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Players Club letters, 1848-1941

Players (Club)


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 50 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters, mostly from distinguished club members in behalf of candidates for membership, and some membership forms.
Correspondents are: James C. Beckwith, Norman Bel Geddes, Karl Bitter, Robert Blum, Gutzon Borglum, Arnold W. Brunner, Clarence C. Buel, Gelett Burgess, Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Lawrence Hutton, Richard Mansfield, Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, F. Hopkinson, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White.

Biographical/Historical Note

New York City. Founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, the club had among its members many prominent actors, artists and writers.


Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N5 (frames 1331-1376) 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Players Club letters, 1848-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.