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Newman Circle Minute Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0089

This journal records the biweekly meetings of the Newman Circle, a women’s club that met in Knoxville. It opens with the course of study and list of officers for the 1922-23 school year before beginning the minutes for January 2, 1923. There are no records for the 1924-25 school year, and the last record is for May 22, 1928. Most of the officers changed each year, but the directors continued to be Miss Kate White and Mrs. L. E. Vedder.

Dates

  • 1923 January 2-1928 May 22

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This journal records the biweekly meetings of the Newman Circle, a women’s club that met in Knoxville. It opens with the course of study and list of officers for the 1922-23 school year before beginning the minutes for January 2, 1923. There are no records for the 1924-25 school year, and the last record is for May 22, 1928. Most of the officers changed each year, but the directors continued to be Miss Kate White and Mrs. L. E. Vedder.

Biographical/Historical Note

Katherine Keogh White was born on December 24, 1866 to Thomas and Margaret (Keogh) White. She wrote The King’s Mountain Men, which was published in 1924. She was very active in Knoxville life, being the principal of Knoxville High School, founder of the Newman Circle, vice president of the East Tennessee Historical Society, and a member of the Ossoli Circle and the D.A.R. chapter. Kate White died on April 8, 1938.

Mary Vedder was born in Kentucky in 1880 or 1883, and was married to Louis E. Vedder, who chartered the Long, King, and Miner Company in Knoxville. He died on October 4, 1934. No other biographical information is available for Mary Vedder.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was given to Special Collections by Kate White.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480