Scarab Club records, 1910-1959

Scarab Club

Collection size: 714 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Organizational records; financial records; printed materials; metal printing block engraved with club logo for stationery; club publications; and scrapbooks of exhibition materials, clippings, invitations, photographs and memorabilia. REELS 3622-3623: Constitution and by-laws; membership lists; correspondence, between the secretary, Clyde H. Burroughs, the treasurer, H. S. Boutell, members, and others; financial records,a booklet, "The Founding and Growth of The Scarab Club of Detroit"; an undated exhibition catalog annotated with a record of sales; 5 issues of the "Scarab," 1925; and a metal-faced printing block engraved with a design for Scarab Club stationery. REEL D318: Three scrapbooks containing annual exhibition catalogs, clippings, copy of the constitution and house rules, directories of members, party invitations, back issues of the "Scarab", photographs, and club memorabilia. REEL D117: An incomplete file of the "Scarab," the publication of the Scarab Club.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art club; Detroit, Mich. Founded in 1907 for artists and art lovers.

Material on reel D117 lent 1963 for microfilming by William Bostick, material on reel D318 lent 1968 for microfilming by the Scarab Club, material on reels 3622-3623 donated 1976 by the Detroit Institute of Art.

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