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Ollapodrida Study Club M/A 2000.45.01-02

Ollapodrida Study Club M/A 2000.45.01-02

=CreatorOllapodrida Study Club.
Title: Ollapodrida Study Club
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Ollapodrida Study Club was organized in April 1921 in Minneapolis by eleven women members of Simpson Church. The club's name comes from the Spanish phrase "olla podrida" which loosely translates to "hodgepodge". The club's motto was "preserve and improve". The purpose of the club was to serve as a center for inspiration, information, self improvement and happy associations. Membership was limited to 25 members. Meetings were held the second Monday of each month. Members hosted meetings at their homes on a rotating schedule. Food typically was not served at meetings. Rather, the meetings focused on discussing intellectually challenging questions and topics.

The club disbanded on June 14, 1965.

Members included: Emma Stephens, Linda MacLean, Myrta E. Hainer, Emily Cobb, Ella Hendrix, Rosette Hendrix, Julia Hendrix, Susie Hamilton, Myra A. Comer, Anna R. Weed, Elizabeth L. Morrison

Collection Description

Two Boxes. Collection consists of personal notes and handwritten records from the members, a few newspaper clippings about the Ollapodrida Study Club, several record books of the club treasurer and the club secretary, and the club's annual programs spanning 1922-1965.

Subject Headings


Women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Societies and clubs.

Table of Contents

Newspaper Clippings and Personal Letters -- Box 1, Folder 1
Member Biographies and Publications -- Box 1, Folder 2
Constitution and By-laws -- Box 1, Folder 3
Club Histories -- Box 1, Folder 4
Miscellaneous -- Box 1, Folder 5
Annual programs 1922-1965 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Record Books 1921-1965 -- Box 2
Secretaries' Reports and notebooks 1922-1965 -- Box 2
Handbook for Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs 1962

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