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Sketch Club minutes, 1844-1869

Sketch Club (New York, N.Y.)


Collection Information

Size: 450 Pages, (on partial microfilm reel)

Biographical/Historical Note

Arts club; New York, N.Y. A group of artists and writers who met informally in members' homes, 1820-1869. Many members played a significant role in the development of the National Academy of Design. The group was also known as the XXI, in honor of the 21 original founding members.


Loaned 1966 by the Century Club, a New York City arts club whose membership overlapped with the Sketch Club.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NC1 available 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

Sketch Club minutes, 1844-1869. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.