Austin History Center

Grandmothers' Delight Austin, Texas Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Grandmothers' Delight Austin, Texas
Title: Grandmothers' Delight Austin, Texas Records
Inclusive Dates: 1983-2010
Abstract: The Grandmothers' Delight group was organized in Austin, Texas in 1983 by a group of grandmothers to promote understanding of the role of grandparents and develop grandparenting skills. The administrative files, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial records, event notices, programming information and photographs in this collection highlight the activities of the organization from 1983 to 2010.
Identification: AR.2011.022
Quantity: 1.6 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 scrapbook)
Location: Archives Stacks and 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 Grandmothers' Delight group was organized by Suzanne M. Lindeman Snyder and Mabel B. Pitts in November, 1983. Both women were excited about the prospect of being first time grandmothers and invited other grandmothers to Lindeman's house to discuss the importance of grandparenting. The purpose of the group was to understand the role of grandparents, develop grandparenting skills through sharing with other grandparents and planned programs, and stay informed about intergenerational developments in this country. The group had approximately 25 to 35 members at any one time and met monthly omitting December and the summer months.

Scope and Contents

The collection of the Grandmothers' Delight group consists mainly of documents related to the organization, including financial and administrative records, membership records, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programming information and photographs dating from 1983 to 2010. The organization maintained two (2) three-ring binders that held the group's official records, one covered the period 1983 through 1998 and the other the period 1999 through 2010. The materials in each binder were divided into the following sections: history and duties, programs, members (roster), letters, activities, photographs (many captioned), notices (of meetings) and deaths (obituaries). In addition to the binders there is financial information including treasurer's reports dated 1985 - 2009; information about the Travis County Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren from the late 1980s; a collection of programming ideas in the form of newspaper clippings and flyers; and a scrapbook that contains newspaper clippings about children and children's programs dating from 1985-1991.


Materials were removed from the three-ring binders and foldered in original order. Original folder headings for the additional materials have been maintained.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Pitts, Mabel.
Snyder, Suzanne Lindeman.
Wagner, Barbara A.
Grandmothers' Delight Austin, Texas.
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by a member of the organization.

Preferred Citation

Grandmothers' Delight, Austin, Texas (AR.2011.022). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/032

Donation Date: 2011

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Grandmothers' Delight Records, 1983-2010

Box Folder
1 1-2 Organizational records scrapbook #1 (3-ring binder), 1983-1998
3-4 Organizational records scrapbook #2 (3-ring binder), 1999-2010
Box Folder
2 1 Financial records, 1985-2009
2 Program ideas, 2000-2005, undated
3 Travis County Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1989-1990, undated
Oversized Volumes Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1985-1991