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Buchanan Bible Study Club Records

Identifier: M/A 0167

Description of Contents

Collection of 14 boxes including newspaper clippings (1928-1942), a collection of scrapbooks (1920-1972), correspondence (1970-1973) and meeting minutes (1941-1965). Also includes tax records (1970-1975), 15 volumes of the Modern Reader's Bible, a complete set of programs from 1920 to 1971, and miscellaneous items such as program study notes, pamphlets, constitution and a copy of Isabella Buchanan's book Women of the Bible.


  • 1920 - 1978


Access Restrictions

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


Organized March 5, 1920 by Isabella Reid Buchanan, also known as Mrs. John C. Buchanan. Buchanan was a pioneer Minnesota club woman and Bible teacher. It was her idea that women might be interested in forming a club that would have as its sole purpose Bible study. The object of the club was "to promote the systematic study of the Bible and the training of Bible teachers. It shall be strictly non-sectarian and no doctrinal discussion shall be allowed. The Bible shall be presented in systematic courses with a study of the historical and geographical setting of each book, with special emphasis on its contents and inspirational literature." The club was affiliated with the Federated Woman's Club. The club sponsored the religious weekday classes for the children in the city of Minneapolis. In the 1960s through the Community Improvement Program, it sponsored classes at Grant Elementary School and was involved with the Community Covenant Church.


4 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

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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.