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Chicago Society of Etchers records, 1933-1972, (bulk 1940-1959)

Chicago Society of Etchers records, 1933-1972, (bulk 1940-1959)

Chicago Society of Etchers

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft.

Summary: Primarily correspondence and a scrapbook kept by several of the Society's secretaries including F. L. Thompson and James Swann. Correspondence mostly with members concerning activities, sales, and exhibitions. Several letters inquire about the status of the Society and whether it will continue. The scrapbook, 1937-1972 (bulk 1937-1948), contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, letters, annual bulletins, membership lists, handwritten minutes of Board of Directors' meetings which detail expenses, suggestions for exhibition venues, membership and activities. Added to the scrapbook is the 1972 certificate of dissolution of the Society. A few miscellaneous financial records, printed materials, and price lists complete the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art society; Chicago, Ill., organized 1910; dissolved 1972.

Provenance

Donated 1996 by Peter Jensen, son of printmaker John Paul Jensen, the last secretary of the Chicago Society of Etchers, who retained the records of the Society after its dissolution.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Chicago Society of Etchers records, 1933-1972, (bulk 1940-1959). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.