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Cliff Dwellers records
Unprocessed. 19 cubic ft. of material consisting of scrapbooks, photographs, members’ papers and registers documenting the history of the Cliff Dwellers Club.
Biographical Historical Note
The Cliff Dwellers was founded by writer Hamlin Garland in 1907 as the Attic Club and renamed two years later; the name was later changed Cliff Dwellers Club. The club was created as a forum and sanctuary for emerging artists, musicians, poets, architects, and art enthusiasts. Housed in the penthouse of Orchestra Hall, it counted among its members Lorado Taft, John McCutcheon, and Charles Hutchinson.