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Fortnightly of Chicago records
17 cubic feet (20 boxes) of material consisting of the records of the Fortnightly of Chicago, including historical material, meeting minutes (restricted), scrapbooks, notices, memorials, members' and guests' papers, photographs, yearbooks, and by-laws. Inventory available on site. Access to meeting minutes is restricted.
Biographical Historical Note
Founded in 1873, the Fortnightly of Chicago is the oldest women's association in the city. At the turn of the twentieth century the Fortnightly, along with other civic and women’s organizations in the city, funded a prize in the Art Institute of Chicago’s annual exhibition for Chicago artists. Club members were also active in developing the Woman’s Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.