Inventory
 

Terre Haute Literary Club
Dates: 1881-1956
Donor: Terre Haute House; Vigo County Historical Society
Accession Number: 790725
Description: Four document cases and 30 bound volumes #'s (18-47)


Content and Scope of Collection

This collection preserves a virtually complete set of programs, 1881-1956. The papers given by club members beginning in 1921 have been gathered into 30 volumes. Original records of proceedings are here. (They may also be seen on microform in the microfilm area). William H. Wiley, club historian, has preserved many of his own papers that document the history of the organization. Press clippings from a scrapbook give contemporary reactions to some of the programs.

Series I

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Programs

1881-1900

 

 

 

Folder 2

Programs

1900-1912

 

 

 

Folder 3

Programs

1912-1920

 

 

 

Folder 4

Programs

1921-1940

 

 

 

Folder 5

Programs

1940-1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series II

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Articles of Association; bylaws; Rules Regulating Attendance & Membership adopted amended

Dec. 2, 1901

Jan. 20, 1896

April 12, 1897

 

 

 

Folder 2

"The Terre Haute Literary Club," a paper read by William H. Wiley

April 7, 1902

 

 

 

Folder 3

Duplicate copy with index of  Wiley's history

April 7, 1902

Folder 4

The Gazette's coverage of Wiley's paper

April 1902

 

 

 

Folder 5

Literary Club Summary of Papers in this group

1912-1913

 

 

 

Folder 6

"The Terre Haute Literary Club," second paper (brief ) by William H. Wiley

Oct 23, 1916

 

 

 

 

"The Terre Haute Literary Club," second paper substitution by S. B. Davis (2 copies)

Oct. 23, 1916

 

 

 

Folders 7-10

"The Terre Haute Literary Club," by William H. Wiley (second paper)
  containing narrative material interspersed with charts, clippings, reports

Oct. 23, 1916

 

 

 

Folder 11

Report of Historian William H. Wiley on  Club History, Membership Roll and members who have died in active service

Oct. 6, 1919

 

 

 

Folders 12-21

History of Terre Haute Literary Club, (Papers Third through twelfth) by William H. Wiley.
  (These papers continue Wiley's narrative on all aspects of the club, including program reports.)

 

 

 

 

Series III

 

 

 

 

 

Folders1-5

Scrapbook of Press Clippings

1901-1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series IV

 

 

 

 

 

Folders 1-15

Originals of all records kept by the club

1881-1917

 

 

 

Folders 16-18

Transcriptions of some of the handwritten originals

1904-1908

 

 

 

Folders 19-24

Transcriptions

1917-1948

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series V

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Letter from club president to U. S. Senator John W. Kern endorsing
  arbitration treaties between U. S. and Great Britain and the U. S. and France

Dec. 9, 1911

 

 

 

 

Letter to A. R. Markle from Fred E.  Brengle

May 6, 1943

 

 

 

 

Letter from Dr. Herbert Madison to Dr. Orris T. Allen, president,
  concerning the club's constitution and by-laws

April 22, 1947

 

 

 

 

Papers relating to the auditing of funds of the Terre Haute Literary Club Foundation Fund

 

 

 

 

Folder 2

Memorials to Dr. J. T. Scovell, H. P. Townley and Spencer F. Ball

 

 

 

 

Folder 3

"Our Neighborhood in the Civil War, "  by William H. Wiley

Jan. 1918,
March 11, 1918