The album was created for Mrs Jill Cook, a founder of the club. It contains messages from members of the Club and photographs of members and their children and husbands. It also lists their former home and when they arrived in New Zealand
The Overseas Ladies Club was formed in Palmerston North in 1947. It acted as a support group for the wives of returned servicemen who came to Palmerston North after WWII. The women met monthly and shared activities until 1982.