Finding Aid for the Grolier Club Collection 1893-1999

Processed by Jamie Henricks.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
University of California, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Grolier Club Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1999
Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Grolier
Creator: Grolier Club
Extent: 1 box (.4 linear feet)
Repository: 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

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Grolier Club Collection, Press Coll. Archives Grolier, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Items in this collection were collected over time by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Processing History

Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009

Biography

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 regularly.

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.
Four printed announcements which were not keepsakes of the Grolier Club were removed from box 1 and moved to a folder in the Fine 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.

Arrangement

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Book collectors--United States--20th century
Clubs--United States--20th century

Genres and Forms

Ephemera--United States--20th century


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Grolier Club membership letter -- Lawrence Clark Powell 1949

Box 1, Folder 2-5

Meeting Announcements 1943-1975, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements for monthly meetings of members of the Grolier Club, usually including a lecture and dinner.
Box 1, Folder 6

Event Schedules 1953-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes cards with schedules of exhibitions and meetings for various calendar years.
Box 1, Folder 7

Annual Meeting Announcements 1922, 1948-1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes invitations to annual meetings.
Box 1, Folder 8

Publications for Sale 1893, =1946-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements and order forms for books printed for and sold by the Grolier Club.
Box 1, Folder 9

Keepsake Booklets 1950-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes booklets printed for members as keepsakes from meetings.
Box 1, Folder 10

Exhibition Announcements 1923, 1948-1968, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements for exhibitions put on by the Grolier Club, or located at the Grolier Club.
Box 1, Folder 11

Exhibition Catalogs 1962-1965, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes catalogs for exhibitions at the Grolier Club, most of which have lists of books or items on display.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence 1949-1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters sent to members of the Grolier Club. Also includes letters asking for donations towards renovating the club.

Note

Copies of concept sketches for the club renovations were removed and put in the oversized item map drawers.
Box Map Drawer "F-G"

Renovation Concept Sketches 1954

Note

This folder is located in the "F-G" drawer, which can be found in the oversized item map drawers.