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.
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.
National Photographic Society Records, 1942-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History