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