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Guide to the MacDowell Club of New York City Records
1905-1942
 MS 2953

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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 01, 2015
Description is in English

Container List

Series IV: Scrapbooks and Ephemera

Scope and Contents note

This series consists primarily of annual scrapbooks containing ephemera relating to the club's events and activities. For conservation purposes, most of the scrapbooks have been disbound and re-housed in folders. Examples of the original binding are included in the series.

The scrapbooks contain items relating to the club's internal activities (meetings, member applications and lists, annual reports, annual dinners, etc.) as well as club-sponsored public events including concerts and recitals, art exhibits, and lectures on drama, literature and other artistic topics. Many examples of the drama committee's reports on plays (described in the Biographical/Historical note of this finding aid) are included. There is also ephemera relating to the club's annual Christmas Festival. Some scrapbooks contain material relating to the Edward MacDowell Memorial Association in New Hampshire, including programs for an elaborate historical pageant performed in his honor.

Materials represented include programs, notices, announcements, bulletins, invitations, coupons, menus, postcards and reviews and other types of clippings. Several scrapbooks that are comprised almost entirely of newspaper clippings were not disbound and were assigned volume numbers.

This series also includes several folders of loose ephemera and a small amount of correspondence found in some of the club's early minutes books.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1-3 Scrapbook 1905-1909
1905 December 5 - 1909 June 1
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Loose ephemera from minutes book
1905-1906, 1911-192
Box: 8 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook 1909-1910
1909 October - 1910 June
Box: 8 Folder : 7-8 Scrapbook 1910-1911
1910 October - 1911 June
Box: 9 Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook 1911-1912
1911 October - 1912 June
Box: 9 Folder : 3-4 Scrapbook 1912-1913
1912 October - 1913 June
Box: 9 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook 1913-1914
1913 October - 1914 June
Box: 10 Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook 1914-1915
1914 October - 1915 June
Box: 10 Folder : 3-4 Scrapbook 1915-1916
1915 October - 1915 June
Box: 11 Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook 1916-1917
1916 October - 1917 June
Box: 11 Folder : 3-4 Scrapbook 1917-1918
1917 June - 1918 October
Box: 11 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook 1918-1919
1918 October - 1919 June
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Loose ephemera from minutes book
1918-1919
Box: 12 Folder : Scrapbook 1919-1920
1919 October - 1920 June
Box: 13 Folder : Scrapbook 1922-1926
1922 November - 1926 April
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Loose ephemera and correspondence, Students Fund Committee
1921-1926
Box: 14 Folder : 2-5 Scrapbook 1926-1929
1926 October - 1929 June
Box: 15 Folder : 1-3 Scrapbook 1929-1930
1929 October - 1930 June
Box: 15 Folder : 4-5 Scrapbook 1930-1931
1930 October - 1931 June
Box: 15 Folder : 6-7 Scrapbook 1931-1932
1931 October - 1932 June
Box: 16 Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook 1932-1933
1932 October - 1933 June
Box: 16 Folder : 3-4 Scrapbook 1933-1934
1933 October - 1934 June
Box: 16 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook 1934-1935
1934 October - 1935 June
Box: 17 Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook 1935-1936
1935 October - 1936 June
Box: 17 Folder : 3-4 Scrapbook 1936-1937
1936 October - 1937 June
Box: 17 Folder : 5-7 Scrapbook 1937-1938
1937 October - 1938 June
Box: 18 Folder : 1-3 Scrapbook 1938-1939
1938 October - 1939 June
Box: 18 Folder : 4-6 Scrapbook 1939-1940
1939 October - 1940 June
Volume: 16 Scrapbook 1940-1941
1940 October - 1941 June
Volume: 17 Scrapbook 1941-1942
1941 October - 1942 June
Oversize: Small Folder : MacDowell OS1 Scrapbook 1941-1942 (removed loose and oversize material)
1941-1942
Volume: 18 Scrapbook (reviews and news clippings)
1908-1911
Volume: 19 Scrapbook (reviews and news clippings)
1911-1912
Volume: 20 Scrapbook (reviews and news clippings)
1912-1914
Volume: 21 Scrapbook (reviews and news clippings)
1914-1915
Oversize: Small Folder : MacDowell OS2 Scrapbook, Reports on Plays
1910-1911
Volume: 22 Scrapbook, Theater and Concert Programs
1910-1911
Oversize: Small Folder : MacDowell OS3 Scrapbook, Drama Committee
1911-1912

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