Hroswitha Club

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The Hroswitha Club of women book collectors was founded in New York City in 1944 and took its name from a 10th century female German poet (Hrotsvitha, ca. 935-ca. 975). Meetings were scheduled three to four times a year during the winter months and held at the homes of members as well as at major libraries and private collections, mainly in the northeast. In 1948, the Club founded its Sarah Gildersleeve Fife Memorial Library (named after one of the Hroswitha Club's founders) consisting of books pertaining to Hroswitha, books by members and books of general interest.

In 1965 the club issued its major publication, Hroswitha of Gandersheim: Her Life, Times and Works. In 1990, the Hroswitha Club officially 'simplified' its activities in order to continue. The 200th meeting was held in 1994.

From the description of Records, 1944-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79458565

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893. [Ce cochin de Morin]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hroswitha Club. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1962. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Hroswitha Club. Records, 1944-1999. Grolier Club
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the curator, 1910-1944. Grolier Club
referencedIn Evetts, Deborah,. Deborah Evetts collection of Hroswitha Club material, 1944-1994. Grolier Club
creatorOf Greene, Belle da Costa. Autograph album, 1907-1908. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Henrietta C. Bartlett papers, 1471-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Eccles, Mary Hyde. Mary Hyde Eccles collection, 1903-2002 (bulk 1959-2002). Grolier Club
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Relation Name
associatedWith Barlow, Marjorie Dana. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Henrietta C. 1873-1963. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Evetts, Deborah, person
associatedWith Fife, Sarah Gildersleeve. person
associatedWith Granniss, Ruth S. 1872-1954. person
associatedWith Greene, Belle da Costa. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Haight, Anne Lyon. person
associatedWith Hrotsvitha, ca. 935-ca. 975. person
associatedWith Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller, 1882-1963. person
associatedWith Marquand, Eleanor Cross, 1873-1950. person
associatedWith Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Women book collectors--20th century
Book clubs (Discussion groups)--20th century
Book clubs--20th century
Book collecting--Societies, etc.--20th century
Book collecting--20th century
Societies and clubs--20th century
Private libraries
Occupation
Activity
Book collectors--United States--20th century
Women book collectors--United States--20th century

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Active 1944

Active 1999

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