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Guide to the Clay Festival Association records 1977.136

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clay Festival Association (New York, N.Y.).
Title: Clay Festival Association records
Dates [inclusive]: 1846-1862
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet in one bound volume
Text [Box]: A0038
Call Phrase: 1977.136
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Historical note

The Clay Festival Association was an organization comprised of members of the Whig Party in New York City whose chief activity was the planning of an annual celebration of the birth of United States Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, Henry Clay.

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Scope and Contents note

The Clay Festival Association records are housed in a single bound volume and span the period 1846 to 1862. The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, news clippings, invitations, and event programs, all documenting the annual Clay Festival thrown by the organization.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Clay , Henry, 1777-1852

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Invitations
  • Minutes
  • Programs (documents)

Subject Organizations

  • Clay Festival Association (New York, N.Y.).
  • Whig Party . New York (N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Political clubs -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Social life and customs

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Clay Festival Association records, 1977.136, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown. The records were formally accessioned in 1977.

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