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
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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