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AC094_CHAPTER_C_C_OF_PHILANTHROPIC_EDUCATIONAL_ORGANIZATION_SCRAPBOOKSDescriptive Sheet The Chapter C.C. of Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Scrapbooks Al r AC -099 Inventory Available General Type: Papers Physical Description: Scrapbooks, Six volumes Inclusive Dates: 1999-1986 Donor: Mrs. Gordon Wilbur DESCRIPTION Chapter C.C. of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) formed on October 27, 1999, at the home of Mrs. Charles Hugh Todd, Jr. Women who had been members of the organization in other cities formed the nucleus for the Beaumont club. The national P.E.O. Sisterhood was formed on January 21, 1869, as a college sorority on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The organization operates as a philanthropic and educational club. It works to support Coffey College in Nevada, Missouri, as a women's junior college of no more than 350 students. The organization also offers various scholarships and loans for women pursuing higher education. This collection consists of six scrapbooks. The researcher will mainly find newspaper clippings recounting club and membership activities. Many members belonged to numerous other civic organizations in Beaumont and participated in a wide range of activities. The collection also includes some correspondence and a few photographs. Members removed club yearbooks prior to donation in order to preserve club secrets. No restrictions apply.