New scrapbooks from the High Point Women’s Club have been added to DigitalNC. These four books cover the years 1940 to 1942, 1953 to 1954, 1955 to 1956, and 1956 to 1957. They show the range of activities that the women’s club participated in, including attending national conventions of women’s clubs, having guest speakers from various levels of government and academia, hosting fund raisers for the Red Cross and March of Dimes, and their annual talent show, among other things.
The scrapbook that covers the years 1940 to 1942 pays particular attention to World War II and issues that affected the home front. The women’s club was very involved with learning and educating others about home defense and action to help the war effort. They also had a number of activities meant to help the soldiers who were overseas.
The High Point Women’s Club was a division of the North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs as well as the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The North Carolina Division is now known as the North Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and for more information you can visit their website. The High Point Club is still in operation to this day.
These scrapbooks were contributed to DigitalNC by the High Point Museum. Also digitized with these materials were two William Penn High School yearbooks from the Heritage Research Center at High Point Public Library, years 1957 and 1958. To see more materials from the museum, visit their contributor page. To browse more Heritage Research Center materials, visit their page here. To browse more yearbooks, visit our North Carolina Yearbooks collection.