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Ex Libris Book Club Records, 1933-1998

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-056

Content Description

This collection contains annually distributed programs with information on monthly gatherings. Each program contains discussion topics, officers, and committee members with their addresses, telephone numbers, meeting date, hostess, and presenter. Materials dated 1933-1998 and arranged in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1998

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

In 1928 a group if ten women founded the Ex Libris Club. Early on, there was some debate among the group regarding if this club was a social club or a book club, but ultimately it was decided to be an organized book club. In 1931, membership was increased from eight members to twelve.

Several requirements were outlined for members, one of which was to have an acceptable record of attendance at the meetings. The member was eliminated if they missed three meetings, unless it was for illness. At the meetings, there was a short review given of the book that the group read, which assisted in familiarizing group members with new authors and topics.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

0.17 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Ex Libris Book Club was organized in 1928 by a group of ten women. This collection contains annually distributed programs with information on monthly gatherings. Each program contains discussion topics, officers, and committee members with their addresses, telephone numbers, meeting date, hostess, and presenter. Materials dated 1933-1998 and arranged in chronological order.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order, with the exception of the club's history.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Bibliography

Ex Libris Book Club Records, 1933-1998. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Condition Description

Materials are in good/fair condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, September 2020.
Title
Ex Libris Book Club Records, 1933-1998
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2020-09-28
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