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Finding Aid for the Grolier Club Collection 1893-1999
Press Coll. Archives Grolier  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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


    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.


    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.


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

    Genres and Forms

    Ephemera--United States--20th century