The Profit and Pleasure Club (S2760)


Historical Sketch

The Profit and Pleasure Club was organized in 1920 by farm women in the Dilworth-Moorhead, Minnesota area. Their purpose was “to promote the welfare if its members and the community by studying the best methods of work and the highest ideals of living and to be a means of sociability.” Regular monthly meetings wee held in the homes of the members. Programs consisted of readings, musical numbers and often a speaker.  

Collection Description

The records of the Profit and Pleasure Club are mostly recorded in volumes which are numbered chronologically. Records include by-laws, constitution, letters of sympathy to members’ families, meeting minutes, membership lists, treasurer’s reports, and group photographs of the memberships.  


Box 1

  • Anniversary Programs. 1945, 1950, 1955
  • Correspondence. 1976
  • History and List of Officers. 1920-76
  • Letters of Sympathy
  • Photographs. 1950, undated
  • Roll Call. 1956-76
  • Record Book. 1920-55
  • Treasurer Records. 1920-25, 1930-77