Mary Martha Club records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes newspaper clippings, yearbooks, minutes, program activities, treasurer`s reports, photographs, and correspondence from the Mary Martha Club in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1881 to 1977 regarding the group and its activities.
- Creation: 1891-1977
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
The roots of the Mary Martha Club can be traced back to the fall of 1890, when Mrs. Frank J. Claypool, Helen Young, and Emily Truitt met to discuss the need for a club for women who lived in the areas surrounding Muncie, Indiana. In March 1891, the Mary Martha Club was formally organized.
The Mary Martha Club conducted numerous programs and activities which covered a variety of topics, including history, literature, politics, domestic science, and biblical history. Club members also participated in a variety of social activities. In 1896, the club became affiliated with the Delaware County Federated Club of Clubs. Later affiliations included the Indiana Union of Literary Clubs, the State Federation of Women`s Clubs, and General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
1 Cubic Feet (1 box )
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Mary Martha Club records, 1881-1977
Series 2: Mary Martha Club photographs, 1899-1977
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from James Zedekar on 2009/10/06.
No further additions are expected.
Finding aid revised 2009/01/12 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid created 2012/08/28 by Bethany Fiechter.
Genre / Form
- Delaware County (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Mary Martha Club records
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA