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Quarante Club records and collection

Identifier: LaRC-401

Content Description

This collection consists of organizational records and collected books of the Quarante Club of New Orleans, La. Included are printed membership lists, courses of study, notes, presentations, constitution and bylaws, reports, correspondence, financial documents, microfilm, and compact discs. Also included are collected published books, many of which were authored by club members over the years.


  • 1888-2013

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Quarante Club in New Orleans, one of the longest standing women's literary groups in the United States, began in 1886. Still in existence in the twenty-first century, the club has traditionally studied European and American life and culture, while encouraging members and others to write. Notable members included Ruth McEnery Stuart, Grace King, Mary Ashley Townsend, Mrs. William Preston Johnston, and Mollie E. Moore Davis.


11.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes and 36 volumes. )

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Arranged by document or object type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from the Quarante Club in 1973 with later additions.

Quarante Club records and collection
In Progress
Information originally written for World Cat by Susanna Powers. Entered, edited, and inventory created by Andrew Mullins, III.
2016 March 10
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US