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Entre Nous Bridge Club papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1025

Collection Overview

The Entre Nous Bridge Club Papers (1924-1994) consist of minute books; official and financial records; social event materials, and miscellaneous materials including correspondence and newspaper clippings. Of note are several mentions of group's involvement in protesting racial discrimination during World War II and financial support of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and Avery Normal Institute.

Collection Arrangement 1. Administrative Material

2. Events

3. Finacial Material

4. Miscellaneous Material

Dates

  • 1924-1994

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Historical Note

The Entre Nous Bridge Club (from the French phrase for between us) was founded May 27, 1924 in Charleston, South Carolina by sixteen women to play a card game known as Five Hundred. (The organization was original known as The Entre Nous Five Hundred Club.) They switched to playing contract bridge in the mid-1930s. The group, with membership limited to sixteen, met monthly in members' homes. The club rotated officers yearly and hosted annual celebrations and special parties for their 40th, 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries. The club continues to this day (2006). Significant families represented include the DeCostas, Seabrooks, Caffeys, Cornwells, Sanfords, and Huffs.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Abstract

The Entre Nous Bridge Club was founded May 27, 1924 in Charleston, South Carolina by sixteen women to play a card game known as Five Hundred. The group, with membership limited to sixteen, met monthly in members' homes. The club rotated officers yearly and hosted annual celebrations and special parties for their 40th, 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries. The club continues to this day (2006).The Entre Nous Bridge Club Papers (1924-1994) consist of minute books; official and financial records; social event materials, and miscellaneous materials including correspondence and newspaper clippings. Of note are several mentions of group's involvement in protesting racial discrimination during World War II and financial support of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and Avery Normal Institute.

Collection Arrangement

1. Administrative Material

2. Events

3. Finacial Material

4. Miscellaneous Material

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Lancia, June 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supported the processing of this collection.

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

Title
Inventory of the Entre Nous Bridge Club Papers, 1924 - 1994
Author
Processed by: Jessica Lancia; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and 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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