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Every Saturday Club photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS261

Scope and Content

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.

Dates

  • approximately 1945, 1979-1987, undated

Creator

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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Extent

38 image(s) (25 color photographic prints, 12 black and white photographic prints, one black and white negative)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Related Archival Materials

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

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
Title
Every Saturday Club photographs
Author
Tracey Johnson
Date
June 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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