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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/NCRThe 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.
Biographical/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
Club Histories1943-2008
Mary Lou Carr's Notes1960-1990 and undated
Financial Records
Papers Written by Members1935-1973 and undated
Group Outings1964-1971
Clippings1938-1988 and undated
Member Memorials and Obituaries1948-2005 and undated
Photographs1960, 1972, 1986, and undated
Box 2 - Cabinet 9
Programs of Study1923-1928
Programs of Study1930-1940
Programs of Study1940-1950
Programs of Study1950-1960
Programs of Study1960-1970
Programs of Study1970-1980
Programs of Study1980-1989
Box 3 - Cabinet 9
Programs of Study1990-2000
Programs of Study2000-2010
Meeting Minutes1923-1926
Meeting Minutes1926-1934
Meeting Minutes1934-1941
Meeting Minutes1942-1954
Meeting Minutes1954-1965
Box 4 - Cabinet 9
Meeting Minutes1965-1972
Meeting Minutes1972-1982
Meeting Minutes1982-1989
Meeting Minutes1989-1995
Scrapbook (2 folders)1983-1987
Scrapbook (2 folders)1987-1990
Scrapbook (2 folders)1990-1998
Box 5 - Cabinet 9
Box 6 - Cabinet 13
Box 7 - Cabinet 14
Box 8 - Cabinet 9