We are excited to bring our heritage to you in our digital archive library, made possible through the generosity of 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and private donations. We will be adding artifacts as they are scanned, so check here and the LMC’s news section for updates.

The LMC is proud of our long and rich history over the club’s 125+ year lifetime. In addition to being a club of incredible musicians, we have also been a club of meticulous record-keepers. As a result, the LMC has over 40 boxes of historical artifacts in MOHAI’s Sophie Frye Bass library as well as our own internal archive collection.

LMC Historical Photographs

Artist photographs were often given to LMC members by the performers or managers when they came to Seattle under the auspices of the LMC for its International Artist Concert Series.


Members’ Books

Members’ Books offer a snapshot of the LMC’s activities, musical programs, and members in a given season or seasons. Membership Books are listed in chronological order. Click on the image for access to the full members’ book.

1905-1906 Members' Book   1910-1911 Members' Book   1911-1912 Members' Book
1912-1913 Members' Book   1913-1914 Members' Book   1914-1915 Members' Book
1915-1916 Members' Book   1916-1917 Members' Book   1917-1918 Members' Book
1918-1919 Members' Book   1919-1920 Members' Book   1920-1921 Members' Book
    1922-1923 Members' Book    
1924-1925 Members' Book   1925-1926 Members' Book   1926-1927 Members' Book
1927-1928 Members' Book   1928-1929 Members' Book   1929-1930 Members' Book
1930-1931 Members' Book   1931-1932 Members' Book    
1932-1934 Members' Book   1934-1936 Members' Book   1936-1938 Members' Book
1938-1940 Members' Book   1940-1942 Members' Book   1942-1944 Members' Book
1944-1946 Members' Book   1946-1948 Members' Book   1948-1950 Members' Book
1950-1952 Members' Book   1952-1954 Members' Book   1954-1956 Members' Book
1956-1958 Members' Book   1958-1960 Members' Book   1960-1962 Members' Book
1962-1964 LMCMembers' Book   1964 - 1966 LMC Members' Book   1966 - 1968 LMC Members' Book
1968 - 1970 LMC Members' Book   1970 - 1972 LMC Members' Book   1972 - 1974 LMC Members' Book
1974 - 1976 LMC Members' Book   1976 - 1978 LMC Members' Book    
    1982 - 1984 LMC Members' Book   1984 - 1986 LMC Members' Book


Historical LMC Bylaws

Bylaws were printed in Members’ Books but also printed separately at times.

1923 LMC By-Laws

1935 LMC By-Laws

Historical LMC Auxiliary Members’ Books

The LMC Auxiliary was formed in 1929 to “give young women music students an opportunity for greater self-expression in the Art and an opportunity for the realization of the joy of music as an activity in their lives through the aiding of one another in this accomplishment” (Constitution, Article II). Similar to the LMC Members’ Books, the Auxiliary Members’ Books capture the full activities of the Auxiliary, a list of members and officers, and musical programs. Earlier year books also provide a detailed history of the Ladies Musical Club Auxiliary.

1931-1932 LMC Auxiliary Members’ Book

1934-1935 LMC Auxiliary Members’ Book

1953-1954 LMC Auxiliary Members’ Book

Historical LMC Programs

The LMC provided many musical concerts for the Seattle public, both performed by members as well as performances by world-famous artists for the LMC’s Artist Concert Series (1900-1995). The LMC has record of the programs in both the Members’ Books as well as individual programs that were provided at the event.

1891 LMC Concert Program

1893 LMC Concert Program

Historical LMC Secretary’s Books

Secretary’s books reveal the meticulous inner workings of the LMC and give insight into the LMC’s various programs. Books from 1951 to 1970 are currently available with more forthcoming.

1951-1955 LMC Secretary's Minutes
1951-1955 LMC Secretary’s Minutes

1955-1956 LMC Secretary's Minutes
1955-1956 LMC Secretary’s Minutes

1962-1964 LMC Secretary's Minutes
1962-1964 LMC Secretary’s Minutes

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