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Questers - Magnolia Memories Chapter #1356

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-80

Form of Material

Scrapbooks materials from the Hattiesburg area club, the Questers, Magnolia Memories Chapter #1356.


  • 2000-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

The nonprofit organization Questers started in 1944, when Jessie Elizabeth "Bess" Bardens passed an antique store on her lunch break and bought a syrup pitcher. When she returned to the office, she sat it on the corner of her desk. So many stopped to talk with her about it and expressed their desire to learn more. As a result, Bess launched a lunch discussion group. From this group, other local groups or chapters were formed to provide a small venue for learning about one’s collection and those of fellow members. Today the blue syrup pitcher has launched chapters in 41 states and 2 provinces.

With a strong desire to see that the best of American heritage is preserved for future generations, Questers seek to educate by research and study of antiques and to donate funds to the preservation and restoration of artifacts, existing memorials, historic buildings, landmarks, and educational purposes. Questers work on defined projects selected by each Chapter.


1 Cubic Feet : 302A.B15.W3

Language of Materials



Given by Kaylene Behm on December 12, 2016

Questers - Magnolia Memories Chapter #1356
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001