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Lewis Parliamentary Law Association Programs and Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: M/A 0106

Description of Contents

The collection contains program booklets with officer lists, member lists, agendas, and study topics for specific meetings. The programs range from 1911-1942 and 1965-1966. The collection also includes newspaper clippings from the 1915 to 1944.


  • 1911 - 1966



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


The Lewis Parliamentary Law Association was organized in 1895 by Mrs. Mary Burr Lewis. It was a women’s organization dedicated to parliamentary law. Recruits had to first complete a two-year course in parliamentary law to become members. The club was incorporated into the larger Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1921. Their regular meetings on various legal issues were described as a post-parliamentary course. The association consisted of only sixty members at a time. New members would be recruited in the instance of death or resignation of a member. In the earlier years, the club met in different members’ homes, but later held meetings at YWCA locations. Some study topics included “Congressional Legislation,” “Panama Canal,” and “Divorce Laws.” They also took part in civic movements, such as women’s suffrage. Membership consisted of women from the Minneapolis area.


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.