Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Held at: Conshohocken Historical Society [Contact Us]120 E. 5th Avenue, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Conshohocken Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The group is active as of 2012, offering youth and adult workshops in the fine arts.
Conshohocken Art League. "Home." Accessed May, 23, 2012. http://www.conshohockenartleague.org/Home_Page.html.
This bulk of this collection is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks dating from 1948 to 1993 and loose newspaper clippings dating from 1961 to 1978. There is also a quantity of invitations and event programs which date from 1951 to 1980. A number of the clippings relate to a 1966 exhibition of works by renowned artist Thomas Hovenden and his wife Helen Corson Hovenden. An inventory of the contents of the collection is provided below.
DIARMUID AND GRAINE: RETOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY EILEEN MCDONNELL
EVENTS AND INVITATIONS
Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated September 6, 1951
Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated October 25, 1951
Junior Jamboree & Exhibit May 25, 1952
Fortieth Anniversary Membership Meeting and Pre View: June 6, 1963
Buffet Supper Meeting September 24, 1964
Junior Arts Festival Program June 14, 1964
Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965
Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965
Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Stawuszewski January 20, 1966
Welcome to Spring with Art and Fashions: March 13, 1966
Informal Party at Mary H. Wood Park House: January 27, 1967
Exhibition by Member Artists 1923 - 1967: May 21, 1967
Mary Wood Park house meeting: April 21, 1967
Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 26, 1968
Buffet Dinner Invitation Dated January 17, 1968
Covered Dish Supper January 22,1969
Invitation to Conshohocken Art League Show Case (Exhibition) November 16, 1969 (open to the public 11/17/1969 thru 11/21/1969)
Invitation Annual Membership, Reception and Awards Program: April 26, 1969
Artists Showcase November 15th thru November 21, 1970
Invitation of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 23, 1971
Special Program and Social hour: November 29, 1973
Student Registration Invitation for Spring Adult Classes: January 17, 1974
Oliver Grimley Critique of Student's pictures: March 20, 1975
Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 18, 1975
Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 23, 1976
Pre View of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 21, 1978
57 the Annual Membership Exhibition: May 25, 1980
An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Hovenden and Helen Corson Hovenden
Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin May 29, 1966
Newspaper clipping from The Times Herald June 3, 1966
Thank you letter from Florence Collins dated June 14, 1966
Heard Under the Spreading Maple Trees - related to the continuation of the Hovenden Exhibition
Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin Books and Arts section May 29, 1966
Newspaper clipping from the Times Herald May 23, 1966 covering the Opening of the Hovenden Art exhibit
Newspaper photo (year unknown) regarding the sponsor for the Hovenden exhibition
Clipping announcing the close of the 2-week joint exhibition of the Hovendens and The Philadelphia Art Museum
Thank you letter from Victoria Donohoe (not dated)
Proclamation from the Commissioners of Montgomery County from May 22, 1966 through June 4, 1966
Membership List 1961
September 1963 -1964
September 1964 -1965
September 1965 -1966
Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.
- Conshohocken Historical Society
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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