Woman's Reading Club Records, 1905-1972
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Brief Description: Minute books, bylaws, administrative records, yearbooks, correspondence, histories, speeches, poems, clippings, and memorabilia from the Woman's Reading Club in Norfolk, Virginia. The records date from 1905-1972, with gaps in the meeting minutes from 1916-1923 and 1928-1944.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at] norfolk.gov
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-166
Created by: Woman's Reading Club (Norfolk, Va.) (1905-1971)
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/20/1972.
Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Woman's Reading Club (Norfolk, Va.) (1905-1971) : The Woman's Reading Club was first brought to fruition on January 28, 1905 at the home of Mrs. B. F. Reynolds, at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Park Avenue, in Norfolk, Virginia. Its purpose was to bring women together to discuss literature, world affairs, and culture. The Woman's Reading Club motto was, "We live to learn." The Club studied a variety of subjects including art, music, drama, poetry, history, and biography from all over the world. Due to low membership numbers, the Club dissolved in Fall 1971.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Women--History--United States
Women--Societies and clubs
Genres/Forms of Material
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Gavels (ceremonial mallets)
Histories (literature genre)
Ledgers (account books)
Maps (documents)
Minute books
Minutes (administrative records)
Place cards
Resolutions (administrative records)
Speeches (documents)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Woman's Reading Club by donation
PreferredCitation: Woman's Reading Club Records, MSS 0000-166, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.