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Fortnightly Club (New Iberia, Louisiana) Collection

Collection 70

Fortnightly Club (New Iberia, Louisiana). Collection, 1924-2019, n.d.

6 feet, 10.5 inches

The Fortnightly Club was organized in 1924 in New Iberia, Louisiana for literary study with a membership not to exceed twenty. All club activities were to stay within the vicinity of New Iberia.

This collection includes scattered records covering club activities from 1924 to the present day. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial records, minutes, yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

Series:

A. Records 1-01 through 1-20
B. Yearbooks 2-01 through 3-03
C. Notes on Topics and Book Reviews 3-04 through 4-01
D. Miscellaneous 4-02 through 4-06
E. Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums Boxes 5 through 8

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Records
    1-01 Constitution and By-Laws [galley pages from 1941-1942 yearbook], n.d.
    1-02 Minutes [loose sheets], 1931/1932, 1937/1938 – 1941/1942, 1942/1943 – 1944/1945, 1945/1946 – 1947/1948
    1-03 Minute Book, 1947-1953
    1-04 Minute Book, 1953-1958
    1-05 Record Books, 1959/1960 – 1960/1961
    1-06 Minute Book, 1961-1965
    1-07 Minute Book, 1965-1970
    1-08 Minute Book, 1971-1978
    1-09 Minute Book, 1974-1976
    1-10 Minute Book, 1978-1986
    1-11 Minute Book, 1985-1994
    1-12 Minute Book, 1994-2003
    1-13 Minute Book, 2003-2009
    1-14 Minute Book, 2009-2019
    1-15 Financial Records, 1936-1938, 1958-1960
        Bank statements, receipts, treasurer's reports
    1-16 Treasurer’s Report, 1965-1973
    1-17 Membership Lists, 1926-2006, n.d.
    1-18 Guests and Friends Book, 2014
    1-19 Material about Books, 1940s
        Books reviewed at meeting, 1940, 1942
        List of books sent to soldiers, 1940
        Lists of books owned or to buy, 1940s
    1-20 Correspondence, 1932-1961, n.d.
        Invitations, acceptances, resignations, much on service activities during WWII
         
Box 2
  B. Yearbooks
    2-01 1930s
    2-02 1940s
    2-03 1950s
    2-04 1960s
    2-05 1970s
    2-06 1980s
         
Box 3
    3-01 1990s
    3-02 2000s
    3-03 2010s
  C. Notes on Topics and Book Reviews
    3-04 Topics [handwritten] n.d.
        Aviation Topics, Hilaire Belloc, Brazil, Life and Character of Robert F.Broussard, Dutch and English on the Hudson, Fort Livingston, Hawaii, NorthDakota
    3-05 Papers, n.d.
        "American Realists" (Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer), Notes on Battle ofTrafalgar, Louisiana Natural Resources [incomplete], 19th Century English Authors,"Spanish Borderlands", "Arturo Toscanini", "Booth Tarkington"
    3-06 Papers, n.d.
        John James Audubon, Aviation, Julies Gaius Caesar, Life of Cervantes, Crusadersof New France, Lenses, Mr. Ben Lilly and His Work, The Life and Work ofVincent Van Gogh
         
Box 4
    4-01 Book Reviews
        Cobb, Irwin S. Exit Laughing
        Gallico, William. The Snow Goose
        Hansen, Harry. The Chicago River
        Heggen, Thomas. Mister Roberts
        Strode, Husdon. South by Thunderbird
        Varè, Daniel. The Last Empress
  D. Miscellaneous
    4-02 Histories, n.d.
    4-03 Articles, 1893, 1969, 2014, 2019, n.d.
    4-04 Programs and Invitations, 1960-1962, 2000
    4-05 Photographs, 1982, 1985, 1991, 2019, n.d.
    4-06 Golden Anniversary Proclamations, 2003
         
Box 5
  E. Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums
    5-01 The New Book Shelf Scrap Book, 1931, 1950
         
Box 6
    6-01 Scrapbook, 1934-2019
    6-02 Scrapbook, 1958-1963
         
Box 7
    7-01 Scrapbook, 1974, 1984, 1994, 1996
    7-02 Scrapbook, 1999, 2000-2002
    7-03 Scrapbook, 2003-2006
    7-04 Scrapbook, 2007-2019
         
Box 8
    8-01 The Fortnightly Club at the Petroleum Club, Lafayette, LA [framed photograph], December 1992
    8-02 Photograph Album 1
    8-03 Photograph Album 2
    8-04 Photograph Album 3