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Historical Book Club of North Carolina Records

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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General Correspondence

Events

Minutes and Minutes Books

Additional Materials

Presidents' Record Books

Financial Papers



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Historical Book Club of North Carolina Records, 1947 - 2003 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Historical Book Club of North Carolina Records, 1947 - 2003Add to your cart.

ID: 04/Mss108

Primary Creator: Historical Book Club of North Carolina

Extent: 9.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series 1. General Correspondence, 1947-1989 and undated

Series 2. Events, 1948-2002 and undated

Series 3. Minutes and Minutes Books, 1947-1961, 1965-2002

Series 4. Additional Materials

Series 5. Presidents Records Books, 1989-1991, 1993-2000

Series 6. Financial Papers, 1955-2003

Subjects: American literature - North Carolina, American literature - Southern States, Authors, American - North Carolina, Authors, American - Southern States, Book clubs (Discussion groups) - North Carolina, Historical Book Club of North Carolina, Literary prizes - North Carolina, Women - North Carolina - Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Authors, American - North Carolina - Correspondence, Authors, American - Southern States - Correspondence, Byrd, Clara Booth, 1887-1985 - Correspondence, Historical Book Club of North Carolina - Archives

Languages: English

Abstract

The Historical Book Club of North Carolina was organized in 1947 to discuss and keep abreast of new books of general history. Over the years, the Club's mission grew to include literature of other genres by North Carolina authors. The Club has held four events per year for most of its history, and established the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for fiction in 1952.

The Historic Book Club of North Carolina Records include minutes, correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, financial reports, newspaper clippings, audio tapes, constitution and by-laws dating from 1947-2003.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Historical Book Club of North Carolina Records, 1947-2003, include meeting minutes, correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, financial reports, newspaper clippings, audio tapes, constitution and by-laws, all related to the Club's business, activities, and events. The majority of the material was collected by various club officers through the years.

Collection Historical Note

The Historical Book Club of North Carolina was organized in Greensboro in October 1947. Sponsored by the Guilford Battle Chapter of the DAR, the Club's original purpose was to meet three times each year in order to keep abreast of new books of general history. With Clara Booth Byrd as president (a post she kept until 1965), the Club grew to include members from across North Carolina and to include books in all classifications. The Club sponsored an annual Town Meeting on Books and a Book and Author Luncheon. Nationally known authors attended these events and the occasions became special in the cultural life of Greensboro and North Carolina. In 1952, the Club established the Sir Walter Raleigh Award, given annually for the best work of fiction by a North Carolinian. In 1957, the Club changed its name to the Historical Book Club of North Carolina.

Subject/Index Terms

American literature - North Carolina
American literature - Southern States
Authors, American - North Carolina
Authors, American - Southern States
Book clubs (Discussion groups) - North Carolina
Historical Book Club of North Carolina
Literary prizes - North Carolina
Women - North Carolina - Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Clara Booth Byrd in Sept., 1991; Oct., 1992; June, 1993; April, 1995. Transfers from UNCG History Dept., various dates.

Related Materials:

Clara Booth Byrd Papers, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Sir Walter Raleigh Award Statuette, given by Historical Book Club of N.C. in honor of Clara Booth Byrd, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Historical Book Club of North Carolina Records, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information:

Processed by Scott Hinshaw, December, 2008

Encoded by Scott Hinshaw, July, 2009


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Correspondence, 1947-1989, undated],
[Series 2: Events, 1948-2002],
[Series 3: Minutes and Minutes Books, 1947-2002],
[Series 4: Additional Materials, 1947-1990],
[Series 5: Presidents' Record Books, 1989-2000],
[Series 6: Financial Papers, 1955-2003],
[All]

Series 2: Events, 1948-2002Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 50th Anniversary Celebration, subject files and speechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 50th Anniversary Celebration, photographs and negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Book and Author Luncheon, correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1949-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book and Author Luncheon, correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1961-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Book and Author Luncheon, speeches, 1950-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Culture Week, correspondence and programs, 1970-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Member's Meetings, speeches, 1965-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Member's Meetings, correspondence, 1949-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous event photographs, 1960-1974Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sir Walter Raleigh Award, correspondence and programs, 1951-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sir Walter Raleigh Award, correspondence and programs, 1971-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sir Walter Raleigh Award, correspondence and programs, 1985-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sir Walter Raleigh Award, correspondence and programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sir Walter Raleigh Award, speeches, 1952-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Interview with author Alan Gurganus, Town Meeting on Books, master copy, October 2, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Interview with author Alan Gurganus, Town Meeting on Books, extra copy, October 2, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Town Meeting on Books, correspondence and programs, 1948-1952Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Town Meeting on Books, correspondence and programs, 1953-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Town Meeting on Books, correspondence and programs, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Town Meeting on Books, correspondence, programs, and clippings, 1965-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Town Meeting on Books, correspondence, programs, and clippings, 1987-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Town Meeting on Books, speeches, 1948-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Town Meeting on Books, speeches, 1975-1986Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Correspondence, 1947-1989, undated],
[Series 2: Events, 1948-2002],
[Series 3: Minutes and Minutes Books, 1947-2002],
[Series 4: Additional Materials, 1947-1990],
[Series 5: Presidents' Record Books, 1989-2000],
[Series 6: Financial Papers, 1955-2003],
[All]


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