A Guide to the Crystal Spring Study Club Records, 1955-2009 RG 309

A Guide to the Crystal Spring Study Club Records, 1955-2009

A Collection in Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Collection number RG 309


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Heather Crocetto

Repository
Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History
Collection number
RG 309
Title
Crystal Spring Study Club Records, 1955-2009
Extent
3 boxes.
Creator
The Crystal Spring Study Club
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Crystal Spring Study Club Records, Collection # RG 309, Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Acquisition Information

Gift of Carole Robinson in 2014.

Historical Information

The Crystal Spring Knoll Study Group was formed in 1955 for women in the Crystal Spring Knoll neighborhood; the first meeting was on September 29, 1955. At some point the name changed to the Crystal Spring Study Club. The group started as a reading and discussion group but eventually it became a social outlet for these neighborhood women. Meetings were held on the third Thursday of the month from September to May. The December gathering was a holiday party and the May meeting was a luncheon in which officers were chosen for the next year.

Scope and Content

Record Group 309 holds the records of the Crystal Springs Study Club. The records date from 1955 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials dating 1955-1974 and then 1981-1998. Series 1 originally came in a binder and contains minutes, membership lists, membership attendance, by-laws and correspondence. Series 2 is a history of the club written by in 1977 by members Mary Jo Conner and Irene Young. Series 3 contains photographs which date 1970-1995. These photographs were originally in albums with identifying information written on the margins. Many of these photographs are in color.

Arrangement

RG 309 was originally donated in two bankers boxes, one filled with binders and one with photograph albums. The binders with administrative material make up Series 1. The binder that housed a history of the club made up Series 2; three other albums contained photographs which formed Series 3.

Records from binders were kept in the order in which they were donated and files labeled the same. Meeting minutes were often divided into separate file folders by the archivist for size considerations. If the meeting date was missing, the third Thursday date was put in brackets. For example, if the minutes said the February 1956 meeting, February [16], 1956 was indicated. Organization is by school year (September through May) rather than by calendar year.

Series 2, Club History, was photocopied as the papers were difficult to remove from the magnetic photo pages.

The photographs in Series 3 were removed from three photograph albums and placed in protective sleeves. Names were written on the back of the photographs by the archivist if indicated in the photograph album. Some names in brackets [ ] were added by the archivist. Most of the pictures are in chronological order. Some pictures, found after numbering had been completed, have higher numbers but were placed in the folders with the correct event.

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Contents List

Series 1: Records of the Meetings
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Series 2: Club History
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Series 3: Photographs
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