Lancaster Sketch Club Records, 1932-1935

Call Number:  MG-670

1 box     4 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 13

Description:  The Lancaster Sketch Club records are comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, exhibition programs and membership lists. The exhibition programs show the works exhibited and names of the artists. The club had a studio at 106 N. Christian Street, Lancaster. These records were apparently kept by Miss Gertrude Cosgrove, secretary of the organization.

Creator:  Lancaster Sketch Club (Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Gift of W. Charles Laing, in memory of his parents, Herman C. and Ruth C. Ehrhart Laing, 15 December 2011.

Administrative History:  Organized and preserved by PH, February 2012; finding aid typed by HST, April 2012.

 

Folder 1  Records kept by [Gertrude Cosgrove]

Insert 1  Minutes, membership, events. 1932.

Officers, membership categories, schedule for board meetings and classes. 1932. (2 copies)

Events for July, September and October. 1932.

Lancaster Sketch Club / Iris Club exhibition. 31 October – 1 November 1932. (2 copies)

Board meeting—list of officers present, but no minutes. 9 November 1932.

Minutes of board meeting. 22 November 1932. (2 copies)

Election of officers. December 1932.

Membership lists. Show names, addresses and phone numbers. No date.

Insert 2  Minutes and Spring Exhibition, January-April 1933

Minutes. 10 January 1933.

Costume party. 25 February 1933.

Minutes. 23 March 1933.

“Proposed Plan for the Spring Exhibit.”

Copy of letter sent to the York Sketch Club and the Reading Sketch Club, inviting them to participate in the Fine Arts Exhibition. No date.

Broadside and program for the First Annual Exhibition to be held at 208-210 E. King Street. 25-30 April 1933.

Receipt for four pictures to be delivered to Lancaster Sketch Club by Central Storage & Transfer Co., Harrisburg. 18 April 1933.

Insert 3  Minutes, correspondence, exhibitors and program, June-December 1933

Minutes. 8 June 1933.

Minutes of Executive Committee meeting, at the home of Mrs. Nathaniel Hager. 5 August 1933.

Minutes of Executive Committee meeting, at the studio. 8 August 1933.

Handwritten copy of letter sent to the York Sketch Club and the Reading Sketch Club, inviting them to a dance. On reverse: Notes regarding the dance. [August 1933]

Copies of letters sent to active members and associate members regarding dues. 12 September 1933.

List of members to whom the letters were sent. 12 September 1933.

Minutes. 14 September 1933, 21 September 1933, 2 October 1933.

Letter to Miss Cosgrove from Harry S. Humphrey regarding a membership drive. 5 October 1933.

Weekly schedule. Adopted 2 October 1933.

Letter to Miss Cosgrove from Harry S. Humphrey regarding prospective members, with a list of names. 14 October 1933.

Letter to Miss Cosgrove from Harry S. Humphrey regarding plans for an upcoming exhibit. 19 October 1933.

Letter to Miss Cosgrove from Harry S. Humphrey regarding the rule governing attendance at the life class—must be 21 years of age or older, with a copy of the necessary application. 21 October 1933.

Handwritten copy of invitation to the club Halloween party to be held October 28.

Minutes. 30 November 1933.

Membership list. December 1933.

Letter to Miss Cosgrove from Harry S. Humphrey regarding rules and regulations for the Christmas Exhibit and Sale. 2 December 1933.

“List of Exhibitors and Pieces Exhibited.” No date.

Program for the Annual Beaux Arts Costume Ball. December 29.

Insert 4  Minutes, membership, correspondence, program, 1934

Letter to members from Harry S. Humphrey with a schedule of upcoming meetings and classes. 3 January 1934.

Minutes and financial statement. 11 January 1934.

Membership list. January 1934.

Program for the Second Annual Exhibition held at 219 E. King Street, Lancaster. 3-5 December 1934.

Letter to members from Harry S. Humphrey regarding an upcoming exhibit. With envelope addressed to Miss Gertrude Cosgrove. 15 October 1934.

Letter to members from Harry S. Humphrey regarding the December exhibit. With envelope addressed to Miss Gertrude Cosgrove. 23 November 1934.

Insert 5  Notes, ideals, no date

Orders. No date.

“The artist is born,” William Adolphe Bouguereau.

“Club Ideals and Aims,” Otto Pearre Fairfield.

Notes.

[Membership list.] No date.

Insert 6  Newspaper clippings and articles about the club’s events and members. 1932-1934.

 

Folder 2  Notebook of [Gertrude Cosgrove], which contains lists of officers and active members, events, the club’s ideals and membership categories. 1932.

 

Folder 3  Board meeting minutes. 22 November 1932.

 

Folder 4  Meeting notices. March, April, May 1935.

Envelope with notes in shorthand and nominations of officers. No date.