Inventory
 

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)


History

"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

1921-1964

 

 

 

Folder 2

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

Oct. 31, 1921-
June 3, 1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 3

Minutes

Sept. 29, 1947-
May 22, 1950

 

 

 

 

Minutes

Sept. 28, 1963-1965

 

 

 

Folder 4

Program booklet

1952-1953

     

 

Program booklet

1953-1954

     

 

Program booklet

1956-1957

     

 

Program booklet

1959-1960

 

 

 

Folder 5

Program booklet

1961-1962

     

 

Program booklet

1962-1963

     

 

Program booklet

1963-1964

 

 

 

 

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

Minutes

Sept. 25, 1950-
May 27, 1963