One of the first woman's clubs in Geneva, the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club is the longest running of its kind in the city.
Scope and Content:
Materials include minutes, photos, articles, correspondence, yearbooks, and programs covering the time from its early days to present day. The collection is ongoing as members continue to add materials each year.
Biographical / Historical:
The Art Reading Club was founded in 1889 by Catharine Foster Hopkins, “one of the most progressive and successful literary clubs of the city” according to newspapers. Its charter members totaled 21, with the object being the study of ancient and modern art for the improvement and pleasure of its members. It was later renamed the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club (CFHARC) and has remained present in Geneva since 1889.