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Friday Afternoon Club Records

Identifier: MSS 0416

Scope and Contents

The collection includes yearbooks/programs, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, memborials/tributes to members, correspondence, photographs, three cassette tapes, and miscellaneous records. The yearbooks/programs date from 1902-2000. The meeting minutes date from 1924-2010. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, programs, and meeting minutes.


  • 1908 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Organized in 1898 and federated in 1902, the Friday Afternoon Club gathers for lectures and joint intellectual scholarship. Many women responded to invitations of joining the club that it was such an honor to be asked to join the Friday Afternoon Club. This women's club begins their year in August, concludes in May and began with 15 meetings per year. The topics discussed are widely varied, including literature, the U.S. Government and current events. Members are in charege of specific meetings, often working in pairs to prepare the lecture (self-presented or by a guest lecturer) and the refreshments. The officers of the 1902-1903 season were: President: Mrs. G.W. Whitsett Secretary: Miss Mary M. Petty Librarian: Miss Alma McDonald Other charter members include: Miss Dixie Lee Bryant, Miss Mary Applewhite, Miss Annie Petty


1.50 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Organized in 1898 and federated in 1902, the Friday Afternoon Club gathers for lectures and joint intellectual scholarship. According to a history of the club prepared by several members in 1979, the founding members were integral in establishing the Greensboro Public Library.

The collection serves to record the activities of the club and its members by means of meeting minutes, yearbooks/programs and various other materials.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by type of material and then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the Friday Afternoon Club in September 2011.

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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Whetzel, October 2012.


Friday Afternoon Club Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US