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The Dutch Treat Club was founded in New York, N.Y., in 1905 as an informal social club, meeting weekly, with an annual dinner. Its members were drawn primarily from among practicioners of the creative arts.
The collection consists of a collection of records and video recordings of the Dutch Treat Club. Included are three video recordings of two Dutch Treat Club dinners: one recording of a dinner held on May 1, 1994, as a gala tribute to Kitty Carlisle Hart, and two recordings for the dinner held on May 2, 1995, the club's 90th anniversary. Also present are selected business correspondence (1988-1994), minutes (1987-1995) of the Board of Governors' Meetings, flyers (1964-1995) for their annual dinners, articles by and about Isaac Asimov (Dutch Treat President from 1986 to 1992), membership lists, and miscellaneous papers.
Gift of Edward M. Crane Jr. '1945.
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The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.
No appraisal information is available.
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The collection is open for research.
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3 VHS tapes, one marked "Dutch Treat Club Diner 'Gala Tribute to Kitty Carlisle Hart' May 1, 1991", and two marked "Dutch Treat Dinner 5/2/95"Physical Description
Posters, programs, seating charts.Physical Description
Obituaries (including those of Columbia Magazine and the New York Times), funeral program, will, condolences of friends.Physical Description
Miscellaneous correspondence of officers of the Club.Physical Description
Minutes and summaries of meetings. Organized chronologically.Physical Description
Gugidleines for eligibilty for membership in the club; list of Club members and fees owed; list of Club members by address.Physical Description
19 postcards addressed to Walter Frese announcing the speakers at the Club's weekly luncheon, 1993-1994; list of Club officers from 1905-1993; list of Club Gold Medal recipients from 1968-1992; 1987 referendum concerning the admission of women to the Club; miscellaneous other notes.Physical Description
Blank sheets and envelope with Dutch Treat Club heading; menu; program for A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Henry Steeger, 1990; program for New England Lyric Operetta's 1989 performance, Operetta Pops!; bulletins of the New England Society in the City of New York, 1993; cartoons of the Club from 1923 and 1933, reprinted in 1988; miscellaneous magazine articles.Physical Description
Obituaries of Club members including C. Robert Devine; Henry Steeger; M. Hughes Miller; John Alexander; General Albert C. Wedemeyer; Robert Jay Misch; H.S. Allan Kastrup; Sir Hamilton Whyte; Avery Fisher; Henry Lee; Harrison E. Salisbury. Book review for The Spy Wore Silk by Aline Countess. Article on Eleanor Graves, 1994.Physical Description