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Carolina Book Club Records, 1939-1986

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-046

Content Description

The Carolina Book Club Records is a collection of documents that are arranged into four series: General, Meeting Minutes, Topics, and Financial. The collection is in good condition. Materials are dated 1939-1986.

Series 1: General, 1939-1986. Consists of a list with names of the charter members, presidents, and officers who were involved in the Carolina Book Club. Also found in this series is a poem, as well as a thank you letter from L. Neil Williams, Jr.

Series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1956-1983. Continuous run of meeting minutes annually. Some months are missing in some years. Most of the minutes are handwritten, with some typed. Detailed descriptions of meeting discussion topics, members, and the monthly meeting in general.

Series 3: Topics, 1950-1980. This series makes up the majority of the collection, with documents, essays, notes, and reading materials on the monthly topics chosen by the club.

Series 4: Financial, 1960-1986. Contains checks, cash book, treasurer notebook, and bank statements for club operations.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Carolina Book Club was founded in May 1939 and its earliest members were Mrs. DE Agnew, Mrs. CA Brashares, Mrs. ME Gambrell, Mrs. WC Ginter, Mrs. JH McGill, Mrs. JA Richardson, Miss Edna Ross, Mrs. RR Sams, and Mrs. PT Thaxton. The Charlotte Observer featured short advertisements of meetings and brief updates on the Carolina Book Club in the newspaper. Each ad included information on the date of the next meeting and the member’s house in which the meeting would occur. The Carolina Book Club likely ceased meeting in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

1.82 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Carolina Book Club was founded in May 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Collection materials include essays, meeting minutes, financial records, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the club. Materials are dated 1939-1986 and in good condition, with some documents in poor condition due to fragility.

Arrangement

Collection materials are arranged into four series:

Series 1: General, 1939-1986. Consists of a list with names of the charter members, presidents, and officers who were involved in the Carolina Book Club. Also found in this series is a poem, as well as a thank you letter from L. Neil Williams, Jr.

Series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1956-1983. Continuous run of meeting minutes annually. Some months are missing in some years. Most of the minutes are handwritten, with some typed. Detailed descriptions of meeting discussion topics, members, and the monthly meeting in general.

Series 3: Topics, 1950-1980. This series makes up the majority of the collection, with documents, essays, notes, and reading materials on the monthly topics chosen by the club.

Series 4: Financial, 1960-1986. Contains checks, cash book, treasurer notebook, and bank statements for club operations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Bernis Alexander, c1997.

Related Materials

Associations- North Carolina Book Club. (NCR VF NC)

Bibliography

Carolina Book Club Records, 1939-1986. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, September 2019.
Title
Carolina Book Club Records, 1939-1986
Status
Completed
Date
2019-09
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA