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Reticule Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-203

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the consitution and by-laws, correspondence, financial information, minutes, speeches, yearbooks, and scrapbooks from the Reticule Club ranging from 1912 to 1997 regarding the club and its activities.


  • Creation: 1912-1997

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 Reticule Club women's organization was formed in Albany, Indiana, around 1912, predominately as a sewing club. The objective of the circle was the "mental and social improvement of its members, to encourage liberal interchange of thought and action along with civic improvement, school betterment, and charitable effort." The club dissolved in 1997.


1.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes )

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Reticule Club records, 1918-1921

Series 2: Reticule Club financial records, 1921-1993

Series 3: Reticule Club yearbooks, 1921-1952

Series 4: Reticule Club newsletters, 1972-1973

Series 5: Reticule Club scrapbooks, 1922-1981

Custodial History

Reticule Club records were received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Sara L. Stone on behalf of surviving Reticule club members, Mary Jean Simon and Rosemary Hart on 2001/04/12.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Reticule Circle correspondence are available electronically through the Ball State University Libraries' Digital Media Repository at

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:

PSC.212: The Indiana Club Women and Reticule Circle photographs

Women`s History Resources in Archives and Special Collections:

Processing Information

Finding aid revised 2009/06/24 by Rachel N. Miller. EAD finding aid completed 2011/05/17 by Helen Boyer. EAD finding aid revised 2011/05/23 by Bethany Fiechter.

Reticule Club records
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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