Athenaeum Club papers

Athenaeum Club papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.).
Title: Athenaeum Club papers
Dates: 1899-1998
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms2979

Biographical/Historical Note

The Athenaeum Club was organized by a group of women in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, in August of 1899, with seventeen charter members and has continued to meet since that time. A social and literary club, it was first known as the Irving Circle or Club. Meeting monthly for nine months of the year, programs included reviews of literature, current topics and original papers showing ability and literary merit were presented.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one bound book with founding rules and the 1911 President's address, yearbooks from 1901-June 1947 and minutes and yearbooks for most years September 1947-May 1998. There is a summary of the first 50 years in 1:4 and the second fifty in 2:7. Photographs were made when the Club donated the materials and are included with the 1998 materials.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.). -- History
Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.). -- Photographs
Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Minutes.
Photographs.
Rules (instructions).
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Speeches.
Women--Georgia--Walton County--Societies and clubs.
Yearbooks.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athenaeum Club papers, MS 2979. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

In 1998 the Athenaeum Club donated their materials came to the Hargrett Library. Photographs were made of the occasion and are included with the papers. The Club agreed to send additional materials on a yearly basis.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Club Material, 1899-1966

BoxFolder
11Bound book containing founding rules, President's address, 1911-1913
2Irving Club program, 1901-02
2Athenaeum Club yearbooks
1911-12
1912-13
1913-14
1915-16
1923-24
1924-25
1925-26
1926-27
1927-28
1928-29
1929-30
1930-31
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34
1934-35
1935-36
1936-37
1937-38
1938-39
1939-40
1940-41
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46
1946-47
3Minutes, dated by month, not year
4September 1947-May 1957
includes minutes, yearbooks, 3-page summary of first 50 years of Club's activities
5October 1957-June 1966
includes minutes, yearbooks
BoxFolder
21October 1966-May 1988
includes minutes, yearbooks, newsclips, program
1October 1966-June 1973
2October 1973-June 1977
3September 1977-May 1980
4September 1981-June 1987
lots of program info, few minutes
5September 1988-June 1994
6September 1994-May 1996
7September 1996-May 1998
includes summary of years 1949-98
8Photographs made when the Club donated the materials to the library