Society of Iconophiles (New York, N.Y.): Records, 1895-1930
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Society of Iconophiles (New York, N.Y.)
Records, ca. 1895-1930.
15 linear ft.
The Society was founded in 1895 by Grolier Club members who were particularly interested in prints and in the history of New York City. They published a number of prints illustrating New York City over the centuries, many of them specially commissioned.
Scope and Contents:
In addition to a full set of the prints published by the Society, the collection includes: minutes and accounts for the period 1895-1930; Society circulars with order forms for prints issued by the Society as well as orders and related correspondence; and manuscript and printed copies of a catalog describing prints published by the Society, 1895-1925. Also galley and page proofs of the Society’s history with a printed copy dated 1930. Of note is correspondence concerning the Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909), in which the Society took part.
Finding Aid Note:
Partial unpublished inventory available in repository.
Publication Based on Collection:
History of the Society of Iconophiles of the City of New York…and Catalogue of Its Publications…/ Society of Iconophiles. New York: The Society, 1930.
Book clubs. New York (State). New York. 19th century.
Book clubs. New York (State). New York. 20th century.
Prints. Collectors and collecting. New York (State). New York. 19th century.
Prints. Collectors and collecting. New York (State). New York. 20th century.
Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909.
New York (State). New York. History.
New York (State). New York. Description and travel.
Prints. New York (State). New York.
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.