Guide to the Grolier Club Institutional Records
Title: Grolier Club Institutional Records
OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): NYGG87-A8
Extent: 240 linear feet
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, printed ephemera and clippings documenting activities of the Grolier Club.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.
Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Grolier Club Institutional Records, 1884-2018, The Grolier Club of New York.
About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Allison Hughes in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, March 2018.
Provenance: Items in this collection were created by members or staff of the Grolier Club in the course of regular Club house activities.
Biographical/Historical Note: The Grolier Club was established on January 23, 1884 by a group of nine New York City bibliophiles who had gathered with the idea of founding a club devoted to “literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books.” The Club is governed by a Council, with elected officers including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Activities are overseen by various Committees, including Committees on the Library, Publications, Exhibitions, Special Functions, House, Modern Fine Printing, Finance, Admissions, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
Scope and Content Note: Minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, printed ephemera and clippings documenting activities of the Grolier Club. The records are described more fully in series-level finding aids. Finding aids will be added as series are processed.
Arrangement Note: Items in this collection are arranged in the following record groups and series:
RG 1: Administrative and Executive Files
Series I. Council
Subseries A. Meeting Minutes
Subseries B. Founding Documents
Series II. President
Series III. Librarian 1884-2004/Executive Director 2004-Present
Subseries A. Administrative Assistant
Series IV. General
Series V. Curator
Series VI. Secretary
Series VII. Treasurer
RG 2: Publications Committee
RG 3: Exhibitions
Series I. Exhibitions Committee
Subseries A. Public Exhibitions
Subseries B. Member Exhibitions
Series II. Exhibitions Coordinator
Series III. Exhibitions Records
RG 4: Collections
Series I. Library
Subseries A. Library Committee
Subseries B. Librarian 2004-
Subseries C. Library Fund
Series II. Art and Furniture
Subseries A. Prints, Drawings and Photographs Committee
Subseries B. Modern Fine Printing Committee
Subseries C. Art collection records
Series III. General
RG 5: Building
Series I. House Manager
Series II. House Committee
Series III. Visitor Logs
Series IV. General
RG 6: Financial Records
RG 7: Events and Activities
Series I. Committee on Special Functions
Series II. Bibliophile Trips
Series III. Events and Dinners
Subseries A. Club Sponsored Local Events
Subseries B. Grolier Club Lectures
Subseries C. Nikirk Lecture Series
Subseries D. Miscellaneous Events Ephemera and Keepsakes
RG 8: Members
Series I. Member Records
Series II. Membership Files
Series III. Member Collections