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Niles Ladies Library Association

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3968

Dates

  • 1883

Creator

Physical Description

The card is 3” x 5” in size. It card is in good condition with a small tear and creasing on the bottom corner. The card is made of some kind of cardstock.

On one side of the card is a note written in ink to Mrs. Randall from Mrs. W. I. Babeuch, President of the Ladies Library Association, requesting Mrs. Randall’s presence at an upcoming meeting of the Executive Committee on February 1st where important business would be discussed. On the opposite side the card is addressed to Mrs. Ed Randall and stamped with the US Postal Card symbol, the date, and a once cent stamp. There is also a faded recipe written in pencil beneath the address and the stamps.

Extent

1 letters ; 3" x 5"

Biographical / Historical

In 1883 the Ladies Library Association was the first group to try to bring a library to the Niles community, they set up a reading room and lending library in a local office. An attempt was made to verify the name and spelling of the sender but no information could be found.

Physical Description

The card is 3” x 5” in size. It card is in good condition with a small tear and creasing on the bottom corner. The card is made of some kind of cardstock.

On one side of the card is a note written in ink to Mrs. Randall from Mrs. W. I. Babeuch, President of the Ladies Library Association, requesting Mrs. Randall’s presence at an upcoming meeting of the Executive Committee on February 1st where important business would be discussed. On the opposite side the card is addressed to Mrs. Ed Randall and stamped with the US Postal Card symbol, the date, and a once cent stamp. There is also a faded recipe written in pencil beneath the address and the stamps.

Provenance

This collection is composed of a postal card from the Niles Ladies Library Association from the year 1883.
General This item was purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment.
Title
Niles Ladies Library Association Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Anna Yacullo
Date
2016-09-22
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490