim, then a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, neatly summarized the objectives of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club when she exhorted the founding members to "Analyze! Organize! Publicize! Educate! Activate!" Those activities have remained an integral part of the WSDC's mission ever since. Through the years, the WSDC has organized fundraising events for Democratic campaigns and other initiatives; supported voter registration drives; and sponsored voter education programs. WSDC members have served as volunteers on countless local, state, and national Democratic campaigns.

The WSDC grew steadily throughout the 1960s, widening its voter registration activities and strengthening its support for Democratic Party candidates, especially during the 1964 presidential campaign. By 1965, the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club's 750 members made it the second largest organization of its kind in the United States. As steadily increasing numbers of women joined the work force during the 1970s, participation in the WSDC began to wane. The leadership redoubled its recruiting efforts in the face of declining membership, but its numbers have never again reached those of the 1960s. Members continued their fundraising and voter registration efforts, working particularly hard on Paul Sarbanes's 1976 campaign for the United States Senate. Appearances by presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in 1976 and later by his wife, Rosalyn, when she was First Lady, prove the WSDC's continued ability to attract nationally prominent speakers. A notably successful lobbying effort, undertaken during the late 1970s and early 1980s, resulted in the Montgomery County Council's 1985 legislation initiating recycling measures.

During the 1980s, the WSDC focused its energies on turning the tide of Reagan conservatism, hosting seminars and luncheons to assist Democrats in understanding the new political climate. In response to the Democratic National Committee's new emphasis on party organization, the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club sponsored numerous meetings aimed at strengthening the local party's position. In the 1990s, the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club continued to support the Democratic Party with its educational series, luncheons, and support for candidates in general elections. The 1990s saw more WSDC involvement in nonpartisan community issues as well. Early in the decade the group sponsored the production of an award-winning video, "Emergency Medical Services: Effective Use of Health Resources," in cooperation with Montgomery County health officials.

Social events have always been an important part of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club's activities. These social activities raise funds for the WSDC's political activities and attract new members. In 1958, the WSDC held its first country fair and auction, an event that remained a long-standing tradition and successful fundraiser until the 1980s. During the 1960s, musical pageants and skits such as "Donkey Kicks of 1964" were a popular attraction. In the 1980s, the group began sponsoring the Montgomery County Democratic "Kiss and Make Up" party, to heal any rifts in party unity caused by primary campaigns and invigorate the party's nominees and volunteers for the general elections.

Beginning with Mrs. Roosevelt's appearance at the inaugural luncheon in 1957, speeches by Democratic candidates, noted journalists, and other leaders have been an integral part of the WSDC's voter education activities. Many county and state Democratic officials addressed gatherings of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club over the years. Thanks in part to Montgomery County's proximity to Washington, D. C., the club has also hosted many nationally prominent Democratic candidates and leaders, including presidential candidates George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore; United States senators Joseph Biden (Delaware) and Edward Kennedy (Massachusetts); California governor Jerry Brown; First Lady Rosalyn Carter and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; Joan Mondale (wife of then-presidential candidate Walter Mondale); Tipper Gore; and Maryland Governors William Donald Schaefer, Harry R. Hughes, Parris Glendening, and Martin O'Malley.

Throughout its history, the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club maintained a tradition of political leadership and commitment to social and civic activities. The organization celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2007.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club document the group's fundraising, educational, organizing, social, and civic activities from 1956 to 2009. The materials include correspondence; meeting minutes; newsletters; invitations and photographs of club functions; newspaper clippings; press releases; award and recognition certificates; videotapes; and auction posters.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Woman's Suburban Democratic Club donated its archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in April 1998. The Club donated additional materials in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Lloyd K. Grabill III and Kathryn Willis June 1999. Additional materials added by Jennie A. Levine December 2001, July 2003, November 2005; Elizabeth A. McAllister in May 2007; Amy French in November 2008; and Allison Heinbaugh in 2010.

Processing note:

The Woman's Suburban Democratic Club collection was processed in the autumn of 1998. Metal fasteners were removed from the documents and replaced with inert plastic clips. The records were arranged in ten series, then placed in acid-free folders in acid-free boxes. Photographs were removed to the Photograph Collection. Oversized materials were flattened and placed in an appropriate container or map case. Memorabilia items were assigned control numbers and placed in the Memorabilia Collection. Audio-visual cassettes were placed in appropriate containers and transferred to the Audio-Visual Collection.

Additional materials were interfiled in December 200, July 2003, November 2005, May 2007, November 2008, and November 2009. In addition, newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper at this time.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Janna Robinson, January 31, 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1956-2009 (2.00 linear feet)

This series documents the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club's development, history, and activities. Most notably, it records the club's efforts to assist Democratic candidates in winning elections and to encourage Montgomery County voters to elect Democratic leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. Included in this series are annual and treasurer's reports, songbooks, fundraising and legislative correspondence, membership recruiting materials, and notes on luncheons and educational seminars. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Acceptance letters, undated series 1box 1folder 1
Administrative -- Logo, undated series 1box 1folder 2
Agenda, 1989 series 1box 1folder 3
Annual Reports, 1963-1968 series 1box 1folder 4
Auction Correspondence, 1963-1973 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
Auction Correspondence, 1975, 1976, 1992, and undated series 1box 1folder 6
Award Certificates, 1987-1990 series 1box 1folder 7
BAR, 1973 series 1box 1folder 8
By-Laws, 1960-1998 and undated series 1box 1folder 9
Campaign Acknowledgements-Contributions, 1980-1981 series 1box 1folder 10
Campaign Committee, undated series 1box 1folder 11
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 12
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 13
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 14
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 15
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 16
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 17
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 18
Correspondence, 1957-2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 19
Correspondence -- Email, 2004 series 1box 1folder 20
Correspondence -- Email, 2005 series 1box 1folder 21
Correspondence -- Email, 2006 series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence -- Email, 2007 series 1box 2folder 2
Correspondence -- Email, 2007 series 1box 2folder 3
Correspondence -- Email, 2008 series 1box 2folder 4
Correspondence -- Email, 2008 series 1box 2folder 5
Correspondence -- Email, 2009 series 1box 2folder 6
Correspondence -- Email, 2010-2011 series 1box 2folder 7
Correspondence -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1997 and 2001 series 1box 2folder 8
Correspondence -- Paul S. Sarbanes, 1982 and 1997 series 1box 2folder 9
Fact Sheet #1, 1957 series 1box 3folder 1
Facts and Comments, 1963-1971 series 1box 3folder 2
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, 1980 series 1box 3folder 3
Job Description for Membership Chair, 1987-1989 series 1box 3folder 4
Kiss and Make Up, 1986-2000 series 1box 3folder 5
Legislative, 1971-1975 series 1box 3folder 6
Legislative Committee and Correspondence Testimony, 1976-1977 series 1box 3folder 7
Legislative Correspondence, 1971-1978 and undated series 1box 3folder 8
Legislative Report, 2001-2003 series 1box 3folder 9
Letterhead, 1999-2001 series 1box 4folder 1
Luncheons and Educational Seminars, 1957 and undated series 1box 4folder 2
Maryland's Proposed Constitution, 1968 series 1box 4folder 3
Membership -- Applications and Renewals, 1962-2011 series 1box 4folder 4
Membership -- Questionnaires, 1975-1976 series 1box 4folder 5
Membership -- Renewals, 1974-2010 series 1box 4folder 6
Membership -- Teas, 1956-1988 series 1box 4folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1976 series 1box 4folder 8
Montgomery County Democratic Club Charter Renewal, 2000 series 1box 4folder 9
Montgomery County Events, 2001 series 1box 4folder 10
Montgomery County Spring Ball, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2011 series 1box 4folder 11
Nominating Committee, 1979-1981 series 1box 4folder 12
Past-Presidents, Biographical Information, 2002 series 1box 4folder 13
Press Releases, 1969-1977 and undated series 1box 4folder 14
Prospective Members, 1986 series 1box 4folder 15
Songs, 1982 and undated series 1box 4folder 16
Testimony Before the Governor's Task Force for Child Proof Guns, 1999 series 1box 4folder 17
Treasurer's Report, 1972-2001 series 1box 4folder 18
UNICEF Correspondence, 1971 series 1box 4folder 19
Woman's Suburban Democratic Club: Twenty-five Years of Service, 1957-1982 series 1box 4folder 20
WSDC [Correspondence], 1994 series 1box 4folder 21
WSDC Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, 2007 series 1box 4folder 22

Series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1957-2009 (1 linear foot)

The meeting minutes reflect the concerns of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club. Early minutes document the effort to define goals and objectives, the election of officers, the establishment of committees, and the appointment of committee members. From 1977 onward, only the minutes of the Executive Board meetings and treasurers' reports exist. Major topics covered in the minutes include the club's mission, fundraising and membership recruitment, educational programs, voter registration efforts, luncheon presentations featuring nationally prominent speakers, and campaign activities. The series includes not only minutes of the Executive Board and of the club's business and luncheon meetings, but also correspondence, printed materials, and reports. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Minutes, 1957-1961 series 2box 1folder 1
Minutes, 1962-1965 series 2box 1folder 2
Minutes, 1966-1967 series 2box 1folder 3
Minutes, 1968 series 2box 1folder 4
Minutes, 1969 series 2box 1folder 5
Minutes, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 6
Minutes, 1972 series 2box 1folder 7
Minutes, 1973 series 2box 1folder 8
Minutes, 1974 series 2box 1folder 9
Minutes, 1975 series 2box 1folder 10
Minutes, 1976 series 2box 1folder 11
Minutes, 1977 series 2box 1folder 12
Minutes, 1978 series 2box 1folder 13
Minutes, 1979 series 2box 1folder 14
Minutes, 1980 series 2box 1folder 15
Minutes, 1981 series 2box 1folder 16
Minutes, 1982 series 2box 2folder 1
Minutes, 1983 series 2box 2folder 2
Minutes, 1984 series 2box 2folder 3
Minutes, 1985 series 2box 2folder 4
Minutes, 1986 series 2box 2folder 5
Minutes, 1987 series 2box 2folder 6
Minutes, 1988 series 2box 2folder 7
Minutes, 1989 series 2box 2folder 8
Minutes, 1990 series 2box 2folder 9
Minutes, 1991 series 2box 2folder 10
Minutes, 1992 series 2box 2folder 11
Minutes, 1993 series 2box 2folder 12
Minutes, 1994 series 2box 2folder 13
Minutes, 1995-1997 series 2box 2folder 14
Minutes, 1998-2003 series 2box 2folder 15
Minutes, 2004-2005 series 2box 2folder 16
Minutes, 2006-2007 series 2box 2folder 17
Minutes, 2007-2009 series 2box 2folder 18
Minutes, 2010-2011 series 2box 2folder 19

Series 3: Membership and Officer Lists, 1957- 2009 (1 linear foot)

Series III consists of annual lists of officers and members that include their addresses and telephone numbers. The files shed light on the membership in general and the women who served in key WSDC positions. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Membership Application Form, 2004 series 3box 1folder 1
Membership and Officers Lists, 1957-1965 series 3box 1folder 2
Membership and Officers Lists, 1958 series 3box 1folder 3
Membership and Officers Lists, 1959 series 3box 1folder 4
Membership and Officers Lists, 1960 series 3box 1folder 5
Membership and Officers Lists, 1961-1962 series 3box 1folder 6
Membership and Officers Lists, 1963-1966 series 3box 1folder 7
Membership and Officers Lists, 1966 series 3box 1folder 8
Membership and Officers Lists, 1967 series 3box 1folder 9
Membership and Officers Lists, 1968-1969 series 3box 1folder 10
Membership and Officers Lists, 1969-1971 series 3box 1folder 11
Membership and Officers Lists, 1970-1971 series 3box 1folder 12
Membership and Officers Lists, 1971-1972 series 3box 1folder 13
Membership and Officers Lists, 1972-1973 series 3box 1folder 14
Membership and Officers Lists, 1973 series 3box 1folder 15
Membership and Officers Lists, 1973-1974 series 3box 1folder 16
Membership and Officers Lists, 1974-1975 series 3box 1folder 17
Membership and Officers Lists, 1975 series 3box 1folder 18
Membership and Officers Lists, 1976 series 3box 1folder 19
Membership and Officers Lists, 1977-1978 series 3box 1folder 20
Membership and Officers Lists, 1978 series 3box 1folder 21
Membership and Officers Lists, 1979-1980 series 3box 1folder 22
Membership and Officers Lists, 1980-1981 series 3box 1folder 23
Membership and Officers Lists, 1981-1982 series 3box 2folder 1
Membership and Officers Lists, 1983 series 3box 2folder 2
Membership and Officers Lists, 1984-1985 series 3box 2folder 3
Membership and Officers Lists, 1985-1986 series 3box 2folder 4
Membership and Officers Lists, 1986-1987 series 3box 2folder 5
Membership and Officers Lists, 1987-1988 series 3box 2folder 6
Membership and Officers Lists, 1988-1989 series 3box 2folder 7
Membership and Officers Lists, 1989-1990 series 3box 2folder 8
Membership and Officers Lists, 1990-1991 series 3box 2folder 9
Membership and Officers Lists, 1991-1992 series 3box 2folder 10
Membership and Officers Lists, 1992-1993 series 3box 2folder 11
Membership and Officers Lists, 1993-1994 series 3box 2folder 12
Membership and Officers Lists, 1994-1995 series 3box 2folder 13
Membership and Officers Lists, 1995-2002 series 3box 2folder 14
Membership and Officers Lists, 2003-2004 series 3box 2folder 15
Membership and Officers Lists, 2005-2006 series 3box 2folder 16
Membership and Officers Lists, 2007-2009 series 3box 2folder 17
Membership and Officers Lists, 2010-2011 series 3box 2folder 18
Membership and Officers Lists, undated series 3box 2folder 19

Series 4: Publications, 1957-2009 (0.75 linear foot)

This series contains a wide variety of materials published by the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club. The publications present a broad view of the concerns and interests of the WSDC. One item of particular interest is a cookbook produced by club members as a fundraising project. Materials include event programs, announcements, auction fliers, press releases, invitations, and newsletters. Arrangement is alphabetical by publication type and title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Announcements, 1957-1987 and undated series 4box 1folder 1
Announcements, 1988-2003 series 4box 1folder 2
Auction Fliers, 1965-1982 and undated series 4box 1folder 3
Democratic Delectables [Cookbook] and Recipes, undated series 4box 1folder 4
Invitations, 1960-1975 and undated series 4box 1folder 5
Invitations, 1976-1990 series 4box 1folder 6
Invitations, 1991-2007 series 4box 1folder 7
Invitations, 2009-2011 series 4box 1folder 8
Newsletters, 1957-1968 series 4box 1folder 9
Newsletters, 1969-1972 series 4box 1folder 10
Newsletters, 1973-1974 series 4box 1folder 11
Newsletters, 1975-1976 series 4box 1folder 12
Newsletters, 1977-1978 series 4box 2folder 1
Newsletters, 1978-1981 series 4box 2folder 2
Newsletters, 1982-1985 series 4box 2folder 3
Newsletters, 1986-1988 series 4box 2folder 4
Newsletters, 1989-1993 series 4box 2folder 5
Newsletters, 1994-2007 series 4box 2folder 6
Newsletters, 2007-2009 series 4box 2folder 7
Programs, 1964-2011 series 4box 2folder 8

Series 5: Clippings, 1957-2009 (0.50 linear foot)

Series V includes clippings from many area newspapers and journals, including the Montgomery County Sentinel; Washington Post; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Tribune; Sunday Star; Association News; Maryland Monitor; Washington Star; Maryland News; Gaithersburg Gazette; Montgomery Journal; Silver Spring Record; Montgomery Democrat; and the Potomac Gazette. Subjects include campaign activities, the WSDC and its members, fundraising, local and national Democratic Party leaders, and obituaries. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith and Ray Schoenke of the Washington Redskins are two prominent non-political figures whose interactions with the WSDC are documented. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject, and then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Montgomery Democrat, 1999-2003, 2005-2007 series 5box 1folder 1
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 2
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 3
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 4
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 5
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 6
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 7
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 8
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 9
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 10
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 11
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 12
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 13
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 14
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 15
Clippings, 1957-2003 series 5box 1folder 16
Clippings, 1957-2003 and undated series 5box 1folder 17
Clippings, 2007-2011 series 5box 1folder 18

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1957-1982 (7.5 linear feet)

These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, invitations, and photographs, which document the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club's activities: recruitment of new members, campaign activities, social events, and Democratic Party fundraising. Also included are guest books signed by those who attended membership teas. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Scrapbooks and Tea Membership Attendance Books, 1957-1967 series 6box 1folder 1
Scrapbooks, 1961-1964 series 6box 2folder 1
Scrapbooks, 1965-1966 series 6box 3folder 1
Scrapbooks, 1967-1970 series 6box 4folder 1
Scrapbooks, 1971-1982 series 6box 5folder 1

Series 7: Posters and Certificates, 1969-2008 (23 items)

This series contains sixteen certificates presented to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club in gratitude for its members' efforts or on the occasion of club anniversaries. Included are certificates and proclamations awarded by the Democratic National Committee; the United States Committee for UNICEF; the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate; several Maryland governors; the Montgomery County Council; and Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan. The series also includes posters documenting national political campaigns and publicizing the WSDC's annual County Fair and Auction. A recent poster recognizing WSDC as 2008 Democrat of the Year is signed by Congressman Chris Van Hollen.

Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Posters and Certificates (Oversize), 1969-2007 series 7box 1folder 1
Certificate of Honor--Democratic National Committee to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club (Oversize), November 6, 1969 series 7box 1folder 1item 1
Certificate--U. S. Committee for UNICEF to Mrs. William H. Goldwater in recognition of support for UNICEF (Oversize), 1971 series 7box 1folder 1item 2
Poster--Auction and Country Fair at Mann's Farm, Saturday (Oversize), September 30, [1972] series 7box 1folder 1item 3
Poster--Come Soar With Us: Auction and Country Fair, Saturday (Oversize), October 13, 1973 series 7box 1folder 1item 4
Poster--Come Soar With Us: Auction and Country Fair, Saturday (Oversize), October 13, 1973 series 7box 1folder 1item 5
Poster--Dems Will Put Spirit Into '76: Auction and Country Fair (Oversize), Saturday, October 18, 1975 series 7box 1folder 1item 6
Poster--The Road to the White House Starts Here Auction and Fair (Oversize), October 2, [1976] series 7box 1folder 1item 7
Certificate/letter--Message of congratulations from Governor Harry Hughes to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club honoring the Club's twenty-fifth anniversary (Oversize), June 4, 1982 series 7box 1folder 1item 8
Certificate--Maryland House of Delegates to Woman's Suburban Democratic Club, resolution on their thirtieth anniversary (Oversize), April 9, 1988 series 7box 1folder 1item 9
Certificate--Governor's Citation from Governor William Donald Schaefer to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club in honor of the Club's thirtieth anniversary (Oversize), April 16, 1988 series 7box 1folder 1item 10
Certificate--Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Casper R. Taylor, Jr. to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club, letter of congratulations on the Club's fortieth anniversary (Oversize), September 29, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 11
Certificate--Governor Parris Glendening to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club Governor's Citation in honor of the Club's work (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 12
Certificate--Governor Parris Glendening to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club proclamation honoring the Club's fortieth anniversary (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 13
Certificate--Maryland House of Delegates to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club, Resolution on the Club's fortieth anniversary (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 14
Certificate--Senate of Maryland to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club, Resolution on the Club's fortieth anniversary (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 15
Certificate--Montgomery County, Maryland, Executive Douglas Duncan, Proclamation honoring the fortieth anniversary of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 16
Certificate--County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, Proclamation honoring the fortieth anniversary of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club (Oversize), October 20, 1997 series 7box 1folder 1item 17
Certificate--Comptroller of Maryland to the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club, on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary (Oversize), April 23, 2007 series 7box 1folder 1item 18
Certificate--County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, proclamation honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club (Oversize), April 23, 2007 series 7box 1folder 1item 19
Certificate--The Maryland General Assembly (Legislative District 18) to the Founders and Members of the Woman's Suburban Democratic Club in recognition of leadership and service to Montgomery County (Oversize), April 23, 2007 series 7box 1folder 1item 20
Certificate--The Maryland General Assembly (Legislative District 19) in recognition of service to Democratic principles in Montgomery County (Oversize), April 23, 2007 series 7box 1folder 1item 21
Certificate--The Maryland General Assembly (Legislative District 16) to Woman's Suburban Democratic Club in recognition of intelligent and engaging programs sponsored for members in Montgomery County (Oversize), May 4, 2008 series 7box 1folder 1item 22
Poster--Democrat of the Year award (Oversize), 2008 series 7box 1folder 1item 23

Series 8: Photographs, 1956-2007 and undated (2 linear feet)

Series VIII contains photographs and negatives documenting the social and political activities of the club, fundraising events, celebrations, and the passing of the gavel from outgoing to incoming presidents. An oversize photograph from 1956 documents the founders of the WSDC standing in front of the Adelai Stevenson campaign headquarters. Prominent national and state Democratic Party politicians, including many who addressed the WSDC, are also depicted in these images. They include presidential candidates Jimmy Carter, George McGovern, and Jerry Brown; United States Senators Joseph Tydings and Paul Sarbanes of Maryland, Joseph Biden of Delaware, and Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts; United States Representative Lindy Boggs of Louisiana; Harry Hughes, governor of Maryland; Eunice Kennedy Shriver; Joan Mondale (wife of 1984 presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale); presidential candidate Al Gore; Tipper Gore; and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. These materials were transferred to the Photograph Collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 9: Audio-Visual Materials, 2002-2008 and undated (16 Items)

Series IX contains six videotapes entitled "Emergency Medical Services: Effective Use of Health Resources" and four entitled "Woman's Suburban Democratic Club PSA." Also included is a VHS recording of "Montgomery Week in Review," which features then-President Carole Brand, and a Kathleen Kennedy Townsend campaign video, as well as an unidentified VHS cassette and a 3/4 inch audio tape labeled only "W.S.D.C." Additionally, there is a DVD of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) Spring Ball, 2008. These materials were transferred to the Audio-Visual Collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 10: Memorabilia, 1991, 1997, 2007, and undated (7 items)

Series X contains two award plaques and two framed certificates. The Baptist Home for Children, Greentree Shelter, presented the first plaque, dated April 26, 1991, to the WSDC in appreciation of their volunteer services in helping homeless families. The second plaque, from the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and dated May 3, 1997, offers congratulations on forty years of dedicated service. The two framed certificates were presented to the WSDC on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary. U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin presented one of the certificates on April 23, 2007 and U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen presented the second on May 16, 2007. The objects were transferred to the Memorabilia Collection and assigned memorabilia numbers 1149, 1150, 2070, and 2071 respectively.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

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