Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Vesta Club minutes

Abstract

The Vesta Club minutes (dated 1909-1918; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise one journal that documents the regular meetings of the Vesta Club, of Williamsburg, Ohio, during the peak of the women's club movement in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Vesta Club minutes
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Clubs.
Journals (notebooks)
Minutes and proceedings.
Women in charitable work.
Women -- Ohio.
Women -- Social networks
Women -- Societies and clubs
Women volunteers in social service
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0387: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Vesta Club minutes, 1909-1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Vesta Club was a women's club founded out of Williamsburg, Ohio. No other information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Vesta Club minutes (dated 1909-1918; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise one journal that documents the regular meetings of the Vesta Club, of Williamsburg, Ohio, during the peak of the women's club movement in the early twentieth century. The club meets regularly throughout the years, only taking time off in the summer months, and includes a number of women at various stages of life from Williamsburg, Ohio. The meetings were used as a means of educating the members on the social, political, and environmental aspects of the world by using different themes each year to cover as much information as possible. Topics included non-American cultures, food and alcohol legislation, war, politics, and other social movements spearheaded by women and women's organizations.
The Vesta Club minutes are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Vesta Club minutes journal, 1909-1918

  • Box WH-19, folder 11
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