Bean, Pauline 2001-10-05

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Interviewee Name: Pauline Bean

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Date: October 05, 2001


Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 00:40:14


Women’s Club, Interested from the beginning, President in 1963- 64, No places to go for women to have meetings when the club started, Began in 1944 with talk about how women should have a place to meet, A place for women to meet, be together and do projects, $100.00 to join the club, Wanted to add to the culture of the community, Started off with a good number of members, Gradual growth of members, Only place women had to meet during these times, Bean was chairman of a number of committees in the club before becoming president, Problems, Garbage was a big problem for the city, Flies were also a big problem gathering around the trash during summer, Researched for the best ways to eliminate the garbage, The city voted to create dumpsters, Parking, Bought one lot but it wasn’t enough, Bought a second parking lot even though it put them in debt, Affiliations, Other clubs joined the Women’s Club as an entirety, Many business clubs, Charitable organizations, 25-30 groups affiliated with the women’s club, Women’s club gave them a place to meet, Located on Broadway in an old funeral home, 300-400 members since Bean was president, Members were very active, Had the best food in town, How the city affected the Women’s Club, Very peaceful time, The war was over, Town was very prosperous, Cuban missile crisis didn’t really affect Lubbock or affect the club, General changes in the Lubbock Women’s Club, Women in previous times appreciated the club more than the women do currently, Women were always very dedicated, Memorable moments for the club, Money was hard to come by but they bought a painting, Painting by Olive Rush: one of the early day painters of Santa Fe, Bought the painting through the Baker gallery, Had a big opening for the showing of the painting, A young deer running through the forest, Members wanted to beautify the club, Fascinating fund raisers, Helen Corbit: professional cook at the Neiman Marcus tea room, Contacted Corbit to come out to Lubbock for the fund raiser, Had a second program that night since the first was a success, Made a lot of money, Fashion show, Macy Harbor was a cook and put out great food for the club, The club created a cook book, only used Macy’s recipe’s, Harbor Light’s: Name of cookbook, Macy Harbor, A good woman, Hard worker, Sold cookbook as a fund raiser, Museum involvement, West Texas Museum 1950-1975, Involved with the museum almost from the beginning, Loved Carry Holden, Helped put up exhibits, Very interested, Volunteer position, Museum was a good attraction for the schools, Museum was located at what is now Holden Hall, Branding Iron, Two headed calf, 1955 southwest collections was created, Bean was present at the start of the southwest collections, Yearbook

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