Records, 1944-1999.


Records, 1944-1999.

Records include minutes of meetings (documenting the activities of the Hroswitha Club from its founding in 1944 to 1995); catalogues of periodicals and books acquired for the Sarah Gildersleeve Fife Memorial Library; obituaries of members; photographs and various manuscript materials. The collection includes manuscript material related to Hroswitha of Gandersheim: Her Life, Times and Works by Anne Lyon Haight and others (1965), "Abbie Pope" (The Book Collector, 1984), and Notes on woman printers in Colonial America and the United States, 1639-1975 compiled by Marjorie Dana Barlow (1976). Also: correspondence files, (1950-1989) regarding publications of the club, exhibits, acceptances and resignations, elections of officers, and general club business.

20 record boxes (20 linear feet)


SNAC Resource ID: 8233111

Grolier Club

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