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Plastic Club records, 1897-1972

Plastic Club records, 1897-1972

Plastic Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Collection Information

Size: ca. 1000 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming1982 by the Plastic Club.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Plastic Club after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2536-2537 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Plastic Club, 247 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.

How to Cite This Collection

Plastic Club records, 1897-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.