MS 1096 - Mental Culture Club, Pemberville, Ohio
|MS 1096 - Mental Culture Club, Pemberville, Ohio
The documents of the Pemberville Mental Culture Club consist of .5 linear feet of yearbook booklets laying out the monthly meetings of the club. The collection spans from 1909 to 1997.
The donation of these documents to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged through the cooperation of Mary Bolus of Stony Ridge, Ohio, on July 29, 2008. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. This register was completed by BGSU Graduate Student Matt Kilmer in May 2013.
The Mental Culture Club of Pemberville, Ohio, was organized in 1901 and became affiliated with the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1924. The club stressed the importance of womanly fellowship and self-improvement through learning.
|Scope and Content
This collection consists entirely of booklets filled with yearly program information (1909-1997).
Unfortunately, the yearbooks lack the details that may be desirable for scholarly research and are comprised of only the titles of presentations, the names of the presenters, and the club order of business, such as roll call. Up until the 1963-1964 season, the Mental Culture Club picked a yearly theme and would periodically present lectures on the topic. Examples of themes include American Arts, the History of Asia, and American Literature. At the start of the 1964-1965 season, the yearly theme was always miscellaneous.