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Tennola Literary Club records

Call Number: RH MS 55


The Tennola Literary Club was organized by a group of women in Lawrence, Kansas dedicated to the mutual improvement of its members in literature, domestic science, and current events. The collection mostly consists of yearbooks and meeting minutes. The yearbooks provide membership information in addition to brief details about meetings to be held that year.


  • Creation: 1902 - 2022


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 Tennola Literary Club

The Tennola Literary Club was organized by women in Lawrence, Kansas in the spring of 1902. The name, Tennola, was acquired through combining the abbreviations of the three streets on which the original members resided: Tennessee, Ohio, and Louisiana. The purpose of the Tennola Club was "the mutual improvement of its members in literature, domestic science, and current events."


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 11 volumes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 55

Physical Location

RH MS 778

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mrs. J.W. Twente and Mrs. Hovey Hanna, 1964; additional gifts from club members; Jean Milstead, 2016, 2018; Carol Hampton, 2023.

Guide to the Tennola Literary Club Collection
Tennola Literary Club records
Finding aid prepared by pg, mw, lgg, 1975. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Revised by cl, 2010; bas, 2018; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Tennola Literary Club records, RH MS 55, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States