Gay View Terrace Brunch of the Month Boutique, Records, 1970-1999

Title: Gay View Terrace Brunch of the Month Boutique, Records, 1970-1999
Call Number: Mss – 3177
Size: 2 cu. ft.

Abstract
Collection contains records of the Gay View Terrace Brunch of the Month Boutique, also referred to as the Bay View Brunch Club. Records include meeting minutes, invitations, recipes, photographs and other various items.  The collection is arranged chronologically.

Biography/History
The Gay View Terrace Brunch of the Month Boutique, or Bay View Brunch Club, was founded in 1970.  The purpose of the organization was “strictly for fun with love.”  The club members would meet once a month at one of the member’s apartments.  They began with the business meeting, and then had a brunch and time for “gossip”.  The membership of the organization began with only 10 men.  The membership in the organization did not grow far beyond the original count.  Each man in the organization was assigned a typically female name.  The members are referred to by this typically female name in the meeting minutes.  The members of the organization paid monthly dues, which were determined by a vote.  The organization had a President, Secretary and Treasurer, who were voted into office once a year.

Scope and Content
The collection contains the records of the Gay View Terrace Brunch of the Month Boutique.  The collection is organized chronologically by each meeting.  Each meeting’s records include invitations to the meeting, meeting minutes, photographs, and thank-you notes.  The collection also contains a file of additional photographs from 1976-1980.  Also included are a file containing the constitution of the organization, recipes collected by members of the organization, and 20th anniversary t-shirts.

Administrative
This collection was donated to the Milwaukee County Historical Society by Walter Bilski in Nov. 2008.  This collection was processed by Amanda Wynne in 2009.

Contents List

Box Number

Folder Number

Brunch Club Records, Apr. 970-Feb. 1971 1 1
Brunch Club Records, Mar. 1971-Nov. 1972 1 2
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1973-Mar. 1974 1 3
Brunch Club Records, Apr. 1974-Mar. 1975 1 4
Brunch Club Records, Apr. 1975-Sept. 1975 1 5
Brunch Club Records, Oct. 1975-Jun. 1976 1 6
Brunch Club Records, Jul. 1976-Apr. 1977 1 7
Brunch Club Records, May 1977-Jan. 1978 1 8
Brunch Club Records, Feb. 1978-Jul. 1978 1 9
Brunch Club Records, Sept. 1978-May 1979 1 10
Brunch Club Records, Jun. 1979-Apr. 1980 1 11
Brunch Club Records, May 1980-Nov. 1981 1 12
Brunch Club Records, Dec. 1981-Apr. 1983 1 13
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1984-Nov. 1985 2 1
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1986-Nov. 1986 2 2
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1987-Mar. 1987 2 3
Brunch Club Records, Apr. 1987-Nov. 1987 2 4
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1988-Nov. 1988 2 5
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1989-Jul. 1990 2 6
Brunch Club Records, Sept. 1990-Dec. 1991 2 7
Brunch Club Records, Jan. 1992-Jul. 1993 2 8
Brunch Club Records, Aug. 1993-Dec. 1994 2 9
Brunch Club Records, 1995-1996 2 10
Brunch Club Records, 1997-1999 2 11
Brunch Club Records, Cash Ledgers, 1970-1989 2 12
Brunch Club Records, Constitution 2 13
Brunch Club Records, Photographs, 1976-1980 2 14
Brunch Club Records, Recipes 2 15

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