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19th Century Club (Provo, Utah)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1891-

Administrative History

The 19th Century Club (1891- ) is a women's club dedicated to individual learning and community enrichment. The 19th Century Club held its first meeting in Provo, Utah, in 1891, and continues to meet on a regular basis. The club began with the goal of bringing women together to learn as well as to enrich their community. In 1892 the 19th Century Club became one of the first two clubs west of the Mississippi to become a member of the General Federation for Women's Clubs. The 19th Century Club's greatest achievement has been their work fundraising for the first and subsequent Provo City Public Libraries. The Club played an essential role in securing funding from Andrew Carnegie for the Provo Public Library, asking the town to donate a plot of land for the library building, as well as securing books and magazines for the use of the library.

Citation

19th Century Club records, 1891-2004

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 13, 2007 (19th Century Club; established in Provo, Utah in 1891)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

19th Century Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3311
Scope and Contents Collection includes club records, including membership records, information regarding each meeting, scrapbooks of club events and members, correspondence between club members and other organizations, and ephemera and artifacts relating to the club's history.