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Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records, 1885-1906

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Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry

Title

Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records

Date

1885-1906

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

60m20: [identification of item], Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. records, 1885-1906, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.68 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Abstract

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.

Biography/History

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.

Source:

Glass, Andrew. Cheney Yuks it up with the Press. The Politico. April 1, 2007. Accessed November 4, 2013. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0407/3379.html

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

  • Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.).
  • Scrapbooks
  • Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887
  • Journalism--Social aspects.
  • Journalism--Societies, etc.
  • Menus
  • Political cartoons.
  • Political satire, American.
  • Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs

Collection Inventory

Volume I, 1885-1899
[Box: 1, Item: 1]
Volume IV, 1905-1906
[Box: 2, Item: 1]

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