Ida Durand (Mrs. Henry) Redmond Administration

1919-1921, 1932-1936



     Ida Durand Redmond was born in Philadelphia, graduated from college and became a teacher.  She met and married Henry Redmond who was a medical student at the time.  When Redmond graduated the family moved to England for several years.  They returned to the states and moved to Corpus Christi where Ida Redmond expanded her club work.  She became a member of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs and later its president.

While Redmond was in office as President of the Woman’s Monday Club: 

  • She gave a fifteen-minute Spanish lesson at each meeting.

  • The club conducted clothing drives for the poor in Europe.

  • They donated and raised money for the library, Spohn Sanitarium and Red Cross.

  • The club also sent money to the Belgium Louvain library.  This building restoration was to be a lasting tribute to our WWI dead.

  • They also sponsored a program, which gave a $5.00 gold piece to graduating Mexican high school students.

  • The club promoted a clean up for the city campaign.

  • They supported the music program for public schools.

  • The club also advocated a Chautauqua meeting.

  • Other civic causes they endorsed included prison reform, baby week, kindergarten program, prohibition, equal suffrage and a minimum wage law for women and children.

  Compiled by Cecilia Gutierrez Venable

Source: Corpus Christi Public Library Special Collections, Woman’s Monday Club papers; Scrapbook #1, p. 17,  minutes for 1919 to 1936 and Corpus Christi Democrat. 



Ida Durand Redmond



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