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Island Reading Club of Orono, Maine Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0709-sc

Scope and Contents

The records of a women's reading club. Included are the minutes of meetings, constitution, and bylaws. Included also are 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, one collected by Mildred R. Covell and the other by Ellen Libbey.

Dates

  • 1884-1913

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Island Reading Club in Orono, Maine began around 1884. Its purpose was to "quicken an interest in the best literature we can select and to improve ourselves in our reading by every means attainable. We agree to criticise each other kindly, both as to pronunciation, and also the best rendering of the articles read." The Club met weekly in the homes of the members starting in the first week in October and ending the last week in March. The first president in 1884 was Mrs. Ellen Libby.

Extent

2 Folders (7 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The records of a women's reading club in Orono, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mildred Covell.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Island Reading Club of Orono, Maine Records
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686