TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Background

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Northaven Book Club Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA04.2
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Northaven Book Club
Title: Northaven Book Club Collection
Dates: 1957-2004
Quantity: 1 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Background

The Northaven Book Club was organized on 26 April 1957 by founders Mary Pittman and Bonnie Aschner. Most of those invited to join were mothers of third graders at Arthur Kramer Grade School. Membership was first limited to thirty women residing in the Northaven area only. Annual dues were $10.00 and Mrs. Bard W. Paul was the sole reviewer until 1975, when the duty was delegated to a different member each meeting. Over the years, membership size and club dues increased. In 1996, club meetings moved from members' houses to the Royal Oaks Country Club. The club disbanded in April 2004.

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Scope and Contents

The collection was donated in May 2004 after the club disbanded. It contains minutes of club meetings and a club yearbook. This collection might be most useful for those studying women's social clubs in Dallas during the mid to late twentieth century. Photocopying of the collection is allowed at the discretion of the archivist.

The collection contains two (2) binders of club minutes and a 2003-2004 club yearbook. The minutes specify where the club met, the date and time of the meeting, how many members and guests attended, the club's bank account activities, and the title and author of the book being reviewed. The yearbook contains a short history of the club, a list of past presidents, 2002-2003 club officers, and a 2003-2004 membership roster. The collection contains one picture of the 1990-1991 club officers.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

Northaven Book Club

Places:

Dallas (Tex)

Titles:

Northaven Book Club Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA04.2 Northaven Book Club Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Brian Collins

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 2003 - 2004 Club Yearbook
2 Photo of 1990 - 1991 club officers
Minutes Binder 1 (April 1957 - May 1990)
Minutes Binder 2 (June 1990 - April 2004)