Woman's Literary Club Collection

WLC Collection Finding Aid.pdf

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Woman's Literary Club Collection

The records in the Woman’s Literary Club Collection includes manuscripts, typescripts, letters, annual meeting notes, scrapbooks, news clippings, photographs, meeting programs, photographs, and some objects.

Belle Smallidge Knowles and Stella P. Hill, two college-educated women living in Northeast Harbor in the early 20th century, thought the community could benefit from a woman’s club. The Woman's Literary Club of Northeast Harbor held its first meeting in 1908 and quickly gained membership. Club members actively wrote papers (many award-winning) ranging from poetry to local family histories and biographies of famous artists. Members also participated in community improvement projects, and attended state and national women’s club meetings. The club disbanded in 2000 due to dwindling membership.

manuscripts, typescripts, letters, annual meeting notes, scrapbooks, news clippings, photographs, meeting programs, photographs, objects

17 boxes (11 legal-size document boxes, 3 record carton boxes, 4 flat storage boxes)

Woman's Literary Club Collection

2014.33

Shelf 4D TOP-4D4

Citation

“Woman's Literary Club Collection,” Northeast Harbor Library, accessed November 13, 2018, https://nehlibrary.net/digitalarchive/items/show/5968.Item 6888