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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Contributors

Description of Series

Scrapbook for The Discussion Group, Houston, Texas, 1947-1994

Group history and information, 1959-2003

Annual communications, program information and rosters

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the The Discussion Group, Houston, TX scrapbook and records MS 507



creator Collaborator (clb) Fleming, Mrs. Lamar -- Administration
creator Collaborator (clb) Houston, Mrs. William -- Administration
creator Author (aut) The Discussion Group (Houston, Tex.).
Title: The Discussion Group, Houston, TX, scrapbook and records
Dates: 1947-2011
Abstract This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2011.
Identification: MS 507
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

The Discussion Group, Houston, TX was founded in 1947 by charter members Mrs. Lamar Fleming (wife of a Rice Institute Board Member) and Mrs. William Houston (wife of the President of the Rice Insitute). Early members researched world issues and the group discussed them - after the 1950s the group frequently brought in speakers.The Discussion Group grew into a significant "town and grown" group of members from the Rice and Houston area community. The Discussion Group modeled itself after the League of Women Voters - women gathered to research and discuss current event and issues.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a scrapbook that includes the history, lists of members, programs, photographs, and clippings from the Houston, TX Discussion Group. The scrapbook catalogues the club's list of members from 1947-1994. The chronologically arranged folders in box 2 includes annual communications, program information and rosters, 1990-2011.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Discussion Group scrapbook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

The Discussion Group, Houston TX, 1947-1994, MS 507 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to Fondren by Mrs. Ira Gruber on August 27, 2004 and in 2011.

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 Contributors 

Mrs. William Houston, Mrs. Lamar Fleming, Mrs. Ira Gruber

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
1 Scrapbook for The Discussion Group, Houston, Texas, 1947-1994
Scope and Contents note
1 small box contains 1 scrapbook with member lists, a brief history, and photos of the group.
1 The Discussion Group, Houston, TX, Scrapbook 1947-1994

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Group history and information, 1959-2003

Box Folder
2 1 History
2 Membership rosters, 1959-2003
3 Membership invitations and nominations, 1964-1998
4 Member biographical notes, 1983-2001
5 Officer rosters, 1965-2001
6 Duties of officers
7 Program schedules, 1975-2005
8 Meeting notices, 1982-2003
9 Speaker information, 1994-2003
10 Financial recordscorrespondence, 1982-1992
11 Special events, 1986-2003
12 Correspondence, 1974-2004
13 Notes, 1992-1999

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Annual communications, program information and rosters

Box Folder
3 1 1990-1991
2 1991-1992
3 1992-1993
4 1993-1994
5 1994-1995
6 1997-1998
7 1998-1999
8 1999-2000
9 2000-2001
10 2001-2002
11 2002-2003
12 2003-2004
13 2004-2005
14 2005-2006
15 2006-2007
16 2007-2008
17 2008-2009
18 2009-2010
19 2010-2011

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