Clio Book Club Records

1937-1987
Manuscript Collection #579
Creator(s)
Clio Book Club
Physical description
1.33 Cubic Feet, 4 boxes, 107 items, consisting of scrapbooks, yearbooks, minute books, programs, clippings, notes, correspondence, and constitution and by-laws
Preferred Citation
Clio Book Club Records (#579), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Records (1937-1987) of Greenville, North Carolina, book club, including minute books, scrapbooks, and programs.


Biographical/historical information

The Clio Book Club was founded in 1937 in Greenville, North Carolina. The book club was named after Clio, the muse of history. Among the books that club members read were works of history and historical fiction. According to the book club's constitution, the purpose of the club was to promote through united effort, an increased interest in literature. The officers that served in the club's first year were Mrs. Marie Spain, President; Mrs. W.W. Morgan, Vice-President; and Mrs. L.A. Brock, Secretary and Treasurer. The Clio Book Club was disbanded circa 1987.


Scope and arrangement

The records document the activities of the Clio Book Club, based in Greenville, N.C. The records date from 1937, the year the club was formed, to 1987, the year the club was disbanded.

The records mainly consist of scrapbooks, yearbooks, minute books, programs, clippings, notes, correspondence, and obituaries as well as the club's constitution and by-laws. The scrapbooks contain programs by club members, brochures, officers' lists, photographs, and Christmas bonds. Clippings provide information of people who hosted the club's meetings and who were speakers at meetings and events. Minute books document specific activity and include membership lists. The yearbooks list the names of club members and officers along with attendance information and lists of books that the club members read.


Administrative information
Custodial History

June 29, 1989, 107 items; Records (1937-1987, undated) of the Greenville, North Carolina women's book club, inspired by Clio, the muse of history, and dedicated to reading and discussing works of history and historical fiction, including scrapbooks, yearbooks, minutes of meetings, names of members and officers, committee members, books read, Consitutions and By Laws, programs, correspondence, clippings, obituaries, membership & officers' lists, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. 4 boxes. 107 items. 996 p. (ca. 1.33 cubic feet) Recd. 6/29/1987. Donor: Mrs. Carolyn James

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Carolyn James

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Processing completed by Nanette Hardison, June 6, 2019

Copyright notice

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


Key terms
Corporate Names
Clio Book Club
Topical
Women's book clubs--North Carolina--Greenville

Container list
Box 1 Folder b Scrapbook (Feb. 1942 - May 1946) including historical pamphlet, membership and officers lists, clippings, correspondence, brochures, photographic prints, Christmas bonds, etc. relating to the book club and its members. 1 item
Box 2 Folder a Minute Books (Feb. 1937 - Feb. 1941, undated) including meeting minutes, membership list, attendance, financial reports and book lists, compiled by Mrs. Jack Spain, Mrs. H. H. Morgan, Mrs. Dink James, Mrs. Ray Barrett, and Mrs. James Johnson, President; Mrs. L. A. Brock, Elizabeth R. Ward, Elizabeth Smith, and Mrs. Bill Whedbee, Secretary. Bound. 2 items
Box 2 Folder b Minute Books (March 1941 - May 1949) including meeting minutes, membership list, attendance, and book lists, compiled by Miss Jane Hadley, President; Mrs. Henry Harrell, Mae James & Mrs. E. C. Wilkerson, Secretary. Bound. 6 items
Box 2 Folder c Minute Books (1949 - 1957) including meeting minutes, attendance, and book lists, compiled by Mrs. E. C. Wilkerson, Secretary. Bound. 4 items
Box 2 Folder d Minute Books (1972-1979) including meeting minutes, membership list, attendance, and book lists, compiled by Mrs. Fay Smith and Mrs. Jesse Moye, President; Mrs. E. C. Wilkerson, Virginia Lang and Elizabeth Norman, Secretary. Bound. 3 items
Box 3 Folder a Yearbooks (1899, 1902, 1937-1940, 1954) including membership and officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses, books read and Constitution and By Laws. Mimeographed typescript. Mrs. Jack Spain, President; Mrs. W. W. Morgan, VP; Mrs. L. A. Brock, Secretary-Treasurer. 4 items. Note: Constitution and By Laws of 1937 as Amended in 1954. Book Club Day Book (April 23, 1940) including lists of Greenville Books Clubs, End of the Century Club (1899), Sans Souci Club (1902) and other clubs. Mimeographed typescript. 4 items
Box 3 Folder b Yearbooks (1940 - 1949) including membership & officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses and books read. Mimeographed typescript. Mrs. W. W. Morgan, Mrs. Barrett, President; Mrs. Dink James, VP; Mrs. Needham Ward, Secretary; Mrs. James Johnston, Treasurer. 7 items
Box 3 Folder c Yearbooks (1949-1959) including membership and officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses. Mimeographed typescript. Mrs. Roy Barrett, President; Mrs. Jesse Moye, VP; Miss. Elizabeth Smith, Secretary; Miss Annie Shields VanDyke, Treasurer. 7 items
Box 3 Folder d Yearbooks (1959-1969) including membership and officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses and books read. Mimeographed typescript. Mrs. James Johnston, President; Miss Agnes Fullilove, VP; Miss Eliz Smith, Secretary; Mrs. Will Whedbee, Treasurer. 8 items
Box 3 Folder e Yearbooks (1969-1980) including membership and officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses. Mimeographed typescript. Miss Jane Hadley, President; Miss Mae Joyner, VP; Mrs. Henry Harrell, Secretary; Mrs. F. B. Haar, Treasurer-Librarian. 11 items
Box 3 Folder f Yearbooks (1980-1986) "United We Stand" including membership and officers lists and phone numbers, committee lists, program hostesses, books read. Mimeographed typescript. Mrs. A. F. Smith, President; Mrs. John Adams, VP; Mrs. Robert Lang, Secretary; Mrs. Agnes Barrett, Treasurer-Librarian. 6 items
Box 4 Folder a Scrapbook (Dec. 1945 - Nov. 1966) including constitution, historical pamphlet, membership and officers lists, clippings, correspondence, brochures, photographic prints, Christmas bonds, etc. relating to the book club and its members. 1 item. 29 p. out of 40 p. used
Box 4 Folder b Clippings (1966-1967) of club programs and events that include information on featured speakers such as Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives and the presentation of portrait of Miss Jane Forbes Hadley to the Agnes Fullilove School (Feb.5,1967). 6 items
Box 4 Folder c Clippings (1968-1969) of club programs and events that include information on speaker Dr. Fred Irons 3 items
Box 4 Folder d Constitution As Amended in 1974 (1974) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item
Box 4 Folder e Historical Notes & Clippings (1982-1987) including clipping of the Clio Book Club's 45th birthday (Feb. 8, 1982) 5 items
Box 4 Folder f Officers of Clio Book Club, 1937-1983 and Miscellaneous correspondence (ca. 1981-1983) 8 items
Box 4 Folder g Jane [Hadley?] Obituary by Agnes Fullilove (4 Oct. 1966) Typescript. 1 item
Box 4 Folder h Elizabeth Moore Whedbee Obituary by Mrs. W. S. Bost (1966) Typescript signed. 1 item