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Art Study Class Collection

Identifier: 2013.017

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a selection of yearbooks, minute books, and a cookbook belonging to the Art Study Class, dating from 1909 to 2012.


  • 1902 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

In 1908, a group of eleven women formed the Art Study Class (A.S.C.) in Clarksville. The charter members included Clara Warneken (the first president), Maria Stacker Ellis, Florence Couts Askew, Laura Drane Barnes, Anne Fowler Berryman, Mary Clarke Elder, Benjamin Gill Fort, Mary Hunt Gholson, Roberta Luckett, Mamie Green Patch, and Edith Ely Pettus. The intent of the organization was educational rather than social. Members studied and presented art based around a yearly theme> The organization printed its first yearbook in 1909 through the financial support of Mrs. Matt Lyle, the first member invited to join the A.S.C. In 1923, the organization joined the local, state, and national chapters of the Federation of Women's Club.

The A.S.C lost membership and became inactive as a study group from 1942 to 1947. Four members paid membership dues and held at least one meeting per year to keep the organization in good standing. The A.S.C. resumed active study group meetings in 1948. In memory of Ann Boillin, the A.S.C. presented an art book to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library in 1971. From that point forward, club members donated their study books to the library as a memorial for different people.

The Clarksville Federation of Women's Clubs met on the third Wednesday of each month in the Women's Club building at 1983 Madison Street. The April 2010 A.S.C. minutes note that the Clarksville Federation of Women's Clubs had recently dropped Federation from its name.


1.23 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically by item type.

Processing Information

The Art Study Class donated some items on April 8, 2013 and the remainder in May 2013. The items were processed together and arranged chronologically by item type. All paper clips were removed from the items in this collection.

Art Study Class Collection
Jenna Stout
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States