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Guide to the Eckford Social Club Scrapbook 1991.049

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Collection processed by Stephen Weinstein

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 21, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents note

The bound scrapbook covers the years 1871 to 1961, with extensive coverage between 1899 and 1956. It is primarily composed of newspaper clippings relating to the club’s members and to club business; many of these are reports on baseball games (those of the Eckford team among others) and obituaries for deceased members. There are also a number of clippings on the development of penecillin by Charles Pfizer, Inc. when Eckford Club member John L. Smith was the president. The scrapbook also includes administrative documents: club minutes, by laws, resolutions, business statements, member lists, and receipts and disbursement records; correspondence: official correspondence (such as letters of admission to the club), letters of thanks, holiday cards (including one from Babe Ruth), post cards, condolence cards, and invitations to social events; social documents: menus and tickets to club dinners, transcripts of speeches given at events, invitations to club outings, photographs of club outings and members, and photocopies of a newsletter, “Eckford Club Chatter,” from the 1940’s; and other ephemera: Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia from the 1950’s, political flyers and articles, poems, and watercolor illustrations. Loose clippings have been replaced with photocopies.

Arrangement note

Arranged by the creator. Some materials have been placed in a folder at the front of the volume. Most of these are photocopies of the "Eckford Club Chatter" newsletter and it is unclear when or why the other materials were separated from the volume. Loose materials found at the end of the volume have been separated into another folder.