HROSWITHA CLUB (NEW YORK, N.Y.). Deborah Evetts Collection of Material Relating to the Hroswitha Club, 1944-1994
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Deborah Evetts Collection of Material Relating to Hroswitha Club, 1944-1994


Main Entry
Evetts, Deborah, collector.

Deborah Evetts collection of material relating to Hroswitha Club, 1944- 1994.

Physical Description
1 box (.5 linear feet)

Historical/Biographical Note
The Hroswitha Club of women book collectors was founded in New York City in 1944 to bring together women devoted to the arts of the book and active as collectors. The 200th meeting was held in 1944. Meeting has been held at the homes of members as well as at major libraries and collections, mainly in the northeast. In 1965 the club issued its major publication, Hroswitha of Gandersheim: Her Life, Times and Works to honor the 10th century German abbess who was a playwright, scholar and poet and from whom the club takes its name.

Scope and Contents Note
Minutes (with some gaps), meeting announcements, membership and book lists documenting the activities of the Hroswitha Club from its founding in 1944 to1994. Also: lists of books presented to the club and tributes to deceased members Eleanor C. Marquand and Lola Szladits. The collection includes a copy of Hroswitha of Gandersheim: Her Life, Times and Works by Anne Lyon Haight and others published by the club in 1965.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished inventory available in repository.

Preferred Citation Note
Deborah Evetts collection of materials relating to the Hroswitha Club, 1944-1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Deborah Evetts, 2003.

Haight, Anne Lyon. Hroswitha of Gandersheim: her life, times, and works.
Hroswitha, ca. 935-ca. 975. Societies and clubs. United States. 20th century.
Marquand, Eleanor Cross, 1873-1950.
Szladits, Lola.
Hroswitha Club.

Book clubs. United States. 20th century.
Book collecting. United States. 20th century.
Women as book collectors. United States. 20th century.

Announcements. United States. 20th century.
Loose-leaf binders. United States. 20th century.
Membership lists. United States. 20th century.
Minutes. United States. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. United States. 20th century.
Women book collectors. United States. 20th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Inventory of Deborah Evetts Collection of Material Relating to Hroswitha Club

Meetings 1-7 1944 November 16-1946 May 23 [in one folder].
Meeting 8 1946 November 14
Meeting 12 1948 January 15
Meeting 16 1949 January 13
Meeting 21 1950 January 12
Meeting 26 1951 January 11-
Meeting 31 1952 January 16
Meeting 36 1953 January 15
Meeting 41 1954 January 14
Meeting 45 1955 January 13
Meetings 50-91 1956 January 12-1966 November 18 [in loose-leaf binder]
Meetings 95-183 1966 November 17-1990 February 22 [in loose-leaf binder]
[Meeting of 1966 April 24 is described as the 94th]
Meetings 1990-1994 (incomplete)
Meeting 190 1990 November 7
Meeting 193 1992 November 5
Meeting 198 1994 January 20
Meeting 200 1994 12 May

Meeting Announcements
1971-1979; 1988; 1993; 1994

Membership Lists
1944? 2 copies. 1 copy annotated as to deaths and resignations.
1952 2 copies
1957 3 copies
1964 1 copy [“Membership list with date of election”
1987 2 copies [“Members and Dates of Election 1944-987”]
[Each list includes collecting interests of members.]

Lists of Book Presented [to the Hroswitha Club by Members]
1950 2 copies.
1952 1 copy
1953 3 copies
[Each list is staple-bound into a folder.]

Memorial Tributes to Members
Eleanor Cross Marquand. [1950]
Lola Szladits. 1990
[The minutes also contains tributes to deceased members.]

“To celebrate the visit of the Hroswitha Club to Princeton 23 October 1968.”
Folder with printed text saluting the club with printed names of William S. Dix, William H. Scheide and Robert H. Taylor. 3 copies.

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