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Aftermath Club, Indianapolis collection

Identifier: L254

Scope and Contents

The collection contains meeting minutes, yearbooks, correspondence, and roll books of the Aftermath Club in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1897 to 1963. Also included are membership lists, club constitutions, charitable activities, and program information.


  • 1897-1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Aftermath Club was a literary and social organization founded in 1895 by a group of women, Miss Charity Dye, Mrs. Behymer, and Mrs. Lamb, who wished to increase their knowledge. At its inception, the club studied authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, traveled to foreign countries, and traveled across America to gain a better understanding of American history and culture. Along with their intellectual pursuits, the women of the Aftermath Club held many teas and parties celebrating various occasions. In 1906, the Indiana Federation of Clubs federated the Aftermath Club.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed during 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid completed 2015/07/28 by Bethany Fiechter.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.