Blind Alley Club Papers

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Blind Alley Club papers
Creator: Blind Alley Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.446
Dates: 1923-1942
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
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Blind Alley Club papers
Creator: Blind Alley Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.446
Dates: 1923-1942
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 Blind Alley Club was a men's social group that met monthly for lunch and themed discussion. Notable members included Dr. Willson H. Coates; Herbert Lansdale; James Spinning UR1913, the Rochester Superintendent of Schools; Donald B. Gilchrist, University Librarian; and Dr. Howard Hanson, Director of the Eastman School of Music. The Blind Alley Club ran from 1932 to 1943, but was eventually revived as the Twenty Club, who were still meeting each Friday at Sibley's Tower Restaurant in the mid-1980s.

Donald Gilchrist served as the Blind Alley Club's secretary for eight years and was succeeded in November 1936 by Leroy Snyder.

Scope and Content
Included in the collection are correspondence and other material related to Leroy Snyder, including his work in labor relations and involvement with the Rochester City Club.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Men--Societies and clubs
Correspondence
Records (Documents)
Gilchrist, Donald B. (Donald Bean), 1892-1939
Snyder, Leroy
Blind Alley Club (Rochester, N.Y.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Blind Alley Club Papers were donated in December 1984 by Marjory Storey, the sister-in-law of James Spinning.Access
The Blind Alley Club papers 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], Blind Alley Club papers, D.446, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Snyder's correspondence, 1923-1939
Box 1, Folder 2Club correspondence, 1931-1942
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence between members, 1931-1942
Box 1, Folder 4Blind Alley Club records, 1932-1935
Box 1, Folder 5Meeting notices and attendance lists, 1932-1942
Box 1, Folder 6Leroy Snyder miscellaneous, 1933-1938
Box 1, Folder 7Photograph of Leroy Snyder, undated


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