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Finding Aid for the Browning Club Collection (MUM01754)

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Finding Aid for the Browning Club Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01754/
Title: Browning Club Collection
Dates: 1895-2011
Collector: Browning Club (Oxford, Miss.)
Physical Extent: 6 boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01754
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: This collection documents the history of the Browning Club from 1895-2011. Membership information, minutes of the meetings, yearbooks, papers, and reports to the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs are included in the collection.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Browning Club donated this collection in 2011 in order for it to be preserved.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Apral Foreman, October-November 2011. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2011.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Oxford (Miss.)
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Oxford (Miss.)


Formats

correspondence
yearbooks
photographs
reports


Historical Note

Founded in 1895 in Oxford, Mississippi and federated in 1898, the Browning Club is a club for women to expand their knowledge of literature and culture, including music and the arts. The club is a social organization, but through fundraisers, donations to both local and world organizations and causes, and petitions they have become involved in community and political affairs.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains information about history, membership, meetings, programs, reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, and yearbooks. The history dates back to the club’s founding in 1895. The history delineates the purpose and goals of the founders and how subsequent members have contributed to and bettered the club. There is a list of all the known members of the club from its founding, officers, member contact information and birthdays, and meeting attendance. A majority of the proceedings of each meeting have been recorded in the minutes. The minutes provide a detailed account of issues discussed and information about upcoming or past events. The programs include activities held, papers read, and plays that were performed. There are several condensed lists of programs dating back to the clubs founding. The reports to the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs provide information about dues paid and activities of the club and its committees. The yearbooks which were produced almost annually provide an overview of the club’s activity each year.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Browning Club Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Browning Club 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.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Browning Club Year Book, 1910-1911. Call number: LC6653.O94 B76 1911. Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library.


Separated Material

Photographs have been removed from the collection and transferred to cold storage for preservation purposes.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged by format and chronologically within each format.


Container List

Folder 1.1 History of Browning Club of Oxford, 15 October 1948
Folder 1.2 History of Browning Club of Oxford, 1895-1929
Folder 1.3 Extra copy of Browning Club historical material, 1935
Folder 1.4 History of Mary Stewart’s Club Collect and A Collect for Clubwomen Sheet Music , 18 March 1996
Folder 1.5 Browning Club Roll, 1895-1995
Folder 1.6 Membership Information, 1895-1998
Folder 1.7 Letters of Acceptance, 1986-1999
Folder 1.8 Letters Requesting/Accepting membership, 1987-2006
Folder 1.9 Letters of Resignation, 1994-2003
Folder 1.10 Letters of Resignation, 1994-2003
Folder 1.11 Officer Rosters, 1966-1967; 2006-2007
Folder 1.12 Monthly Calendar for Officers, undated
Folder 1.13 Browning Club Attendance, 1999-2002
Folder 1.14 Thank you letter to Browning Club, 2001-2006
Folder 1.15 Letters/Receipts for Browning Club, 2003; 2006
Folder 1.16 Treasury Ledger, 1945-1946; 1966-1967
Folder 1.17 Treasury Ledger, 1928-1929; 1944-1945
Folder 1.18 Minutes, 2008-2009
Folder 1.19 Minutes, 2007-2008
Folder 1.20 Minutes, 2006-2007
Folder 1.21 Minutes, 2005-2006
Folder 1.22 Minutes, 2004-2005
Folder 1.23 Minutes, 2003-2004
Folder 1.24 Minutes, 2002-2003
Folder 1.25 Minutes, 2001-2002
Folder 1.26 Minutes, 2000-2001
Folder 1.27 Minutes, 1999-2000
Folder 1.28 Minutes, 1998-1999
Folder 1.29 Minutes, 1997-1998
Folder 1.30 Minutes, 1996-1997
Folder 1.31 Minutes, 1995-1996
Folder 1.32 Minutes, 1994-1995
Folder 1.33 Minutes, 1993-1994
Folder 1.34 Minutes, 1992-1993
Folder 1.35 Minutes, 1991-1992
Folder 1.36 Minutes, 1990-1991
Folder 1.37 Minutes, 1989-1990
Folder 1.38 Minutes, 1988-1989
Folder 1.39 Minutes, 1987-1988
Folder 1.40 Minutes, 1986-1987
Folder 1.41 Minutes, 1985-1986
Folder 1.42 Minutes, 1984-1985
Folder 1.43 Minutes, 1983-1984
Folder 1.44 Minutes, 1982-1983
Folder 1.45 Minutes, 1981-1982
Folder 1.46 Minutes, 1980-1981
Folder 1.47 Minutes, 1979-1980
Folder 1.48 Minutes, 1978-1979
Folder 1.49 Minutes, 1977-1978
Folder 1.50 Minutes notebook, 1975-1977
Folder 1.51 Minutes, 1974-1975
Folder 1.52 Minutes, 1973-1974
Folder 1.53 Minutes, 1972-1973
Folder 1.54 Minutes, 1971-1972
Folder 1.55 Minutes, 1970-1971
Folder 1.56 Minutes, 1969-1970
Folder 1.57 Minutes, 1968-1969
Folder 1.58 Minutes, 1967-1968
Folder 1.59 Minutes, 1966-1967
Folder 1.60 Minutes Ledger, 1964-1966
Folder 2.1 Minutes Ledger, 1947-1964
Folder 2.2 Minutes Ledger, 1938-1947
Folder 2.3 Minutes Ledger, 1929-1938
Folder 2.4 Minutes Ledger, 1922-1929
Folder 2.5 Minutes Ledger, 1913-1922
Folder 2.6 Minutes Ledger, 1907-1913
Folder 2.7 Minutes Ledger, 1895-1897
Folder 2.8 Minutes, undated
Folder 2.9 Letter from Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 15 January 1974
Folder 2.10 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 27 January 1970
Folder 2.11 Club Contributions, 1968-1969
Folder 2.12 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1966-1968
Folder 2.13 Brief report of year, 1955-1956
Folder 2.14 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1954-1955
Folder 2.15 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1948-1950
Folder 2.16 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1943-1944
Folder 2.17 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1942-1943
Folder 2.18 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1941-1942
Folder 2.19 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1940-1941
Folder 2.20 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1938-1939
Folder 2.21 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1937-1938
Folder 2.22 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1936-1937
Folder 2.23 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1935-1936
Folder 2.24 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1934-1935
Folder 2.25 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1933-1934
Folder 2.26 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1932-1933
Folder 2.27 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1930-1932
Folder 2.28 Reports to Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1928-1929
Folder 2.29 Club Programs, 1898-1941; 2000-2001; 4 December 1990; 1998; 2005-2006
Folder 2.30 110th Anniversary Program, 5 April 2005
Folder 2.31 100th Anniversary Celebration, 19 March 1996
Scope: Paper/program by Pat Lowe
Folder 2.32 100th Anniversary Celebration, 9 January 1996
Scope: Jean Kiger Paper
Folder 2.33 50th Anniversary Program, 23 October 1945
Scope: Paper read by Ms. Hammond from Mrs. J. E. Neilson’s journal.
Folder 2.34 40th Anniversary by Ann W. Longest, 1935
Folder 2.35 First Browning Club Meeting, 22 October 1895
Scope: Emma Sultan’s Edgar Allen Poe Paper
Folder 2.36 Paper read at meeting – no author, October 1940
Folder 2.37 The Women of Richard III Paper, 1913
Scope: By E. N. Lowe
Folder 2.38 Mrs. J.E. Neilson’s Journal, 1898-1913
Folder 2.39 Paper by Mrs. Lowe, undated
Scope: "Study of Women’s Suffrage in U.S"
Folder 2.40 Mrs. Lewis’s Notes for Programs, circa 1956-1975
Scope: Accounts of club histories
Folder 2.41 Browning Club plays, skits, poetry, and prose, 1988-1997
Scope: Performed by Browning Club Players. There is also a cassette tape of a play.
Folder 2.42 Mississippi Clubwoman Magazine, September-October 1978; November-December 1978
Scope: Volume LII, number 1 and 2
Folder 2.43 Browning Club Cookbook/Recipes, 2000
Folder 2.44 Browning Club Keepsakes, 1997-2010
Folder 3.1 Yearbook, 2010-2011
Folder 3.2 Yearbook, 2009-2010
Folder 3.3 Yearbook, 2008-2009
Folder 3.4 Yearbook, 2007-2008
Folder 3.5 Yearbook, 2006-2007
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.6 Yearbook, 2005-2006
Scope: Eight copies
Folder 3.7 Yearbook, 2004-2005
Folder 3.8 Yearbook, 2003-2004
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.9 Yearbook, 2002-2003
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.10 Yearbook, 2001-2002
Scope: Five copies
Folder 3.11 Yearbook, 2000-2001
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.12 Yearbook, 1999-2000
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.13 Yearbook, 1998-1999
Folder 3.14 Yearbook, 1997-1998
Folder 3.15 Yearbook, 1996-1997
Folder 3.16 Yearbook, 1994-1995
Folder 3.17 Yearbook, 1993-1994
Folder 3.18 Yearbook, 1992-1993
Folder 3.19 Yearbook, 1991-1992
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.20 Yearbook, 1990-1991
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.21 Yearbook, 1989-1990
Folder 3.22 Yearbook, 1988-1989
Folder 3.23 Yearbook, 1987-1988
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.24 Yearbook, 1986-1987
Folder 3.25 Yearbook, 1985-1986
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.26 Yearbook, 1984-1985
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.27 Yearbook, 1983-1984
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.28 Yearbook, 1982-1983
Scope: Five copies
Folder 3.29 Yearbook, 1981-1982
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.30 Yearbook, 1980-1981
Scope: Three copies and newspaper clippings
Folder 3.31 Yearbook, 1979-1980
Scope: Six copies
Folder 3.32 Yearbook, 1978-1979
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.33 Yearbook, 1977-1978
Folder 3.34 Yearbook, 1976-1977
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.35 Yearbook, 1975-1976
Folder 3.36 Yearbook, 1974-1975
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.37 Yearbook, 1973-1974
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.38 Yearbook, 1972-1973
Scope: Eight copies
Folder 3.39 Yearbook, 1971-1972
Folder 3.40 Yearbook, 1970-1971
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.41 Yearbook, 1969-1970
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.42 Yearbook, 1968-1969
Scope: Seven copies
Folder 3.43 Yearbook, 1967-1968
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.44 Yearbook, 1966-1967
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.45 Yearbook, 1965-1966
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.46 Yearbook, 1964-1965
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.47 Yearbook, 1963-1964
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.48 Yearbook, 1962-1963
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.49 Yearbook, 1961-1962
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.50 Yearbook, 1960-1961
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.51 Yearbook, 1959-1960
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.52 Yearbook, 1958-1959
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.53 Yearbook, 1957-1958
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.54 Yearbook, 1956-1957
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.55 Yearbook, 1955-1956
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.56 Yearbook, 1954-1955
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.57 Yearbook, 1953-1954
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.58 Yearbook, 1952-1953
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.59 Yearbook, 1951-1952
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.60 Yearbook, 1950-1951
Folder 3.61 Yearbook, 1949-1950
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.62 Yearbook, 1948-1949
Folder 3.63 Yearbook, 1947-1948
Folder 3.64 Yearbook, 1946-1947
Scope: Four copies
Folder 3.65 Yearbook, 1945-1946
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.66 Yearbook, 1944-1945
Scope: Three copies
Folder 3.67 Yearbook, 1943-1944
Scope: Three copies and newspaper clippings
Folder 3.68 Yearbook, 1942-1943
Folder 3.69 Yearbook, 1941-1942
Scope: Two copies
Folder 3.70 Yearbook, 1940-1941
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.1 Yearbook, 1939-1940
Scope: Two copies
Folder 4.2 Yearbook, 1938-1939
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.3 Yearbook, 1937-1938
Scope: Four copies
Folder 4.4 Yearbook, 1936-1937
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.5 Yearbook, 1935-1936
Scope: Four copies
Folder 4.6 Yearbook, 1934-1935
Scope: Four copies
Folder 4.7 Yearbook, 1933-1934
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.8 Yearbook, 1932-1933
Scope: Four copies
Folder 4.9 Yearbook, 1931-1932
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.10 Yearbook, 1930-1931
Scope: Two copies
Folder 4.11 Yearbook, 1929-1930
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.12 Yearbook, 1927-1928
Scope: Five copies
Folder 4.13 Yearbook, 1926-1927
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.14 Yearbook, 1925-1926
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.15 Yearbook, 1924-1925
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.16 Yearbook, 1923-1924
Scope: Two copies
Folder 4.17 Yearbook, 1922-1923
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.18 Yearbook, 1921-1922
Scope: Three copies
Folder 4.19 Yearbook, 1920-1921
Scope: Two copies
Folder 4.20 Yearbook, 1919-1920
Scope: Two copies
Folder 4.21 Yearbook, 1918-1919
Scope: One sheet of paper to replace actual yearbook that year; no yearbook because of World War I.
Folder 4.22 Yearbook, 1917-1918
Folder 4.23 Yearbook, 1916-1917
Folder 4.24 Yearbook, 1915-1916
Folder 4.25 Yearbook, 1914-1915
Folder 4.26 Yearbook, 1913-1914
Folder 4.27 Yearbook, 1912-1913
Folder 4.28 Yearbook, 1911-1912
Folder 4.29 Yearbook, 1910-1911
Folder 4.30 Yearbook, 1909-1910
Folder 4.31 Yearbook, 1908-1909
Folder 4.32 Yearbook, 1907-1908
Folder 4.33 Yearbook, 1906-1907
Folder 4.34 Yearbook, 1905-1906
Folder 4.35 Yearbook, 1904-1905
Folder 4.36 Yearbook, 1903-1904
Folder 4.37 Yearbook, 1902-1903
Folder 4.38 Yearbook, 1901-1902
Folder 4.39 Yearbook, 1900-1901
Folder 4.40 Yearbook, 1899-1900
Folder 4.41 Yearbook, 1898-1899
Folder 4.42 Constitution and By-laws, January 2007
Folder 4.43 Constitution and By-laws, January 1990
Folder 4.44 Constitution and By-laws, September 1964
Folder 4.45 Constitution and By-laws, September 1952
Folder 4.46 Programs, Joint Meeting of the Federated Clubs of Oxford, 18 March 1947
Folder 4.47 Senior Manual For Group Leadership, 1962
Folder 5.1-5.53 Newspaper clippings
Folder 6.1 Duplicate clippings, 1997; 1998; 2001
Folder 6.2 Duplicate clippings, 1897-1996

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