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Oliver Wendell Holmes Club Programs and Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: M/A 0123

Description of Contents

One box. Collection consists of newspaper clippings about the Oscar Wendell Holmes Club and the club’s annual programs spanning 1902-1951.


  • 1902 - 1951


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


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)


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.