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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Westwood Country Club Records, 1955-1957

Westwood Country Club Photographs, circa 1990-2018

Austin History Center

Westwood Country Club Records

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Westwood Country Club
Title: Westwood Country Club Records
Dates: 1955-2018
Dates (Bulk): 1955-1957, 1990-2018
Abstract: The Westwood Country Club, established in 1955 and formally opened in 1957, is an athletic club located in Austin, Texas. This small collection documents the planning stages (1955-1956) of the Westwood Country Club. In addition there are digital photographs dating from circa 1990-2018 show various interior and exterior views of the country club buildings and grounds.
Identification: AR.W.009
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Quantity: .078 GB (95 files)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
810 Guadalupe , PO BOX 2287 , Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Planning for the Westwood Country Club started in 1955 and the formal opening was in May of 1957. The nucleus of the club is located in the former home of Judge J.W. McClendon at Mount Bonnell Road and West 35th Street facing Lake Austin (Ladybird Lake). Additional structures were built to accommodate various recreational pursuits such as swimming, boating, and tennis. The architectural firm Fehr and Granger drafted the plans for the family country club. The original cost estimate was $500,000 and they planned to limit membership to 450 members. Original members of the board of the Westwood Country Club building corporation were Joe M. Teague, R. E. Janes Jr., Charles D. Nash, R. F. Siddons Jr., William B. Saunders, Leon Stone, Thomas A. Graham, Joseph L. Pojman and E. A. Jones. Directors of the Westwood Country Club operating corporation were Charles F. Herrig, Sterling Saser, Verno Blomquist, Joe Crow, Hollis Lovell Jr., H. C. Bell, Marvin C. Turner, Dr. Lee Scarbrough, Dr. Clary Bates, Hub Bechtol, Ivan C. Belknap, John B. Nations, Dr. Allen H. Neighbors Jr., Joseph L. Pojman and R. F. Siddons Jr.

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Scope and Contents

This is a small collection documents two distinct periods of the Westwood Country Club. There are (.2 linear feet) of materials pertaining to the planning stages (1955-1957) of the Westwood Country Club. The materials were donated by the wife of Arthur Fehr, chairman of the building committee and partner in the architectural firm responsible for drafting the plans for the club. There are agendas and meeting minutes that highlight discussions about financing the construction of the club as well as financial records. Also included are copies of the by-laws with penciled in suggestions for modification, membership lists, membership rosters (1958-1960, 1970-1978) and marketing materials. Additions of digital photographs (.jpg) dating from circa 1990-2018 documenting various interior and exterior views of the country club buildings and grounds were added.

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Arrangement

Text materials arranged by material type. Original file structure and file name of digital photographs was maintained.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

Access to digital files in this finding aid are only available through a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Fehr, Arthur.
McClendon, James Wooten, 1973-1972.
Organizations:
Fehr and Granger, Architects.
Westwood Country Club.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
35th. Street, West 3808.
Subjects:
Country clubs--Texas--Austin.
Historic buildings--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Westwood Country Club C5420 (8)
  • AF House/Building - 3808 West 35th Street

Architectural Archives


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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Organizational materials donated by the wife of one of the original members.

Preferred Citation

Westwood Country Club Records (AR.W.2009). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1961/010

Donation Date: 1985; 2018

Donor #: DO/1991/092

Donation Date: 2018

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010

Digital files processed and integrated into the finding aid by Nikki Koehlert March 2018

Born-digital content (.jpg) was received via USB flash drive media. Born-digital materials were processed in accordance with the AHC's digital processing guidelines including disk imaging, virus scan, and checksums.

The USB flash media was disk imaged on March 30, 2018 to create master preservation copies and to extract the content files.

Access copies follow the file naming schema of the creator.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Westwood Country Club Records, 1955-1957

Box Folder
1 1 Agendas and meeting minutes, 1955, undated
2 By-laws, undated
3 Development - reports and correspondence, 1956, undated
4 Development - financial records, 1955-1956, undated
5 Marketing and public relations, 1955, undated
6 Membership, 1955-1956, undated
6 Membership rosters, 1958-1960, 1970-1978
7 Menu, circa 1957

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Westwood Country Club Photographs, circa 1990-2018
.078 GB (95 files); born-digital; (JPEG)

DigitalStorage Folder
Open AR-W-009-001-access Fitness, 2002-2011
.007 GB (9 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Grounds and music, 1990-2018
.010 GB (16 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Main Clubhouse Building Exterior, 2006-2011
.007 GB (6 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Main Clubhouse Dining and Lounge Areas, 1990-2017
.009 GB (22 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Marina, 2011
.008 GB (9 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Pool and Pool Food Service Areas, 1990-2017
.008 GB (11 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)
AR-W-009-001-access Tennis Center, 1990-2011
.021 GB (21 photographs); born-digital; (JPEG)

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