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Magnolia Charity and Art Association records

Magnolia Charity and Art Association Records

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Finding aid for the Magnolia Charity and Art Association Records

MSS.04.23

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Magnolia Charity and Art Association. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Magnolia Charity and Art Association Records
Dates: 1938-1957
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains minutes of meetings of the Magnolia Charity and Art Association from 1938-1940.
Identification: MSS.04.23
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically in one box.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes of meetings of the Magnolia Charity and Art Association from 1938-1940.


Biographical Note

The Magnolia Charity and Art Association, an African-American women's organization, was organized in June 1926. The group's purpose was to "promote art, charity, and benevolence toward its members." Founding members were Rosa Cotter Phillips, Carrie Owen, Annie Mae McKeeves, A. I. Anderson, and Julia Lumsbon. The group met in the homes of members, and in time grew to a sizable organization. Meetings began with a prayer, hymn-singing, and a Bible lesson which was sometimes taught by a minister from a local church. Visitors were welcome at the meetings. Members often visited various churches as a group on Sundays, and sometimes had Sunday outings to other towns. The group's art projects are not documented in their meeting minutes, except for the mention of a quilt-making contest and a sewing committee. The charitable activities described consisted of helping members who were ill of home-bound. In February 1940 the organization voted to obtain a charter for the purpose of buying and selling real estate. They then sold shares in the organization and purchased a building at 2304 Rice Street, in Little Rock, which was used as an industrial center.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted Access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, In-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Magnolia Charity and Art Association Records, MSS 04-23, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated, 2004


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