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Athene Circle Records and Other Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0317

This collection houses meeting minutes, memorial resolutions for Anna Chandler and Angie Warren Perkins, correspondence, a narrative of a trip to Panama, and other materials documenting the Athene Circle of Knoxville, Tennessee. Much of the information shows Anna Chandler, one of the Circle's earliest members.

Dates

  • 1904 April 19-1930 December 1

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses meeting minutes, memorial resolutions for Anna Chandler and Angie Warren Perkins, correspondence, a narrative of a trip to Panama, and other materials documenting the Athene Circle of Knoxville, Tennessee. Much of the information shows Anna Chandler, one of the Circle's earliest members.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cornelia E. (Peed) Ross and Helen (Clark) Peed founded the Athene Circle on March 1, 1897 for mutual help and encouragement of its members in intellectual development. The circle studied such subjects as Tennessee history and the countries of Spain, France, Russia, the United States, Italy, England, Germany, Ireland, and Greece.

Anna Simonson Chandler was born to David Henry and Ruth Almira (Felt) Chandler in Etna, Indiana on September 16, 1866. She was one of nine children, including Martha Janet, Asenath Maria, Charles Wheeler, Mary Wheeler, George Prentiss, Laura Emily, William Henry, and Virgil Seth. Anna and Virgil Chandler moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he operated a business and she was active in literary and intellectual circles. Anna Chandler died in Knoxville on June 26, 1930.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of Special Collections.

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