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 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).
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.
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
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