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The Resource Century Club of Indianapolis collection

Century Club of Indianapolis collection

Label
Century Club of Indianapolis collection, 1889-1944
Title
Century Club of Indianapolis collection
Inclusive dates
1889-1944
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, official records, newspaper articles, program listings and notices, membership proposals, and yearbooks from members of the Century Club in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere in the United States ranging from 1889 to 1935 regarding club organization, membership, duties and activities of members
Biographical or historical data
The Century Club of Indianapolis was founded in December, 1888 by Alfred Fremont Potts, with 30 charter members, including: William C. Bobbs, Hilton U. Brown, James W. "Billy" Fesler, William Fortune, Allen Hendricks, William L. Taylor, Charles N. Thompson, and Evans Woollen. The club was organized "as a protest against exclusiveness and old fogyism in club life." It grew to around one hundred members, in addition to non-resident and two honorary members, F. Hopkinson Smith and James Whitcomb Riley. The Century Club had been affiliated with the Indiana Union of Literary Clubs since 1892. Members included Louis J. Bailey, Ernest P. Bicknell, Jacob Piatt Dunn, William P. "Pink" Fishback, John L. Griffiths, Meredith "Nick" Nicolson, and George Reisner, among others. The club originally met weekly on Tuesdays, though the meetings grew less frequent over time, and required members to present papers, of their own topic, regularly. Potential members were recommended by current members and then elected or rejected. Dues varied between $4.00 and $8.00, per annum.There were frequent banquets (some in honor of Indiana writers) and outings and a guest night each month, which non-resident men and women were allowed to attend, upon the invitation of a member. Guest speakers included Anthony Hope Hawkins, author of Prisoner of Zenda.Sources:Information found within the collection. Hendricks, Allen. The First Years of the Century Club; A Paper. Indianapolis, IN: The Century Club, 1937.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1881-1962
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Bailey, Louis J.
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: Hendricks, Allan. The First Years of the Century Club. Indianapolis, IN: The Century Club, 1937. Call number: ISLO 374.2 no. 47
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  • Century Club of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Writing
Label
Century Club of Indianapolis collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/309
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/25 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/25 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472642
Extent
1.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Louis J. Bailey on 1935/12/35 and other.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935370212
  • (OCoLC)935370212
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
4 manuscript boxes
Label
Century Club of Indianapolis collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/309
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/25 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/25 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472642
Extent
1.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Louis J. Bailey on 1935/12/35 and other.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935370212
  • (OCoLC)935370212
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
4 manuscript boxes

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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