Old and New Club records
These records of the Old and New Club of Lawrence, Kansas document the activities of this men's club from the time of its establishment in 1874. Included are its meeting programs from 1874, minutes from 1898 to 1903, correspondence, clippings, papers, and photographs of members.
- 1874 - 2020
- Old and New Club (Lawrence, Kan.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of the Old and New Club (Lawrence, Kan.)
The Old and New Club of Lawrence, Kansas was founded in 1874 as a men's literary club. Its formation was prompted by University of Kansas Professor Byron C. Smith and Lawrence newspaperman T. Dwight Thacher. The club's first members agreed to meet weekly at homes of the members for the purpose of hearing speakers and holding discussions. The members elected no officers, instead enlisting the host of each meeting to serve as chair.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 2 oversize boxes, 1 volume)
Scope and Contents
These records of the Old and New Club of Lawrence, Kansas contain a brief history of the Club, its meeting programs from 1874 to 2014, club correspondence, and clippings. Most of RH MS 1246 contains notes and papers of Arly Allen as well as other members of the Club which they would share at their meetings. Arly Allen was formerly the president of Allen Press in Lawrence, Kansas which is currently run by his son Rand Allen. At RH MS D130 is a journal of minutes of club meetings held 1898 to 1903. Photographs of club members are at RH MS-P 90.
RH MS 90
RH MS 1246
RH MS D130
RH MS Q347
RH MS R314
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts: 1970, 1997, 2012; Stephen Hill, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019; Steve Warren, 2019.
Several photographs formerly located at RH MS-P 90 have been moved to RH MS 90 Box 2.
- Guide to the Old and New Club Collection
- Old and New Club records
- Finding aid prepared by pg April 1970. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mh, 2007; cl, 2010; caf, 2012; mes, 2014; mwh, 2020.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Old and New Club Records, RH MS 90, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas