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Records of the Zodiac Club

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 93

Overview

The Zodiac Club is a women's study group in Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains yearbooks, photographs, and minutes of semi-monthly meetings from 1878-2017.

Dates

  • 1878 - 2017

Creator

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 Zodiac Club

The Zodiac Club was organized on February 5, 1878 by nine women from the Lawrence, Kansas area. Flavia A. Canfield, wife of James A. Canfield, was the first president. Along with others with business and academic community ties, Mrs. Canfield helped to make the club a successful women's study group. Over the years the club has met in members' homes every Tuesday to read and discuss items relating to "cultural improvement."

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 18 volumes)

Scope and Contents

Records of the Zodiac Club, including yearbooks, photographs, and minutes of semi-monthly meetings, are located at RH MS 93 and RH MS 1279. Bound record books are located at RH MS C41 and RH MS C79, and oversize material is available at RH MS R329. A doll collection, created for the club's 65th anniversary, is available at RH MS Q61.

Physical Location

RH MS 93

Physical Location

RH MS C41

Physical Location

RH MS C79

Physical Location

RH MS 1279

Physical Location

RH MS R329

Physical Location

RH MS Q61

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Allan Busch, 1970. Gifts, Connie Robinson, 1989; Dollie Bittenbender, 1995; Marlys Harder, 2000; 2004; Janet Roth, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017; Sue Himes, 2018.

Processing Information

Gift of 1970: duplicate yearbooks removed from collection.

Title
Guide to the Zodiac Club Collection
Subtitle
Records of the Zodiac Club
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, 1975 and sfw, 1982. Finding aid encoded by ha/mab, 2005; revised by mh, 2008; hc, 2012; eear, 2015; tmw, 2017; dd, 2018; haz 2018.
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0989761109
Preferred citation
Zodiac Club Collection, RH MS 93, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334