Publishers' Lunch Club Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Overview and metadata sections
The Publisher's Lunch Club, founded in 1915 by publisher Henry Holt, meets monthly at the Yale Club.
The collection consists of miscellaneous business records of the Publishers' Lunch Club, including membership admissions records, correspondence, minutes of club meetings, constitution and membership lists, menus from special dinners, account books, miscellaneous business files, and several rubber stamps used to stamp checks.
Gift of the Publishers' Lunch Club in 1960.
This collection was partially processed by Traci Ballou-Broadnax on July 2, 2007. Finding aid written by Traci Ballou-Broadnax on July 2, 2007.
No appraisal information is available.
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Author
- Traci Ballou-Broadnax
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Consists of business correspondence, bills, membership lists, constitution, meeting minutes, and other miscellaneous records.
3 linear feet
Contains admissions records, bank statements/deposit slips, general correspondence, and paid bills grouped by fiscal year. Some years also contain form letters, remittance slips, and current files. There is a file from 1946-1949 of general corresondence and miscellaneous documents with a notation "Things I would like to discard. Efd" which appears to be written by the secretary of Storer B. Lunt, who served as both Secretary-Treasuer and Vice-President.Physical Description
Contains admissions records, bank statements/deposit slips, general correspondence, and paid bills grouped by fiscal year. Some years also contain form letters, remittance slips, and records of elections and reinstatements. There is a file of completed business from 1956-1958, and for the year of 1958-1959 there are folders of files not included in other years. In addition, there are also miscellaneous items including constitutions and memebership lists from 1941-1958, menus from the 1957 Christmas party, 4 account books, an attendance ledger, 4 checkbooks, blank and returned checks, meeting minutes from 1941-1947, and 4 rubber stamps with the address of the club's bank and the name of the secretary-treasurer.Physical Description
Contains documents transferred from 5 wooden/cardboard file boxes labeled "Pub L Club" and numbered "1-5". The materials consist largely of general correspondence and bills, with the material from "box 2" consisting largely of bills, form letters,a ledger, and minutes relating to club meetings/dinners at the Yale Club of New York City from 1930-1941 and 1946-1955 (ledger dates). Material from "box 5" consists of meeting minutes from 1915-1936 and constitutions and member lists from 1916-1917, 1919, 1924-1926, and 1934-1936. Material is organized into folders which are grouped based on the box that the material came from; most material is organized roughly by date though alphabetical dividers were used to separate the years.Physical Description