Thursday Morning Lecture Circle (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG3765.AM]


RG3765.AM:  Thursday Morning Lecture Circle (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records:  1920-1976, bulk 1920-1953

Size:  0.2 cu. ft., 1 box


Mrs. I.M. Raymond founded the Thursday Morning Lecture Circle of Lincoln, Nebraska in 1904 after she visited a woman’s lecture circle in Washington, D.C. The constitution of the Circle, first written down in the 1920s, stated that the Circle’s purpose was to “afford a means of self-improvement for its members.” This was done through the presentations of visiting lecturers discussing a wide variety of subjects. Through the years, the Lecture Circle depended upon faculty members of the University of Nebraska to supply speakers.


The collection consists of the organizational records of the Thursday Morning Lecture Circle, including the constitution and by-laws, minutes of meetings, treasurer’s reports, annual programs and membership lists. Also included is a typescript history of the Circle compiled by Clarice Keys Hicks in 1976. The history describes the Circle’s founding as well as its programs and activities through the years. It also provides information on speakers and their subjects of presentation, and listings of officers for the organization.


Box 1


    1. Organizational records, 1920-1940

    1. Organizational records, 1940-1953

    1. Annual programs/members lists, 1925-1937, 1960

    1. Thursday Morning Lecture Circle History, 1904-1976



Women’s Clubs (Lincoln, Neb.)

Women in Nebraska


12-12-1979   AIF

03-07-2006   Revised TMM

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