Reticule Club records
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.
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 )
Language of Materials
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
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 http://libx.bsu.edu.
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.
Genre / Form
- Albany (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.)
- Delaware County (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Muncie (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Reticule Club records
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
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Muncie Indiana 47306 USA