TRAVAILLEURE CLUB

Manuscript MS-090

1949-1960

 

 

SOURCE: Martha Anderson, 1988

SIZE: .2 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS:2 volumes

PROCESSING: PHW, December 2001

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

            The Travailleure Club was formed on April 27, 1939, by a group of women from the office staff of Callaway Mills.  By a majority vote “Travailleure,” which is French for female worker, was chosen as the club’s name.  The object of the club was to further friendly relations among the women of the Callaway Organization through education and social activities.  The club’s adopted theme song was “We are Going to Raise Cain.”  The first elected officers were Mrs. Julian Trippe – President, Miss Eleanor Orr – Vice President, Mrs. Jennie Hood Fincher – Secretary, and Mrs. J.D. Hill – Treasurer.  A list of charter members can be found in Volume One. Activities the club participated in included sponsoring a candidate for the annual Winter Games Queen contest, Holiday Dinner Dances, and tours of various Callaway Mills Plants.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

            The two volumes contain clippings from the Callaway Beacon, correspondence, event programs, news articles, officer lists, and photographs which give insight into the activities and participants in the club.  News articles also include names of club members active in events and photographs are often included.

 

CONTAINER LIST

2 volumes: 1949-1960

 

TRACINGS

Societies and Clubs – Troup County

Callaway Mills