Music Study Club records, 1936-1954

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Duke University. Woman's College. Music Study Club
The Music Study Club was a student organization of the Woman's College. Collection includes constitutions, minutes, programs, correspondence, memorabilia and one screw-bound scrapbook, from the years roughly 1936 to 1954.
1.2 Linear Feet
75 Items
Material in English
Collection ID:
University Archives Record Group:
31 -- Student/Campus Life
31 -- Student/Campus Life > 07 -- Student Organizations – Music, Theatre, and Performance


Scope and content:

Collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes and roll sheets, programs and other memorabilia relating to the activities of the Music Study Club from 1937 to 1954. The Club scrapbook contains programs, announcements and posters of concerts and musical events from the years roughly 1942-1954. Two receipt books (A73-36) from the years 1936-1946 could not be located.

Biographical / historical:

The Music Study Club of the Woman's College was organized February 1, 1933 through the offices of Mrs. J. Foster Barnes, Miss Evelyn Barnes and others. It was formed as an honorary society, with elective membership, for the purpose of recognizing the ambitions and abilities of Duke women in the field of music. The Club usually had a membership of between 40-50 students. Meetings were held once a month for the discussion of timely topics in the realm of music. Demonstrations (miniature recitals) were often given by members of the Club or by visitors. The Club presented at least one concert artist or lecturer each year, sometimes in connection with the University Concerts Series.

Acquisition information:
The Music Study Club records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973, 1977.
Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Wood, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, April 2007

Accessions 73-36, 77-124 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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[Identification of item], Music Study Club Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.