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Clio Club collection

Identifier: L471

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the minutes of the Clio Club from its first meeting in 1878 until 1937. These records give information of member attendance and details about the meeting’s programming. The second part of the collection are the programs for the Clio Club meetings from 1888-1935. These give information on when and where the club will meet, as well as who will be presenting what topics at the meeting.


  • 1878-1937


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 Indianapolis Conversation Club #3 was formed in 1878 by Quaker women who wished to promote social and literary advancement. In 1888, the group changed their name to the Friends History Club. Clio Club became the organization’s name in 1889.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged 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 2003/10 by Amy Belcher. EAD finding aid created 2003/10 by Amy Belcher. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/13 by Edythe Huffman.
Clio 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.