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MSS 006 Athens Woman's Club records Edit


MSS 006
Finding Aid Author
Beth Whitlock and Jennifer Sirotkin
Finding Aid Date
May 18, 2016
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  • 1899-1990 (Creation)


  • 12.66 Linear Feet (Whole)
    14 boxes

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  • Abstract

    This collection consists of materials accumulated by the Athens Woman's Club from 1899 - 1984.

  • Condition Description


  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Arrangement

    The Athens Woman's Club collection is arranged in the following series: Series I: Administration, 1948-1969; Series II: Correspondence, 1962-1972; Series III: Events and Guest Books, 1938-1996; Series IV: Minutes, 1899-1980; Series V: News Clippings, 1966-1994; Series VI: Photographs, 1990; and Series VII: Scrapbooks, 1952-1984.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Formally organized in January of 1899, the Athens Ladies Club met monthly with Mrs. Frank Lipscomb presiding. The group initially worked with the General Federation of Women's Clubs in encouraging rural committees to build model schools, with the Tallulah Falls School (Tallulah Falls, Georgia) as an example of one such school. The Athens Ladies Club also awarded scholarships and raised funds for various causes.

    A headquarters was secured at 248 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia, that became known as the Joseph Henry Lumpkin House. The publication of the Athens Womens Club cookbook helped to finance the headquarters. Other projects undertaken by the group through the years included the Child Health Demonstration 1925-1930, kindergartens, curb market project, the establishment of the Athens Regional Library, cancer education programs with the American Cancer Society, the assistance in public school integration, and raising both awareness and funds for the Red Cross.

  • Custodial History

    Material was acquired by creator.

  • Preferred Citation

    Athens Woman's Club collection, MSS 0067, Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library, Athens, GA, USA.

  • Content Description

    The Athens Woman's Club collection, 1899- 1984, focuses on the events, programs, correspondence of the club, as well as adminstrative records.