Scope and Content
Title: Grolier Club Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1999
Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Grolier
(.4 linear feet)
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90018
Abstract: This collection contains materials for
members of the Grolier Club. It includes event announcements, yearly
event lists, publications for sale, keepsake booklets, correspondence,
and exhibition catalogs.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts or printed items must be submitted in writing to the Clark
Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright
holder, which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Grolier Club Collection, Press Coll. Archives
Grolier, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of
California, Los Angeles.
Items in this collection were collected over time by the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009
The Grolier Club is an organization of bibliophiles founded by Robert
Hoe and his friends. It began in New York City in January, 1884, making
it the oldest club of its kind in North America. The Grolier Club has a
research library specializing in books, printing (especially the history
of printing and examples of fine printing), binding, illustration and
bookselling. The club hosts programs including exhibitions for the
public, annual and monthly meetings for its members, and publishes books
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials for members of the Grolier Club.
It includes announcements for events (meetings, annual meetings, and
exhibitions), lists of events held yearly, publications for sale by the
Grolier Club, keepsake booklets for members, correspondence, and
exhibition catalogs. Lawrence Clark Powell's club membership invitation
is also included. Items range in date from 1893 to 1999, but the
majority of the collection ranges from the 1940s to 1960s.
printed announcements which were not keepsakes of the Grolier Club were
removed from box 1 and moved to a folder in the
Press Ephemera Collection
(Press Coll. Ephemera). The folder is
titled "Items from the Grolier Club Collection." This includes a
Roxburghe Club meeting invitation, an American Institute of the Graphic
Arts exhibition announcement, a 1961 yearly events list for the
Bibliographical Society (London), and a list of publications from 1892
to 1948 of the Rowfant Club.
The collection is arranged thematically, and items are organized by
date when possible. Undated items are put at the back of each folder
behind dated items.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms