Guide to the Records of Louisa May Alcott Club, [1896 or 1897]
 
*I-210

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, April 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 7, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Louisa May Alcott Club
Title: Louisa May Alcott Club, records
Dates:[1896 or 1897]
Abstract: The Louisa May Alcott Club was established in November of 1895 at 9 Rochester Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It operated as a self-governing club with 11-17 year old girls. A constitution was set in place that ensured the girls would each pay five cents a week towards the club, but only while they were working. The participating girls were all immigrants or children of immigrants, and classes were held at the building to teach the girls English, cooking and sewing. In 1896/1897 the club moved to a building at 17 Oswego Street. This collection includes a typescript of a description of the club, written by someone with the initials M.M.R.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear foot (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: I-210
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note

Louisa May Alcott Club

The Louisa May Alcott Club was established in November of 1895 at 9 Rochester Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It operated as a self-governing club with 11-17 year old girls. A constitution was set in place that ensured the girls would each pay five cents a week towards the club, but only while they were working. The participating girls were all immigrants or children of immigrants, and classes were held at the building to teach the girls English, cooking and sewing. In 1896/1897 the club moved to a building at 17 Oswego Street.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a transcript of notes written by someone known only by her initials- M.H.R. - that were originally written in 1896 or 1897. The writer was clearly a member of the Louisa May Alcott Club and may possibly have been the founder. The notes provide detailed examples of their daily activities, organization, and governance.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Louisa May Alcott Club, records; I-210; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Records of the Louisa May Alcott Club, [1896 or 1897]

English.
Box 1, Folder 1.
Arrangement:

One folder.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Transcript of Notes of M.H.R. on the Louisa May Alcott Club [1896 or 1897]
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