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National Photographic Society Records, 1942-1986

Creator:
National Photographic Society
Revenue Camera Club
Donor:
Schroeder, Barbara
Subject:
Photographic History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Greater Washington Council of Camera Clubs
Photographic Society of America
Physical description:
3.50 cu. ft.: 10 boxes
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1942
1986
1942-1986
1940-1990
1940-2000
20th century
1900-2000
Notes:
Amateur camera club, Washington, D.C.; several of its exhibitions were held at the Smithsonian and some members' photographs are in the NMAH Photographic History Collection. Organized March 14, 1938 as the Revenue Camera Club, the organization changed its name to the National Photographic Society, April 1, 1943. Apparently the club held its last meeting and dissolved Nov. 14, 1986.
Summary:
Minutes of meetings, membership records, membership applications, exhibition stickers, correspondence, copies of constitution and drafts of constitution and by-laws, etc.; snapshot photographs (prints and negatives) of club events; copies of club newsletter, "The Finder," financial reports, etc.
Includes documents concerning the National Photographic Society's affiliations with the Greater Washington Council of Camera Clubs and the Photographic Society of America.
Cite as:
National Photographic Society Records, 1942-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Exhibitions
Camera clubs
Clubs--Photography
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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