The collection consists of the records of the 63 year-old Conway Junior Shakespeare Club, including the constitution, minutes, and yearbooks.  It was donated to the UCA Archives by The Faulkner County Historical Society in September 1989.  A group of Conway women organized the Junior Shakespeare Club in 1926 with the objective of promoting the study of literature.  From that premise the club grew into a 35‑member woman’s club active in the Conway community.  Meetings were held monthly and included a variety of programs.  Guest speakers talked about trips abroad; college professors lectured on literature, health, and other topics; historical, political, and programs on fashion, home decorating, and holidays were held.

The club was active in several community service projects, such as donating books to the library and sponsorship participants in Girl’s State.  It disbanded in April 1989 when meeting attendance declined.

NOTE:  When requesting material, please specify collection number [M89-24], box number, and file number.

Tracings:  Cities and Towns – Conway; Clubs and Associations; Women


Box 1

File 1 – Constitution

File 2 – Correspondence, 1953-1988

File 3 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1929-1935

File 4 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1934-1937

File 5 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1937-1946

File 6 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1946-1955

File 7 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1955-1963

File 8 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1963-1972

File 9 – Membership Rolls and Minutes, 1972-1989

File 10- Yearbooks, 1928-1940

File 11- Yearbooks, 1940-1950

File 12- Yearbooks, 1950-1960

File 13- Yearbooks, 1960-1970

File 14- Yearbooks, 1970-1980

File 15- Yearbooks, 1980-1988

File 16- Photographs

File 17- Club Business Items and Program Materials

File 18- Newspaper Clippings

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