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Louisa May Alcott Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-210

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a transcript of notes written by someone known only by her initials—M.H.R.—that were originally written in 1896 or 1897. The writer was clearly a member of the Louisa May Alcott Club and may possibly have been the founder. The notes provide detailed examples of their daily activities, organization, and governance.

Dates

  • 1896 or 1897

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

The Louisa May Alcott Club was established in November of 1895 at 9 Rochester Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It operated as a self-governing club with 11-17 year old girls. A constitution was set in place that ensured the girls would each pay five cents a week towards the club, but only while they were working. The participating girls were all immigrants or children of immigrants, and classes were held at the building to teach the girls English, cooking and sewing. In 1896/1897 the club moved to a building at 17 Oswego Street.

Extent

0.25 linear foot (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

The Louisa May Alcott Club was established in November of 1895 at 9 Rochester Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It operated as a self-governing club with 11-17 year old girls. A constitution was set in place that ensured the girls would each pay five cents a week towards the club, but only while they were working. The participating girls were all immigrants or children of immigrants, and classes were held at the building to teach the girls English, cooking and sewing. In 1896/1897 the club moved to a building at 17 Oswego Street. This collection includes a typescript of a description of the club, written by someone with the initials M.M.R.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2011.
Title
Guide to the Louisa May Alcott Club Records, I-210
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2011
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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