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Clu. Clubs and Organizations

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Identifier: Clu
This topic covers non-for-profit enterprises, such as social clubs or nonprofit organizations founded around a particular topic, interest, or religious belief.

Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:

Lanche Wolf - Iowa League of Women Voters Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-195

Collection of papers pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters and one of its members, Mrs. Lanche Wolf, of Charles City, Iowa. Included are the constitution and by-laws of the Iowa League of Women Voters; correspondence, membership cards, programs, and financial plans.

Dates: 1922-1925

Law Club (Chicago, Ill.) records [OFFSITE]

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Law Club

STORED OFFSITE – Contact for access. Minutes, membership applications and other member information, yearbooks, papers delivered, and other records of this Chicago social club. The brainchild of Eugene Prussing, the club was founded in 1883 as an organization for young lawyers. It soon became a prestigious group known for its entertainments and has counted such prominent figures as Adlai Stevenson and Kenesaw Mountain Landis among its members.

Dates: 1930-1993

League of Property Owners of Chicago Ledger and Minutes

Identifier: Midwest-MS-046

Manuscript ledger and minutes of the League of Property Owners of Chicago, 1950-1961.

Dates: 1950-1961

Little Room records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Little Room

Business records of the Little Room, an early twentieth century Chicago social club composed of artists, writers, musicians, etc., including correspondence, memorabilia and membership material.

Dates: 1898-1931

Lola Carter Robuck papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Robuck
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia of a Chicago pianist and poet. Robuck was active in many arts clubs in Chicago and, later, in Los Angeles, including the Chicago Musical Arts Club (which she founded), the Chicago Women's Club, the Poets Forum, the Women's Club of Hollywood, and others. Programs, documents, and correspondence regarding these organizations are included in the collection. Also included are memorabilia and sheet music of Chicago composers B....
Dates: approximately 1930-1970

Margaret Ullman writings

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ullmann

Typewritten essays presented at meetings of the Winnetka Fortnightly, 1930s-1950s, an essay presented to the Mary Noble Club in Kenwood, ca. 1905, plus a scrapbook of childhood poetry and a literary newspaper dating from 1894, some collected early poetry (collected in 1914), volumes of verse written during the 1920s, copies of her poetry published in the Chicago Daily News and the Ladies' Home Journal.

Dates: 1894-1956

Materials related to "An Evening with Carl Sandburg" from the third annual Birmingham Arts Festival, June 19, 1960

Identifier: Midwest-MS-051

Includes reel to reel tape recording of Carl Sandburg's presentation from June 19, 1960 at the Birmingham Arts Festival, a program from the event, and copies of correspondence regarding permission to reproduce the recording. Also includes a copy of the agreement contract between Sandburg and the Bloomfield Art Association regarding the recording.

Dates: 1960-1961

Mister Kelly's collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mister Kellys
Abstract Archival material collected to document the history of Chicago nightclubs Mister Kelly's and London House, and the comedy club The Happy Medium, from the 1940s through the 1970s. Includes photographs, memorabilia, books, periodicals, posters, artifacts, and some promotional and administrative records. The clubs were all owned and run by Chicagoans George and Oscar Marienthal. The collection also includes more current material and audio and video interviews about the history of the clubs,...
Dates: 1945-2019

Near North Unitarian Universalists Fellowship records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Near North UUF

Primarily newsletters of the Near North Chicago branch of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Also includes a small amount of correspondence, meeting minutes, blank stationary, and notes. The Unitarian Universalist Association is a religious organization that combines the traditions of the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

Dates: approximately 1960-1970

North Shore Garden Club Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-North Shore Garden
Content Description

Chicago-area club founded in 1916 by women living in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. The Club had a history of philanthropic endeavors, giving out grants and scholarships. Records include newsletters, administrative and financial records, yearbooks, event planning files (flower shows and garden walks), photographs, and a scrapbook of ribbons won at flower shows. The Club dissolved in 2019.

Dates: 1916-2019

Palette and Chisel Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Palette
Abstract Club founded in Chicago in 1895 with the objectives of fostering growth in the visual arts, providing space for artists to work, and enriching the community through programs of art education. Founding member, Charles J. Mulligan, was an assistant to Chicago sculptor Lorado Taft who rented part of his studio to the fledgling organization. Records include exhibit registers and scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. NOTE: Letter of...
Dates: 1895-1976

Performing Arts Chicago records [OFFSITE]

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Performing Arts

STORED OFFSITE – Contact for access. First known (in 1959) as the Fine Arts Music Foundation, and later as Chamber Music Chicago, the group changed its name to Performing Arts Chicago to reflect a diversification of programming. Programming, performance, and financial files of the organization.

Dates: 1960-2000

Ravinia Festival Association records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ravinia

Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).

Dates: 1903-1993

Ruth Page Foundation Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page-Foundation

Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.

Dates: 1989-2013

Shaw Society records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shaw Society

Press clippings, publications, correspondence and miscellaneous materials of the Shaw Society, dedicated to the appreciation of the works of George Bernard Shaw. Much of the material documents the Shaw Festival held in Chicago in 1956 and Society activities in the late-1950s.

Dates: approximately 1950-1970

Society of the Fifth Line records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fifth Line

Proceedings, minutes, menus, etc. of a Chicago group devoted to off-color limericks and like endeavors.

Dates: 1962-1978

Society of Typographical Arts workshop records

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-STA

Files pertaining to the Society of Typographical Arts workshop, organized in 1952 (and located at the Newberry Library until 1981) to give its member the opportunity to learn to use, design and experiment with type and block prints for letterpress printing. Included are files about the workshop as well as samples of material produced by members.

Dates: 1980-1995

Sons of the Revolution. Illinois Society records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sons

Administrative records of the Sons of the Revolution, Illinois Society. Also includes publications from the Illinois Society as well as the national Sons of the Revolution organization.

Dates: approximately 1920-2000

Standard Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Standard-Club

The Standard Club was founded in 1869 as a social club for Jewish business and community leaders in Chicago. The Standard Club records include printed reports, minutes, committee records, member records, event invitations and announcements, administrative files, photographs and scrapbooks.

Dates: approximately 1900-2019

Stone-Camryn School of Ballet records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Stone-Camryn

Chicago's Stone-Camryn School of Ballet was founded in 1941 by established dancers Walter Camryn and Bentley Stone. It became one of the most successful American ballet schools in placing its graduates in professional companies, and in creating new generations of dance teachers. Archives include personal and biographical material from Stone and Camryn, school records, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, programs, clippings, and choreographic notes.

Dates: 1865-1988; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1988

Tavern Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tavern

The Tavern Club was established in Chicago in 1928. "Artists, architects, merchants and media moguls would frequent the club, enjoying fine food and drink while taking in the exceptional views of Michigan Avenue, Chicago River and Lake Michigan." (from the website). Records include meeting minutes, 1928-1943, and a printed membership roster from 1997.

Dates: 1928-1943; 1997

Temperance pledge collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Temperance

Collection of temperance pledge certificates representing many major temperance organizations (both American and trans-Atlantic), some families, and a variety of states and localities.

Dates: 1839-1970; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1940

Town and Country Arts Club Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-TownandCountry
Abstract Records of the Town and Country Arts Club of Chicago, previously known as the Art Study Class and the North Shore Arts Club. Conceived in 1932 and continuing to the present, the group meets “to study the great world arts that have gone before, to assist in their preservation for future generations, and to encourage the arts of the present day.” Records include president’s books, minutes, reports, membership rosters and attendance records, directories, presentations, photographs, histories,...
Dates: 1944-2007

Wayfarers' Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wayfarers

The Wayfarers met seven times a year for luncheons with guest speakers at the Chicago Club. Chicago artists Lorado Taft and John T. McCutcheon were amongst its members. Collection consists of photos, membership records, scrapbooks, minutes, and financial records.

Dates: 1938-1970

Westerners Chicago Corral records

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Westerners

International organization started in Chicago in 1944 by Leland D. Case, editor of "The Rotarian Magazine," and Elmo Scott Watson, newspaperman and educator, to bring together historians and buffs interested in the American West. Records include correspondence and other materials documenting the activities of the group.

Dates: 1950-2004