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The Study Club, 1896 - 1970

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS70

Scope and Contents

This archive is a partial record of the Study Club. It contains yearbooks which announce the annual and weekly topics, and the official records, such as minutes and treasurer's records. Of the hundreds of papers which were read, five are held in the archive. All of these papers were written by Mrs. Miriam Cragg who was a member of the group from 1903 - 1970. Included in the miscellany of the Study Club Archive are three of her personal travel journals, two concerning a trip to Europe in 1902; the other about a tour of South America in the 1950s.


  • 1896 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


2 Boxes

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The Study Club, a women's literary circle, met weekly from 1896 - 1970 for the purpose of "study and mutual improvement." It was based in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Each year the group selected a topic for study and each member then wrote an extended paper about a facet of the topic. At each meeting one of these papers was read to the group.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Miriam Cragg, who was a member of the group from 1903 - 1970, donated the archive to N.U.L.

Guide to the Study Club, 1896 - 1970
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Library Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US