Dalhousie-King's Reading Club

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Dalhousie-King's Reading Club

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The Dalhousie-King's Reading Club was founded in 1925. Comprised of faculty members and their spouses from Dalhousie University and King's College, the club presents social/educational sessions on a monthly basis during the academic year. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and are delivered by both club members and invited guests. Sessions have been held at the homes of members as well as on either campus, when necessary.

When the club was founded, a President and Secretary were elected to manage the affairs of the club. They recorded meeting minutes, compiled annual reports and member lists, and managed the clubs minimal financial expenditures. The make-up of the executive has evolved throughout the years and has now grown to include a Vice-President, Treasurer, Past-President, Members at Large, and someone to oversee membership. Club Presidents were traditionally elected for one-year terms. Each meeting was presented by a hostess and two co-hostesses, all whom volunteered to do so.

On September 28, 2015, the reading club celebrated its 90th anniversary with the launch of a cookbook titled "Still…Followed by Refreshments."


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Manual of style: The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Descriptive standard: ISAAR (CPF) - International Standard Archival Authority Record For Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd ed., Canberra: International Council on Archives, 2004.

Authorized form of name: Library of Congress Authorities.

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Institution identifier: ISO 15511:2011 - Information and documentation -- International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL).

Institution identifier: Library and Archives Canada - Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada.

Language format: ISO 639-3:2007 - Codes for the representation of names of languages -- Part 3: Alpha-3 code for comprehensive coverage of languages.

Script format: ISO 15924:2004 - Information and documentation -- Codes for the representation of names of scripts.

Sources: The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.



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