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Athenaeum Club papers

Athenaeum Club papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athenaeum Club papers
Creator: Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1899-1998
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2979
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Athenaeum Club was organized by a group of women in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, in August of 1899, with seventeen charter members and has continued to meet since that time. A social and literary club, it was first known as the Irving Circle or Club. Meeting monthly for nine months of the year, programs included reviews of literature, current topics and original papers showing ability and literary merit were presented.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one bound book with founding rules and the 1911 President's address, yearbooks from 1901-June 1947 and minutes and yearbooks for most years September 1947-May 1998. Photographs were taken when the Club donated the materials and are included.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athenaeum Club papers, ms2979, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1998 the Athenaeum Club donated their materials came to the Hargrett Library. Photographs were made of the occasion and are included with the papers. The Club agreed to send additional materials on a yearly basis.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 6.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.) -- History
Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.) -- Photographs
Athenaeum Club (Walton County, Ga.) -- Records and correspondence
Minutes (administrative records)
Rules (instructions)
Speeches (documents)
Women -- Georgia -- Walton County -- Societies and clubs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Club Material, 1899-1966

11Bound book containing founding rules, President's address, 1911-1913
12Irving Club program, 1901-1902
12Athenaeum Club yearbooks, 1911-1947
13Minutes, dated by month, not year
14-5Minutes, 1947-1966
includes minutes, yearbooks, 3-page summary of first 50 years of Club's activities
21-7Minutes, 1966-1998
includes minutes, yearbooks, newsclips, program
28Photographs - when the Club donated materials to the library