Folio Club records, 1927-2013
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- Folio Club
- Durham's Folio Club was founded by Duke University faculty wives and other Duke-affiliated women in 1927. This collection includes the records of the Folio Club, including meeting minutes, programs, correspondence, and clippings related to the activities of the club and its members.
- 3 Linear Feet
- Materials in English
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- Scope and content:
The Folio Club Records include meeting minutes and notes from the foundation of the club through recent years, reflecting the evolution and development of the club from a small group of Duke faculty wives to a large club of women with affiliations throughout the Durham area. Also included are correspondence files, which consist largely of postcard invitations to club programs and letters from members nominating new women to join the group. Also included are several versions of the club's constitution; photographs, some with labels, of the club's members; a handwritten history of the club's first 50 years; and programs collected by the club historian dating from 1937 through 2012 (an incomplete run). The annual programs include membership directories and a schedule of club events, usually centered around a theme. Some are annotated by their former owners.
- Biographical / historical:
The Folio Club was established by faculty wives at Duke University in the fall of 1927. Originally, the club consisted of 14 women who paid dues of 75 cents. Early meetings consisted of knitting, conversation, a book review, and tea. They evolved over time to adopt formal study of topics, ranging from art and history to music and political movements. Each member was responsible for either hosting or leading a program at least once per year. The club also raised money in support of local civic groups and organizations, including the Durham County Library, The Red Cross, hospitals and arts programs, and children's groups.
- Acquisition information:
- The Folio Club Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 1983, with additions in 2003 and 2015.
- Processing information:
Processed by: Meghan Lyon, Feb. 2015
Accessions described in this finding aid: 2003-0063, 2015-0016
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