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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pomona College Rembrandt Club papers
    Dates: 1887-2011
    Collection number: H.Mss.0685
    Creator: Pomona College Rembrandt Club
    Extent: 8.75 Linear Feet (8 records boxes, 1 document box, 1 small box)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: Collection consists of paperwork and materials collected over the course of normal business of the Pomona College Rembrandt club. Documents span 123 years of club history and include materials regarding the club’s history and documents on how it conducts its business including, but not limited to, meeting materials, financial documentation, scrapbooks, club history and club activities.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pomona College Rembrandt Club Records (H.Mss.0685). Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Provenance / Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of The Pomona College Rembrandt Club, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Processed by the Introduction to Archival Studies 310 class of Fall 2015 in the Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections Reading Room, with assistance from Lisa Crane and Dr. Gabriele Carey. The original arrangement of this collection was rearranged by club year then alpha order, with materials not distinguished by club year put at the end. Membership directories were also pulled out and put at the end. All staples, paperclips and any other fasteners that would be damaging were carefully removed from the documents. The documents were then put into sleeves made out of acid-free paper to keep the contents together. All lose leaf photographs were put into mylar sleeves, then put into boxes. Scrapbooks were disbound with the pages containing the photos put into mylar sleeves and then put into boxes. Newspaper clippings were interleaved with acid-free paper and flagged to be photocopied later by student interns. All duplicates were removed from the collection and discarded.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Pomona College Rembrandt Club was founded in 1905 by Hannah Tempest Jenkins, Pomona College’s resident art instructor at the time, and Lucretia Brackett, the wife of Professor Frank Brackett. Ruth Eddy was the first club president, and the position has been held by a woman ever since. The club was originally created for the Art Department of Pomona College and dedicated to the study and appreciation of art. The club was opened up to the rest of the Claremont community in 1907, and since then has sponsored many fundraisers, activities, and events to support the arts in Claremont. Today the Pomona College Rembrandt Club year runs from October to May, and the club has over 150 members.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains materials generated through the operations and events organized, held, and attended by the Pomona College Rembrandt Club from its inception in 1905 to 2010.
    Series 1 consists of materials that were produced to record club operations. This includes various versions of the club constitution and by-laws, board member lists, board meeting minutes and notes, typed and handwritten correspondence about events, schedule changes, and financial and tea donations, lists of supplies for tea gatherings, financial reports, invoices, event programs, event fliers and posters, mailed event notices, photographs of club members and events, and newspaper clippings of various events.
    Series 2 includes materials developed in the organizing of bus trips for the club’s members to attend regional events and art exhibits, including administrative functions required in the arrangement of these trips, as well as correspondence, event notices, and pamphlets.
    Series 3 contains the written documents, drafts, and notes, and various materials, such as campus newspaper articles, assembled by longtime faculty member, Perdita Sheirich, who wished to develop a more unified history of the club.
    Series 4 contains administrative materials such as meeting minutes, job and program descriptions, and club event materials.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into the following series:
    Series 1: Club Materials, 1905 - 2011
    Series 2: Bus Trips, 1990 - 2004
    Series 3: Club History, 1887 - 2012
    Series 4: Administration, 1990 - 1997

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Art--Societies, etc