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Collection Summary

Historical Note

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Index Terms

Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Premont Elevian Study Club Records



Collection Summary

Creator Premont Elevian Study Club Records
Title Premont Elevian Study Club Records
Dates: 1955-2005
Abstract: The Premont Elevian Club was started in 1955 as a women’s organization. The goals of the members were to improve themselves educationally and to improve the town of Premont. Over the years the group met once a month and organized charitable projects for the needs of the town. The collection includes scrapbooks, ledgers, meeting reports and photographs.
Identification A2006-005
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Elevian%20EAD
Quantity: 3 linear feet
Location: H-16-2 Box #1; H-16-3 Boxes # 2-5
Language: English

Historical Note

On April 21, 1955 eight women met at the home of Mrs. Brown Thompson of Premont, Texas for the purpose of organizing a study club. Mrs. J. C. Grantham was the first elected president. In a newspaper article, forty years later she stated, “Elevian means to learn in Latin,” the name the members chose to call their club. The first vice president was Mrs. Cecil Dodd; the second vice president was Mrs. Bill Reagan, secretary, Mrs. Charles Gandner, treasurer, Mrs. Merchant, parliamentarian, Mrs. Paul Reid and reporter, Mrs. Brown Thompson. The club met monthly for lunch and educational programs. The average number of members over the years was twenty-five. One of the main focuses was to raise money for civic and individual projects. Equipment was purchased for the public library and raised to support the town’s new ambulance service. Scholarship money was donated by the club members for Premont High School seniors. Some of the original members were involved for over forty years.

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Scope and Contents

Meeting reports, descriptions of civic projects and scrapbooks with correspondence, photographs, publications, and illustrations are housed in six document boxes.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in folders chronologically, a scrapbook for each years.

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Index Terms

Persons
Grantham, Winnie Ruth
Hamilton, Linda Jean
Organizations
Premont Elevian Study Club
Geographical Names
Premont (Tex.)
Subjects
Women – Societies and clubs
Women – Social networks

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