The Athens Twentieth Century Club was organized November 1904 and joined the state federation in 1906. The object of the Twentieth Century Club was “literary research and social enjoyment.” (1908 Constitution) It became the Athens Woman’s Club in 1922.The object of the Athens Woman’s Club was “mutual improvement and promotion of the higher social and moral conditions.” (1928 Constitution) The 2001-2002 year booklet named the object of the organization as “education, elucidation and entertaining the community and ourselves.”
The organization has been referred to by multiple names: Athens Woman’s Club, Athens Women’s Club, and Athens Womens Club.
The collection contains club year booklets, financial information, 50th Anniversary napkins, meeting minutes, membership lists, and scrapbooks. It also includes programs for gatherings of Athens’ local district of the Illinois Federation of Woman’s Clubs.