Chicago Society of Etchers records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chicetch
Creators:
Chicago Society of Etchers
Dates:
1933-1972
bulk 1940-1959
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Primarily correspondence and a scrapbook kept by several of the Society's secretaries including F. L. Thompson and James Swann. Correspondence mostly with members concerning activities, sales, and exhibitions. Several letters inquire about the status of the Society and whether it will continue. The scrapbook, 1937-1972 (bulk 1937-1948), contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, letters, annual bulletins, membership lists, handwritten minutes of Board of Directors' meetings which detail expenses, suggestions for exhibition venues, membership and activities. Added to the scrapbook is the 1972 certificate of dissolution of the Society. A few miscellaneous financial records, printed materials, and price lists complete the collection.
Scope and Contents
Among the correspondents are: Cornelius Botke, Gustav Dalstrom, Gene Kloss, Philip Kappel, Roi Partridge, Leon R. Pescheret, and Maltby Sykes, as well as local Chicago artists.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged into series by record type: I. Correspondence II. Scrapbook III. Financial material; chronological thereunder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art society; Chicago, Ill., organized 1910; dissolved 1972.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Peter Jensen, son of printmaker John Paul Jensen, the last secretary of the Chicago Society of Etchers, who retained the records of the Society after its dissolution.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Etching -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etching -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etching, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botke, Cornelius, 1887-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jensen, John Paul, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kloss, Gene, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kappel, Philip Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sykes, Maltby Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar), 1893-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pescheret, Leon Rene, 1892-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago Society of Etchers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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