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The Manti Ladies' Littrary Club

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title The Manti Ladies' Littrary Club
Description THE MAKTI LADIES' LITERARY CLUB 1896 to 1929 Ada J. Eliason Manti, Utah Senior Citizen Division Second Place Historical Essay It was the evening of November 10, 1896, when twelve Manti women, several of them unmarried schoolteachers, the rest of them, housewives, decided to get together and organise a Club- A Ladies1 too popular vith the husbands who thought a woman's place was in the home caring for him (especially him) and the children. But these women felt they had need for something besides church work The two women who instigated the idea were Miss Millie Keller and Miss Louise Keller, both unmarried schoolteachers at the time. The other members were Mrs. William Ellingsford, Mrs. Olivia Burns, Miss Etta Anderson, Miss Ella Hougaard, Mrs. Lodicy Olsten, Mrs. W.K. Reid, Miss Lucy Peacock, Mrs. Mary D. Christensen, Mrs. Christiana Mickelson, and Mrs. Maria Lowry. Perhaps it was because the charter members wre all staunch Democrats, or maybe they were enamoured by the1silver-tongued' oratory of William Jennings Bryan, at that time candidate for President of the changed the name to the "Manti Ladies' Literary Club." They met every Thursday afternoon, and they studied as well as practiced Robert's Rules of Order very diligently. of the Church Officials felt that a Clubhouse was little more than the President of the Temple, John T. McAllister, was invited to attend one of the meetings. President McAllister was unduly surprised to learn that the women were not there for a social gathering, but they were studying literature, government, world affairs, and even better homemaking. He then complimented them on their there was no more opposition from the Church. In 1901 the Club members realized the necessity for a public library in Manti, and immediately started to work toward that end. However, it was a big undertaking, and it was several years before the Commercial Club and other influential citizens, they received a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, and the Manti Public -22-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323183
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323183