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Identifier

Accession 210

Inclusive Dates

1902-2007

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4,000 pieces 2 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Organized in 1904 as the Monday Afternoon Club and later the Monday Club, it became the Outlook Club in 1916. The original purpose of the book club (later the interests of the club were literary, social, and philanthropic) was to affect a better relationship between the wives of the Winthrop College faculty, and the women of Rock Hill. The club was federated by the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1907 and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Organized in 1904 as the Monday Afternoon Club and later the Monday Club, it became the Outlook Club in 1916. The original purpose of the book club (later the interests of the club were literary, social, and philanthropic) was to affect a better relationship between the wives of the Winthrop College faculty, and the women of Rock Hill, SC. The club was federated by the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1907 and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1933. Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, program notes, newspaper clippings, membership records, publications, constitutions and bylaws, historical data, yearbooks, bulletins, convention records, magazines, catalogs, memorabilia, and a scrapbook. The records provide information, not only on the club but also on other subjects, including the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs, the role of women’s clubs during World War II, and the relationship between the wives of Winthrop College faculty and the women in the Rock Hill community.

Provenance

The records of the Outlook Club of Rock Hill were deposited with Archives via Mrs. H.E. Blalock, on August 25, 1978. Additions were deposited by Dorothy Amick on September 14, 2004 and March 7, 2005 and added to the collection.

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For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Outlook Club of Rock Hill Records - Accession 210

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