Guide to the Winter Club Records, 1933–1983

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Winter Club Records
The Winter Club.
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Winter Club Records, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of the Winter Club (Acc. 1983.136).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Subject Headings

  • Corporate Name
    • Winter Club (Nantucket, Mass.).
  • Topical Term
    • Fraternal organizations--Massachusetts--Nantucket.

Biographical Information

The Winter Club was a group of men organized in Nantucket, Mass., during World War II by Austin Strong (1881–1952). They met during the winter months to discuss newly published books.

Scope and Content

The Winter Club Records collection includes the constitution and by-laws of the Winter Club, membership lists, minutes, some treasurer’s reports and financial statements, and some publicity items.


Box 1 Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1943–1978
Box 1 Folder 2: Membership, 1972–1982
Box 1 Folder 3–5: Minutes, October 1934–December 1983
Box 1 Folder 6: Finances, 1972–1983
Box 1 Folder 7: Scrapbook items, 1948
Box 1 Folder 8: Printed booklet and speech, 1944, 1949
Box 1 Folder 9: Correspondence, 1977–1981

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff.

Finding aid by Sarah Lerner and Amelia Holmes, October 2018. Updated by Teddy Leane, July 2021.

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