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Grolier Club records (Ms.2009.008)

Brown University Library

Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
Fax: 401-863-2093
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Inventory

Series 1. Reports of Officers and Committees
Box 1
Includes volumes for 1920-1931, 1933, 1937-1999, 2001-2008. Volumes published bi-annually 1979-1998. Includes 2 copies of the 1983-1984 centennial volume.

Series 2. Invitations
Box 2-3, Folders 1-65
Includes invitations to Grolier Club meetings and events, in rough chronological order and filed by year; 1939-1973, 1975, 1982-2008, 2009. Also includes undated invitations and invitations by letter/flyer (1990-2008).

Series 3. Promotions/Announcements
Box 3, Folders 66-71
Includes club promotions and rental information (one folder), club publications and book promotions (four folders), and exhibition announcements from 1995 to 2008 (one folder).

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 66 Club Promotions
Box 3, Folders 67-70 Club Publications
Box 3, Folder 71 Exhibition Announcements
1995-2008

Series 4. Symposia/Field Trips
Box 4, Folders 72-78
Includes materials related to club symposia, conferences, and field trips to other similar institutions in the North America and Europe. One such conference, the Gala Book Week (3 folders), was a series of conferences in numerous institutions in New York City, including Princeton and Columbia University, in May 1964. Other significant trips were to Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. Included is a photograph of members of the Grolier Club on a trip to the Huntington Library in San Marino, California in 1961.

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folders 72-74 Gala Book Week
1964 May

Series 5. Administration
Box 4-5, Folders 79-96

Grolier Club Centennial
Box 4, Folder 94
Includes decorative box

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 79 Season Preview
1995-2009
Box 4, Folders 80-82 Calendars
1952-2004, 2009
Box 4, Folder 83 Council
1983-2009
Box 4, Folder 84 Member Information
1940-2008
Box 4, Folders 85-87 Finances and Fundraising
1940-2008
Box 4, Folders 88-89 Letters/Reports from President
1982-2006
Box 4, Folders 90-93 News Sheets
1941-2009

Series 6. Publications
Box 4-5, Folders 95-113

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folders 95-98 Gazettes
1944-1971
Box 5, Folders 99-114 Catalogs/Books
Contents Note:

Includes descriptive catalogs of Grolier Club holdings, three issues of "The Dolphin" a periodical for bibliophiles, and two copies of a Pan American World Guide, given to members on a 1959 trip to London.

1891-1989, 2008-2009