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Tallahassee Literary Club Records

Identifier: MSS 1989-006

Scope and Contents

Papers include programs of the Tallahassee Literary Club, a typed study of these programs, the constitution and by-laws of the club, minutes of meetings, book reviews, correspondence, and historical papers dealing with the founding and organization of the club.


  • created: 1899-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/10/1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection has access restrictions. Note on original container: "This gift has been left with the Library with the understanding that no one may borrow any of it, even members of the Tallahassee Literary Club, without permission of the president or some other officer of the club. This officer will take full responsibility for the return of any material borrowed. The Library does not take this responsibility." Signed, Louise Richardson.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Tallahassee Literary Club was organized at meetings at the home of Mrs. Eliza Blake Smith ("Mrs. W.L. Moor") on September 8, 1899 and November 14, 1899. The object of the organization was and still is "to acquire knowledge of Art, Literature, and Science, as well as facility and expression of Ideas." Programs consist of book reviews or other literary works and some music. Each member is assigned reviews to prepare, usually of her own choosing, and these are given close attention by the Club members. Membership has been limited to 25 with dues of one dollar per year. Ladies are invited to membership by member recommendation as vacancies occur. History compiled June, 1990 by Mrs. Robert Brooks.


5.70 Linear Feet

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Accruals and Additions

Additonal materials are donated periodically by the Tallahassee Literary Club.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection online?: No

Processing Information

The Tallahassee Literary Club Records were processed by Special Collections staff members.

Tallahassee Literary Club Records
Burt Altman, Anna McCormick
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US