1958 photo for a Calgary Herald article shows Sue Carscallen’s Grandmother

1958 Photo of Calgary Women's Literary Club members

50 Years Ago members of the Calgary Women’s Literary Club petitioned for Calgary’s first Library

To put our Calgary Women’s Literary Club’s longevity into perspective, current member Sue Carscallen shared this 1958 photo from her Grandmother’s collection. On the back are these words:

Members of the Calgary Women’s Literary Club which 50 years ago sent its members out to petition for a library met for the last time Tuesday in the Lecture Hall of the Memorial Park Library after 46 years of weekly sessions in the Library they founded. Pictured are long time members Mrs. S.N. Carscallen (Honorary Life Member), Mrs. Olmstead (President) and Mrs. Mayhood. They are holding a plaque which is inscribed in memory of Annie Davidson who was instrumental in founding the Carnegie Library in Calgary.

From Calgary Herald

6 thoughts on “1958 photo for a Calgary Herald article shows Sue Carscallen’s Grandmother

  1. Many thanks to Sue for a wonderful reminder of our heritage. It is unfortunate that the Herald article implies that it was the final meeting of the club. However, we’ve had many opportunities (and many more to come) to share our pride and the pride of former members in ensuring that the CWLC remains as vibrant as it ever was.

  2. Thank you to Sue for providing this wonderful photo. However, since the club is still alive and well, that meeting was clearly not the last to be held. Does anyone know exactly what happened and when it resumed meeting?

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