A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell
Collection Number M 311
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2003
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Box-folder, Astoria Beneficial Club/Richmond Beneficial Insurance Archives, M 311, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
The collection is on loan to Special Collections and Archives from the Astoria Beneficial Club through Dr. Francis Foster, a member of the club. VCU does not hold copyright. Accession number EM 1
Collection arranged and described by Malinda Gales July 1997.
Astoria Beneficial Club (ABC) began as a social club in 1901, but eventually became a beneficial club that paid out sick dues and burial benefits to its members. Astoria donated money to organizations that benefitted the community, such as the NAACP and the local Colored YMCA, and to individuals in need. The Club also set up scholarships at Virginia Union University and honored individuals and businesses in the area for their community service. The Astoria Beneficial Club is still active in Richmond.
The collection includes minutes, correspondence, committee reports and other materials. The date range of these archives spans the years 1906 to 1947. The minutes are from the years 1906 to 1909, 1911 to 1927, 1935 to 1941, 1943, and 1947. There are minutes missing from each of the above years.
Items are arranged chronologically.Organization
The collection is organized alphabetically by subject.
Coverage: 1906-1909, 1911-1927. Random minutes for 1906, 1915, 1921-1922, 1927, 1935-1941, 1943, 1947.