Inventory of the Book Lovers' Club, 1927 - 1969
|Abstract:||The Book Lover's Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American Women as a literary club with a purpose of establishing a high literary culture among its members as well as social improvement for Charleston African Americans. It helped battle racism and sexism through community-wide projects as well as neighborhood and youth activities throughout the city of Charleston.|
|Contains organizational documents, including constitution, correspondence, minutes, and account books. Also includes some program material and newsletter.|
|Title:||Book Lovers' Club, 1927 - 1969|
|Creator:||Book Lovers' Club.|
|Repository:||Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston|
|Call Number:||AMN 1044|
|Language of Material:||Material in English|
|Extent:||0.25 linear feet
The Book Lover's Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American Women as a literary club with a purpose of establishing a high literary culture among its members as well as social improvement for Charleston African Americans. It helped battle racism and sexism through community-wide projects as well as neighborhood and youth activities throughout the city of Charleston.
Legal documents, minutes, financial documents, and correspondence (1927-1969) document the activities of the Book Lovers' Club (Charleston, S.C.). Important members of the club included Susan Dart Butler, Lois Simms and members of the Holloway, Noisette, Bianchi, Poinsette, and Seabrook families. The collection is arranged in three series: Administrative Papers, Correspondence, and General Documents. Documents are arranged chronilogically within indvidual folders.
Series I: Administrative Papers
Series II: Correspondence
Series III: General Documents
- Book Lovers' Club
- Broadnax, Margaret, A.
- Ellison, Louise B.
- Graydon, Gertrude L.
- Simms, Lois Averetta
- Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959
- South Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs
- African American women--South Carolina--Societies and clubs--History
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Administrative Papers, 1927-1969.
2. Correspondence, 1949-1965.
3. General Documents, 1944-1961, undated.
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[Identification of item], Book Lovers' Club, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Processed by Kyle J. James, 08 1992
Encoded by Aaron Spelbring, 10 2012