Guide to the Kingsley Art Club records

Ruth Craft
Center for Sacramento History
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Sacramento, California 95811-0229
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Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Kingsley Art Club records

Collection number: MS 0017

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Ruth Craft
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kingsley Art Club records
Dates: 1892-2018
Bulk Dates: 1970-2017
Collection number: MS 0017
Creator: Kingsley Art Club
Collection Size: 10 linear feet 17 boxes
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: SP 29B1, 29C5, 29C3, 4E3, 4F1-Cabinet J, 4E1-Cabinet J, 4G1-Cabinet J, Negatives-92/53-008-026, 031, 035, 149-157
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identifcation of item], Kingsley Art Club records, MS 0017, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the Kingsley Art Club to the Center for Sacramento History between 1992-2018 (accessions #1992/053, 2000/074, 2001/072, 2018/006).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Ruth Craft in 2010. The finding aid was updated with additions from accessions #1992/053 and 2018/006 by Sean Heyliger in 2019.

Biography / Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Arrangement

Series 1. Administrative records Series 2. Annual art show exhibitions Series 3. Scrapbooks Series 4. Photographs Series 5. Art Club trips

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kingsley Art Club
Societies--California
Sacramento (Calif.)--History
Sacramento (Calif.)--Intellectual life


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Administrative records

Physical Description: 84 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes meeting minutes and agendas of the Kingsley Art Club and newsletters, financial records, by-laws, and correspondence documenting the clubs activities.
 

Subseries 1.1 Assorted

Box 5

Constitution of the Kingsley Art Club (hand written) 1925

Box 5

By-Laws 1956

Box 5

President’s report 1946-1947

Box 5

President’s report 1948-1949

Box 5

President’s report 1950-1951

Box 11

Correspondence related to Crocker or Kingsley artwork that was missing, stolen, or returned 1960, 2006

Box 14

Policies and by-laws 1968-1975

Box 13

Treasurer reports, annual reports, newsletters, programs 1981-2000

Box 13

Membership reports, recognitions, program committee 2000-2005

Box 13

Treasurer reports, meeting minutes, newsletters 2000-2005

Box 16

List of Elbridge Kingsley works at the Crocker Art Museum undated

Box 16

List of material donated to Sacramento Public Library undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Meeting minutes

Box 8

Financial statements 2001-2009

Box 5

Meeting minutes 1932-1936

Box 5

Meeting minutes 1936-1943

Box 8

Meeting minutes 2000

Box 8

Meeting minutes 2003

Box 8

Agendas 1982-2000

Box 8

Meeting minutes 1992-1995

Box 8

Meeting minutes 1996-1999

Box 8

Meeting minutes 2001-2002

Box 8

Agendas 2001-2009

Box 8

Meeting minutes 2004-2009

 

Subseries 1.3 Presidents' term

Box 16

List of presidents 1892-2018

Box 7

Presidents' binders - assorted circa 1960s

Box 7

Presidents' binders - Becky Krisik, Ann Kerr, Peg Groat, Elizabeth Kuehner, Virginia Moulds, Beverly Veress 1975-1986

Box 7

Presidents' binders - Avis Mitchell, Georgia Berry, Pat Franz, Becca Davisson, Marge Allen 1986-1992

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1992 – 1993

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1993 - 1994

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1994 – 1995

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1995-1996

Box 14

Presidents' binders: Barbara Pepper 1996-1997

Box 14

Presidents' binders: Barbara Pepper 1996-1997

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1997-1998

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1998 - 1999

Box 9

Presidents' binders 1999 – 2000

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2000 - 2001

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2001 - 2002

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2002 – 2003

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2003 – 2004

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2004 -2005

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2005 – 2006

Box 14

Presidents' binders: Katherine Henderson 2005-2007

Box 14

Presidents' binders: Katherine Henderson 2005-2008

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2006 – 2007

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2007 – 2008

Box 14

Presidents' binders: Carolyn Marmaduke 2007-2008

Box 9

Presidents' binders 2008-2009

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Carolyn Marmaduke 2008-2009

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Carolyn Marmaduke 2008-2009

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Carolyn Marmaduke 2008-2009

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Cathy Cook 2009-2010

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Cathy Cook 2009-2010

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Cathy Cook 2010-2011

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Cathy Cook 2010-2011

Box 15

Presidents' binders: Susi Watson 2011-2012

Box 16

Presidents' binders: Susi Watson 2011-2012

 

Subseries 1.4 Membership / rosters

Box 5

Membership list 1941

Box 16

List of Board of Directors 1974-1978

Box 8

Membership rosters undated

Box 8

Board of directors rosters undated

Box 8

Board presidents undated

 

Subseries 1.5 Merit awards

Box 17

Merit Awards 2013

Box 17

Merit Awards 2014

Box 17

Merit Awards 2015

Box 17

Merit Awards 2016

Box 16

Merit Awards 2001-2006

Box 16

Merit Awards 2007-2010

Box 17

Merit Awards 2011-2012

 

Subseries 1.6 Newsletters

Box 8

Newsletters 1992-1998

Box 8

Newsletters 1999-2003

Box 8

Newsletters 2004-2009

 

Subseries 1.7 History

Box 14

Kingsley Art Club histories 1973-2006

Box 13

Historian’s report and membership roster 1981-2000

Box 8

Historian’s essential binder undated

Box 8

Historical information undated

 

Subseries 1.8 Lecture series

Box 5

Lecture by Victor Gruen at Kingsley Art Club 1958

Box 14

Lecture series programs 1894-2018

Box 16

List of lecturers 1989-2017

 

Subseries 1.9 Outreach

Box 13

Encina Art Gallery fliers and clippings 1994-2003

Box 13

High school outreach 2000-2003

Box 13

High school outreach 2005-2013

 

Subseries 1.10 Financial records

Box 8

Financial statements 1991-1998

Box 8

Financial statements 1999-2000

Box 8

Financial statements 2001-2009

 

Series 2. Art exhibitions

Physical Description: 87 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes artist statements, programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence documenting the Kingsley Art Club's annual art show.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and chronologically thereafter
 

Subseries 2.1 Artists statements

Box 4

Artists statements - John Hannaford, Jay Defeo, Judy Chicago circa 1980s

Box 9

Artists statements 1983

Box 9

Artists statements and slides 1985

Box 9

List of artists 1989

Box 12

List of artists 1976-1990

Box 12

Susan Gifford opening video and correspondence circa 1988

 

Subseries 2.2 Working papers (correspondence, programs, and newspaper clippings)

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1940-1949

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1950-1959

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1960-1969

Box 11

Working papers and programs 1968-2005

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1970-1971

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1972

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1973

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1974

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1975

Box 9

Working papers and programs 1975

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1976

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1977

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1978

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1979

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1980

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1981

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1982

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1983

Box 3

Working papers and programs 1984

Box 9

Working papers and programs 1984

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1985

Box 9

Working papers and programs 1985

Box 11

Working papers and programs 1986-1994

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1986

Box 9

Working papers and programs 1986

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1987

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1988

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1989

Box 6

Art exhibition working papers 1989-1996

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1990

Box 4

Working papers and programs 1991

Box 12

Working papers and programs 1996

Box 6

Art exhibition working papers 1997

Box 10

Working papers and programs 1998

Box 12

Working papers and programs 1998

Box 12

Working papers and programs 2000

Box 12

Working papers and programs 2002

Box 12

Working papers and programs 2005

Box 12

Working papers and programs 2007-2009

Box 12

Working papers and programs 2011-2017

 

Subseries 2.3 Programs

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program (reprints) [two copies] 1894

Box 5

Kingsley Art Club exhibition information 1945-1949

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program [two copies] 1979

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program 1981

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program 1982

Box 17

Programs 1984, 1991, 1992

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program [two copies] 1986

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program with invitation 1987

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program with application [three copies] 1988

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program with application [three copies] 1989

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program [two copies] 1990

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program with invitation [three copies] 1991

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley tribute exhibition [two copies] 1992

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program with invitation [two copies] 1992

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program 1993

Box 5

“April in Paris” luncheon programs [two copies] 1995

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program [two copies] 1996

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program [two copies] 1997

Box 5

Crocker Kingsley exhibition program 1998

 

Subseries 2.4 Reports

Box 6

Publicity report 1972

Box 6

Publicity report 1975

 

Subseries 2.5 Assorted

Box 10

Centennial celebration 1991

Box 11

Arts in the courtyard binder 2001

Box 11

Arts in the courtyard binder 2003

Box 11

Arts in the courtyard scrapbook 2003

Box 11

Arts in the courtyard binder 2005

Box 16

List of exhibitions 1892-2017

Box 12

Elbridge Kingsley catalogue undated

Box 12

Fifty years of Crocker-Kingsley catalogue undated

Box 5

Memory book of the 58th Crocker-Kingsley exhibition 1983

Box 33L4 - 1

Members Only Art Show, Helen Jones Gallery [vhs videotape] 1993

Box 33L4 - 1

Kingsley Art Show [vhs videotape] 1994

Box 11

American Historical Print Collectors Newsletter featuring Elbridge Kinsley 2004

 

Series 3. Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 10 scrapbooks

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 10 scrapbooks assembled by the Kingsley Art Club between 1892-1990. The scrapbooks contain Club programs, invitations, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting the Club's activities.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year
Box 5

Memory book [176] 1986

Box 5

Memory book [205] 1994-1995

Box 2

Scrapbook #1 1892-1941

Box 2

Scrapbook #2 1962-1971

Box 1

Scrapbook #3 1958-1959

Box 1

Scrapbook #4 1974-1978

Box 1

Scrapbook #5 1979-1986

Box 1

Scrapbook #6 1986-1988

Box 1

Scrapbook #7 1999

Box 4

Scrapbook (loose pages) 1986-1990

 

Series 4. Photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs documenting the Kingsley Art Clubs' annual art exhibition and other Club programs and events.
Box 5

58th Crocker-Kingsley exhibition 1983

Box 5

Art exhibition 1986

Box 5

Photographs undated

Box 6

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions undated

Box 6

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions 1994

Box 6

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions 1996

Box 7

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions 1983

Box 7

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions 1984

Box 7

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions 1985

Box 7

Publicity of Crocker-Kingsley exhibitions (slides) 1996

Box 10

Slides 1998

Box 10

Photographs undated

Box 11

Crocker-Kingsley exhibition slides 2000-2004

Box 4F1 - Cabinet J

Photographs 92/53/004- 92/53/406 undated

Box 4E1 - Cabinet J

Photographs 2000/74/008-2000/74/141 undated

Box 4G1 - Cabinet J

Photographs 2001/072/035-2001/072/067 undated

Box Negatives cabinet

Negatives 92/53/008-92/53/26, 92/53/31, 92/53/35, 92/53/149-92/53/157 undated

Box 6

Series 5. Art Club trips

Creator: 1969-1999
Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Programs, flyers, and correspondence documenting the Kingsley Art Club's organized trips to areas museums
Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1969

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips November 1970

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1971

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips May 1973

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1973

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips February 1974

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1977

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips November 1979

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips September 1981

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips September 1985

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips May 1986

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips April 1987

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1987

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1987

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips December 1987

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips March 1993

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1993

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips March 1994

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips May 1994

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1994

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips September 1994

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1995

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips December 1995

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips May 1996

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1996

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips September 1996

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips November 1996

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1997

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips March 1998

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips April 1998

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1998

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips March 1999

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips June 1999

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips October 1999

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips undated

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips undated

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips undated

Box 6

Kingsley Art Club trips undated

Box 16

List of field trips undated