Every Saturday Club photographs
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Every Saturday Club photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Every Saturday Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Every Saturday Club photographs
Dates: approximately 1945, 1979-1987, undated
Quantity: 38.0 Image(s) (25 color photographic prints, 12 black and white photographic prints, one black and white negative)
Identification: ahc.VIS261

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1894 by Mrs. Isaac Boyd, Mrs. William T. Newman, and other Atlanta matrons, the Every Saturday Club was one of the first study clubs founded in Atlanta. Boyd was elected the first president and the club operated out of her home. The object of the organization, as stated in the by-laws, was the "promotion of friendship, of wider culture and earnest study." By 1917, the Every Saturday Club was a member of the Georgia Federation of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The club is governed by elected officers such as a president and secretary, while a committee determines the topic of each meeting. The club is limited to 21 members. Until the 1980s, the Club met every Saturday from September to May to hear lectures by members or guest speakers on history, literature, politics, and many other topics. After that date, the Club would meet one Saturday a month.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the members and activities of the Every Saturday Club, including an exhibit at the Atlanta Historical Society in the 1940s and regular meetings held between 1979 and 1987 at the homes of several members. Of particular note are images of author Anne Rivers Siddons and World Health Organization delegate Virginia Schneider at meetings.

Index Terms

Atlanta Historical Society
Every Saturday Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Political clubs--United States.
Schneider, Virginia
Siddons, Anne Rivers
Women--Georgia--Atlanta--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Every Saturday Club photographs, VIS 261, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Related Material

Every Saturday Club papers, MSS 615, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

Container List




VIS 261.001VIS 261.001Every Saturday Club photographs, approximately 1945, 1979-1987, undated ( 38.0 Image(s) )