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Women's Athenaeum Club records

Identifier: MSS-150

Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes, annual programs, and the constitution and by-laws from the Women`s Athenaeum Club records in Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1894 to 1995 regarding the club and its activities. It also includes a single photograph of a WAC meeting held in 1903.


  • Creation: 1894-1995

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

The Woman’s Athenaeum Club was organized February 28, 1894 in Muncie, Indiana. The club was founded for the purpose of social and intellectual advancement of its members and included activities in philanthropy, domestic science, education, art and literature.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Women`s Athenaeum Club annual programs, 1902-1989

Series 2: Women`s Athenaeum Club minutes, 1894-1995

Series 3: Women`s Athenaeum Club organizational records, 1894-1974

Series 4: Women`s Athenaeum Club photograph, 1903


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

Women`s History Resources in Archives and Special Collections

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1995/08/28 by M. Seelinger. Finding aid created 1995/08/28 by M. Seelinger. EAD finding aid completed 2011/05/13 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid revised 2011/05/13 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