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Et Cetera Club collection

Identifier: L278

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed and typed minutes, treasurers reports, bank statement, members lists and constituions, and typed and signed letters from the Et Cetera Club and various organizations in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from September 1925 to May 1966 regarding activities, business and donations of the club.


  • 1925-1966, undated


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.

Administrative History

The Et Cetera Club was a part of the Indianapolis Council of Women (originally the Local Council, a federation of thirty-four women's organizations in 1892), which was organized in 1892 by May Wright Sewall, among others. It became affiliated with the International Council of Women, the National Council of Women, and the Indiana State Council of Women.

The Et Cetera Club was organized on September 14, 1914, for philanthropic and social purposes and became affiliated with the Indianapolis Council of Women in 1921. Members were elected. The club made charitable donations to organizations, including the National Cancer Control campaign, knit sweaters for the Red Cross, sponsored orphans from Armenia and children to open air camps, among other activities. Their meetings often included speakers. The organization continued through 1966.


Information found within the collection.

"Et Cetera Club Will Give a Charity Party." Indianapolis Star, February 14, 1923. Accessed April 17, 2015.

"Organization of the Local Council." January 4, 1892. Pamphlet Collection, Indiana State Library. 1892/01/04.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indianapolis Council of Women on 1980/12/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1980. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/17 by Edythe Huffman
Et Cetera Club collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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