Tuesday Morning Study Group Records

Title: Tuesday Morning Study Group Records
Inclusive Dates: 1965-2008 and undated
Extent of Materials: 1.0 linear feet
Location: Shelf 79
Date of Accession: 2008 December
Donor: The members of the Tuesday Morning Study Group
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR Founded 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
Description: See accompanying pages.
Subject Headings: Durham (N.C.)–History
Women–Societies and clubs–North Carolina–Durham County
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 Note: The Tuesday Morning Study Group was founded in February 1962 by Rosemary Fitts Funderberg and Delores Marvin. Still in existence (as of 2009), 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.
Organization of Collection: 1 Administrative and Miscellaneous Documents, 1977-2007
2 Annual Curriculum Programs and Related Materials, 1965-2007
3 Meeting Announcements, 1989-1990, 2003-2008
4 Meeting Agendas, 1992-2008 and undated
5 Meeting Minutes, September 1977-June 1982
6 Meeting Minutes, September 1982-September 1984
7 Meeting Minutes, September 1989-May 1998
8 Meeting Minutes, September 1998-March 2005
9 Meeting Minutes, March 2006-June 2008 and undated
10 Miscellaneous Curriculum Materials, undated
11 Correspondence, 1977-2008 and undated
12 Financial Documents, 1977-2008
13 Financial Ledger, 1981-1995
14 Receipt Books, 1984-1995
15 Anniversary Dinner Programs and Related Materials, 1977-2008
16 Group Outings, 1999-2006 and undated
17 Photographs, 1995, 1997-1998
Container List: Box 1
1 Administrative and Miscellaneous Documents, 1977-2007
 Materials include membership rosters, information on group policies and ceremonies, the group’s 1983 Christmas Cookbook, and a newspaper article about the group’s 42nd anniversary luncheon.
2 Annual Curriculum Programs and Related Materials, 1965-2007
 These documents and brochures outline the group’s annual readings and presentations schedule. Documents often depict the evolution of a particular year’s program.
3 Meeting Announcements, 1989-1990, 2003-2008
 Materials in this folder include printed invitation postcards to monthly meetings.
4 Meeting Agendas, 1992-2008 and undated
5 Meeting Minutes, September 1977-June 1982
6 Meeting Minutes, September 1982-September 1984
7 Meeting Minutes, September 1989-May 1998
8 Meeting Minutes, September 1998-March 2005
9 Meeting Minutes, March 2006-June 2008 and undated
Box 2
10 Miscellaneous Curriculum Materials, undated
 This folder includes handouts and notes from various presentations.
11 Correspondence, 1977-2008 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.
12 Financial Documents, 1977-2008
 Financial documents primarily take the form of annual treasurer’s reports.
13 Financial Ledger, 1981-1995
 The ledger tracks payment of membership dues and payments for various activities, as well as annual charitable donations.
14 Receipt Books, 1984-1995
15 Anniversary Dinner Programs and Related Materials, 1977-2008
 Held annually in February, the anniversary dinner featured remarks from noteworthy local residents, including Professor Chuck Stone and Durham politician Larry D. Hall.
16 Group Outings, 1999-2006 and undated
 Documents in this folder include programs and supplemental information about group outings (performances, lectures, and visits to cultural institutions).
17 Photographs, 1995, 1997-1998
 The few photographs in this collection are unidentified.