Plastic Club records, 1897-1972

Plastic Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Collection size: ca. 1000 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Constitution and by-laws; an undated membership list; membership certificates; correspondence with Cecilia Beaux, Elliott Daingerfield, Joseph Pennell, officers of the club, and others; a visitor's register; bookplates; exhibition catalogs; annual reports; a photograph album; and ten scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, letters and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Women's art organization; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded by women artists in Philadelphia for the purposes of teaching and exhibiting works. Memebers have included Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.

Lent for microfilming1982 by the Plastic Club.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels 2536-2537 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Plastic Club, 247 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.
  • The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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