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Collection Title: The Hattiesburg Review Club

Collection Number: M449

Dates: 1913 – 2013

Volume: 4 1/4 cubic feet

Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Hattiesburg Area Historical society by Mrs. H. Ogden (Marcella). In 1994 Miss Mildred Ogden donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi and requested the materials from the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society be loaned to USM. In 2010 and 2013 further materials were donated by The Review Club and arrangements made whereby the entire collection belongs to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information:
Collection processed and finding aid written by Jeanne Hunt.

Abstract:
The Review Club was established as a literary and social club for women in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It started in 1913 and continues to this day with much the same structure as established in 1913.

Biographical/Historical Sketch:
The Review Club of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was established September 23, 1913 and continues as it was originally organized, with a few changes to meet the current lifestyles of its members.

In the early 1900's there were a dozen or so women’s clubs organized in
Hattiesburg for literary, social, musical or charitable purposes. The Review
Club was established for literary and social purposes, but has also included charitable endeavors through the years.

The Review Club has always had a Constitution and By-laws, a plan of study for each club year, meetings that are generally held in members’ homes, special events to celebrate anniversaries of the founding, elected officers and standing committees, a budget, a yearbook, a motto, club colors and one business meeting a year. Members of the group select prospective members and vote to extend an invitation to them.

Scope and Content:
The Review Club collection consists of yearbooks, minutes, financial records, correspondence, program notes, photographs and newspaper clippings for the years 1913 through 2013.

Series:
Series 1 Undated
Series 2 1913-1920
Series 3 1920-1930
Series 4 1930-1940
Series 5 1940-1950
Series 6 1950-1960
Series 7 1960-1970
Series 8 1970-1980
Series 9 1980-1990
Series 10 1990-2000
Series 11 2000-2010
Series 12 2010-2013

Box and Folder List:

Box 1
Folder 1     Summary Notes from Minutes, 1913 - 1976, original document and typescript
Series 1: Undated
Folder 2     Miscellaneous Undated
Series 2: 1913-1920
Folder 3     Yearbook (1913-1914) one copy
Folder 4     Yearbook (1914-1915) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (1915-1916) one copy
Folder 6     Yearbook (1916-1917) one copy
*1917-1918, 1918-1919 yearbooks missing
Folder 7     Yearbook (1919-1920) one copy
Folder 8     Minutes (Oct. 1913 through Oct. 1917, Constitution and
By-laws at end of minutes)
Folder 9     Ledger (Minutes Oct. 31, 1917 to May 14, 1921)
Folder 10   Yearly Reports (1918-1919) (1919-1920) (1923-1924)
Folder 11   French Orphan address (1918)
Folder 12   Newspaper Clippings (1917)
Series 3: 1920-1930
Folder 13   Yearbook (1920-1921) one copy
Folder 14   Yearbook (1921-1922) one copy
*1922-1923 yearbook missing
Folder 15   Yearbook (1923-1924) two copies
Folder 16   Yearbook (1924-1925) one copy
*1925-1926, 1926-1927 yearbooks missing
Folder 17   Yearbook (1927-1928) one copy
Folder 18   Yearbook (1928-1929) one copy
Folder 19   Yearbook (1929-1920) one copy with pencil
Folder 20   Minutes (Oct 1921-April 1930)
Folder 21   Financial (1926-1927)
Folder 22   Bank Book (Jan-June 1914)
Folder 23   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 24   Certificate of Membership, 1916
Folder 25   Photograph M449-01
Folder 26   Newspaper Clippings

Box 2
Series 4: 1930-1940
Folder 1     Yearbook (1930-1931) two copies
Folder 2     Yearbook (1931-1932) one copy
Folder 3     Yearbook (1932-1933) one copy
Folder 4     Yearbook (1933-1934) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (1934-1935) two copies
Folder 6     Yearbook (1935-1936) one copy
Folder 7     Yearbook (1936-1937) two copies
Folder 8     Yearbook (1937-1938) two copies
Folder 9     Yearbook (1938-1939) two copies
Folder 10   Yearbook (1939-1940) two copies
Folder 11   Minutes (Sept 1930-May 1934)
Folder 12   Minutes (Sept 1934-May 1940)
Folder 13   Constitution and By-Laws (1936) two copies
Folder 14   Yearly reports (1939 and 1940)
Folder 15   Financial
Folder 16   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 17   Programs (6)
Folder 18   Anniversary Tea (1938) register, name tag, place cards, notes
Folder 19   Certificates (2)
Folder 20   Newspaper Clippings
Series 5: 1940-1950
Folder 21   Yearbook (1940-1941) two copies
Folder 22   Yearbook (1941-1942) two copies
Folder 23   Yearbook (1942-1943) two copies
Folder 24   Yearbook (1943-1944) two copies

Box 3
Folder 1     Yearbook (1944-1945) two copies
Folder 2     Yearbook (1945-1946) two copies
Folder 3     Yearbook (1946-1947) two copies
Folder 4     Yearbook (1947-1948) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (1948-1949) two copies
Folder 6     Yearbook (1949-1950) two copies
Folder 7     Minutes (Sept 1940 to March 1950)
Folder 8     Financial (budgets, bank book)
Folder 9     Financial Ledger (Sept 1931 to April 1949)
Folder 10   Correspondence (3)
Folder 11   Program (1)
Folder 12   Newspaper Clippings
Series 6: 1950-1960
Folder 13   Yearbook (1950-1951) two copies
Folder 14   Yearbook (1951-1952) two copies
Folder 15   Yearbook (1952-1953) two copies
Folder 16   Yearbook (1953-1954) two copies
Folder 17   Yearbook (1954-1955) two copies
Folder 18   Yearbook (1955-1956) two copies
Folder 19   Yearbook (1956-1957) two copies
Folder 20   Yearbook (1957-1958) two copies
Folder 21   Yearbook (1958-1959) two copies
Folder 22   Yearbook (1959-1960) two copies
Folder 23   Minutes (Oct 1950 to April 1951, Oct 1952 to May 1956)
Folder 24   Minutes (Oct 1951 to May 1952)
Folder 25   Minutes (Oct 1956 to May 1960)

Box 4
Folder 1     Constitution and By-Laws 1936/Revised 1957 two copies
Folder 2     Financial
Folder 3     Correspondence (2)
Folder 4     Program (2)
Folder 5     Harvest Tea Guest Book (Oct 21, 1959)
Folder 6     Photographs M449-02 through M449-06
Folder 7     Newspaper Clippings
Series 7: 1960-1970
Folder 8     Yearbook (1960-1961) two copies
Folder 9     Yearbook (1961-1962) two copies
Folder 10   Yearbook (1962-1963) two copies
Folder 11   Yearbook (1963-1964) two copies
Folder 12   Yearbook (1964-1965) two copies
Folder 13   Yearbook (1965-1966) two copies
Folder 14   Yearbook (1966-1967) two copies
Folder 15   Yearbook (1967-1968) two copies
Folder 16   Yearbook (1968-1969) two copies
Folder 17   Yearbook (1969-1970) two copies
Folder 18   Minutes (Oct 1960 to May 1970)
Folder 19   Constitution and By-Laws (1968) two copies
Folder 20   Financial Ledger (Oct 1949 to May 1977)
Folder 21   Photographs M449-07 through M449-08
Folder 22   Newspaper Clippings"
Series 8: 1970-1980
Folder 23   Yearbook (1970-1971) two copies
Folder 24   Yearbook (1971-1972) two copies
Folder 25   Yearbook (1972-1973) two copies
Folder 26   Yearbook (1973-1974) two copies
Folder 27   Yearbook (1974-1975) two copies

Box 5
Folder 1     Yearbook (1975-1976) two copies
Folder 2     Yearbook (1976-1977) two copies
Folder 3     Yearbook (1977-1978) two copies
Folder 4     Yearbook (1978-1979) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (1979-1980) two copies
Folder 6     Minutes (Oct 1970 to May 1980)
Folder 7     Constitution and By-Laws three copies
Folder 8     Ballots (1970-1971, 1974)
Folder 9     Budgets, Receipt Book (1970-1978)
Folder 10   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 11   Newspaper Clippings
Series 9: 1980-1990
Folder 12   Yearbook (1980-1981) two copies
Folder 13   Yearbook (1981-1982) two copies
Folder 14   Yearbook (1982-1983) two copies
Folder 15   Yearbook (1983-1984) two copies
Folder 16   Yearbook (1984-1985) two copies
Folder 17   Yearbook (1985-1986) two copies
Folder 18   Yearbook (1986-1987) two copies
Folder 19   Yearbook (1987-1988) two copies
Folder 20   Yearbook (1988-1989) two copies
Folder 21   Yearbook (1989-1990) two copies
Folder 22   Minutes (Oct 1980 to May 1990)
Folder 23   Financial (1980-1982)
Folder 24   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 25   Newspaper Clippings

Box 6
Series 10: 1990-2000
Folder 1     Yearbook (1990-1991) two copies
Folder 2     Yearbook (1991-1992) two copies
Folder 3     Yearbook (1992-1993) two copies
Folder 4     Yearbook (1993-1994) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (1994-1995) two copies
Folder 6     Yearbook (1995-1996) two copies
Folder 7     Yearbook (1996-1997) two copies
Folder 8     Yearbook (1997-1998) two copies
Folder 9     Yearbook (1998-1999) two copies
Folder 10   Yearbook (1999-2000) two copies
Folder 11   Minutes (Oct 1990-May 1994) (Oct 1999-May 2000)
Folder 12   Financial (1990, 1993, 1998)
Folder 13   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 14   Programs (1991, 1993) (Jan-May 2000 postcards)
Folder 15   Program Material/ 80th Anniversary
Folder 16   Newspaper Clippings

Box 7
Series 11: 2000-2010
Folder 1     Yearbook (2000-2001) two copies
Folder 2     Yearbook (2001-2002) two copies
Folder 3     Yearbook (2002-2003) two copies
Folder 4     Yearbook (2003-2004) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (2004-2005) two copies
Folder 6     Yearbook (2005-2006) two copies
Folder 7     Yearbook (2006-2007) two copies
Folder 8     Yearbook (2007-2008) two copies
Folder 9     Yearbook (2008-2009) one copy
Folder 10   Yearbook (2009-2010) two copies
Folder 11   Minutes (Oct 2000-May 2001) (2002-2004 notes only) (Oct 2006-May 2010)
Folder 12   Constitution (2003, 2006)
Folder 13   Financial
Folder 14   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 15   Programs
Folder 16   Program Materials for 90th Anniversary/Review Club and Hattiesburg History

Box 8
Folder 1     Postcard Reminders
Folder 2     Photographs M449-09 through M449-11 and contact sheet M449-12
Folder 3     Newspaper Clippings

Series 12: 2010-2013

Folder 4     Yearbook (2010-2011) two copies
Folder 5     Yearbook (2011-2012) two copies
Folder 6     Yearbook (2012-2013) two copies
Folder 7     Yearbook (2013-2014) two copies
Folder 8     Minutes (Oct 2010-May 2013)
Folder 9     Constitution and By-Laws (revised 2013)
Folder 10   Financial (2010-2013)
Folder 11   Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 12   Programs
Folder 13   Topic of Study (2012-2013) (2013-2014)
Folder 14   Lucile Parker Note Card
Folder 15   Photograph M449-13
Folder 16   Newspaper Clippings

Box 9
Folder 1     100th Anniversary Preparations for Celebration
Folder 2     100th Anniversary Topics for Study 2 copies
Folder 3     100th Anniversary Membership List (1913-2013) two copies
Folder 4     100th Anniversary History Book two copies
Folder 5     100th Anniversary Celebration Financial
Folder 6     100th Anniversary Guestbook
Folder 7     100th Anniversary Celebration programs, bookmarks, schedule
Folder 8     100th Anniversary Photographs M449-14 and M449-15
Folder 9     100th Anniversary Disc (Sept. 27, 2013)

 

Photograph Log


M449-01    Mrs. A. C. Gossett, Review Club President, 1920-21, 1921-22
2 1/2 x 3 1/2       B & W        date unknown
Mrs. A.D. Gossett standing in front of white house. Exact location of house and year photo was taken are unknown. (Box 1, Folder 25)

M449-02    Review Club at Blueberry Farm, Rawls Springs, 2 copies
5 1/4 x 3 1/2       B & W        May 1951
Group photo of club members in front of trees. Members are numbered and names are in margins of photograph.
1) Mrs. O,Ferrall, 2) Miss Mary Pulley, 3) Mrs. Galbreath, 4) Mrs. Bufkin, 5) Mrs. Crandall, 6) Mrs. Thomasson, 7) Mrs. Matherson, 8) Miss Hickman, 9) Mrs. Curry, 10) Mrs. Fagan, 11) ??, 12) Mrs. Edwards, 13) Mrs. Roberts, 14) Mrs. Mixon, 15) Mrs. Toles, 16) Mrs. Campbell (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-03    Hattiesburg Review Club
4 1/2 x 2 1/4       B & W        1953
Group photo, back steps of Ogden house, West Pine Street. One seated – unknown
Row 1: Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Ogden
Row 2: Mrs. Galbreath, Mrs. Scanlan, unknown (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-04    Farewell party for Mrs. Thomasson, 2 copies
5 3/4 x 3 1/2       B & W        Spring 1959
Group photo outside at Ogden home. Identification of members on M449-04 copy 2.
Row 1: Mrs. Toles, Mrs. Ogden
Row 2: unknown, Mrs. Thomasson, unknown, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs.Messer
Row 3: Mrs. Pittman, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Galbreath, unknown (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-05    Farewell party for Mrs.Thomasson
5 3/4 x 3 1/2       B & W        Spring 1959
Group picture outside at the Ogden home.
Mrs. Ogden seated on ground.
Row 1: unknown, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Thomasson, Mrs. Messer
Row 2: Mrs. Pittman, Mrs. Fagen, unknown, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Galbreath (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-06    Farewell party for Mrs. Thomasson
5 3/4 x 3 1/2       B & W        Spring 1959
Outside at the Ogden home. Left is Mrs. Thomasson, right is Mrs. Bullard (not a Review Club member). (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-07    50th Anniversary Tea, 2 copies
8 x 10                 B & W        November 6, 1963
Group photo of membership around the tea table at the Hemphill Street YWCA. Identification of members on M449-07 copy 1.
Members left to right: 1) Miss Virginia Caperton, 2) Mrs. B.A. Pittman, 3) Mrs. R.G. Lowery, 4) Mrs. O.D. Emerson, 5) Mrs. D.T. Currie, Associate, 6) Mrs. H. Ogden, 7) Mrs. Harold Avery, 8) Mrs. A.M. Tipton, 9) Mrs. T.J. Messer, 10) Mrs. Forrest Nestleroad - President, 11) Mrs. J.E. Toles, 12) Mrs. R.W. Wright, 13) Mrs. Charles W. Welby, 14) Mrs. J.R. Galbreath, 15) Mrs. Fred Jackson, 16) Mrs. E.E. Gross, 17) Mrs. Roy Quitter, 18) Mrs. M.M. Roberts. (Box 4 Folder 21)

M449-08    50th Anniversary Tea, 2 copies
8 x 10                 B & W        November 6, 1963
Presentation of gift. Right to Left: Mrs. Forrest Nestleroad (presenting gift to), Mrs. Marcella Ogden (only remaining charter member), Mrs. A.M. Tipton (Box 4, Folder 21)

M449-09    90th Anniversary Luncheon
5 x 3 1/2             B & W        February 2003
206 Front Street, Hattiesburg Mississippi. Left to right: Sally Hanson, Carolyn Shockey, Nell George (speaker), guest, guest, Hazel Simms (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-10    90th Anniversary Friendship Luncheon
5 x 3 1/2             Color                  February 2003
Left to right: Martha Smith, Joyce Stikes, guest, guest, Sally
Hanson, guest, guest. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-11    Review Club Member Martha Smith
6 x 4                   Color                  2010
Sign with the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Hattiesburg Heros display for Martha Smith. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-12    Contact Sheet
Martha Smith Display at Hattiesburg Area Historical Society
8 x 11                 Color                  2010
Five pictures of the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society display of Review Club member Martha Smith. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-13    Review Club Officers
4 x 6                   Color                  May 2011
Group photo of club officers for 2010-2012.  Left to Right:

Mrs. Don Hegwood, Secretary
Mrs.. Perry Ramser, Vice-President
Mrs. Dennis Hunt, Historian
Dr. Margaret Barnett, President
Mrs. Rowland Davis, Treasurer

(Box 8, Folder 15)

M449-14    100th Anniversary Celebration, 2 copies
8 x 10                 Color                  September 27, 2013
Group photo of membership around table before their 100th Anniversary Celebration at Southern Oaks. Identification of members on copy 1.
Left to Right Standing: Alice Provost, Doris Davis, Margaret Barnett, Shirley Brown, Lorene Deen, Joanna Dorthy, Doris Bradley, Lori Dees, Jeanne Hunt, Fran Hegwood
Left to Right Seated: Sally Hanson, Shirley Ramser, Ann Murchison, Betty Steadman
(Box 9, Folder 8)

M449-15    Officers for 2013-2014
4 x 6                   Color         September 27, 2013

Group photo of 2013-2014 club officers. Left to Right: 

Fran Hegwood, Treasurer
Doris Bradley, President
Shirley Brown, Secretary
Jeanne Hunt, Vice-President
(Box 9, Folder 8)


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