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The Study Club Collection

Title: The Study Club Records
Inclusive Dates: 1923-ongoing (minutes from 1998 forward are available digitally)
Extent of Materials: 8 boxes (approx. 500 items)
Location: Cabinet #9, 13, 14
Date of Accession: The first accession was given on Sept. 14, 1981.
Donor: Florence Shackleford and others
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR The Study Club is a significant woman’s club in Durham.
Processor: Updated by Amy McDonald, 2011.
Subject Headings: Durham (N.C.)–History.
Women–Societies and clubs– North Carolina–Durham County.
Scope and Content: The Study Club Records consists of nine scrapbooks, programs, and papers documenting the activities of the Study Club. The scrapbooks contain programs, photographs, clippings, and correspondence describing the activities of the club and the individual members. The collection also includes yearly rosters listing the club’s membership. A 2010 acession was interfiled with the original accession.
Related Materials: Tuesday Morning Study Club Records, 1965-2008 and undated. North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.
Women’s Clubs of Durham Collection, 1907-1959. North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.
Up-to-Date Club Collection, 1896-2010. North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Historical Note:
The Study Club was a women’s group organized in 1923 “to encourage members to broaden their knowledge of the fine arts – literature, music, opera, ballet, painting, sculpture, etc. – as well as events within our domestic and global world.” The group’s meetings followed the academic calendar, with each new program of study beginning in September and concluding in May.
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection:
Container List:
Box 1 – Cabinet 9
Information Folder
Constitutions 1934-2008
Club Histories 1943-2008
Mary Lou Carr’s Notes 1960-1990 and undated
Financial Records
Papers Written by Members 1935-1973 and undated
Group Outings 1964-1971
Clippings 1938-1988 and undated
Member Memorials and Obituaries 1948-2005 and undated
Photographs 1960, 1972, 1986, and undated
Box 2 – Cabinet 9
Programs of Study 1923-1928
Programs of Study 1930-1940
Programs of Study 1940-1950
Programs of Study 1950-1960
Programs of Study 1960-1970
Programs of Study 1970-1980
Programs of Study 1980-1987
Box 3 – Cabinet 9
Programs of Study 1994-2000
Programs of Study 2000-2010
Meeting Minutes 1923-1926
Meeting Minutes 1926-1934
Meeting Minutes 1934-1941
Meeting Minutes 1942-1954
Meeting Minutes 1954-1965
Box 4 – Cabinet 9
Meeting Minutes 1965-1972
Meeting Minutes 1972-1982
Meeting Minutes 1982-1989
Meeting Minutes 1989-1995
Scrapbook (2 folders) 1983-1987
Scrapbook (2 folders) 1987-1990
Scrapbook (2 folders) 1990-1998
Box 5 – Cabinet 9
Scrapbook 1950-1959
Scrapbook 1923-1946
Box 6 – Cabinet 13
Scrapbook 1960-1961
Scrapbook 1960
Scrapbook 1973-1975
Scrapbook 1935-1949
Box 7 – Cabinet 14
Scrapbook 1981-1982
Scrapbook 1988-1989
Scrapbook 1976-1979
Box 8 – Cabinet 9
Scrapbook 1959-1969


Updated October 14, 2013.