Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Women's Educational Aid Society (Little Rock, Ark)

The Women’s Educational Aid Society was organized in Little Rock in 1887. According to the organization’s constitution, the “object of this Society is to assist worthy young unmarried women to obtain an education.”

Membership was limited to fifty, with a waiting list of three women and annual dues of $2 each. Women whose father, husband, or brother was "connected with the liquor traffic” were not eligible for membership.

From October to June, the Society met every other Wednesday for business and a program. Below are some examples of the types of programs at club meetings taken from the 1924-1925 Society yearbook. Click on the images to view a larger version.

This item can be found in MSS 00-22, Women's Educational Aid Society Materials. Box 1, File 4.

Contributed by Stephanie Bayless, Manuscripts Department


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