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Sans Souci Book Club Records, 1913-2002, undated

(Manuscript Collection #436)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Sans Souci Book Club Records
Creator: Sans Souci Book Club
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (1913-2002, undated) including correspondence, minute books, loose minutes, scrapbook, manuscript speech, and miscellany.
Extent: 0.87 Cubic feet, 93 items , consisting of minute books, loose minutes, correspondence, a scrapbook, and miscellany.

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Accessions Information

November 2, 1981, 60 items and 18 volumes; Minutes (1915-1930, 1933-1963, 1965-1972); a scrapbook (1913-1972); and miscellaneous correspondence, memorials, and programs. Loaned by Sans Souci Book Club, Greenville, N.C.

October 13, 1986 (unprocessed addition 1), 2 vols.; Minutes (1970-1975) and a scrapbook. Donor: Mrs. Elizabeth K. Proctor.

January 8, 2003 (unprocessed addition 2.0), N/A items; Records (1976-2002) including minutes and programs of the club's activities compiled by the club secretaries. Loan Donor: Suzanne P. Pecheles.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Sans Souci Book Club Records (#436), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Sans Souci Book Club
  • Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth K. Proctor
  • Loaned by Suzanne P. Pecheles

Processing Information

  • Processed by A. Cavenaugh, May 1983

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Sans Souci Book Club was organized in 1902 to "advance the literary efforts and promote social activity among its members." Since that time many prominent women in Greenville have joined the organization to learn, travel to historic sites, socialize, and contribute to a variety of charities and other institutions, including Sheppard Memorial Library.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Minutes (1915-1972) comprise the bulk of the collection. Although usually quite brief, the minutes reflect the format of meetings and work of the program, book, and emergency committees. Occasional references to civic work or charitable donations are included. The minutes also contain attendance rolls and newspaper clippings pertaining to club activities.

Correspondence (1930-1971, undated), a small portion of the collection, consists chiefly of requests for donations, invitations, and individuals' and organizations' expressions of gratitude for various gifts or expressions of sympathy.

A scrapbook (1913-1973) contains printed material (chiefly club program booklets) reflecting the organization's meeting topics and special events.

Included in a folder of miscellaneous material are a manuscript speech outlining the history of the club (1952?), memorials to deceased members, and copies of the club's constitution and bylaws.

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Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 5#0436.5
Not Indexed, Misc.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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