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Zetetic Club Collection M/A 2000.86.01

Zetetic Club Collection M/A 2000.86.01

Creator:Zetetic Club. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Zetetic Club Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Zetetic Club was founded in 1897 and was federated in 1900. The club was founded by a group of women who had previously been meeting less formally in their homes and studying various topics of interest. After being incorporated, the club kept membership limited to 20 people. By 1943 the club was limited to 30 active members and 10 associate members.

The first president of the club was Mrs. P. M. Thompson. Among the charter members were Mrs. J. H. Prown, Mrs. W. R. Hoag, Mrs. A. Livingston, Mrs. George Plowman, Mrs. F. J. Scriver, Mrs. P. M. Thompson, and Mrs. J. S. Thompson, all of whom lived in Southeast Minneapolis. The object of the club was the mutual improvement of its members in the study of Art and Literature, but it was quickly broadened to include history, civics and topics of general interest which would vary from year to year as the interests of the club members changed.

Description of Collection

One box. Collection consists of newspaper clipping concerning the Zetetic Club, a history of the club written by some of its members, and the clubs yearbook spanning 1903-1967.

Subject Headings


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

Table of Contents

History and newspaper clippings -- Box 1, Folder 1
Yearbooks 1936-1967 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Yearbooks 1903-1935 -- Box 1, Folder 3

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