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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Oak Cliff Rejebian Club



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA 04-3
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Oak Cliff Rejebian Club
Title: Oak Cliff Rejebian Club
Dates: 1937 - 2003
Quantity: 1.75 (3 boxes) cubic feet
Abstract: This collection was donated by members of the Oak Cliff Rejebian Club in July 2004 as a gift to the Dallas Public Library with the intention of preserving its history.
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

The Oak Cliff Rejebian Club was organized October 1937, with Mrs. Ermance Rejebian as reviewer and Mrs. William Adams as president. Rejebian started her first club in 1936 and organized forty all together. She was born into an Armenian family in Bursa, Turkey and survived both WWI and the persecution of Armenians in Turkey before immigrating to the United States at the age of fourteen. She soon learned the English language and became a sought after reviewer and interpreter of books. According to members, the "Rejebian Clubs" are unique because they have one reviewer who critiques the books instead of a discussion of the book by all its members.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains two scrapbooks, one binder (with miscellaneous items), attendance sheets, photographs, club finances, minutes, and yearbooks.

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Related Material

Texas/ Dallas History & Archives Division has several other collections relating to Dallas area book clubs, including Northaven Book Club Collection (MA 04.2), Book Mark Review Club (MA 04.4), and the Book Haven Book Club (MA 97.7).

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Index Terms

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

Persons:

Rejebian, Ermance

Organizations:

Oak Cliff Rejebian Club

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

Book Clubs (Discussion Groups)
Books and reading
Forums (Discussion and Debate)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA 04.3 Oak Cliff Rejebian Club, Texas/ Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Attendance Book; September 1955 - May 1959
2 Attendance Sheets; September 1959 - November 1971
3 Attendance Sheets; January 1972 - May 1986
4 Minutes; 1983 - 1984
5 Miscellaneous
Contains the club history and list of new 2002 club members.
2 Binder 1; September 1992 - September 2000
Contains picture published in newspaper of Mrs. Ermance Rejebian and her husband, 1994 through 2001 club yearbooks, club minutes, list of reviewers, and club donations.
Scrapbook 1; 1992 - 1997
Contains photos, yearbooks, clippings documenting the spring luncheon of the 55th anniversary of the club and various meetings.
Scrapbook 2; 1977 - 1991
Contains photos, yearbooks, and clippings documenting various meetings.
3 Yearbooks 1937 - 2003
1937?
1939 - 1940
1940 - 1941
1941 - 1942
1944 - 1945 (2 copies)
1945 - 1946
1946 - 1947
1947 - 1948 (2 copies)
1948 - 1949 (2 copies)
1949 - 1950 (2 copies)
1950 - 1951 (3 copies)
1952 - 1953 (2 copies)
1953 - 1954 (3 copies)
1954 - 1955 ( 3 copies)
1955 - 1956 (3 copies)
1956 - 1957 (5 copies)
1957 - 1958 (3 copies)
1958 - 1959 (3 copies)
1959 - 1960 (3 copies)
1960 - 1961 (4 copies)
1961 - 1962 (4 copies)
1962 - 1963 (3 copies)
1963 - 1964 (3 copies)
1964 - 1965 (3 copies)
1965 - 1966 (3 copies)
1966 - 1967 (4 copies)
1967 - 1968 (4 copies)
1968 - 1969 (5 copies)
1969 - 1970 (3 copies)
1970 - 1971
1973 - 1974
1974 - 1975 (2 copies)
1975 - 1976
1976 - 1977
1978 - 1979 (2 copies)
1980 - 1981 (2 copies)
1981 - 1982
1982 - 1983 (2 copies)
1983 - 1984 (2 copies)
1984 - 1985
1985 - 1986
1986 - 1987
1987 - 1988
1988 - 1989 (3 copies)
1989 - 1990
1990 - 1991 (5 copies)
1991 - 1992 (3 copies)
1992 - 1993
1993 - 1994 (2 copies)
1995 - 1996
1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002
2002 - 2003

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