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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
Essay: Martha Robertshaw by Dorothy Smith, January 19, 2005.Manuscript054502
Essay: History of the Cultural Arts in Chemung County by Jacquelyn Chotkowski, March 2, 2005.Manuscipt054503
Essay: The Brooklyn Bridge by R. Marie Finerty, October 5, 2005.Manuscript054601
Essay: The Sydney Opera House by Susan Stapleton, October 19, 2005.Manuscript054602
Essay: Architecture as Metaphor by Mary Ann Kasper, November 2, 2005.Manuscript054603
Essay: House and Home--A Short History of Domestic Architecture, 2006.Manuscript054604
Essay: Comedy in Film by Carol Parker, October 4, 2006.Manuscript054701
Essay: Musical Humor by Mary Lu Walker, October 18, 2006.Manuscript054702
Essay: The Roots and a Few Choice Bits of Mark Twain's Humor by Gretchen Sharlow, November 1, 2006.Manuscript054703
Essay: Humor on Assignment by Patricia T. Dann, January 3, 2007.Manuscript054704
Essay: Finley Peter Dunne and Mr. Dooley by Linda Gudas, January 17, 2007.Manuscript054705
Essay: Vaudeville-Big Business by Jane Marshall, February 7, 2007.Manuscript054706
Essay: The Wonder of Will by Barbara Curran, February 21, 2007.Manuscript054707
Essay: Taking Humor Seriously: Humor and Health by Joy Perry, March 21, 2007. Manuscript054708
Essay: Art for Warmth--Quilts by Penny Shaffer, January 16, 2008.Manuscript054801
Essay: Copelia the Dancing Doll: Automata from the antique to the contemporary by Sheryl Williams, February 20, 2008.Manuscript054802
Essay: Oh, the Places You Will Go! or, The Adventures of an Unsuspecting Housewife by Jane F. Burk, October 22, 2008.Manuscript054901
Drumming as a Means to an End by Samara Farr Gromer, November 19, 2008.Manuscript054902
Essay: Papua New Guinea by Charlotte T. Scott, January 21, 2009.Manuscript054903
Essay: First Exceptional Women in a Man's World by Pauline Leveen, February 4, 2009.Manuscript054904
Essay: School Readiness Project by Harriet Sweet, 2009.Manuscript054906
Essay: Mystery and Magic: Life in the Day of a Cattle Rancher by Jacquelyn Chotkowski, November 5, 2008. Manuscript054907
Essay: Green Cars by Linda & Frank Laux, October 21, 2009. (includes disk with Powerpoint presentation)Manuscript055001
Essay: Going Green in the Kitchen by Rita Rhodes, November 4, 2009.Manuscript055002
Essay: Green Housing by Gail E. Gerard, January 6, 2010.Manuscript055003
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