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Finding Aid for the Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection (MUM01704)

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Finding Aid for the Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01704/
Title: Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection
Dates: 1895-2009
Collector: The Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi
Physical Extent: 11 boxes (5.34 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01704
Location: GG-18
Language of Material: English ; French
Abstract: Collection of materials related to the Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight, May 2009.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 11 June 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Oxford (Miss.)
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Oxford (Miss.)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects
Fatherless Children of France (Organization)


Formats

correspondence
publications
yearbooks
minutes
printed ephemera


Historical Note

The Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi was founded in 1895 by women in the Oxford community. The club members gathered at each other's homes to discuss books and plan service projects, which included supporting a French child who lost his father during World War I.


Scope and Content Note

The Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection includes the yearly programs outlining the books read, meeting minutes, biographies of members, service projects and miscellaneous material. Also includes correspondence between members and biographical sketches of members. Of particular note are the materials related to the Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi's work with Fatherless Children of France, circa World War I.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Women's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to cold storage for preservation purposes.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Series I. Year Books. Womens Book Club of Oxford, MS
Series II. Meeting Minutes. Womens Book Club of Oxford, MS
Series III. History of the Women's Book Club of Oxford, MS
Series IV. World War I Project
Series V. Miscellaneous Correspondence
Series VI. Publications
Series VII. Business Papers of the Women's Book Club of Oxford, MS
Series VIII. Miscellaneous

Container List

Year Books. Womens Book Club of Oxford, MS
Note: The Year Books provide an outline of the yearly meetings, including reading material
Folder 1.1 1900-1901 (2 copies)
Folder 1.2 1901-1902 (2 copies)
Folder 1.3 1905-1906
Folder 1.4 1906-1907
Folder 1.5 1907-1908
Folder 1.6 1908-1909
Folder 1.7 1911-1912 (3 copies)
Folder 1.8 1912-1913
Folder 1.9 1913-1914 (3 copies)
Folder 1.10 1914-1915 (2 copies)
Folder 1.11 1915-1916 (6 copies)
Folder 1.12 1916-1917 (4 copies)
Folder 1.13 1917-1918 (6 copies)
Folder 1.14 1919-1920 (6 copies)
Folder 1.15 1922-1923 (3 copies)
Folder 1.16 1923-1924 (2 copies)
Folder 1.17 1924-1925 (3 copies)
Folder 1.18 1925-1926 (2 copies)
Folder 1.19 1926-1927 (6 copies)
Folder 1.20 1928-1929
Folder 1.21 1929-1930
Folder 1.22 1932-1933 (2 copies)
Folder 1.23 1933-1934 (2 copies)
Folder 1.24 1934-1935 (2 copies)
Folder 1.25 1935-1936 (3 copies)
Folder 2.1 1936-1937 (2 copies)
Folder 2.2 1937-1938 (6 copies)
Folder 2.3 1938-1939 (5 copies)
Folder 2.4 1939-1940 (4 copies)
Folder 2.5 1940-1941 (5 copies)
Folder 2.6 1941-1942 (5 copies)
Folder 2.7 1942-1943 (9 copies)
Folder 2.8 1943-1944 (11 copies)
Folder 2.9 1944-1945 (6 copies)
Folder 2.10 1945-1946 (6 copies)
Folder 2.11 1946-1947 (17 copies)
Folder 2.12 1947-1948 (11 copies)
Folder 2.13 1948-1949 (2 copies)
Folder 2.14 1949-1950 (2 copies)
Folder 2.15 1950-1951 (3 copies)
Folder 3.1 1951-1952 (3 copies)
Folder 3.2 1952-1953 (7 copies)
Folder 3.3 1953-1954 (3 copies)
Folder 3.4 1954-1955 (3 copies)
Folder 3.5 1955-1956 (4 copies)
Folder 3.6 1956-1957 (4 copies)
Folder 3.7 1957-1958 (10 copies)
Folder 3.8 1958 (3 copies)
Folder 3.9 1959-1960 (4 copies)
Folder 3.10 1960-1961 (3 copies)
Folder 8.36 Changes to 1960-1961 Year Book
Folder 3.11 1961-1962 (2 copies)
Folder 3.12 1962-1963 (2 copies)
Folder 3. 13 1963-1964 (2 copies)
Folder 3.14 1964-1965
Folder 3.15 1965-1966 (2 copies)
Folder 3.16 1966-1967 (3 copies)
Folder 3.17 1967-1968 (5 copies)
Folder 3.18 1968-1969 (3 copies)
Folder 3.19 1969-1970 (2 copies)
Folder 3.20 1970-1971 (2 copies)
Folder 3.21 1971-1972
Folder 3.22 1972-1973
Folder 3.23 1973-1974
Folder 3.24 1974-1975 (2 copies)
Folder 3.25 1975-1976 (2 copies)
Folder 3.26 1976-1977 (3 copies)
Folder 3.27 1977-1978 (17 copies)
Folder 3.28 1978-1979 (4 copies)
Folder 3.29 1979-1980 (4 copies)
Folder 4.1 1980-1981, 1 (4 copies)
Folder 4.2 1981-1982 (3 copies)
Folder 4.3 1982-1983 (4 copies)
Folder 4.4 1983-1984 (2 copies)
Folder 4.5 1984-1985 (3 copies)
Folder 4.6 1985-1986 (4 copies)
Folder 4.7 1986-1987
Folder 4.8 1987-1988
Folder 4.9 1988-1989, 1 (3 copies)
Folder 4.10 1989-1990 (3 copies)
Folder 4.11 1990-1991 (3 copies)
Folder 4.12 1991-1992
Folder 4.13 1992-1993 (2 copies)
Folder 4.14 1993-1994 (2 copies)
Folder 4.15 1994-1995
Folder 4.16 1995-1996 (2 copies)
Folder 4.17 1996-1997
Folder 4.18 1997-1998 (6 copies)
Folder 4.19 1998-1999 (5 copies)
Folder 4.20 1999-2000 (4 copies)
Folder 4.21 2000-2001 (2 copies)
Folder 4.22 2001-2002 (5 copies)
Folder 4.23 2002-2003
Folder 4.24 2003-2004 (2 copies)
Folder 4.25 2004-2005 (2 copies)
Folder 4.26 2005-2006 (2 copies)
Folder 4.27 2006-2007 (2 copies)
Folder 4.28 2007-2008
Folder 4.29 2008-2009 (2 copies)
Meeting Minutes
Folder 5.1 29 January 1895-27 April 1898
Folder 5.2 5 December 1900-May 1905
Folder 5.3 7 November 1905-3 May 1910
Folder 5.4 14 February 1911-27 October 1913
Folder 5.5 18 November 1913-23 March 1915
Folder 5.6 6 April 1915- 16 May 1916
Folder 5.7 24 July 1916-20 May 1919
Folder 5.8 23 September 1919-15 May 1923
Folder 6.1 October 1923-May 1929
Folder 6.2 September 1929- 8 November 1932
Folder 6.3 6 December 1932-19 May 1936
Folder 6.4 29 September 1936-13 May 1941
Box 9 1941-1946
Box 10 1961-1978
Folder 6.5 26 September 1978-6 May 1986
Folder 6.6 1986-1993
Folder 6.7 8 December 1998-11 May 1999
Historical Materials about the Women's Book Club of Oxford, MS
Folder 7.1 History of the Woman's Book Club of Oxford, Mississippi by Robert Venable Brown
Separated Material: Photograph removed to cold storage for preservation
Folder 7.2 Book Club History: 1920's-1950's
Folder 7.3 Material in folder labeled "Lives of Early Members"
Folder 7.4 Biographical information of Loulie Anna Jones Johnson
Folder 7.5 "Remember the Times: A Look at History and The Womans Book Club"25 January 1912
World War I Project
Folder 7.7 TLS. 1 December 1917. "Mrs. J. H. Gray" to "A. L. Bondurant" Re: Asks for help for The Fatherless Children of France.
Folder 7.8 ALS. 17 April 1918. "Madame Veuve Laborde" to "Madame". In French. (2pp.)
Folder 7.9 ALS. 1 May 1918. "Madame Laborde" to "Madame". In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.10 ALS. 30 May 1918. "Madame Orma Lartigau, Veuve Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame" In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.11 ALS. July 1918. "Madame Veuve Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame". In French. (4pp.)
Folder 7.12 ALS. 3 October 1918. "Jeanne et Glenri Laborde" to "Chére Madame". In French. (2pp.)
Folder 7.13 ALS. 3 October 1918. "Madame Veuve Anna Laborde" t o "Bien chére Madame". In French. (2pp.)
Folder 7.14 TLS. 5 December 1918. "Mrs. Jeff H. Gray" to "Mrs. Fant". Re: Information concerning the readoption of an orphan.
Folder 7.15 ALS. 15 December 1918. "Madame Veuve Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame". In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.16 CS. 20 December 1918. Signed "Mrs. J.H. Gray". Re: Appreciation for money.
Folder 7.17 ACS. 31 December 1918. "Jeanne Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame". In French.
Folder 7.18 ALS. 31 December 1918. "Madame Veuve Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame". In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.19 ALS. 19 January 1919. "Jeanne Laborde" to "A toutes le nas bienfaitrices". In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.20 ALS. 14 March 1919. "Madame Laborde A" to "Bien chére Madame". In French. (2pp.)
Folder 7.21 ALS. 30 March 1919. "Madam (Vve) Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame" In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.22 ALS. 30 March 1919. "Madame Laborde" to "Bien chére Madame" In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.23 AC. 30 March 1919. Addressed to "Chére Madame". In French.
Folder 7.24 ALS. 24 April 1919. "Gabriella M. Bondurant" to "Madame Laborde" Re: Thanks her for her appreciation and describes her husband's job in France. (4pp.)
Folder 7.25 ALS. 8 October 1919. "A. Veuve Laborde" to "Bien Chére Madame". In French. (3pp.)
Folder 7.26 TLS. 5 December 1919. "G. L. Monroe" to "Mrs. Fant". Re: Asking for a continuation of donations.
Folder 7.27 ACS. Undated. "Henri Laborde" to "Mon her Bibett". In French.
Folder 7.28 ACS. Undated. Signed "Henri Laborde". In French.
Folder 7.29 "Certificat Le vie" (Birth Certificate)
Folder 7.30 Receipt from The Fatherless Children of France
Folder 7.31 Booklet of The Fatherless Children of France
Folder 7.32 Bulletin of The Fatherless Children of France, October 1918
Folder 7.33 Postcard with picture of "Le Palis d'Hiver-Entrée du Parc Beaumont"
Folder 7.34 Postcard with picture of a girl and boy
Folder 7.35 Postcard with picture of "La Chaine des Pyrénées"
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 7.6 Letters and Biographical Sketch concerning Katie Cox Kretschmar
TLS. 22 January 1935. Illegible to "Mrs. Brown" Re: Concerning his mother's biographical information.
ALS. 16 January 1935. "K. McCall" to "Mrs. Brown" Re: Concerning biographical information.
Folder 8.1 ALS. 27 February 1935. Illegible to "Kate" Re: Recollections of her Aunt (4pp.)
Folder 8.2 TLS. 6 November 1962. "Jo Johnson" to "President Zoe". Re: Concerns about meeting minutes and book club constitution.
Folder 8.3 ALS. 28 January. "Mabel Sanders" to "Maud" Re: Gratitude for sympathy. (3pp.)
Folder 8.4 ALS. Undated. "Elizabeth Capps Shauds" to "Mrs. Brown" Re: Concerning the life history of Mrs. West. (2pp.)
Folder 8.5 TLS. Undated. "Mrs. G.S. Moon" to "Club Members of Third District" Re: Concerning the Book Club's treasury. (2pp.)
Publications
Folder 8.6 Mississippi Clubwoman Volume 34 Number 3, May-June 1958
Folder 8.7 Mississippi Clubwoman Volume 34 Number 1, January-February 1958
Folder 8.8 Mississippi Clubwoman Volume 34 Number 2, March-April 1958
Folder 8.9 Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc. Club Division Chairman's Two Year Report 1974-1976
Folder 8.10 Bulletin of the Delta State Teachers College Volume 23 Number 3
Folder 8.11 Certificate honoring the Women's Book Club of Oxford, MS
Folder 8.12 Year Book of the Woman's Literary Progressive Club: 1909-1910
Folder 8.13 Year Book of the Woman's Literary Progressive Club: 1910-1911
Folder 8.14 Booklet of the Daughters of the American Revolution: 1912
Folder 8.15 "Studies of the Woman's Book Club" Oxford, MS 1895-1941
Folder 8.16 Advertisement of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
Folder 8.17 Advertisements for Women's Suffrage
Folder 8.18 Photocopies of newspaper articles from the Oxford Eagle: 1890's
Folder 8.19 Newspaper Article: "Mrs. Andrews claims First Presbyterian has not changed since Early 1900's"
Folder 8.20 Newspaper Article: "Mrs. Brown is claimed by death after 91 years"
Folder 8.21 Newspaper Article: "Miss Ella F. Pegues" Oxford Eagle 26 January 1933
Folder 8.22 Newspaper Article: "'Peter Pan' wins an Election"
Folder 8.23 Newspaper Article: "Commodore Perry Chapter"
Folder 8.24 Newspaper Article: "Book club observes its 40th Anniversary" Oxford Eagle 31 January 1935
Folder 8.25 Newspaper Article: "Mrs. Ida Meek-An Appreciation". Handwritten note
Folder 8.26 Newspaper Article: "Paul Flower's Greenhouse" Commercial Appeal 12 March 1948
Folder 8.27 Newspaper Article: "Mrs. S.A. Murray"
Folder 8.28 Newspaper Article: "Tea honors anniversary of Woman's Book Club" Oxford Eagle 19 May 1975
Folder 8.29 "The Woman's Book Club-a personal view"
Business Papers of the Women's Book Club of Oxford, MS
Folder 8.30 List of Members 1946-1951
Folder 8.31 Lists of club programs and officers 1950-1969
Folder 8.32 List of Committee Members 1985-1986
Folder 8.33 List of members and special occasions
Folder 8.34 List of officers, Undated
Folder 8.35 Constitution and By Laws of the Women's Book Club
Folder 8.37 Bookmark
Folder 8.38 Address slips
Miscellaneous
Folder 8.39 Lose pieces of paper with dates
Folder 8.40 Original newspaper clippings found in collection. Photocopies are in the original place.
Folder 8.41 Photocopies of pictures
Separated Material: Originals removed from collection for preservation purposes.
Box 11 1981 pendant