Guide to the Dothan Study Club Records, 1917-2002
Record Group 200

 

Extent: 0.66 cu. ft. (34 file folders)

Organizational Sketch: The Dothan Study Club was one of many women's clubs in the city.  It consisted of 24 members whose purpose was to encourage "Interest in and a real knowledge of Literature, Art, Science and all questions of vital moment" (Constitution & By-Laws, 1987).  It was organized and joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs in 1912.  The club held meetings on a bi-weekly or monthly basis at the homes of its members from September to May.  Its motto was "Shall we in all things look for the how, the why, and the wherefore" (Annual program, 2001-2002).

Scope / Content Note:  Documents the organization, mission, programs, and activities of the Dothan Study Club.  Contains governing documents, meeting minutes, annual programs, correspondence, and records on finances and membership.

Organization: Organized into four series.

Annual Programs, 1937-2002 [8 files / 1 per decade]: [a.k.a. Annual Programs] Document the yearly lessons for the Dothan Study Club. Includes club motto and colors, the "Collect of Club Women" (a prayer meant to begin each meeting), list of current officers and committee members, membership roster with phone numbers, and planned programs complete with information on hostess, program topic and presenter.

Office Files, 1935-1997 [4 files]: Documents the operations of the Dothan Study Club.  Includes a constitution and bylaws, 1954, 1975 & 1987.

Meeting Minutes, 1917-1994 [20 notebooks]: Documents the meetings of the Dothan Study Club. Meetings were held on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Includes attendance and meeting minutes as recorded by the club's secretary.

Financial Records, 1927-1959 [2 ledgers]: Documents the financial actions of the Dothan Study Club. Includes dues, fines, deposits and disbursements.

Provenance: The Dothan Study Club stored their records at the Houston Love Memorial Library. When the Library moved to a new building in 2014, it sent collections that clubs had not retrieved to the Wiregrass Archives.

Preferred Citation: Dothan Study Club, RG 200, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: Open per gift agreement

Inventory:

Annual Programs, 1937-2002 [8 files / 1 per decade]: Document the yearly lessons for the Dothan Study Club. Includes club motto and colors, the collect of club women, list of current officers and committee members, membership roster with phone numbers, and planned programs complete with information on hostess, program topic and presenter.

File I.D.

File Label

200

15-1109

001

001

Annual programs, 1937-38

200

15-1109

001

002

Annual programs, 1943-1950

200

15-1109

001

003

Annual programs, 1951-1959

200

15-1109

001

004

Annual programs, 1960-1964

(50th Anniversary in 1962)

200

15-1109

001

005

Annual programs, 1970-1980

200

15-1109

001

006

Annual programs, 1980-1990

200

15-1109

001

007

Annual programs, 1990-2000

200

15-1109

001

008

Annual programs, 2000-2002

Office Files, 1935-1997 [4 files]: Documents the operations of the Dothan Study Club. Includes a constitution and by-laws, 1954, 1975 & 1987.

File I.D.

File Label

200

15-1109

001

009

Constitution & By-Laws, 1954, 1975 & 1987

200

15-1109

001

010

Correspondence, 1967-1999

200

15-1109

001

011

Club Report to Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs (A.F.W.C.), 1935-1936

200

15-1109

001

012

Annual program mock-ups, 1995-96 & 1996-97

Meeting Minutes, 1917-1994 [20 notebooks]: Documents meetings of the Dothan Study Club. Meetings were held on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.  Includes attendance and meeting minutes as recorded by the club's secretary.

File I.D.

File Label

200

15-1109

001

013

Meeting Minutes, 1917-1919

200

15-1109

001

014

Meeting Minutes, 1920-1924   [Fragile]

200

15-1109

001

015

Meeting Minutes, 1932-1934

200

15-1109

001

016

Meeting Minutes, 1934-1937

200

15-1109

001

017

Meeting Minutes, 1937-1941

200

15-1109

001

018

Meeting Minutes, 1942-1944

200

15-1109

001

019

Meeting Minutes, 1944-1945

200

15-1109

001

020

Meeting Minutes, 1945-1946

200

15-1109

001

021

Meeting Minutes, 1946-1947

200

15-1109

002

001

Meeting Minutes, 1948-1951

200

15-1109

002

002

Meeting Minutes, 1952-1956

200

15-1109

002

003

Meeting Minutes, 1960-1961

200

15-1109

002

004

Meeting Minutes, 1961-1963

200

15-1109

002

005

Meeting Minutes, 1963-1967

200

15-1109

002

006

Meeting Minutes, 1967-1971

200

15-1109

002

007

Meeting Minutes, 1971-1973

200

15-1109

002

008

Meeting Minutes, 1973-1976

200

15-1109

002

009

Meeting Minutes, 1976-1979

200

15-1109

002

010

Meeting Minutes, 1979-1983

200

15-1109

002

011

Meeting Minutes, 1986-1994

Financial Records, 1927-1954 [2 ledgers]: Documents the financial actions of the Dothan Study Club. Includes dues, fines, deposits and disbursements.

File I.D.

File Label

200

15-1109

002

012

Financial Records, 1927-1948

200

15-1109

002

013

Financial Records, 1948-1959

 

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