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Guide to the Kingsley Art Club records
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Description
The Kingsley Art Club records consists of 10 linear feet of administrative records, newsletters, scrapbooks and exhibition information. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1. Administrative records, Series 2. Annual art show exhibitions, Series 3. Scrapbooks, Series 4. Photographs, Series 5. Art Club trips.
Background
The Kingsley Art Club, the oldest art club in the American West, was formed in March 1892 to create a deeper enthusiasm and appreciation for art in the community. It was named in honor of Mr. Elbridge Kingsley, the famous New England painter-engraver and with the inspiration of the gift of the Crocker Art Gallery by Mrs. E. B. Crocker to the City of Sacramento containing a large number of very valuable and original “Old Masters” paintings. Each year the Kingsley Art Club in cooperation with the Crocker Art Museum organizes a juried competitive exhibition open to all artists in Northern and Central California for the continued encouragement of art throughout the Sacramento community.
Extent
10 linear feet 17 boxes
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH 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 by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.