Katy Hamman-Stricker Library

Katy Hamman-Stricker Library

Katy Hamman-Stricker Library

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The Katy Hamman-Stricker Library is located at 404 E. Mitchell Street in Calvert, Texas, USA. It consists of a museum as well as a public library and community center and was the first chapter house built by the American Woman's League in the state. Calvert is located within the Golden Triangle (the area between the cities of Dallas, Houston and Austin) of Texas. The building was constructed in 1909 but its role changed thirty years later when it became the town library. It is designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

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The building housing the library and museum was built by the American Woman's League (AWL) "". University City Public Library.Leshner, William. "". The Texas Magazine, p. 70. 1910. (Hosted by Calvert Chamber of Commerce). Accessed February 25, 2010.

The American Woman's League (AWL) was created in 1907 by the magazine publisher E.G. Lewis, as a way to spread women's suffrage as well as gain new salespersons for his magazine business. The aim of the AWL was to promote educational, cultural and business opportunities for women. He planned a network of institutions and businesses to serve women that included correspondence schools, postal libraries, savings banks and institutions to provide for the homeless and for orphans. He...
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