Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry
Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
60m20: [identification of item], Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records, 1885-1906, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.68 Cubic feet
The Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records (dated 1885-1906; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise volumes I and IV of organizational records for the Gridiron club.
The Gridiron Club was founded in 1885 by a group of Washington, D.C. journalists, such as Benjamin Perley Poore, the club's first president. One of the most prominent organizations for journalists, the Gridiron Club admits members solely through invitation. Traditionally the club only admitted newspaper journalists but in recent years it has included broadcast journalists as well. The club puts on an annual dinner every year, which includes politically satiric remarks from the President and members of each political party.
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The Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records (dated 1885-1906; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise volumes I and IV of organizational records for the Gridiron club. The records, in scrapbook form, primarily document the annual Gridiron Club dinner and include dinner invitations; seating charts; menus; invitations; songs; photographs of members and guests; and newspaper clippings of articles and political cartoons referencing the club. A copy of the constitution and by-laws of the club are included in the first volume.
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