Collection Number: 04835

Collection Title: Current Literature Club Records, 1900-1995

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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 130 items)
Abstract Programs, book lists, membership rosters, and related records, 1900-1995, of the Current Literature Club of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C. Founded in 1900, the Club drew its members mainly from the wives of local businessmen and teachers at Louisburg College. Included is a history of the club, 1900-1995, by Sarah I. Davis.
Creator Current Literature Club.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Current Literature Club Records #4835, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sarah I. Davis of Louisburg, N.C., in October (Acc. 96136) and December (Acc. 96191) of 1996, and in January (Acc. 100302) and April (Acc. 100396) of 2006.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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A comprehensive history of the Club can be found in folder 1. Included is a list of the members from the Club's founding through 1995. The bulk of the collection consists of annual programs (also called yearbooks). The programs give the theme for the year, reading lists, club officers, and a record of the meetings. Many of the programs 1935-1969 have hand-decorated covers illustrating the year's theme or topic. Some papers given at meetings, as well as reading source materials, are present.

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Contents list

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Folder 5

1906-1907 #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 5

1914-1915 #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 5

1915-1916 #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 5

1916-1917 #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 5

Folder 6

1919-1920 #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 6

1927-1928: Contemporary Literature #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 6

1928-1929: Travel #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 6

1929-1930: Opera #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 6

1930-1931: Religious Music #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 6

Folder 7

1931-1932: Other Peoples' Lives #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 7

1932-1933: Folklore #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 7

1933-1934: Studies in the History of Contemporary Europe #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 7

1934-1935: Famous Women of Yesterday and Today #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 7

1935-1936: American Wit and Humor #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 7

Folder 8

1936-1937: Other People's Lives #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 8

1937-1938: Other People's Lives #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 8

1938-1939: Adventures Around the World #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 8

1939-1940: Adventures Around the World #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 8

1940-1941: The Story of Books #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 8

Folder 9

1941-1942: Arts and Crafts in Georgian England #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 9

1942-1943: At Home with the Fine Arts #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 9

1943-1944: Other People's Lives #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 9

1944-1945: The Conflict of Political Ideas #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 9

1945-1946: Nature Writers in the United States #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 9

Folder 10

1946-1947: Places and Peoples of the Mediterranean #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 10

1947-1948: The Pattern of America #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 10

1948-1949: Plays and the Theatre #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 10

1900-1950: Plays and the Modern World #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 10

1950-1951: Plays of Today #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 10

Folder 11

1951-1952: Adventures with Music and Musicians #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 11

1952-1953: The Nature of Fiction #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 11

1953-1954: American History Through Historical Novels #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 11

1954-1955: North Carolina Writers #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 11

1955-1956: The Ageless and Eternal Sea #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 11

Folder 12

1956-1957: Africa: South of the Sahara #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 12

1957-1958: English History Through Historical Novels #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 12

1958-1959: Of Fact and Fiction #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 12

1959-1960: The South in Biography #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 12

Folder 13

1960-1961: Great Periods in Painting #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 13

1961-1962: Seward's Folly, The Story of Alaska #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 13

1962-1963: People and Places of the Pacific #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 13

1963-1964: Lost Worlds #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 13

1965-1966: Other People's Lives #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 13

Folder 14

1966-1967: The History of Christianity #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 14

1967-1968: Flight #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 14

1969-1970: Colonial America: History and Antiques #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 14

1969-1970: Meet the Tar Heels of the Old North State #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 14

1970-1971: The Distaff Side #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 14

Folder 15

1971-1972: Panorama of American Music #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 15

1972-1973: World's Great Trials #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 15

1973-1974: Variety Through Literature #04835, Series: "2. Programs (Yearbooks)" Folder 15

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Processing Information

Processed by: Tim Pyatt, December 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated because of addition, November 2018

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