Round Table Study Club
Dates: 1921-1965
Donor: Transferred from the Terre Haute House storage area
Accession Number: 790723D
Description: Five folders in a document case and one ledger book (Vol. 48)


"This club was organized as the National Reading Circle by ladies from the First and Centenary Methodist churches of this city. There were 15 charter members. The first three years study was as prescribed by the Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. They met every second Wednesday afternoon for one hour.

In 1907 the Bay View course of study was adopted. Since they sat around a table at meetings they changed the club name to 'Round Table Study Club.' The course was hard and it required eight years instead of the prescribed four to complete it. Mrs. H. A. Swits, a charter member, representing the club, went to Bay View, taking the examination and passing with 100 per cent. After finishing the course the club turned its interest to municipal affairs and also did some charity work. One project was taking care of a needy family in Taylorville. Early records of the club were accidently put in with some things sent to this needy family and were never recovered. So our tangible records date back to 1921. The club was affiliated with the State Federation in its early days." (From 50th anniversary club history by Esther White, 1951)

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection contains the minutes of the meetings of the Round Table Study Club from 1921-1926 and from 1947-1965. It also includes program booklets which were issued annually and contain a list of officers and members and the list of programs for the year (September through May). There are three original photographs in the collection.

Document Case





Folder 1

"High Lights" from Past History






List of Officers





Folder 2

Minutes (includes Constitution and
By-Laws, p. 39)

Oct. 31, 1921-
June 3, 1926







Folder 3


Sept. 29, 1947-
May 22, 1950






Sept. 28, 1963-1965




Folder 4

Program booklet




Program booklet




Program booklet




Program booklet





Folder 5

Program booklet




Program booklet




Program booklet






Photograph: Mrs. E. B. Sisson

Feb. 25, 1924





Photograph: Mrs. Dora Hauck Cooper

Feb. 25, 1924





Photograph: Mrs. Harry Jackson, Mrs. Dora Hauck Cooper,
Mrs. Carl K. Mahoney, Mrs. R. H. Snitz

Feb. 25, 1924




Oversized Volumes





Vol. 48


Sept. 25, 1950-
May 27, 1963