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Hattiesburg Social and Service Club Yearbooks

Identifier: M531

Scope and Contents

Yearbooks and membership books for several Hattiesburg Area social and service clubs including Study Club, John Rolfe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Nautilus Blub, Iris Club, and Woman’s Society of Christian Service.


  • Creation: 1911–1971; undated

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 Iris Garden Club was organized on October 6, 1933. Their colors are purple and gold. The club’s motto is “to foster the love of flowers to meet in social intercourse to cooperate in all matters of civic improvement.” Their pledge states “I pledge allegiance to my club and to the President who stands at its head; one club united with criticism of none and loyalty and helpfulness to all.”

The John Rolfe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was organized in September 4, 1936. The club’s motto is “Home and Country.” According to the by-laws, the eligibility of this club is at least eighteen years of age and “is descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty to the cause of American Independence, served as a sailor or as a soldier or civilian officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or in the United Colonies or States, or as a recognized patriot, or rendered material aid thereto.”

The Nautilus Club was organized in 1912. Their colors are white and green. The club’s motto is “the world is advancing; advance with it.” According to their constitution, “the object of this club shall be the mutual improvement of its members, through the cultivation of the highest social ideals, and through the improvement of its literary taste.” In the 1920s, the annual dues were $5. If the dues were not paid, the member forfeits the membership.

The Woman’s Society of Christian Service’s purpose is “to unite all women of the church in Christian living and service; to help develop and support Christian work among women and children around the world; to develop the spiritual life; to study the need of the world; to take part in such service activities as will strengthen the local church, improve civic, community, and world conditions.” This club saught to enlist women from all ages from adults to children.


.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains material pertaining to Hattiesburg Social and Service Clubs. The collection is divided into six series that are then arranged chronologically. The series consists of:

Series I: Iris Garden Club Yearbooks that is only made up of yearbooks

Series II: John Rolfe Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Material that contains yearbooks, a constitution and by-laws, and copied newspaper articles

Series III: The Nautilus Club Material that encompasses yearbooks, copied newspaper articles, and related material

Series IV: Study Club Yearbooks only has yearbooks

Series V: Woman’s Society of Christian Service Material is comprised of yearbooks, a date book, copied newspaperarticles, and a membership pledge card

Series VI: Other Clubs and Various Material consists of various other yearbooks, parliamentary procedure, State Teacher College material, copied newspaper articles, and an assortment of documents

Each series is arranged in chronological order.


Mrs. Lida G. Rogers.

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Hattiesburg Social and Service Club Yearbooks
Collection processed and finding aid written by Shawna Guidry
November 21, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001