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Skimmers Club Records
(Mss. 4625) Inventory
Compiled by Neil Guilbeau
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University
2006
Skimmers Club Records
Mss. 4625
(1921-2005)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
SUMMARY
2 linear feet
Size
Range 92:20-21
Geographic Locations
1921-2005
Inclusive Dates
English
Languages
This collection documents the activities of the
Summary
Skimmers Club and contains: rules, bylaws, officer and
member lists, treasurer's reports and meeting minutes,
correspondence, scrapbooks, historical data, photos,
articles, news clippings, and booklists.
None
Access Restrictions
Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU
Copyright
Libraries
Skimmers Club Records, Mss. 4625, Louisiana and
Citation
Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries,
Baton Rouge, La.
92:20-21
Stack Location(s)
2
Skimmers Club Records
Mss. 4625
(1921-2005)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE
Formed in January 1927, the Skimmers Club was originally comprised of the
wives of Louisiana State University faculty, and operated in the Baton Rouge, La.
area as a social group and unofficial book club. Although the Skimmers'
membership occasionally grew to 20, the club has traditionally limited itself to a
maximum of sixteen persons. In addition to regularly reading and trading books,
the club's activities included entertaining the members' husbands as well as
themselves with special dinners, bridge, afternoon teas, outings, and luncheons.
The club also participated in World War II service projects. Now comprised of
residents throughout Baton Rouge, as well as faculty wives, the club continues
its traditions of literary activities, luncheons, dinners, and outings.
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Skimmers Club Records
Mss. 4625
(1921-2005)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Records consisting of the various aspects pertaining to the Skimmers Club such
as: club activities, rules, bylaws, officer and member lists, treasurer's reports,
meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, historical data,
photographs, articles, news clippings, and booklists.
Photographs document the club activities such as luncheons, parties, outings,
and club meetings that took place from 1988-2003. The news clippings document
member bio-sketches, memorials and obituaries, human interest pieces, and club
events such as: cooking and recipe, contests, and a wide variety of
announcements. The booklists (1927-2005) consist of titles that members were
reading and sharing with each other.
Removed from their original bindings, the scrapbooks have been maintained in
their original chronological order and contain a variety of information
documenting the club's activities from its inception such as: news clippings,
photos, banquet invitations and napkins, guest lists, restaurant menus, bylaws,
bulletins, correspondence, "Thank You" cards, and member memorials and
obituaries. Note: Scrapbooks 1-6 were previously photocopied onto
archival paper and were retained with this collection due to the high acid
content of the original scrapbook materials and their eventual
deterioration. These duplicate items are indicated on the Container List
portion of this inventory.
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Skimmers Club Records
Mss. 4625
(1921-2005)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
INDEX TERMS
Women--Societies and Clubs
Book Clubs (discussion groups)--Louisiana--Baton Rouge
Clippings
Color photographs
Reports
Minutes
Articles
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
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Skimmers Club Records
Mss. 4625
(1921-2005)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
CONTAINER LIST
Stack
Location
Box
Folder(s) Contents (with dates)
92:20
1
1
Club Activities (1962)
92:20
1
2
Rules, Bylaws, Officers, Members (1928-
2005)
92:20
1
3-40
Treasurer's Report and Minutes (1928-1985)
92:20
1
41
Meeting Agendas (2003-2005)
92:20
1
42-43
Correspondence (1921-2004)
92:20
1
44-49
Scrapbooks (photocopied duplicates of 1-6)
92:21
2
Scrapbooks 1-4 (1946-1980)
92:21
3
Scrapbooks 5-6 (1980-1991)
92:21
4
1-4
Scrapbook 7 (1927-2003)
92:21
4
4-23
Scrapbook 8 (1928-1995)
92:21
4
24-30
Scrapbook 9 (1991-2000)
92:21
5
1
Historical data (undated)
92:21
5
2
Photographs (undated)
92:21
5
3
Articles (1993)
92:21
5
4-7
Booklists (1927-2005)
6