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Collection Number: 04054

Collection Title: Salisbury Book Club Records, 1899-1933

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12 items)
Abstract The Salisbury Book Club, of Salisbury, N.C., held its first meeting on 1 March 1891, and continued to meet monthly for thirty-three years. The collection includes descriptive and detailed minutes of monthly meetings of a women's book club, with only a few gaps, including book lists, accounts of programs, notes on discussions of cultural interest and on social matters, and indications of the spirit and atmosphere of the meetings, the charm of the hostesses' arrangements, and other matters. Also included is a record book for the Salisbury and Rowan County Committee of the North Carolina Division, Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, 1917.
Creator Salisbury Book Club (Salisbury, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Salisbury Book Club Records, #4054, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Edward Norvell of Chapel Hill, N.C., January 1975.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Salisbury Book Club, of Salisbury, N.C., held its first meeting on 1 March 1891. The membership of the club usually included 14 ladies from Salisbury and nearby, who generally met once a month. Some members and visitors included Mrs. Walter S. Blackmer, Mrs. William C. Blackmer, Mrs. A. H. Boyden, Mrs. Robert Vance Brawley, Mrs. Edward W. Burt, Mrs. Hayden Clement, Mrs. S. S. Cole, Mrs. Archibald C. Cree, Miss Dresser, Mrs. James F. Griffith, Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. Clarence Klutz, Miss Jeanie Klutz, Mrs. Theodore F. Klutz, Mrs. Murrell Land, Mrs. E. D. McCall, Mrs. Francis Johnston Murdoch, Mrs. Edwin R. Overman, Mrs. Pierson, Mrs. M. C. Quinn, Mrs. W. H. Ragland, Mrs. James Hill Ramsay, Mrs. Robert B. Scales, Mrs. Fletcher F. Smith, Mrs. Bayard Taylor, Mrs. F. C. Tiernan, Mrs. Warren W. Way, Mrs. White, Mrs. John Whitehead, Miss Anne Wiley, Mrs. Marion Easton Wiley, and Mrs. W. M. Wiley.

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The collection includes descriptive and detailed minutes of monthly meetings of the Salisbury Book Club for thirty-three years, with only a few gaps, including book lists, accounts of programs, notes on discussions of cultural interest and on social matters, and indications of the spirit and atmosphere of the meetings, the charm of the hostesses' arrangements, and other matters. Also included is a record book for the Salisbury and Rowan County Committee of the North Carolina Division, Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, 1917.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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