Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society records, 1924-1984 UA 289



creator Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society
Title: Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society records
Dates: 1924-1984
Abstract: The Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society (EBLS) was founded in 1914 and named in honor of the second Mrs. William Marsh Rice. It was an active organization until the mid 1980s. In 1919, the literary society split to form another society, the Pallas Athene Literary Society (PALS). In 1924, an alumnae group for EBLS was formed. The records contain correspondence, scrapbooks, newsclippings regarding activities, programs from plays performed by the society, as well as correspondence and directories from the alumnae group.
Identification: UA 289
Quantity: 21 Linear Feet (6 OV boxes)
Language: English
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

The Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society (EBLS) was founded in 1914 and named in honor of the second Mrs. William Marsh Rice. It was an active organization until the mid 1980s. In 1919, the literary society split to form another society, the Pallas Athene Literary Society (PALS). In 1924, an alumnae group for EBLS was formed.


Scope and Contents

The records contain correspondence, scrapbooks, newsclippings regarding activities, programs from plays performed by the society, as well as correspondence and directories from the alumnae group.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

clippings (information artifacts)
photographs
corrrespondence
directories
Literature -- Societies, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Records (UA 289), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Donations from members Charlotte Talbot, E. Pender Turnbull, Joyce Nagle, Karen Rogers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Administrative, 1924-1984

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1924-1984, n.d.
2 Correspondence, incoming 1943-1948
3 Directories 1949/1949 - 1957/58
4 Directory - with items addressed to E. Pender Turnbull 1958/1959
5 Directory - with notes and E. Pender Turnbull bookmark 1959/1960
6 Directories 1960/61 - 1967/68
7 Directory - with items addressed to E. Pender Turnbull 1960/1961
8 Meeting Notes, Minutes, Membership Lists 1970-1979
9 Meeting Notes, Minutes, Membership Lists 1980-1984
10 Constitutions 1952-1955, n.d.
11 Contracts 1957-1976



Series II: Newsclippings, 1924-1972

Box Folder
2 1 Newsclippings 1924-1940
2 Newsclippings 1944-1959
3 Newsclippings 1960-1972
4 Newsclippings n.d.



Series III: Academics, Alumnae, and Events, 1925-1982

Box Folder
2 5 Academics 1925-1956
6 Alumnae 1924-1976, n.d.
7 Event Programs, Signs, and Invitations 1930-1982, n.d.
8 Party Invitation on Pillow Case n.d.
9 Play Programs 1955-1966, n.d.
10 Alice in Wonderland Script n.d.
11 De Pelchin Faith Home and Children's Bureau 1942, 1944



Series IV: Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1937-1983

Box Folder
2 12 Photographs 1975-1983, n.d.
13 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1937-1945
14 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1949
15 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1952-1953
16 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1954-1955
17 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1960-1964
18 Loose Materials - Scrapbook 1964-1965
Box Folder
3 - Scrapbook 1938-1942
- Scrapbook 1945-1950
- Scrapbook 1942-1948
- 1 Scrapbook Sheet 1944-1945
- 2 Scrapbook Sheets 1943
Box Folder
4 - Scrapbook 1947-1948
- Scrapbook 1949
- Scrapbook 1950-1951
- Scrapbook 1951-1952
- Scrapbook 1952-1953
Box Folder
5 - Scrapbook 1960-1961
- Scrapbook 1964-1965
- Scrapbook 1969-1970
Box Folder
6 - Scrapbook 1971-1972