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Fortnightly Club (Hamilton, N.Y.) records, M2019

Identifier: M2019

Scope and Contents

Includes history, newspaper clippings, administrative records, programs, and the minutes of the Hamilton Fortnightly Club.


  • Creation: 1894-2020

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; however, special restrictions apply as follows:

  • Club programs (Box 2) are open for research.
  • Club minutes (Box 1) are closed to research except by current Fortnightly Club members and those who receive permission from the Club Historian.
  • Conditions Governing Use

    No interlibrary loan of materials permitted by deed.

    Historical Note

    The Fortnightly Club was founded in 1894 as a woman’s literary society to give women an outlet for their intellectual endeavors. It is one of many formed all over the country at a time when few women worked outside the home. Members have the opportunity each year to research and present a short paper on a general theme chosen by the membership.


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    Language of Materials


    Guide to the Fortnightly Club (Hamilton, N.Y.) records
    Emily Hutton-Hughes, Melissa Hubbard, and Lora J. Davis
    April 30, 2015
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    Repository Details

    Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

    13 Oak Drive
    Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
    Colgate University
    Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
    315-228-7934 (Fax)