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Call No.: MC 323
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Phoenix Club
Title: Records of the Phoenix Club, 1913-1964
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, lists of members and officers, correspondence, etc., of Phoenix Club, a women's discussion club in Cambridge, Mass.
The Thursday Club was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, probably in October 1908, as a women's discussion club. It met monthly from October to April at the homes of members. At first, meetings included formal debates on various literary, educational, political and social topics, members being assigned to speak on different sides. The Club also heard outside speakers. In 1918-1919 the club changed its name to Phoenix Club and soon began to meet bi-weekly, informal talk and readings with occasional papers replacing formal discussion. Its purpose was now "sociability first and foremost." The club also made donations of money and handiwork to charitable organizations.
The collection consists of four volumes, which contain minutes and also lists of members and officers, and correspondence among members and with charitable organizations.