Smart Women: The Search for America’s Historic All - Women Study Clubs

Smart Women: The Search for America’s Historic All - Women Study Clubs

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Hiding in plain sight throughout America are historic, highly private womena€™s self-education groups. These clubs are fascinating survivors from an era following the Civil War when women couldna€™t apply to most colleges and were told they shouldna€™t leave the home. In their earliest days, the study groups also contributed to the welfare of their towns - often by helping to found their towna€™s first library-and served to get women out of the house and into the world. Todaya€™s all-women study clubs have no civic component but still fashion their meetings as their founding great-grandmothers did, with members taking turns giving original papers. In Smart Women, author Ann Dodds Costello discusses her four-year quest to locate, often visit, and describe todaya€™s 100-year-old, all-women study clubs, all over America, even though they do not publicize and have no central organization or knowledge of each other. Included: an invaluable, first-ever directory of most of the booka€™s ninety-plus clubs.Chiles, a Mrs. Richard, and a Mrs. Vickers to the cluba#39;s membership roll.77 4. Size of club as limited by ... She needs a sponsor and two seconders, who, if she does want to join, send proposal letters to the president. These letters are read ... When a vote is taken, it is by secret or private ballot. Three or more noes keep the anbsp;...

Title:Smart Women: The Search for America’s Historic All - Women Study Clubs
Author: Ann Dodds Costello
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-09-10

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