ROUNDTABLE BOOK CLUB

Manuscript MS-064

1931-1998

 

 

SOURCE: Roundtable Book Club, 1986, 1990, & 2000

SIZE: 1.3 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS:4 manuscript boxes

PROCESSING: PHW, April 2001

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

            Founded in 1931, the Round Table Book Club was organized “to stimulate interest in literature, chiefly contemporary, and in world events of general interest” (according to article 2 of it’s constitution).  Initially, the club met 18 times per year, however, in 1975 the number of meetings was reduced to 9. The club has participated in various community activities.  During World War II, they sponsored USO dances and, during the Vietnam War, they sent Christmas gifts to Fort Benning for wounded soldiers.  They frequently sponsored guest speakers to give public lectures.  Past speakers include Dr. George Washington Carver in 1933, Lamar Dodd in 1940, and Medora Field Perkerson (author of White Columns of Georgia) in 1952.  The club remains active.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

            The bulk of the collection is a complete set of minutes spanning the years 1931-1998. The meetings are covered in detail in the minutes.  Meetings consisted of reading the minutes from the last meeting, book reviews, refreshments, and occasionally current events.  Yearbooks contain officer and membership list and meeting dates.  Also included are correspondence, news articles, receipts, and information concerning the clubs Fiftieth Anniversary celebration.  There are also snapshots of club members.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1-2:Minutes, 1931-1970

Box 3:Minutes, 1971-1992 & Yearbooks, 1931-1999

Box 4

Folder1 20th Anniversary Bookmarks, 1952

2 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1981

3-7 Books reviewed by Round Table Members, 1931-1981

8-10 Correspondence, 1933-1998

11 Funeral Bulletin for Nellie Terrell Sams, 1998

12 News Articles, c.1941-1993

13 Officer List, 1931-1985

14 Receipts, 1983-1994

15 Sign up sheets for Book Reviews and Refreshments, 1962-1963

 

- Snapshot photographs, c.1990

 

TRACINGS

Women – Societies and Clubs