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Search Light Study Club Programs and Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: M/A 0132

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Collection consists of newspaper clippings about the Search Light Study Club and the club's annual programs spanning 1909-1953.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1953



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


The Search Light Study Club was organized and federated in 1908 in north Minneapolis. The motto of the Search Light Study Club was: "In essential unity, in nonessential liberty; in all things charity." The purpose of the club was “the study of subjects of interest in our own and foreign countries.” The club colors were gold and silver. Associated clubs included the Atawasios, Columbian Study Club, Ramblers, Twentieth Century, and Ladies' Shakespeare. Each year a theme for study was selected. Meetings were held every other Monday from September through April. Members hosted meetings a rotating schedule, typically at their homes. Membership was limited to 30 active members and 10 associate members. Meetings included presentations of papers by members and performances by guest musicians or lectures by guest lecturers. During World War I, most of the club's time and efforts were given to the Red Cross and Americanization work.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Charter Members Included:

Mrs. E. Abbott, Mrs. May Lee Blye, Mrs. C. H. Bradley, Mrs. Manley L. Fosseen, Mrs. John H. Gansslee, Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. P. M. Ingold, Mrs. J.B. Johnson, Mrs. W. S. Lindsley, Mrs. C.H. McCoy, Mrs. George W. Teitsworth, Mrs. E.G. Terwilleger, Mrs. Timmerman

Search Light Study Club Programs and Newspaper Clippings
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

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