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South Side Reading Club records

Call Number: RH MS 315


South Side Reading Club, Lawrence, Kansas, was organized in 1912. The collection consists of yearbooks and minute books.


  • Creation: 1912 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the South Side Reading Club

The South Side Reading Club was organized in 1912 with the objective to promote intellectual growth and social culture. The club met promptly at 2:30 p.m. bi-weekly, September - May. Membership was limited to 18 women but in 1926 membership was increased to 24. Yearbooks were first issued in 1915. In 1916 the colors of gold and white and the daisy were adopted as the club colors and flower. Two songs were adopted in January 1928, the club song (When Every Two Weeks) and the friendship song (When the S.S.R, Club). By 1984, the group was meeting annually and most members were in favor of disbanding the club.


0.25 Linear Feet (60 volumes in 1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The yearbooks contain individual programs for the year, the creed, the club song, the membership roster and various verses of poetry. The secretary minute books not only record the minutes of the meetings but contain membership information, dues and most recent version of the club constitution and bylaws.

Physical Location

RH MS 315

Physical Location

RH MS D284

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Helen Chase, January 1981; Mrs. Leo Ousdahl, 1992.

Guide to the South Side Reading Club Collection
South Side Reading Club records
Finding aid prepared by jl 5/82; revised by mab, 2006; revised by skt, 2010. Finding aid encoded by by jl 5/82; revised by mab, 2006; revised by skt, 2010; cmp, 2024
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
South Side Reading Club Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 315, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Revision Statements

  • 2018-12: Add additional physical location note

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States