GROLIER CLUB RG5 Series III: Visitor Logs
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Guide to the Grolier Club Visitor Logs

Title: Grolier Club Institutional Records Record Group 5, Series III: Visitor Logs

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): 993626939

 

Dates:             1884-2013

 

Extent: 5 boxes; 2.09 linear feet

 

Abstract: Guest books documenting visitors to the Grolier Club, including Club members and the public, for exhibitions, library research, or other events.

 

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. Library registers and additional items in this collection may be restricted at the discretion of the Librarian. Please contact repository.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Grolier Club Visitor Logs, 1884-2013, 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, June 2017.

 

Provenance: Items in this collection were created by members or staff of the Grolier Club in the course of regular Club activities

                                            

Access Points:

Subjects

Book clubs. New York (State). New York.

Genres

Guestbooks.

Vistors’ books.

Biographical/Historical Note: Visitors to the Grolier Club include both Club members and the public, visiting to view exhibitions, conduct library research, or attend a lecture or other event.

 

Scope and Content Note: Bound guest books and loose sign in sheets used by visitors to the Grolier Club. The collection includes bound volumes in which member attendance at various Club functions was recorded between 1923 and 1949; visitor registers in which nonmembers visiting the Club for exhibitions and events could sign in to be added to the Club’s mailing list; and library registers recording library patrons’ topics of research. Also includes a register for the Hunter College History of Printmaking Class (1982); and a visitor register for the Grolier Club exhibition: Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit: A Centenary Celebration (14 Nov. 2000-11 Jan. 2001), curated by Mark Samuels Lasner, which was reused in 2011 as a visitors' register for Grolier Club exhibitions.

After 2013, visitor register books were replaced with sign-in sheets which were not retained after the information was transferred to a digital database. Library registers were not used after 2009; electronic records of library patrons were kept by the librarian starting in 2012.

 

Related Materials Note: Related materials may be found in the following collections in this repository:

            Grolier Club Institutional Records RG 1, Series V: Curator

            Grolier Club Institutional Records RG 4, Series I, Subseries IV: Librarian

           

Arrangement Note: This collection is arranged into the following series:

1.     Member Attendance Books

2.     Visitor Register Books

3.     Library Registers

Container List:

1.     Member Attendance Books

Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically.

Box

Folder

Title

Date

1

1

Attendance Book

1923-1927

1

2

Attendance Book

1927-1931

1

3

Attendance Book

1931-1934

1

4

Attendance Book

1935-1939

1

5

Attendance Book

1940-1949

2.     Visitor Register Books

Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically.

 

Box

Folder

Title

Date

1

6

Visitor Register Book

1884-1964

2

1

Hunter College History of Printmaking Class Register

1982

2

2

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Lithography’s Faces, The Books of Antonio Frasconi, So Precious a Foundation, William Morris: Collector as Creator

1996 April 25-1997 Jan. 25

2

3

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: K.K. Merker: Serving the Muse

1997 March 5-1998 Feb. 21

2

4

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Emerging Voices: American Women Writers

1998 March 10-1999 Jan.

2

5

Visitor Register Book

Include exhibitions: A Treasure-House of Books

1999 Jan.-Feb.

2

6

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Treasures from the Libraries of National Trust Country Houses

1999 Feb. 25-April 14

2

7

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit

2001-2011

3

1

Visitor Register Book

2003 Nov. 3-2004 July

3

2

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Books on Ice, Dickens, Claire Van Vliet, Teaching America to Draw

2006 Jan. 10-July 19

3

3

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Hot off the Press, Illustrating the Good Life

2006 Nov. 9-2007 April 30

3

4

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Miniature Books and Political Cartoons and Caricatures

2007 April 30-June 23

3

5

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Miniature Books

2007 June 23-Oct. 12

3

6

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Boston Collects, Benjamin Franklin, Alice Morse, and Facing the Late Victorians

2007 Oct. 13-2008 March 20

3

7

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: This Perpetual Fight, For Jean Grolier and His Friends

2008 Sept. 20-2009 Feb 19

3

8

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Cuban Artists Books & Prints

2009 May 20-Aug. 1

3

9

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: In Pursuit of Knowledge and John Wiley

2009 Sept. 10-2010 Dec. 7

4

1

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: A Moment More Durable Than Brass and Lives on the Mississippi

2009 Dec. 9-2010 May 1

4

2

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Bound for Success

2010 May 19-June 31

4

3

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Hand, Voice & Vision and The Enchantress

2010 Dec. 8-2011 April 2

4

4

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: The Enchantress, Best of Both Worlds, and Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic

2011 April-Dec.

4

5

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Silver Screen, Silver Prints

2011 Sept. 14-Nov. 12

4

6

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic

2012 Jan.-Feb.

4

7

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Torn in Two

2012 Feb. 21-May 15

4

8

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: In Pursuit of a Vision

2012 Sept. 12-Nov. 17

4

9

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Aaron Burr Returns to New York

2012 May 16-July 28

4

10

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Rooms of Wonder

2013 Jan. 19-Feb. 2

5

1

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Gardening by the Book and American Little Magazines

2013 Feb. 20-July 25

5

2

Visitor Register Book

Includes exhibitions: Women in Science

2013 Nov. 18-Dec. 18

3.     Library Registers

Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically.

 

Box

Folder

Title

Date

5

3

Library Register

1930-1935

5

4

Library Register

1936-1955

5

5

Library Register

1962-1967

5

6

Library Register

1968-1997

5

7

Library Register

1997-2009

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