The New South and the New Slavery

Convict Labor in Georgia

Minutes, 1899-1911

Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
URL at Partner site:
Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, Tallulah Falls Industrial School (Ga.), Athens (Ga.)--Local history, Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Women--Societies and clubs, Women social reformers--Georgia--Athens, Women social reformers--Georgia, Women--Education--Georgia--Athens, Coeducation--Georgia--Athens, Public health--Georgia--Athens, Child welfare--Georgia--Athens, Child labor--Georgia, Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.), Education, Compulsory--Georgia, and Education, Rural--Georgia
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
minutes (administrative records) and minute books
This minute book consists of a combination of handwritten entries and newspaper clippings that document the educational programs, social activities, civic reform efforts and philanthropic initiatives of the Athens, Georgia-based Athens Woman's Club between the years of 1899 and 1911. The bulk of this material reflects the club's local interests that served the greater Athens and Clarke County area; however, many entries also show how the Athens Woman's Club served in state and national roles, specifically through its associations with the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The minutes reflect the club's interest in major social reform issues of the Progressive Era, which included the legal regulation of child labor, the improvement of public health facilities and practices and the establishment and modernization of educational facilities. The Athens Woman's Club succeeded in founding both the East and West Athens Free Kindergartens and campaigned for an industrial training school in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Also of interest in this collection are materials that speak to the club's role in the establishment of a day nursery for local African American children and continued involvement with traveling libraries throughout the state.
Holding Institution:
Athens-Clarke County Library
Athens Woman's Club collection