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Chicago Society of Etchers records, 1933-1972, (bulk 1940-1959)

Creator:
Chicago Society of Etchers
Subject:
Fabri, Ralph
Botke, Cornelius
Kappel, Philip
Jensen, John Paul
Sykes, Maltby
Kloss, Gene
Pescheret, Leon Rene
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar)
Chicago Society of Etchers
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft.
Arrangement:
Arranged into series by record type: I. Correspondence II. Scrapbook III. Financial material; chronological thereunder.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Primarily correspondence and a scrapbook kept by several of the Society's secretaries including F. L. Thompson and James Swann. Correspondence mostly with members concerning activities, sales, and exhibitions. Several letters inquire about the status of the Society and whether it will continue. The scrapbook, 1937-1972 (bulk 1937-1948), contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, letters, annual bulletins, membership lists, handwritten minutes of Board of Directors' meetings which detail expenses, suggestions for exhibition venues, membership and activities. Added to the scrapbook is the 1972 certificate of dissolution of the Society. A few miscellaneous financial records, printed materials, and price lists complete the collection.
Among the correspondents are: Cornelius Botke, Gustav Dalstrom, Gene Kloss, Philip Kappel, Roi Partridge, Leon R. Pescheret, and Maltby Sykes, as well as local Chicago artists.
Citation:
Chicago Society of Etchers records, 1933-1972, (bulk 1940-1959). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art society; Chicago, Ill., organized 1910; dissolved 1972.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Peter Jensen, son of printmaker John Paul Jensen, the last secretary of the Chicago Society of Etchers, who retained the records of the Society after its dissolution.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Etching, American
Etchers
Etching
Printmakers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6069
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216158
AAA_collcode_chicetch
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216158

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