Entre Nous Records 1908-1990

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.29

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Entre Nous Records 1908-1990




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(1908 -)

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A group of women who had belonged to literary societies at Grinnell College organized Entre Nous in 1908. Originally, papers presented at meetings focused on a central theme, such as Italian cities, Iowa history, or modern sociological problems. Since about 1926 members have presented book reviews at the meetings. Membership is loosely balanced between town- and college-related women.

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Records include minutes of meetings, treasurer’s records (incomplete), programs (incomplete), miscellaneous records, and a recorded interview about the early days of the club by Merta Matlack.

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  • English

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The papers were deposited in Grinnell College Archives by club historian Marg Apostle, September 1988. The audio cassette was donated in March 1997 by Apostle.

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Marg Apostle donated an audio casette in March 1997.

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