Scope and Content Note
This collection contains materials that document the activities of the Pionettes. The business women of Lakeland organized as the Pioneer Business and Professional Women's Club on February 25, 1925. A year later some of the women formed the Pionettes. Vesta Todd was the first president for the term 1926-1927. The Pioneer Club later changed its name to the Lakeland Business and Profession Women's Club. The Pionettes were granted a charter on August 29, 1927 admitting them into full fellowship of the National and International Federations of Business and Profession Women's clubs and became known as the Pionette Business and Professional Women's Club of Lakeland, Florida.
The collection consists of six scrapbooks from the years 1928-29, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1975, 1976, and 1982-83. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, minutes, annual reports, certificates, correspondence, assorted ephemera from local, state, and national meetings, and photographs. Some of the photographs, dating from 1948 - 1955, were removed and placed in Folder 1 along with a membership book from 1953-54 and 1954 state convention reports.