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Oliver Wendell Holmes Club M/A 2000.43.01

Oliver Wendell Holmes Club M/A 2000.43.01

CreatorOliver Wendell Holmes Club.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes Club
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Oliver Wendell Holmes Club was organized in 1894 in Minneapolis. The motto of the club was "sapere aude", a Latin phrase meaning "dare to discern". The club founder was Mrs. Frederick. E. Hobbs. The name of the club was chosen because two of the charter members of the club claimed kinship with Oliver Wendell Holmes. The club gave its members an opportunity to continue their education. Each year a theme for study was selected. Meetings were held at the homes of club members on a rotating schedule.

Membership Included: Mrs. E. A. Anderson, Mrs. D. F. Bolles, Mrs. L. S. Brockway, Mrs. H. Bouman, Mrs. F. L. Brainerd, Mrs. J. H. (Nettie Davis) Case (charter member), Miss Martha M. Cooley, Mrs. S. M. Eklund, Mrs. W. W. Ferguson, Mrs. W. Heynacher, Mrs. F. C. Elwell, Mrs. J. H. Gallison, Mrs. T. G. Hastay, Mrs. E. A. Hastay, Mrs. J. Haverstock, Mrs. Frederick. E. Hobbs (charter member), Mrs. Marlin Knapp (charter member), Mrs. R. W. La Du, Mrs. E.H. Mantor, Miss Alberta Martin, Mrs. C. L. Minar, Mrs. S. S. Olafsson, Miss Dagmar Peterson, Mrs. W. L. McReavy, Mrs. M. Otterness, Mrs. H. S. Rice, Mrs. C. E. Rudolph, Mrs. L. E. Sawyer, Mrs. J. M. Sistok, Mrs. W. H. Smith Miss Katherline Spraguer (charter member), Mrs. W. Stringer, Mrs. C. H. Tasker, Mrs. W. M. Thompson, Mrs. E. A. (Elizabeth) Waite, Mrs. C. G. Warren, Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Miss Francis Wilson, Mrs. G. L. Wilson, Miss Agnes C. Glessner, Mrs. E. F. Comstock. Jr., Mrs. A. Gullette, Mrs. Harry Weeks (charter member)

Collection Description

One Box. Collection consists of newspaper clippings about the Oliver Wendell Holmes Club and the club's annual programs spanning 1902-1951.

Subject Headings


Women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Societies and clubs.

Table of Contents

Newspaper clippings 1915-1937 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Annual programs 1902-1951 (incomplete) -- Box 1, Folder 2

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