Austin History Center

The Book Trailers Club Scrapbook

An Initial Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Book Trailers Club, The
Title: The Book Trailers Club Scrapbook
Inclusive Dates: 1921-1971
Bulk Dates: 1971
Abstract: The Book Trailers Club, founded in 1921 in Austin, TX, celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1971 and created a scrapbook to commemorate the event.
Identification: AR.2009.044
Quantity: 1 linear foot (1 scrapbook)
Location: Oversized Volumes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Book Trailers Club was started in 1921 by Mrs. Hesper Mikesell’s Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. The original name of the group, Christian Home Makers, was changed to The Book Trailers in 1928. The purpose of the club is "to promote broader culture and mutual improvement through the study of various types of literature". The club joined The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (TFWC) in 1928 and later joined the Austin Woman’s Clubs.

The club song is “All Hail to Texas,” written by Dr. Randolph Haynes.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one scrapbook from the 50th Anniversary event held by the Book Trailers Club in 1971. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photos, correspondence and lists of club members. The scrapbook is in fair physical condition.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Book Trailers Club Scrapbook Initial Inventory (AR.2009.044). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1984/081

Donation Date: 2009

Processing Information

Initial Inventory compiled by Molly Hults/2009.

Initial Inventory encoded by Evan Usler/2010.

There are loose items in the scrapbook.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Oversized Volumes Book Trailers 50th Anniversary scrapbook, 1921-1971