Records of the Zodiac Club
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.
- 1878 - 2017
- Zodiac Club (Lawrence, Kan.) (Organization)
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."
2.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 18 volumes)
Language of Materials
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.
RH MS 93
RH MS C41
RH MS C79
RH MS 1279
RH MS R329
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.
Gift of 1970: duplicate yearbooks removed from collection.
- Guide to the Zodiac Club Collection
- Records of the Zodiac Club
- 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.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Zodiac Club Collection, RH MS 93, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States