Guide to the Tuesday Afternoon Club, 1894-2019

Collection number: MC 357
Size: (7 boxes) (2.33 cu.ft.)

About the Tuesday Afternoon Club of Durham

The Tuesday Afternoon Club is a women's club in Durham, New Hampshire. Founded in 1894, its mission is "to promote the mutual improvement and social enjoyment of its members". Mrs. Charles Pettee and Mrs. Scott started the Club in 1894. The club continues to be a literary and charitable society that meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month of the academic year.

About the Tuesday Afternoon Club Collection

The collection consists of history, minutes, financial records, lists of officers, photographs, correspondence, constitutions, and activity programs dated 1894-2019.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder Number], [Box Number], Tuesday Afternoon Club, 1894-2019, MC 357, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Various Acquisitions, 1990s-2019. Further acquisitions expected every decade.

Separated Material

The collection was originally part of MC 149 Durham Town Records.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series, reflecting the two different acquisitions.

Collection Contents

Series 1: 1993 Acquisition, 1894-1994

(4 boxes)
Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Nov 1910-June 1915
Box 1, Folder 21923-1932
Box 1, Folder 3Constitution of May 17, 1927 (from Records Journal, 1923-1932)
Box 1, Folder 41932-1938
Box 1, Folder 5Book I, 1945-1951
Box 1, Folder 6Book II, 1950-1951
Box 1, Folder 7Book III, 1953-1955
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence from the front of Book III
Box 1, Folder 9Book IV, 1955-1956
Box 1, Folder 10Book V, 1957-1958
Box 1, Folder 11Book VI, 1959-1962
Box 1, Folder 12Book VII, Jan 15, 1963-June 21, 1966
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Book VIII, June 1966-Dec 1972
Box 2, Folder 2Book IX, 1973-1976
Box 2, Folder 3Book X, 1976-1979
Box 2, Folder 4Book XI, 1979-1981
Box 2, Folder 5Book XII, 1981-May 1, 1984
Box 2, Folder 6Book XIII, May 15, 1984-Jan 21, 1986
Box 2, Folder 7Book XIV, Feb 4, 1986-March 6, 1990
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Programs, 1895-1955
Box 3, Folder 2Programs, 1955-1976
Box 3, Folder 3Programs, 1976-1983
Box 3, Folder 4Programs, 1983-1993
Box 3, Folder 5Constitutions of the Tuesday Afternoon Club: 1927, 1938?, 1948, 1955, 1962, 1988, 1991
Box 3, Folder 6Early history
Box 3, Folder 7Financial records, 1918-1930
Box 3, Folder 8Letters from German friends of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, 1955
Box 3, Folder 9Miscellaneous items
Box 3, Folder 10The Spinsters of Leishe, England, 1812, a play performed May 2, 1933
Box 3, Folder 11Various snapshots, 1979-1983
Box 3, Folder 12Christmas party, Dec 16, 1986
Box 3, Folder 13Meeting, April 1988
Box 3, Folder 14100th Anniversary of the the Tuesday Afternoon Club, March 1, 1994

Series 2: 2019 Acquisitions, 1927-2019

(3 boxes)
Box 5
Organization and History

Club constitutions (1927-2013); Officers (1978-2015); History and Traditions; Correspondence circa 2007-2014; Photos (undated); Programs (1954-2019 mostly complete).

Box 6
Minutes and Finances

Club minutes (2006-2018); Financial Records and IRS 501(c)3 information (2004-2013 with some from the 1980s).

Oversize Box 1
Minutes

Minutes 2007-2009 in two oversize volumes.

Formats

Letters & Postcards
Photographs, Slides & Negatives
Scrapbooks