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Private clubs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on clubs with selective or exclusive requirements for membership.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aurora Gun Club records

Accession: 2488

Aurora Gun Club is a private target shooting organization and social club. It has had six locations since its founding in 1895 by brothers Eugene du Pont (1873-1954) and Alexis I. du Pont (1869-1921), are all centered in the area around Wilmington, Delaware. The records of the Aurora Gun Club are comprised of records collected by the club presidents and treasurers from approximately 1955 through 2006. The records range from membership rosters, club bulletins and shoot results to financial records.

Dates: 1930-2006; Majority of material found within 1955-2006

Elva M. Chandler papers

Accession: 2057

Elva M. Chandler (1900-1990) was an active clubwoman, active in many women's professional, church, and political organizations and president of the local Business and Professional Women's Club. She was best known for her involvement in the Delaware Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPWC) and belonged to the Christina branch. Chandler's papers document her role in business and professional women's organizations and the changing role of women in business life from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Dates: 1917-1988; Majority of material found within 1965-1972

Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia guest book

Accession: 2755

The Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia was founded on May 19th, 1887 by members of the Philadelphia Manufacturers Association, a group of leading Philadelphia industrialists that predominantly consisted of textile executives. The guest book for the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia contains the names and signatures of both guests and the members that accompanied or introduced them, along with the city from which they were visiting.

Dates: 1914-1915

Samuel Francis du Pont certificates

Accession: 0550

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The collection contains two membership certificates from the U.S. Naval Lyceum and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Dates: 1833-1854

Samuel Francis Du Pont miscellany

Accession: 1420

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. The collection contains miscellany relating to du Pont, including testimonial from Union League of Philadelphia, receipt for newspaper subscription, envelopes, and a poem.

Dates: 1829-1863; undated

Wilmington Trapshooting Association photographs

Accession: 2013-204

The Wilmington Trapshooting Association (WTA) was organized in 1910 and continues to be active today. This collection consists of photographs of members of the Wilmington Trapshooting Association at various events from the early 1900s through the 1980s.

Dates: 1913-1987

Wilmington Trapshooting Association records

Accession: 2552

The Wilmington Trapshooting Association was organized in November 1916 with William Highfield (1884-1943) as President, C. Thorpe Martin (1880-1955) as Vice President, E.R. Galvin (dates unknown) as Secretary. The records include minutes, financial ledgers, handbooks, rulebooks, and membership lists.

Dates: 1911-1983