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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.
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.
Women, Women's History, Book Clubs, Literary Clubs, Women's Clubs
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Amelia Pride Book Club of Rock Hill Records - Accession 112". Finding Aid 90.
LC Subject Headings
Amelia Pride Book Club (Rock Hill, S.C.)--Archives; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women; Woman's Club of Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.); Book clubs (Discussion groups)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Women--South Carolina--Rock Hill--Societies and clubs; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Societies and clubs; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Intellectual life