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Modern Literature Club

Identifier: MS-324


The Modern Literature Club held programs twice a month with yearly themes like “Creative Geniuses in the Field of Literature”, “The Study of Great Artists”, and “Biographies and Autobiographies”. The Club also discussed “short topics” at the program meetings that lasted about five to ten minutes and covered topics like leaders of the day, surveys of world events, famous authors, Nobel prize winners, etc. Special events were held each year and included parties for club members and husbands, birthday breakfasts for members, and trips to museums and exhibits.


  • Creation: 1949 - 2007

Biographical / Historical

The Modern Literature Club was a women’s organization that was founded in 1924. Mrs. Thatcher was the first president of the Club with charter members including Mrs. Hans Aabel, Mrs. J.S. Allen, and Mrs. F.C. Hargreaves. The Club has a group of officers that include a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary/Corresponding Secretary (one person), Treasurer, and Historian who are elected at the first meeting in April each year. When the club was first organized the membership was restricted to seventeen members and in 1994 the membership was decreased to sixteen with an allowance for two non-active members. Each year monthly dues were collected. In the 1950s the yearly dues for the Club were five dollars and by the 1990s the dues had gone up to ten dollars. In order to join the Club, a new member had to be unanimously voted in by the current members.


3 Boxes

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Box 1

Fd 1 Biographies of Members 1995, 2003, undated

Fd 2 Constitution 1989, 1994, 1998

Fd 3 Funeral Program for Minnie Holmgren Nebeker (member) 1996

Fd 4 Letter from WSU Academy for Lifelong Learning

Fd 5 Letters from Weber County Library System 1997, 1999, 2001

Fd 6 Members and Book Selections (contains 2 obituaries of members)

1949-50, 1954-55, 1958-59, 1960-98

Fd 7 Newspaper Article 1997

Fd 8 Programs 1954-55, 1958-59

Fd 9 Programs 1960-1965, 1966-70

Fd 10 Programs 1970-80

Fd 11 Programs 1980-90

Fd 12 Programs 1990-98, 1999-2000

Box 2

Fd 1 Records Sept. 1963- May 1972

Fd 2 Records Sept. 1972- May 1980

Fd 3 Records Sept. 1980- May 1986

Fd 4 Records Sept. 1986- May 1991

Fd 5 Records 1991-1996

Box 3

Fd 1 Records Sept. 5, 1996-2007

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408