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Thought and Work Club Records

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THOUGHT AND WORK CLUB RECORDS, 1891-1974





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Thought and Work Club
Title:Thought and Work Club Records
Dates:1891/1974
Quantity:3.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract:The Thought and Work Club records document the activities of this Salem, Massachusetts, women's club.
Collection Number:MSS 211

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Scope and Content Note

The Thought and Work Club records document the activities of this Salem, Massachusetts, women's club. The collection contains club histories, annual reports, meeting minutes, membership lists, committee papers, and club publications. The collection also contains personal club records compiled by the club's founder, Kate Tannatt Woods.


Historical Sketch

The Thought and Work Club of Salem, Massachusetts, was founded in 1891 by a local author, editor, and journalist named Kate Tannatt Woods (1836-1910). The group was founded to "encourage women in all departments of literary work, to promote home study, and to secure literary and social advantages for its members." The club held regular classes for its members on subjects such as art history, languages, and literature. The organization also sponsored lectures, concerts, dramatic presentations and other programs that were held at various churches and halls in Salem. One of the club's most memorable events was a talk on conditions in India and missionary work given by the noted Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda in August of 1893, who stayed in Kate's home on North Street. Kate Woods served as president of the Thought and Work Club for eight years.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Woods, Kate Tannatt, 1838-1910
Clubs
Women--Societies and clubs
Salem (Mass.)--Societies, etc.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Thought and Work Club Records, MSS 211, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material is on permanent deposit from the Thought and Work Club.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leslie Ward, September 2010. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, December 2015.


Related Material


Hurd Smith, Bonnie. "Thought and Work Club on the Salem Women's Heritage Trail." Salemwomenshistory. N.p., 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015. http://www.salemwomenshistory.com/Thought_and_Work_Club.html


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