A Finding Aid to the California Art Club Guest Register and Scrapbooks, 1916-1961, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.caliart
Creators:
California Art Club
Dates:
1916-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1961. Included are guest registers spanning 1927 to 1931; a Year Book 1916 of the California Art Club containing images of member artwork and essays; and eleven scrapbooks with clippings, exhibition materials, club bulletins, and place settings.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1961. Included are guest registers spanning 1927 to 1931; a Year Book 1916 of the California Art Club containing images of member artwork and essays; and eleven scrapbooks with clippings, exhibition materials, club bulletins, and place settings.
The scrapbooks contain local Los Angeles area newspaper clippings and magazine articles on social events, elections, art forums, club bulletins, and club activities in Los Angeles. Also included is art criticism by critics such as Arthur Millier, Alma May Cook, and Elaine St. Maur, as well as artist obituaries; exhibition announcements and invitations; press releases; and cartoons, sketches, and drawings. These scrapbooks record the events around the club and the Los Angeles art scene, as well as the people and artists involved including Aline Barnsdall, Antony Anderson, Evelyna Nunn Miller, Charles Reiffel, Edouard Vysekal, Theodore B. Modra, Boris Deutsch, Millard Sheets, Mabel Alvarez, Carl Oscar Borg, and Emil J. Kosa.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection, the materials are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: California Art Club Guest Register and Scrapbooks, 1916-1961 (Boxes 1-5; 1.5 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The largest and most influential Los Angeles art organization during the early 20th century, the California Art Club was organized in 1909 from the Painters' Club. The group holds exhibitions, member talks, and other programs.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2018.
Author
Rayna Andrews
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks were donated to the Archives of American Art by Henry Ketting Olivier, a past president of the California Art Club, in 1981.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks, 1916-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism--California--Los Angeles Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoons (humorous images) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visitors' books Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Antony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnsdall, Aline, 1882-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Alma Mae Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deutsch, Boris, 1892 or 5-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kosa, Emil Jean, 1903-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Evelyna Nunn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Millier, Arthur, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modra, Theodore B., 1873-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiffel, Charles P., 1862-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Maur, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vysekal, Edouard A., 1890-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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