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Linden Hills Study Club Collection M/A 1995.02.01

Creator:Linden Hills Study Club. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Linden Hills Study Club Collection
Dates:1903-1967
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

The purpose of the Linden Hills Study Club, according to the constitution in 1903-04 was "to pursue such a course of study as shall, at different periods, be elected by the members, for mutual benefit and instruction. It shall aim to dispense with written papers as much as possible in order to develop the habit of giving talks on the subjects assigned." There would be a theme chosen for the year such as South America, all programs for the year were discussions centered around some aspect of the theme (i.e. economic conditions, literature, etc.). Originally set to have 16 meetings per year, to have officers, membership limited to 15 members, and a fee of 50 cents dues per year. Member's names with home addresses and officers are listed in each program.

Women's study groups were popular especially at the turn of the century. Members, according to addresses listed were mostly from the Linden Hills neighborhood. This club was particularly long lived. It was founded on November 9th, 1903, joined the Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs in 1914, the Federated Group of Women's Clubs in 1920, and is listed as being a member of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in some of the programs. In the early years, only fifteen members could be active at a time, that number was greatly relaxed in later years.


Description of Collection

The collection consists of programs detailing the topics for the various speakers for each program, location of the program (locations such as the Linden Hills Library) or who the hostess was, a membership list including home addresses, officers, and in some of the programs included the constitution and by-laws. The programs included the 16 meetings per year. A fairly complete collection of programs for the years covering 1903 to 1967. Collection become more sparse in the later years as the activities of the club waned.


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Linden Hills Study Club. (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Subjects

Clubs -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.

Table of Contents


Information on the club -- Box 1, Folder 1
Programs 1903-1911 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Programs 1911-1929 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Programs 1930-1950 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Programs 1950-1967 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Pagents 1917, 1922 -- Box 1, Folder 6


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