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Tuesday Morning Study Group Records

Title:Tuesday Morning Study Group Records
Inclusive Dates:1965-2013 and undated
Extent of Materials:1.0 linear feet
Location:Shelf 79
Date of Accession:2008 December, 2013 October
Donor:The members of the Tuesday Morning Study Group
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCRFounded and centered in Durham, this informal study group included in its membership prominent women in the Durham and Chapel Hill communities, including Elna Spaulding, Arthrell Sanders, Marian Thorne, Linda Kerr Norflett, Kenny Williams, Constance Watts, and Josephine Clement.
Processor:Amy McDonald, Holly Withrow
Description:
Subject Headings:Durham (N.C.)--History
Women--Societies and clubs--North Carolina--Durham County
Abstract:
Scope and Content:The collection includes correspondence, administrative and financial documents, and memorabilia collected from group activities. The bulk of the collection is a fairly comprehensive span of meeting minutes from 1977-2005. The collection includes a small number of unidentified photographs.
Related Materials:Kenny J. Williams Papers #5182, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Restrictions:The collection is open for research
Biographical/Historical Note:The Tuesday Morning Study Group was founded in February 1962 by Rosemary Fitts Funderberg and Delores Marvin. Still in existence (as of 2013), the group follows the academic year calendar, meeting monthly for discussion and lunch from August to June. Each year, members are responsible for hosting a meeting and presenting a discussion topic. Topics to date have ranged from examinations of art, literature, and history to sociological explorations of the roles of education and the family to discussions of current events such as welfare and the 2008 elections. As the majority of the group’s membership is African-Americans, topics often center on the African-American cultural experience. Group offices are rotated through the membership roster. The group also holds annual anniversary dinners, spring outings to cultural events and institutions in the Triangle, and summer picnics.
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection:1Administrative and Miscellaneous Documents, 1977-2012
2Annual Curriculum Programs and Related Materials, 1965-2012
3Meeting Announcements, 1989-1990, 2003-2008
4Meeting Agendas, 1992-2012 and undated
5Meeting Minutes, September 1977-June 1982
6Meeting Minutes, September 1982-September 1984
7Meeting Minutes, September 1989-May 1998
8Meeting Minutes, September 1998-March 2005
9Meeting Minutes, March 2006-June 2012 and undated
10Miscellaneous Curriculum Materials, undated
11Correspondence, 1977-2011 and undated
12Financial Documents, 1977-2010
13Financial Ledger, 1981-1995
14Receipt Books, 1984-1995
15Anniversary Dinner Programs and Related Materials, 1977-2013
16Group Outings, 1999-2010 and undated
17Photographs, 1995, 1997-1998, 2009-2010
Container List:Box 1
1Administrative and Miscellaneous Documents, 1977-2012
Materials include membership rosters, information on group policies and ceremonies, the group’s 1983 Christmas Cookbook, and a newspaper article about the group’s 42 nd anniversary luncheon.
2Annual Curriculum Programs and Related Materials, 1965-2012
These documents and brochures outline the group’s annual readings and presentations schedule. Documents often depict the evolution of a particular year’s program.
3Meeting Announcements, 1989-1990, 2003-2008
Materials in this folder include printed invitation postcards to monthly meetings.
4Meeting Agendas, 1992-2012 and undated
5Meeting Minutes, September 1977-June 1982
6Meeting Minutes, September 1982-September 1984
7Meeting Minutes, September 1989-May 1998
8Meeting Minutes, September 1998-March 2005
9Meeting Minutes, March 2006-June 2012 and undated
Box 2
10Miscellaneous Curriculum Materials, undated
This folder includes handouts and notes from various presentations.
11Correspondence, 1977-2011 and undated
The folder contains correspondence documenting the group’s annual charitable giving, as well as communications between the group and various community members engaged as speakers. A brief letter from historian John Hope Franklin is included.
12Financial Documents, 1977-2010
Financial documents primarily take the form of annual treasurer’s reports.
13Financial Ledger, 1981-1995
The ledger tracks payment of membership dues and payments for various activities, as well as annual charitable donations.
14Receipt Books, 1984-1995
15Anniversary Dinner Programs and Related Materials, 1977-2013
Held annually in February, the anniversary dinner featured remarks from noteworthy local residents, including Professor Chuck Stone and Durham politician Larry D. Hall.
16Group Outings, 1999-2010 and undated
Documents in this folder include programs and supplemental information about group outings (performances, lectures, and visits to cultural institutions).
17Photographs, 1995, 1997-1998, 2009-2010
The few photographs in this collection are unidentified.