Indiana Society of Chicago records

Inclusive Dates: 
1905–2003 (bulk 1930–1980)

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

32.75 linear feet of materials consisting of correspondence, minutes, programs, and photographs from its events, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, lantern-slides, songbooks, and souvenir booklets documenting the activities of the Indiana Society of Chicago. The collection includes materials about and/or by John T. McCutcheon and Marie Goth.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded in 1905, the Indiana Society of Chicago was a social organization for Chicagoans transplanted from Indiana. John T. McCutcheon was among the society's founding members, and many of its early activities centered on literature and the arts. It soon branched out to sponsor educational programs, hold monthly meetings and social events, and host annual dinners. The Indiana Society of Chicago is still active.