Twentieth Century Study Club Scrapbooks
An Inventory of the Collection
The Twentieth Century Study Club formed in the fall of 1936 by twelve women interesting in creating a study club with the objective to promote culture and mutual improvement through the study of various types of literature. In general the group relied on the creative, dramatic and literary talents of its own members for programming; however, occasionally they invited special out-of-club speakers to present programs. The group met monthly, except in summer months, on the third Wednesday of the month. Membership was limited to twenty-five active members. Though the years the club has made contributions to such causes as the Austin-Travis County Tuberculosis Drive, the Y.W.C.A, the Garden Center at Zilker Park, the Salvation Army, Austin State School and the "Reading Is Fun" program.
The Twentieth Century Study Club collection contains meeting minutes, club yearbooks and three scrapbooks that span the years 1936 to 1990. The meeting minutes document the Club's activities from 1949 through 1957 and include financial and membership information. There is a complete run of yearbooks from 1936 to 1985, and then another dated 1989-1990. The three scrapbooks span the years 1936-1970, 1971-1976 and 1976-1985 and include meeting minutes, yearbooks, greeting cards, newspaper clippings about club events or its members, photographs, correspondence and memorabilia.
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Twentieth Century Study Club Records (AR.O.001). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1977/004
Donation Date: 1977, 1991
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2011.
Detailed Description of the Collection