GROLIER CLUB RG7 Series II: Bibliophile Trips
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Guide to the Grolier Club Records of Club Bibliophile Trips

Title: Grolier Club Institutional Records, Record Group 7, Series II: Bibliophile Trips

 

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID):

 

Dates: 1949-[ongoing]

 

Bulk Dates: 1949-2016

 

Extent: 29 boxes, 12 linear feet; 3 digital folders

 

Abstract: Materials relating to the bibliophile trips organized and taken by members 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 Records of Club Bibliophile Trips, 1949-[ongoing], The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Sophia Dahab in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, November 2016. It was updated by Allison Hughes, August 2017 and Kendra Meyer, November 2018.

 

Provenance: Materials in this collection were generated by members and staff of the Grolier Club in the planning and executing of bibliophile trips.  Some materials were donated by participating members.

 

Access Points:

            Grolier Club

Biographical/Historical Note: The Grolier Club began offering organized trips to points of interest on the East Coast to its members in 1948.  Bolstered by the interest and success of its first trip to Princeton, NJ, over the following decade, the Club began offering more domestic trips on an almost annual basis.  In 1959, in celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the Club took its first European tour – or iter – to England and France.  Iters soon became a popular tradition, and in the following years, the Club travelled to destinations ranging in scale from domestic weekend trips to weeks-long journeys overseas.  The following is a list of trips taken to date, and not including trips proposed or cancelled:

England & France, April 18-May 2, 1959

            California, April 22-28, 1961

            Iter Italicum: Italy, May 5-25, 1962

            Mid-West: 1963 April 28-May 3

Chicago: May 14-16, 1965

Iter Septentrionalis: Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, May13-June 3, 1967

New Haven and Cambridge: May 10-11, 1968

Iter Germanico-Helveticum: Germany and Switzerland, May 9-29, 1970

Kansas City and Minneapolis: May 14-21, 1972

Texas: May 1-9, 1976

California, 1995

Iter Hibernicum: Ireland, May 28-June 7, 1997

Iter Veniticum, October 15-25, 1998

Philadelphia, February 25-27, 2000

            Iter Britannicum, May 29-June 10, 2001

Toronto, October 6-9, 2005

San Francisco, Feb. 2009

Iter Gallico-Helviticum: Paris, Alsace and Geneva, May 28-June3, 2012

Iter Hibernicum Redux, May 2016

Iter Hellenicum, May 2018

International excursions often culminated in a publication recounting the libraries and exhibitions visited, the recollections of travelers, and highlights along the way. 

 

Scope and Content Note: Notes, correspondence, financial information, itineraries, passenger lists, ephemera, keepsakes, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Grolier Club’s domestic and international excursions.

Also included are materials donated by Grolier Club members including several notebooks with postcards and humorous annotations created by Herman W. Liebert; David P. Wheatland's compilation of souvenir items; J.M. Crawford, Jr.'s material on Italy (1962); and printed ephemera collected by William Salloch. Non-Grolier Club material includes exhibition catalogs, invitations and special exhibition announcements from collections the Grolier Club visited as well as hotel brochures, travel tags and newspaper clippings.

 

Publication Note:

Austin, Gabriel (Ed.). (1963). The Grolier Club iter Italicum. New York, NY: The Grolier Club.

Nikirk, R. (Ed.). (1973). The Grolier Club iter Germanico-Helveticum. New York, NY: The Grolier Club.

Edwards, G. (Ed.). (1998). Iter Hibernicum. New York, NY: The Grolier Club

Currie, K. & Stephenson, J. (Eds.). (2001). The Grolier Club: iter Veneticum. New York, NY: The Grolier Club.

Holzenberg, E., Rothkopf, C.Z., & Smith, C.L. (Eds.). (2003). Iter Britannicum: May 29-June 10, 2001. New York, NY: The Grolier Club.

Edwards, G. (Ed.). (2013). Iter Gallico-Helveticum: a bibliophilic tour of Paris & Alsace & Geneva.  New York, NY: The Grolier Club.

 

Arrangement Note: Items in this collection are arranged chronologically by trip.  Individual trips are then broken down into series as deemed appropriate by the Archivist.

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

            RG7, Series I: Special Functions Committee

            Guide to the E. Harold Hugo Manuscript Travel Diaries

 

Container List:

East Coast Cities, 1948-1958

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

1

Adler, E., visit to, Apr. 16, 1948 [Princeton]

1948

1

2

Baltimore Trip, Feb. 11-12, 1949

1948-1949

1

3

Boston Trip, Feb. 1950 [Feb. 10-12]

1949-1950

1

4

[Boston Trip Catalogue and Ephemera]

1950

1

5

Visit to Washington, D.C. 1953 [Apr. 17-18]

1952-1953

1

6

[RSVP cards for Washington, D.C. Trip]

1953

1

7

Philadelphia Trip, Feb. 5-7, 1954

1953-1954

1

8

Baltimore Trip, Dec. 6-7, 1957

1957

1

9

Charlottesville Trip, Oct. 25-26, 1958

1958-1959

1

10

[Charlottesville Photos and Keepsakes]

1958

England & France, April 18-May 2, 1959

Series I: Correspondence

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

1

Correspondence – General

1958-1959

2

2

[Correspondence – Ashton & Mitchell, Travel Agents]

1958-1959

2

3

Correspondence – Pan Am – Fred Ashley

1958-1959

2

4

Correspondence – Robinsons, J. Carter

1958-1959

2

5

[Member Questionnaires – RSVPs]

1958-1959

2

6

[Member Questionnaires – individual event RSVPs]

1958-1959

2

7

[Member Questionnaires – Lodging information]

1959

2

8

[Correspondence re individual activities/days]

1958-1959

2

9

[Participant Lists and Agenda]

1958-1959

2

10

[Correspondence – Post trip]

1959

2

11

[ A. Davidson Thank You Letters]

1959

2

12

[Publication Correspondence]

1959-1960

2

13

European Evening [Exhibition]

1959

Series II: Photographs, Ephemera, and Commemorative Items

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

3

1

England and France Photographs (loose in box)

1959

3

2

Photos of Grolier Trip presented to GC by photographer Al Perrin

1959

3

3

Photos – GC – England Trip

1959

3

4

Grolier Excursion Photographs England 1959

1959

3

5

England Trip Photograph of Group (4 copies)

1959

3

6

[Invitations, Menus, Commemorative Items]

1959

3

7

[Newspaper Articles]

1959

3

8

Clippings – Grolier Trip 1959 from R. H. Taylor

1959

29

4

In Praise of Printing Commemorative Print from Bodleian Library

1959

 

 

California, April 22-28, 1961

 

Series I: Correspondence and Planning Documentation

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

4

1

[General Correspondence]

1960-1961

4

2

[Correspondence re Bay Area]

1960-1961

4

3

[Roxburghe Club Banquet]

1960-1961

4

4

[Correspondence re Los Angeles]

1960-1961

4

5

[Event Questionnaires and Rosters]

1961

4

6

[Itineraries]

1961

4

7

[Logistics and Statistics]

1961

4

8

[Traveler/Reservation Lists]

1960-1961

4

9

[RSVPs]

1961

4

10

[D. Hyde Correspondence File]

1960-1961]

 

            Series II: Photographs, Ephemera, and Commemorative Items

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

5

1

Photographs

1961

5

2

Commemoratives

1961

5

3

[Invitations and Menus]

1961

5

4

[Brochures and Ephemera]

1961

5

5

[Catalogues and Publications]

1961

5

6

[Liebert (?) Trip Essay]

 

Iter Italicum: Italy, May 5-25, 1962

 

Series I: Correspondence, itineraries, traveler lists, etc.

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

6

1

[Correspondence: Ashton & Mitchell Travel Agents]

1961-1962

6

2

[Correspondence: C. A. Chiesa]

1961-1962

6

3

[Correspondence: T. DeMarinis]

1961-1962

6

4

[Correspondence: SwissAir Charter Plane]

1962

6

5

[General Correspondence, 1960-1961]

1960-1961

6

6

[General Correspondence, Jan-May, 1962]

1962

6

7

[General Correspondence Post Trip, May 29-June 15, 1962]

1962

6

8

[General Correspondence Post Trip, June 18-July 15, 1962]

1962

6

9

[General Correspondence Post Trip, July 17-onward]

1962-1964

6

10

[Accounting and Bills]

1961-1962

6

11

[Participant Lists]

1962

6

12

[Agendas]

1962

6

13

[Host Lists]

1962

6

14

[Exhibition Checklists/Texts]

1962

           

Series II:  Commemorative Items

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

7

1

Photographs

1962

7

2

[Site Visit Brochures and Catalogues]

1962

7

3

[G. Austin Invitations and Menus]

1962

7

4

[G. Austin Ticket Stubs, Receipts, etc.]

1962

7

5

[Travel Guides and Brochures]

1962

7

6

[Related Publications]

1961-1962

7

7

Un Viaggio Straordinario…Per Una Donna (Mary Hyde)

1962

7

8

[Newspaper clippings removed from Un Viaggio Straordinario original binder]

1962

            Series III:  Commemorative Items Collected and Donated by J. M. Crawford, Jr.

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

8

1

[Crawford – List of Travelers and Itinerary]

1962

8

2

[Crawford – Postcards and Photos]

1962

8

3

[Crawford – Menus and Invitations]

1962

8

4

[Crawford – Site Visit Catalogues]

1962

8

5

[Crawford – Travel Diary]

1962

8

6

[Crawford – Collected Publications and Brochures]

1962

8

7

[Crawford – Collected Publications and Brochures]

1962

8

8

[Crawford – Collected Publications and Brochures]

1962

8

9

[Crawford – H. P. Kraus Reunion Exhibition Invitation and Catalogue]

1962

            Series IV: Commemorative Items Collected by Stuart Schimmel and Donated by Jerry Kelly, August 2017

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

29

1

[Schimmel – Itinerary and Correspondence]

1961-1962

29

2

[Schimmel – Postcards and Photos]

1962

29

3

[Schimmel – Ephemera]

1962

 

Mid-West: 1963 April 28-May 3.

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

9

1

Correspondence

1962-1963

9

2

[Correspondence – D. Hyde (?) Folder]

1962-1963

9

3

[Participant Lists]

1963

9

4

[Photographs – Cranbrook Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI]

1963

9

5

[Photographs – Clements Library, Michigan]

1963

9

6

[Unidentified Photos – Michigan?]

1963?

9

7

[Keepsakes]

1963

9

8

[Catalogues, Pamphlets and Ephemera – Indiana]

1963

9

9

[Catalogues, Pamphlets and Ephemera – Kentucky]

1963

9

10

[Catalogues, Pamphlets and Ephemera – Michigan]

1963

9

11

[Catalogues, Pamphlets and Ephemera – Cincinnati]

1963

9

12

[Invitations, etc – J. Crawford]

1963

 

Chicago: May 14-16, 1965

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

10

1

[Correspondence]

1964-1965

10

2

[RSVPs]

1965

10

3

[Traveler Lists and Itineraries]

1965

10

4

[Invitations

1965

 

Russia:  May 7-28, 1966, Cancelled

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

10

5

General Correspondence (1 of 2)

1965-1966

10

6

General Correspondence (2 of 2)

1965-1966

10

7

Members’ Correspondence

1965-1966

10

8

[RSVPs, Notes, Itineraries]

1965-1966

           

Iter Septentrionale: Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, May13-June 3, 1967

 

Series I: Correspondence

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

11

1

Preliminary Correspondence, Preliminary Trip (1 of 2)

1966-1967

11

2

Preliminary Correspondence, Preliminary Trip (2 of 2)

1966-1967

11

3

Ashton & Mitchell

1966-1967

11

4

[Member Mailings]

1966-1967

11

5

Replies for 1967 Trip

1966-1967

11

6

[Lists of Travelers and Hosts]

1967

11

7

[Traveler Accommodations Lists]

1967

11

8

[Itineraries]

1966-1967

11

9

[Financials]

1966-1967

12

1

Members’ Correspondence

1966-1967

12

2

Letters re Dutch Council Dinner

1967

12

3

Hosts – Denmark

1967

12

4

Hosts – Sweden

1967

12

5

Hosts – Belgium

1967

12

6

Hosts – The Netherlands

1967

12

7

[Notes, lists, schedules]

1967

12

8

[Gifts]

1967

12

9

[Correspondence removed from red folder – Egill Snorrason]

1967

12

10

[Red folder – Egill Snorrason]

1967

              

            Series II: Photographs & Clippings

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

13

1

Antwerp 1967 Trip

1967

13

2

Antwerp 1967 Trip

1967

13

3

Antwerp 1967 Trip

1967

13

4

Hotel de la Vitte, Bruxelles

1967

13

5

Clippings

1967

13

6

[Gronholt Pedersen Scrapbook]

1967

            Series III: Commemoratives

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

13

7

[Ashton Mitchell and Howlett Travel Diaries]

1967

13

8

[Commemoratives: Denmark]

1967

13

9

[Commemoratives: Sweden]

1967

13

10

[Commemoratives: Brussels]

1967

13

11

[Commemorative: The Netherlands]

1967

13

12

“Iter Septentrionale” Typescript

1967

            Series IV: Liebert Postcard Scrapbooks

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

14

1

“Iter Septentroinale Depictum, or Northern Lights on the Grolier Club, Vol. I: Denmark & Sweden”

1967

14

2

“Iter Septentrionale Depictum Vol II: Belgium – Holland”

1967

14

3

“Iter Septentrionale Depictum Vol III: Holland”

1967

14

4

[Unlabeled Liebert Scrapbook]

1967

Series V: Other Publications

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

15

N/A

Approx. 45 collected publications, catalogs, guidebooks and some ephemera from cities and sites visited

1967

New Haven and Cambridge: May 10-11, 1968

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

16

1

Harvard – Yale Correspondence

1968

16

2

Reception at Houghton Library Photos

1968

16

3

[Commemorative Items]

1968

Iter Germanico-Helvetivum: Germany and Switzerland, May 9-29, 1970

                       

Series I: Correspondence and Planning

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

17

1

German Trip 1970, Mr. Frank E. Crome, Regency Travel

1968-1969

17

2

German Trip 1970, Mr. Frank E. Crome, Regency Travel

1969-1970

17

3

German Trip 1970, Correspondence with members

1969-1971

17

4

[Correspondence, general]

1969-1970

17

5

List of Travelers

1970

17

6

List of Hosts, etc

1970

17

7

German Trip 1970, Itineraries

1969-1970

17

8

Wiesbaden

1970

17

9

Mainz

1969-1970

18

1

Karlsruhe

1969-1970

18

2

Klingspor/Halbey + Dr. Bauer

1969-1970

18

3

Heidelberg

1969-1907

18

4

Hauswedell [Hamburg]

1969-1970

18

5

Berlin

1970

18

6

Berlin

1969-1970

18

7

Wolfenbüttel

1969-1970

18

8

Switzerland

1969-1970

18

9

Berne

1969-1970

18

10

Schafer/Munich

1969-1970

18

11

Munich

1970

18

12

Thank you letters to hosts, etc.

1970-1971

18

13

Nikirk Personal Notes, Iter Germanicum

1970

18

14

Mr. & Mrs. Otto Schäfer Dinner 18 October 1982

1982

 

Series II: Photographs

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

19

1

[Photographs; photographer unknown, Nikirk?]

1970

19

2

[Photographs; photographer unknown]

1970

19

3

[Photo Album, Vol. 1]

1970

19

4

[Photo Album, Vol II]

1970

19

5

[Photo Album Captions]

1970

 

Series III: Commemoratives and Publications

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

19

6

Medal [Gutenberg/Grolier]

1970-1973

19

7

Grolier gift to City of Mainz

1962

19

8

[Invitations, Menus and Ephemera]

1970

20

N/A

40 publications (some duplicated) relating to sites visited, exhibitions, and other activities.

1970

 

Series IV: Member Souvenirs, Photographs, Scrapbooks

                       

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

21

1

[Salloch souvenirs – Donation information]

1992

21

2

[Salloch souvenirs] 9, 10, 11 May

1970

21

3

[Salloch souvenirs] 13 May

1970

21

4

[Salloch souvenirs] 14 May 1970

1970

21

5

[Salloch souvenirs] Berlin 15-18 May 1970

1970

21

6

[Salloch souvenirs] Switzerland 19 May 1970

1970

21

7

[Salloch souvenirs] 20 May 1970

1970

21

8

[Salloch souvenirs] 21 May 1970

1970

21

9

[Salloch souvenirs] St. Gall 23 May

1970

21

10

[Salloch souvenirs] 25-26 May 1970

1970

21

11

[Salloch souvenirs] 28 May 1970

1970

21

12

[Salloch souvenirs] 29 May 1970

1970

21

13

[Salloch souvenirs] Schloss Harburg

1970

21

14

[Liebert Postcard Scrapbook] Vol. I: Wiesbaden – Berlin

1970

21

15

[Liebert Postcard Scrapbook] Vol. II:19-23 May

1970

21

16

[Liebert Postcard Scrapbook] Vol. III: Munich, Schweinfurt, Frankfurt, 24-30 May

1970

21

17

Thurston Scrapbook

1970

 

David Wheatland Souvenir and Photograph Collection

            Iter Italicum (1962), Iter Septentrionalis (1967), and Iter Germanico-Helveticum (1970)

           

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

22

1

Italy Reunion Exhibition Catalog

1962

22

2

Photos: Iter Septentrionalis

1967

22

3

Photos: Iter Septentrionalis

1967

22

4

Photos: Iter Septentrionalis

1967

22

5

Ephemera and Notes: Iter Septentrionalis

1967

22

6

Publications and Catalogs: Iter Septentrionalis

1967

22

7

Photos: Iter Germanico

1970

22

8

Ephemera: Iter Germanico

1970

22

9

Publication: Iter Germanico-Helveticum

1970

23

1

Iter Septentrionalis Scrapbook

1967

23

2

Iter Germanico Scrapbook

1970

Trips Cancelled or Not Approved, 1970s

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

24

1

Iran

1971-1972

24

2

Providence – Newport

1972

24

3

Spain

1972-1975

Kansas City and Minneapolis: May 14-21, 1972

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

24

4

[Correspondence: 1971- April 1972]

1971-1972

24

5

[Correspondence: May-November 1972]

1972

24

6

[Itineraries and Participant Lists]

1972

24

7

Trip Bills

1972

24

8

[Exhibition catalogs and brochures – Kansas]

1972

24

9

[Exhibition catalogs and brochures – Minnesota]

1972

24

10

[Newspaper Clippings]

1972

 

Texas: May 1-9, 1976

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

25

1

Correspondence: Oct – Dec 1975

1975

25

2

Correspondence: Jan – Mar 1976

1976

25

3

Correspondence: April 1976

1976

25

4

Correspondence: May – August 1976

1976

25

5

[Itineraries and Participant Lists]

1976

25

6

Texas Trip May 1976 [Financials]

1976

25

7

Commemoratives

1976

25

8

Photographs (8x10, color)

1976

25

9

Photographs (8x10, b & w)

1976

25

10

Photographs (3 ½ x 3 ½)

1976

26

1

[Catalogs and Brochures]

1976

26

2

[[Tourism Brochures and Maps]

1976

26

3

[Newspaper Clippings]

1976

26

4

[Liebert Postcard Scrapbook]

1976

 

California, 1995

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

26

4a

California -Huntington

1995

 

 

Iter Hibernicum: Ireland, May 28-June 7, 1997

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

26

5

[Correspondence, participant lists, itineraries]

1996-1997

26

6

The Grolier Club Iter Hibernicum [typescript]

1998

26

7

[Menus]

1997

27

n/a

20 Various brochures, guidebooks, etc.

1997?

Philadelphia, February 25-27, 2000

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

28

1

Philadelphia Trip: Feb. 2000 [itineraries and correspondence]

1999-2000

 

Iter Britannicum, May 29-June 10, 2001

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

28

2

Iter Britannicum [itineraries and correspondence]

2000-2001

 

Toronto, October 6-9, 2005

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

28

3

[Brochures and programs]

2005

 

San Francisco, Feb. 2009

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

28

4

Iter San Franciscanicum Trip publication and photo album

2009

 

Iter Galico, 2012

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

digital

n/a

Photographs of Grolier trip to Paris 2012 M. Folter

2012

digital

n/a

Photographs of Iter. Galico Trip. H. Schwartz

2012

digital

n/a

Photographs of Iter. Grolier 2012 Wolbert Vroom

2012

 

Iter Hibernicum Redux, May 2016

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

28

5

Vivid Faces by R.F. Foster; dedication copy to Grolier Club

2014-2016

digital

n/a

Iter Hibernicum Redux Maynooth Photos

2016

 

Iter Hellenicum, May 2018, (digital image files)

 

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

digital

n/a

Iter Hellenicum photos-folder contains subfolders Barbara [Shailor]; Bruce [Crawford]; Cathy [Vanderpool]; Richard Dick [Richard Sveum]; Fern [Cohen]; Gretchen [Adkins]; Henrietta [Hakes]; Isabell [Conihout]; Jeff [Vanderpool]; Jennifer [Sheehan]; Jim [Periconi]; Jinous [Jafari]; Kevin [Hurley]; Mary [Crawford]; Milan [Hughston]; Nancy R.[osin]

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