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Book Lovers' Club records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1044

Collection Overview

Legal documents, minutes, financial documents, and correspondence (1927-1969) document the activities of the Book Lovers' Club (Charleston, S.C.). Important members of the club included Susan Dart Butler, Lois Simms and members of the Holloway, Noisette, Bianchi, Poinsette, and Seabrook families. The collection is arranged in three series: Administrative Papers, Correspondence, and General Documents. Documents are arranged chronilogically within indvidual folders.

Dates

  • 1927-1969

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

The Book Lover's Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American Women as a literary club with a purpose of establishing a high literary culture among its members as well as social improvement for Charleston African Americans. It helped battle racism and sexism through community-wide projects as well as neighborhood and youth activities throughout the city of Charleston.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (8 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Book Lover's Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American Women as a literary club with a purpose of establishing a high literary culture among its members as well as social improvement for Charleston African Americans. It helped battle racism and sexism through community-wide projects as well as neighborhood and youth activities throughout the city of Charleston.

Contains organizational documents, including constitution, correspondence, minutes, and account books. Also includes some program material and newsletter.

Collection Arrangement

Series I: Administrative Papers

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General Documents

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection can be found on the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL). This was made possible through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Processing Information

Processed by Kyle J. James, 08 1992

Encoded by Aaron Spelbring, 10 2012

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Book Lovers' Club, 1927 - 1969 AMN 1044
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Kyle J. James; machine-readable finding aid created by: Aaron Spelbring
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
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