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Guide to the Leisure Arts Club Scrapbook
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Description
The Leisure Arts Club was founded on January 31, 1941 at the home of Althea Clark. Its purpose, as outlined in its constitution, was to develop self culture, to study the arts, to do charitable work, and to cooperate with groups interested in racial betterment. The collection consists of one scrapbook which documents the club's activities between 1941 and 1962. It includes a copy of the club's constitution and by-laws, as ratified in 1947, as well as minutes from the first few meetings after its formation in 1941. In addition, the scrapbook encompasses guest registers and invitations, correspondence, clippings, and programs documenting the club's work with charities, its musical and social events, and its affiliation with the California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs.
Background
The Leisure Arts Club was founded on January 31, 1941 at the home of Althea Clark. Its purpose, as outlined in its constitution, was to develop self culture, to study the arts, to do charitable work, and to cooperate with groups interested in racial betterment. The club's charter members were Audrey Page, Althea Clark, Le Count Clark, Grace Temple, Ruth Meadows, Ruth Lasartemay, Gradella Manuel, and Marion Perrilliat. Its first officers were Althea Clark, President; Grace Temple, Vice-President; Ruth Meadows, Secretary; and Le Count Clark, Treasurer. The club joined the California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs on June 12,1941.
Extent
.2 linear feet (1 oversized volume)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Leisure Arts Club scrapbook must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.