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Woman's Reading Club Records, 1905-1972 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Ella Frances Swain

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Collection Overview

Title: Woman's Reading Club Records, 1905-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-166

Primary Creator: Woman's Reading Club (Norfolk, Va.) (1905-1971)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 07/20/1972

Subjects: Clubs, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--History, Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Organizations, Women--History--United States, Women--Socialization, Women--Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Bylaws (administrative records), Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Gavels (ceremonial mallets), Histories (literature genre), Ledgers (account books), Maps (documents), Memorandums, Minute books, Minutes (administrative records), Newsletters, Place cards, Playbills, Poems, Resolutions (administrative records), Speeches (documents), Yearbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Women--History--United States
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: Woman's Reading Club by donation

Preferred Citation: Woman's Reading Club Records, MSS 0000-166, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed May-July 2018.

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Folder 1: Booklet, History of the Woman's Reading Club, Norfolk, Virginia, 1905-1947, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Histories of Woman's Reading Club, circa 1917-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1912-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Certificates, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speeches, circa 1949-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poems, circa 1906-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Memorabilia, 1955, 1960, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings, 1922-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Materials relating to the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1952-1966, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Yearbook, Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newsletters, Tidewater Tidings, Tidewater District, Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Gavel, Woman's Reading Club Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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