TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1909-1951

RG 108, Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford
Title: Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford records
Dates: 1909-1951
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Club was organized prior to 1909 with the purpose “to associate those actively or otherwise interested in the various branches of the arts and crafts for mutual benefit; to foster and promote interest in the handicrafts. . . and to encourage and stimulate. . . wider participation in and appreciation of good craftwork in all its branches.”
Identification: RG108
Accession: T001444
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Club was organized prior to 1909 with the purpose “to associate those actively or otherwise interested in the various branches of the arts and crafts for mutual benefit; to foster and promote interest in the handicrafts. . . and to encourage and stimulate. . . wider participation in and appreciation of good craftwork in all its branches.” The club maintained a workshop, sponsored and organized exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and study courses and held periodic meetings. When the interest of the members waned, the Club was legally terminated in 1951, with its material assets divided among the Children’s Museum, the West Hartford Art League, and the Society of Connecticut Craftsmen.

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Scope and Content

Records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports of officers, the Club Constitution, and membership lists.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford

Subjects:

Art -- Societies, etc.
Arts and Crafts Club of Hartford -- Records and correspondence
Clubs -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Women -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Societies and clubs

Document Types:

Correspondence
Membership lists
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

In October 1952, the last President Mrs. J. L. Prentis, donated the records to the Library.

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Container List

Records, 1909-1951
Box
1. Minutes of meetings, 1909-1951, 3 volumes + 4 binders 1
Includes some correspondence, reports of officers, the Club Constitution, membership lists, etc.
Arranged chronologically.
1909-1914 May, 1 volume
1914 June-1922, 1 volume
1923-1930, 1 volume
1930-1935, 1 binder
1936-1938, 1 binder
1939-1941, 1 binder
1942-1951, 1 binder
2. Membership lists, circa 1939-1940, 1 notebook
3. Programs, 1935-1941, 6 pamphlets
Includes membership lists.
4. List of artists and craftsmen, undated, 1 pamphlet