Pro Re Nata Club Records, 1906-1953
This collection contains annual programs for the Pre Re Nata Club. Programs include information on membership lists, discussion topics, calendar of events, and other miscellaneous information relating to the club. Materials are in good condition, dated 1906-1953, and arranged chronologically.
- 1906 - 1953
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 Pro Re Nata Book Club was organized in early 20th century. It was the outgrowth of a sewing club consisting of young women between the ages of 17 and 19. The women were interested in a club for mental culture, not just socialization. This desire defined Pro Re Nata as a study club/literary club rather than a pleasure club. The Latin name Pro Re Nata’s English translation is “for a purpose,” and the club’s motto was, “To do nothing at random but according to the perfect rules of art.” Founding members of the club were: Mary Brockenbrough, Margaret Douglass, Miss Brem, Willie Durant, Lottie Gray, Flax La Grand, Louise Oates, Lucile Reilley and Laura Watkins.
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Language of Materials
The Pro Re Nata Book Club was organized in early 20th century. It was the outgrowth of a sewing club consisting of young women between the ages of 17 and 19. This collection contains a multi-page document outlining the history and intentions of the Pro Re Nata Club, as well as annual club programs dated 1906-1953. In each program there is a list of members and information about discussions and discussion leaders. Materials are dated 1906-1953.
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.
Materials are in good condition.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.
- Book clubs (Discussion groups) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clubs and Organizations Subject Source: Local sources
- Programs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Reading Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women--Societies and clubs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pro Re Nata Club Records, 1906-1953
- Sydney Carroll
- Language of description
- Script of description
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