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Guide to the Grolier Club Institutional Records

Title: Grolier Club Institutional Records

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): NYGG87-A8 

 Dates:             1884-2018

 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.

 Access Points:


Grolier Club.


Bibliographical societies.


Administrative Records.

Annual Reports.




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

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