Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts records, 1896-1974

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago, Ill.)

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Seven issues of "The Cowbell," 1921-1924; 1 bound volume of the "The Cowbell," 1915-1916; 84 issues of "The Palette & Chisel," 1924-1932; 6 newsletters, 1948-1950; 2 letters by Alfred R. Muenzenthaler concerning honorary memberships, undated and 1974; 3 handbooks of by-laws, undated, 1896-1897, and 1901-1902; and 2 announcements for a bidding sale and a thumb-box and sketch exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note: Founded in 1895 as Palette & Chisel Club. Oldest existing art club in Chicago. In 1933, the club changed its name to the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.

1 bound volume of Cowbell, 1915-1916 lent for microfilming 1985; remainder donated 1985 by Alfred Muenzenthaler.

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