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JULIA BERRY BENNETT CLUB, RG5501, 1887-2003

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Julia Berry Bennett

The Julia Berry Bennett Club is dedicated to fostering interest and excellence in art, literature, and music. The Young Ladies Sorosis Club was founded in the fall of 1928 by Lucile Bennett Munn for the purpose of inspiring interest in art, literature and music. In 1948 the name was changed to the Julia Berry Bennett Sorosis in order to show their appreciation to their founder's mother and was federated with the Florida General Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Munn deeded her home on 315 Beacon Road to the Club in 1963, and it was incorporated as the Julia Berry Bennett Club.

In 1982, the club started a scholarship for a music student at Florida Southern College, then included art and literature students in 1991. It also awards scholarships to elementary school students for the Summer Art program held at the Polk Museum of Art.

The collection consists of 3 framed, photographic portraits: one of Lucille Bennett Munn and two of her mother Julia Berry Bennett (pictured above); scrapbooks, minutes, history of the organization, and other items listed below.

SCRAPBOOK CONTENTS DATES
1

History of the Club, By-laws, 1943 Yearbook, Newspaper articles, 
     Mrs. Munn's Will and Property List

1928 - 1998
2

The Family and Keepsakes of Julia B. Bennett and Lucille B. Munn

1806 - 1956
3

Key to the City of Lakeland and tributes to Mrs. Munn, photos and 
a List of her Antiques

1921 - 1997
4 Newspaper articles and yearbooks 1941 - 1987
5

Newspaper Articles and Photos of Members and Scholarship 

1982 - 1993
6

Newspaper articles and photos of members and scholarship 
     Recipients

1993 - 1997
 

Minutes and Membership book 

1968 - 1998
7

Articles, photographs, scholarship recipients, membership book

1997 - 2001

Subject Files

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

1

1

History and Agreement with Florida Southern College

1928-98

 

2

List of Furnishings for Auction

1997

 

3

Memorabilia belonging to Julia Berry Bennett and family

1887-74

 

4

Newspaper articles

1949-83

 

5

Photographs of members, Hollingsworth House, furnishings (negs)

1997

 

6

Three framed Photographic Portraits

n.d.