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Identifier

Accession 112

Inclusive Dates

1896-2003

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1 bound volume, 1,500 pieces, 0.75 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Amelia Pride Book Club of Rock Hill, founded in 1896, is Rock Hill’s oldest book club and “was formed for the main purpose of exchanging books of a high type of biography, history, literature and fiction” since there was no library in 1896. The club was named in honor of “Mrs. Amelia Pride, a citizen of Rock Hill who was very intellectual and influenced the young people for cultural living and enjoyment.” Later the club became a social, literary, cultural and philanthropic club.

Scope and Content Note

The Amelia Pride Book Club of Rock Hill Records consist of a historical file, minutes, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, photographs, program notes, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, Winthrop publications and a scrapbook all pertaining to the origin, growth, and literary activities of the club.

Provenance

The Records of the Amelia Pride Book Club of Rock Hill were deposited with the Winthrop College Archives by Mrs. Richard Lewis, president, on August 16, 1977.

Keywords

Women, Women's History, Book Clubs, Literary Clubs, Women's Clubs

Copyright

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

Amelia Pride Book Club of Rock Hill Records - Accession 112

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