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Society of Scribes Records, 1975-1983

Summary Information

Abstract

Records of the New York City Society of Scribes, an organization dedicated to the advancement of calligraphy and related writing arts, 1975-1983.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1177
Bib ID 4079351 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Society of Scribes
Title Society of Scribes Records, 1975-1983
Physical Description 24 boxes (21 boxes 8 oversize folders 3 oversize boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-24. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, membership lists, memoranda, minutes, calligraphy, tracings, announcements, financial records, photographs, and printed, and other related materials. Also, calligraphy submissions for the Society's exhibitions.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-24. 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Society of Scribes records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Society of Scribes newsletter: October 1980-Summer 1992. In RBML's Graphic Arts collection.

NewSOS : the newsletter of the Society of Scribes, Ltd: Summer 1993-Spring 2008. In RBML's Graphic Arts collection.

Society of Scribes Directory: Editions from 1989, 1994, 1998, 2001, and 2010. In RBML's Graphic Arts collection.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Celeste Brewer revised the box numbering system to a single sequence in March 2020. Oversize Box 1 became Box 22, Oversize Box 2 became Box 23, and Oversize Box 3 became Box 24.

Revision Description

2020-03-18 PDF finding aid converted to EAD and box numbering revised by CLB.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Calligraphy (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Calligraphy -- Exhibitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calligraphy -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calligraphy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scribes -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Society of Scribes, Ltd. was organized in New York City in 1974 for the advancement of calligraphy and the related writing arts. The Society has sponsored workshop courses and exhibitions, and has published calendars and other examples of fine calligraphy.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email rbml@library.columbia.edu to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.


Series I: Administrative records



Box 1 Correspondence: A - K



Box 2 Correspondence: L - Z and unidentified



Box 3 Calendars

Oversize materials stored in oversize folders.



Box 4 By-laws


Box 4 Elections


Box 4 Legal papers



Box 5 Lists


Box 5 Minutes and agendas


Box 5 Treasurer



Box 6 Miscellaneous manuscripts and documents

Oversize materials stored in oversize folders.


Box 6 Photographs



Box 13 Books reviewed


Box 13 Business correspondence and records


Box 13 Workshops: correspondence, printed material, and reviews

Series II: Exhibitions



Box 4 Exhibition-related manuscripts and documents



Box 16 Exhibition correspondence and documents, 1981


Box 16 Submissions: ephemera, 1981



Box 17 Submissions: books, 1981



Box 23 Oversize submissions, 1981



Box 24 Oversize submissions, 1981



Mapcase 15-03-08 Folder 2 Oversize submissions, 1981



Box 18 Rejected submissions: ephemera, 1981


Box 18 Rejected submissions: books, 1981



Box 22 Oversize rejected submissions, 1981



Mapcase 15-03-08 Folder 3 Oversize rejected submissions, 1981



Box 19 Submissions, 1982



Box 20 Winners' submissions, 1982


Box 20 Rejected submissions, 1982



Mapcase 15-03-08 Folder 4 Submission duplicates, undated

Series III: Publications



Box 5 Newsletters



Box 7 Printed materials



Box 8 Printed materials



Box 9 Printed materials



Box 10 Printed materials



Box 11 Printed materials



Box 12 Journal of the Society for Italic Handwriting printed materials



Box 13 Newsletter galleys and copy



Box 14 Newsletters from other societies



Box 15 Journals and Quarterlies



Box 21 Calligraphic Quarterly

Artistic submissions, galley copy, and printed material and correspondence related to publication.


Box 21 Calligraphic Quarterly tapes



Mapcase 15-03-08 Folder 1 Newsletter galleys


Mapcase 15-03-08 Folder 5 Calligraphic Quarterly artistic submissions