Corner Club Records

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Corner Club Records
Creator: Corner Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: BP.C81
Dates: 1922-1932
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Corner Club Records
Creator: Corner Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: BP.C81
Dates: 1922-1932
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Corner Club was founded in Rochester, NY in 1922. According to its constitution, the purpose of the club was "to add to the joy of life through the social intercourse of men and women who are interested in the arts." The membership, which was restricted to 100, included artists, musicians, authors, architects, and general supporters of the arts. The club was named for the location of its building at the corner of Grove Place and Windsor Street. Members and their guests had access to the club for afternoon tea, lunches and dinners. A live-in caretaker, a Mrs. Thompson, maintained the building and provided the meals. Some of the initial members were: James B. Arnold, Claude Bragdon, J. S. Clubb, Barbara Duncan, Helen Ellwanger, Mr. and Mrs. Eliott Frost, Frank Gannett, Harold Gleason, Raymond Havens, Gertrude Herdle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoeing, George Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. K. Mees, Edward Mulligan, Helen Rogers, Hiram Sibley, Herbert Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Hawley Ward, and A. J. Warner. There is no evidence in the Papers as to when or under what circumstances the club disbanded.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of information about the organization of the Corner Club, its constitution, membership, and activities. Letters from Philip Barry, Paul Horgan, and Rouben Manoulian have been indexed.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Arts--Societies, etc.
Corner Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Corner Club through the courtesy of Barbara Duncan, July 17, 1953.Access
The Corner Club Records is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Corner Club Records, BP.C81, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also CZ 2 : Scrapbook related to the "United States Sinking Fund, " a project of the Corner Club organized and managed by Charlotte Whitney Allen between January 5, 1942 and August 20, 1945. Each week members of the club purchased war bonds based on the number of enemy aircraft, ships or other military equipment destroyed the previous week. By the end of the war they had purchased some $80,000 worth of bonds. The scrapbook, which was presented to Charlotte Whitney Allen by members of the Fund, contains charts, correspondence (including letters from Chester W. Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower), newspaper clippings and memorabilia relating to the project. (Gift of Marian Cooper, October 24, 1978.)


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 11922
Box 1, Folder 21923
Box 1, Folder 31924
Box 1, Folder 41925
Box 1, Folder 51926
Box 1, Folder 71927
Box 1, Folder 81928-1929
Box 1, Folder 91930-1932
Box 1, Folder 10Undated


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