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Lewis Parliamentary Law Association Collection M/A 2000.15.01

Creator:Lewis Parliamentary Law Association. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Lewis Parliamentary Law Association Collection
Dates:1911-1966
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

The Lewis Parliamentary Law Association was organized in 1895 by Mrs. Mary Burr Lewis. It was a women's organization dedicated to parliamentary law. Recruits had to first complete a two year course in parliamentary law to become members. The club was incorporated into the larger Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs in 1921. Their regular meetings on various legal issues were described as a post-parliamentary course. The association consisted of only sixty members at a time. New members would be recruited in the instance of death or resignation of a member. In the earlier years, the club met in different members' homes, but later moved on to having meetings at YWCA locations. Some study topics included "Congressional Legislation," "Panama Canal," and "Divorce Laws." They also took part in a number of civic engagements, such as women's suffrage. Membership consisted of women from the Minneapolis area.


Description of the Collection

The collection consists of program booklets with officer lists, member lists and agendas and study topics for specific meetings. The programs range from 1911-1942 and 1965-1966. The collection also consists of newspaper clippings from the 1915 to 1944.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Clubs--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Parliamentary practice.
Women--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Societies and clubs.
Women--Suffrage--Minnesota--History.

Table of Contents


Programs 1911-1912,1965-1966 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Newspaper clippings 1915-1944 -- Box 1, Folder 2


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