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Collection TitleCL 62 Wednesday Morning Club CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:12/1/2008
Date Updated:10/23/2018

The items in this collection were donated by the members of the Wednesday Morning Club in 2008.

Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Women-Societies and clubs
Historical:Wednesday Morning Club-The Wednesday Morning Club was founded in 1892 for the stated purpose of study and discussion as a means of intellectual improvement for the women of the club.  To that end, the club meets every other Wednesday from October to May for a series of lectures on each seasons' topic presented by the members.  The club is still in existence today.
Scope:The Wednesday Morning Club Collection contains materials relating to the club including a nearly complete run of the club's annual programs from 1895 to 2005; meeting minutes, 1892-2007; Treasurers' reports and records, 1916-1983; Corresponding Secretaries' material, 1972-1983; and essays presented to the club, 1988-2018.
Extent3.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1892-2018

This collection contains materials from the Wednesday Morning Club. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from Janet Howell to the Wednesday Morning Club accepting their invitation to join, March 27, 1983.Letter051917
Letter from Ann Paton to the Wednesday Morning Club resigning her membership, 1983.Letter051918
Change of address notice for Ruth McDowell, 1982.Document051919
Essay: Women's Clubs of Elmira and Elmira Club Women by Mrs. George Archibald, 1895.Manuscript052001
Essay: My Hobby by Mrs. David Whittier, November 17, 1926.Manuscript052101
An account of the history of the Wednesday Morning Club given by Adelaide Dexter, January 1931.Manuscript052201
Essay: Wednesday Morning Club--40th Anniversary by Caroline Wilbur, 1932.Manuscript052301
Essay: When We Were Young and Gay by Mrs. H.A. Hamilton, October 1949.Manuscript052401
Essay: When We Were Young and Gay by Carolyn A. Hall, October 19, 1949.Manuscript052402
Essay: Account of Charter Members of Wednesday Morning Club by Mrs. Bickford, 1949.Manuscript052403
Essay: The Eternal Lure of Greece by Emily Harris, January 2, 1962.Manuscript052501
Newspaper clipping about the Wednesday Morning Club fashion show, December 10, 1975.Newspaper Clipping052601
List of historical costumes borrowed from Elmira College for the Wednesday Morning Club fashion show, December 10, 1975.Manuscript052602
List of models by period of dress for the Wednesday Morning Club fashion show, December 10, 1975.Manuscript052603
Instructions for models at the Wednesday Morning Club fashion show, December 10, 1975.Manuscript052604
Script for "Fashion Through the Years," the Wednesday Morning Club fashion show, December 10, 1975.Manuscript052605
Essay: Ninetieth Anniversary of Wednesday Morning Club by Mrs. Mary Blackwell, 1982.Manuscript052701
Essay: Wednesday Morning Club 90th Anniversary by Carolyn Collea, 1982.Manuscript052702
Essay: What's New in Elmira by Charlotte Runey, March 19, 1986.Manuscript052801
Essay: Weighing the Scales of Justice by Ruth Miller, October 19, 1988.Manuscript052901
Essay: First Ladies of the White House by Dorothy S. Comin, 1989.Manuscript053001
Essay: And So It Goes Linda Ellerbee by Marjorie Carhart, January 10, 1990.Manuscript053002
Essay: Princesses of Wales by Valerie Parkhouse, March 21, 1990.Manuscript053003
Essay: What is Technolog? by Bertha Greenlee, October 31, 1990.Manuscript053101
Essay: What Does the Crystal Ball Tell Us?--World Trade and Related Maters by Gerald Parkhouse, November 14, 1990.Manuscript053102
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