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University of Virginia History Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-23/13

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, financial documents, meeting minutes, essay contest papers and their judgements, general body announcements, and miscellaneous documents. This collection includes correspondence with John F. Kennedy, then-Senator, who politely declined an invitation to speak at the club due to his busy schedule.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the History Club are maintained by the University of Virginia. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Please contact them for more information.

Historical Note

The History Club at the University of Virginia was founded in 1949-1950, with an intent to bring members of the University community together through a shared love of history. The club regularly hosted meetings which almost always featured a guest speaker. Annually, the club hosted an essay contest for both undergraduates and graduates, and such papers take up a large portion of this collection. The club also sent out newsletters and published a magazine featuring the aforementioned essays.


1.5 Cubic Feet (3 document boxes.)

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History Club Records
Stephanie Ricker
2021 May 21
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States