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This collection is arranged into 4 series.
Typescript draft, bound dummy, binding samples, and other materials for "Phelps' Universal Club Guide" by Phelps. This work, a descriptive list of major clubs throughout the world, was never published. Another book, however, entitled ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN CLUB, which was derived from the "Guide" was first published in 1902.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Bunnell Phelps papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Two copies of ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN CLUB are in the Rare Book and Manuscript Reading Room.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Phelps, Blanche L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1951. Accession number--M-51.
Gift of Mrs. Blanche L. Phelps, 1951.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89. Processed by ELJ.
2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edward Bunnell Phelps (1863-1915), a graduate of Yale University was founder of the monthly insurance journal Thrift later entitled American Underwriter Magazine and Insurance Review. Phelps planned to write a book called Phelps' Universal Club Guide which was never published. It is the material for that book that is contained within this collection. Another book Origin and Evolution of the Modern Club which was derived from the Guide was first published in 1902.