Guide to the Vassar Club of Philadelphia Records, 1903-2011
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Administrative History
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Vassar Club of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
|Title:||Vassar Club of Philadelphia Records|
|Quantity:||6.8 cubic ft. (10 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Materials relating to the creation and subsequent activities of the Vassar Club of Philadelphia.|
|Forms of Materials:||Minutes, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, directories, correspondence, newsclippings, scrapbooks and photographs|
The Vassar Club of Philadelphia was founded in 1903. From 1967-2006, the club organized the Vassar Show House which raised more than 3 million dollars to provide scholarships for Philadelphia-area students attending Vassar College.
Materials relating to the creation and subsequent activities of the Vassar Club of Philadelphia. The first two boxes include materials of a general nature, such as minutes, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, directories, and correspondence. The other eight boxes contain documents relating to the Vassar Show House. Included are planning materials, newsclippings, brochures, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials which provide information about the process of creating a designer show house, the programming surrounding each show house, as well as the histories of some of the houses themselves.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Vassar College -- Alumni And Alumnae.
- Vassar Show House.
- Women--Societies and clubs.
- Decorator showhouses -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
- Interior decoration -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Encoded by Laura Finkel, December 2008.
The VHS tapes, floppy disks, and compact disks may require reformatting before use.
Vassar Club of Philadephia Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Finkel, November 2008. Updated September 2009 and May 2011.
Gift of the Vassar Club of Philadephia, 2008-2011.
|Boxes 1-2||General club records, 1903-2004, 2011|
|Boxes 3-4||Show House - General, 1968-2006, n.d.|
|Box 4||Show House - House histories, 1967-1996|
|Box 4||Show House - Publicity packets, 1996-2006|
|Boxes 4-5||Show House - Programs, 1967-2006|
|Boxes 5 and 10||Show House - Clippings, 1967, 1975-2006, n.d.|
|Box 6||Show House - Scrapbooks and photograph albums|
|Box 6||Show House - Decorator Show Houses, by Tina Skinner, Melissa Cardona, and Nancy Ottino (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2004).|
|Boxes 6-10||Show House - Photographs, 1983-2006 (prints, slides, negatives, contact sheets and digital files)|
|Box 10||Show House - Posters|
|Box 9||Show House - VHS tapes|
|Box 7||Show House - unidentified computer floppy disks|
|Box 6||Show House - Flag|