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Mary Martha Club records

Identifier: MSS-005

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.

Copyright Notice

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.

Administrative History

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 )

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Mary Martha Club records, 1881-1977

Series 2: Mary Martha Club photographs, 1899-1977

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from James Zedekar on 2009/10/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised 2009/01/12 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid created 2012/08/28 by Bethany Fiechter.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA