Saturday Club Collection

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Saturday Club collection
Creator: Saturday Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.448
Dates: 1952-1966
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Meeting minutes
Series II: Club materials
Collection Overview
Title: Saturday Club collection
Creator: Saturday Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.448
Dates: 1952-1966
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Twelve female University of Rochester graduates organized the Saturday Club in 1939. Their members have included Mrs. Guy Harris, Mrs. Caro FitzSimon Spencer, Marion Craig Steinmen, Helen Craig Suttee and Gladys Hammond. In the 1950s, the women met each month at a member's home to discuss a different book. The books ranged from 'The Cruel Sea' to 'Return to Paradise.' The Club ceased its activities in the late 1960s or 1970s.

Scope and Content
The Saturday Club Collection chronicles the club's activities from 1952-1966. Two series comprise this collection: Meeting Minutes and Club Materials. Meeting Minutes document who the members of the Club were and the books they read. The second series includes several letters written between members, a club history, a member's obituary and two manuscript fragments.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Minutes (Records)
Spencer, Caro
Saturday Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
University of Rochester -- Alumni and alumnae
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Lori Birrell in 2012. Finding aid written by Lori Birrell in 2012.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Saturday Club Papers were made a gift of Caro Spencer, deposited by Howard Merritt, June 11, 1989.Access
The Saturday Club collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Saturday Club collection, D.448, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lori Birrell
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Finding aid publication date: 1/4/2012
Content List
Series I: Meeting minutes
Box 1Meeting minutes, 1952-1966
Series II: Club materials
Box 1Correspondence, 1954, 1961
Box 1Club history
Box 1Mrs. Eaton Hammond obituary
Box 1Fragments


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