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Lenape Club Records

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The Lenape Club was formed in 1911 to "promote social intercourse and fellowship" for male members of the University of Pennsylvania faculty. Originally, memberships was set at 70 resident members (those who lived within 30 miles of Philadelphia City Hall), and 70 non-resident members. Eventually the membership levels expanded to include honorary, life, emeritus, and associate; with the removal of the number limitations. University faculty who were members included Paul P. Cret, George B. Gordon, William Pepper, Louis C. Maderia, Warren P. Laird, George W. McClelland, William E. Lingelbach, Jonathan E. Rhoads, and S. Reid Warren. For the purposes of club activities, a club house was maintained starting at 353 Locust Street (1911 – 1917), then 3705 Locust Street (1917 – 1920), and finally 204 McAlpin Street (1920 – 1960). Privileges of the Club could be extended to visiting faculty. The House Rules were included with the constitution and by-laws. By the late 1950s the University initiated steps to create a faculty club. In light of this, and after consultation of the members, the Lenape Club ceased operations by 1959 and donated their club house and land – along with much of its contents – to the University for use as the first home of the Faculty Club.

The Lenape Club Records document the activities of the club from it's founding in 1911 through to its disbanding in 1960. The Records contain meeting minutes for both the club and board of directors, governing documents, meeting material, and finanical records. Of note, the financial records document the regular expenses, services and utilities for the club. Among the invoices can be found John Wanamaker, Philadlephia Gas Works, and Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania (to name a few).

The Lenape Club Records are organized into four series: Administrative Records, Meetings and Programs, Financial Records, and Ephemera and Miscellaneous. All series are arrange alphabetically.

The Records of the Lenape Club were donated to the University Archives by the club in June 1959.

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University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph - James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
January 2020
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Abrams, Ray H., 1957 - 1959, 1970.
Box 1 Folder 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Club, 1956 - 1957.
Box 1 Folder 2
Binder: Board of Directors, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 3
Binder: By-Laws, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 4
Binder: Changes in Membership, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 5
Binder: Loose Material, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 6
Binder: Membership, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 7
Binder: Monthly Meetings, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 8
Binder: Programs, 1945 - 1947.
Box 1 Folder 9
Board of Directors Correspondence, 1939 - 1940.
Box 1 Folder 10
Board of Directors Correspondence, 1940 - 1941.
Box 1 Folder 11
Board of Directors Correspondence, 1942 - 1943.
Box 1 Folder 12
Board of Directors Correspondence, 1943 - 1944.
Box 1 Folder 13
1924 - 1926.
Box 1 Folder 14
1926 - 1927.
Box 1 Folder 15
1927 - 1928.
Box 1 Folder 16
1928 -1929.
Box 1 Folder 17
1929 - 1930.
Box 1 Folder 18
1930 - 1931.
Box 1 Folder 19
1931 - 1932.
Box 1 Folder 20
1932 - 1933.
Box 1 Folder 21
1933 - 1934.
Box 1 Folder 22
1934 - 1935.
Box 1 Folder 23
1935 - 1936.
Box 1 Folder 24
1936 - 1937.
Box 1 Folder 25
1937 - 1938.
Box 1 Folder 26
1938 - 1939.
Box 1 Folder 27
1939 - 1940.
Box 1 Folder 28
1940 - 1941.
Box 1 Folder 29
1941 - 1942.
Box 1 Folder 30
1942 - 1943.
Box 1 Folder 31
1943 - 1944.
Box 1 Folder 32
1944 - 1945.
Box 1 Folder 33
Business and Membership Correspondence A - K, 1918 - 1925.
Box 1 Folder 34
Business and Membership Correspondence L - Z, 1918 - 1925.
Box 1 Folder 35
By-Laws Changes, 1936 - 1958.
Box 1 Folder 36
Charter, 1912.
Box OS 1
Charter and By-Laws, 1911, 1914.
Box 1 Folder 37
Constitution and By-Laws, 1922, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 38
1925 - 1926.
Box 1 Folder 39
1926 - 1927.
Box 1 Folder 40
1929 - 1930.
Box 1 Folder 41
1930 - 1931.
Box 1 Folder 42
1931 - 1932.
Box 1 Folder 43
1937 - 1938.
Box 1 Folder 44
1938 - 1939.
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence A - B, 1911.
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence C - H, 1911.
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence I - Q, 1911.
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence R - Z, 1911.
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence and Invoices, 1916 - 1917.
Box 1 Folder 51
1911 - 1927.
Box 1 Folder 52
1928 - 1942.
Box 1 Folder 53
1935 - 1936.
Box 1 Folder 54
1936 - 1937.
Box 1 Folder 55
1940.
Box 1 Folder 56
1940 - 1941.
Box 2 Folder 1
1941 - 1942.
Box 2 Folder 2
1942 - 1943.
Box 2 Folder 3
1943 - 1944.
Box 2 Folder 4
1944 - 1945.
Box 2 Folder 5
1945 - 1946.
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence Miscellaneous A - L (1), 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence Miscellaneous A - L (2), 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 8
Correspondence Miscellaneous M - Z (1), 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence Miscellaneous M - Z (2), 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 10
Director's Correspondence A - Z, 1911 - 1925.
Box 2 Folder 11
Donations to the University, 1959.
Box 2 Folder 12
Lenape Club Note Received Cards, 1920 - 1923.
Box 2 Folder 13
MacFarland, George A., 1943 - 1944.
Box 2 Folder 14
Members, 1954 October 1.
Box 2 Folder 15
Members, 1957 - 1959.
Box 2 Folder 16
Members Elected, 1944 - 1945.
Box 2 Folder 17
Members Index Cards, 1950 - 1954.
Box 2 Folder 18
1925 - 1926.
Box 2 Folder 19
1926 - 1927.
Box 2 Folder 20
1927 - 1928.
Box 2 Folder 21
1928 - 1929.
Box 2 Folder 22
1929 - 1930.
Box 2 Folder 23
1930 - 1931.
Box 2 Folder 24
1932 - 1933.
Box 2 Folder 25
1934 - 1935.
Box 2 Folder 26
1935 - 1936.
Box 2 Folder 27
1936 - 1937.
Box 2 Folder 28
1940 - 1941.
Box 2 Folder 29
1941 - 1942.
Box 2 Folder 30
1942 - 1943.
Box 2 Folder 31
1943 - 1944.
Box 2 Folder 32
1944 - 1945.
Box 2 Folder 33
Membership Applications, 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 34
Membership Applications, 1933 - 1934.
Box 2 Folder 35
Membership Applications, 1938 - 1939.
Box 2 Folder 36
1937 - 1938.
Box 2 Folder 37
1939 - 1940.
Box 2 Folder 38
1942 - 1943.
Box 2 Folder 39
1943 - 1944.
Box 2 Folder 40
1944 - 1945.
Box 2 Folder 41
1945 - 1946.
Box 2 Folder 42
Membership Correspondence, 1941 - 1942.
Box 2 Folder 43
Membership Correspondence, 1956 - 1959.
Box 2 Folder 44
1937 - 1938.
Box 2 Folder 45
1938 - 1939.
Box 2 Folder 46
1939 - 1940.
Box 2 Folder 47
1957 January 1.
Box 2 Folder 48
Membership Proposals, 1932 - 1933.
Box 2 Folder 49
Membership Proposals, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 50
Membership Proposals, 1950 - 1959.
Box 2 Folder 51
Miscellaneous Documents, 1912 - 1917.
Box 2 Folder 52
Miscellaneous Documents, 1928 - 1942.
Box 2 Folder 53
Miscellaneous Notices, 1946 - 1959.
Box 2 Folder 54
New Members, 1939.
Box 2 Folder 55
New Members Correspondence, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 56
Notices of Election, 1942 - 1943.
Box 2 Folder 57
Officer Ballot, 1958 - 1959.
Box 2 Folder 58
Officers of the Club, 1933 - 1934.
Box 2 Folder 59
Officers of the Club, 1934 - 1935.
Box 2 Folder 60
1935 - 1936.
Box 2 Folder 61
1936 - 1937.
Box 2 Folder 62
1938.
Box 2 Folder 63
1941 - 1942.
Box 2 Folder 64
1942 - 1943.
Box 2 Folder 65
1944 - 1945.
Box 2 Folder 66
1956.
Box 2 Folder 67
Repairs, 1935 - 1936.
Box 2 Folder 68
Resignations, 1939 - 1940.
Box 2 Folder 69
Resignations and Deaths, 1935 - 1936.
Box 2 Folder 70
Resignations and Deaths, 1936 - 1937.
Box 2 Folder 71
1927 - 1928.
Box 2 Folder 72
1928 -1929.
Box 2 Folder 73
1932 - 1933.
Box 2 Folder 74
1933 - 1934.
Box 3 Folder 1
1934 - 1935.
Box 3 Folder 2
1938 -1942.
Box 3 Folder 3
1940.
Box 3 Folder 4
1940 - 1941.
Box 3 Folder 5
Stoke Packard and Smith, 1938 May 20.
Box 3 Folder 6
1935 - 1936.
Box 3 Folder 7
1936 - 1937.
Box 3 Folder 8
1937 - 1938.
Box 3 Folder 9
1940.
Box 3 Folder 10
1940 - 1941.
Box 3 Folder 11
1941 - 1942.
Box 3 Folder 12
1942 - 1943.
Box 3 Folder 13
1943 - 1944.
Box 3 Folder 14
1944 - 1945.
Box 3 Folder 15
1935 - 1940.
Box 3 Folder 16
1941 - 1942.
Box 3 Folder 17
1944 - 1945.
Box 3 Folder 18
1945 - 1946.
Box 3 Folder 19
Treasurer's Report, 1933 November 1.
Box 3 Folder 20
Treasurer's Report, 1943 - 1944.
Box 3 Folder 21
Treasurer's Report, 1950 - 1956.
Box 3 Folder 22
Twitmyer, Edwin B., 1942 - 1943.
Box 3 Folder 23

Annual Meeting Minutes, 1932 November 7.
Box 3 Folder 24
Annual Meeting Minutes, 1933 - 1934.
Box 3 Folder 25
Annual Meeting Minutes, 1943 - 1944.
Box 3 Folder 26
Celebration of Dr. Donaldson, 1937 May 12.
Box 3 Folder 27
Frolic script, 1944 May.
Box 3 Folder 28
Meeting Material, 1949, 1956, 1958.
Box 3 Folder 29
Meeting Material, 1957 - 1959.
Box 3 Folder 30
Meeting Minutes, 1911 - 1924.
Box 3 Folder 31
Meeting Minutes, 1930 - 1931.
Box 3 Folder 32
Meeting Minutes, 1931 - 1932.
Box 3 Folder 33
1928 -1929.
Box 3 Folder 34
1935 - 1940.
Box 3 Folder 35
1940 - 1941.
Box 3 Folder 36
1941 - 1942.
Box 3 Folder 37
1948.
Box 3 Folder 38
1949.
Box 3 Folder 39
1950.
Box 3 Folder 40
1951.
Box 3 Folder 41
1952.
Box 3 Folder 42
1953.
Box 3 Folder 43
1954.
Box 3 Folder 44
1955.
Box 3 Folder 45
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 46
Miscellaneous items, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 47
1924 - 1926.
Box 3 Folder 48
1926 - 1927.
Box 3 Folder 49
1927 - 1928.
Box 3 Folder 50
1929 - 1930.
Box 3 Folder 51
1935 - 1936.
Box 3 Folder 52
1936 - 1937.
Box 3 Folder 53
1940 - 1941.
Box 3 Folder 54
1941 - 1942.
Box 3 Folder 55
1942 - 1943.
Box 3 Folder 56
1944 - 1945.
Box 3 Folder 57
Monthly Meeting Programs, 1933 - 1934.
Box 3 Folder 58
Monthly Meeting Programs, 1934 - 1935.
Box 3 Folder 59
Monthly Meetings, 1939 - 1940.
Box 3 Folder 60
Monthly Meeting Speakers, 1937 - 1938.
Box 3 Folder 61
1941 - 1942.
Box 3 Folder 62
1942 - 1943.
Box 3 Folder 63
1943 - 1944.
Box 3 Folder 64
1944 - 1945.
Box 3 Folder 65
Programs and Notes, 1945 - 1946.
Box 3 Folder 66
Talks, 1935 - 1936.
Box 3 Folder 67
Talks, 1936 - 1937.
Box 3 Folder 68
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 69

Audit, 1940 December 16.
Box 3 Folder 70
Audit, 1941 May 11.
Box 3 Folder 71
1920 - 1929.
Box 3 Folder 72
1936 - 1937.
Box 3 Folder 73
1937 - 1938.
Box 3 Folder 74
1938 - 1939.
Box 3 Folder 75
1939 - 1940.
Box 3 Folder 76
1940 - 1941.
Box 3 Folder 77
1942 - 1943.
Box 3 Folder 78
1948.
Box 3 Folder 79
1949.
Box 3 Folder 80
1950.
Box 3 Folder 81
1951.
Box 3 Folder 82
1952.
Box 3 Folder 53
1953.
Box 3 Folder 54
1954.
Box 3 Folder 55
1955.
Box 3 Folder 56
1956.
Box 3 Folder 57
1957.
Box 4 Folder 1
1958.
Box 4 Folder 2
1959.
Box 4 Folder 3
1960.
Box 4 Folder 4
{1), 1912 - 1941.
Box 4 Folder 5
(2), 1912 - 1941.
Box 4 Folder 6
(3), 1912 - 1941.
Box 4 Folder 7
(4), 1912 - 1941.
Box 4 Folder 8
1929 - 1930.
Box 4 Folder 9
1933 - 1934.
Box 4 Folder 10
1934 - 1935.
Box 4 Folder 11
1935 - 1936.
Box 4 Folder 12
{1), 1936 - 1937.
Box 4 Folder 13
(2), 1936 - 1937.
Box 4 Folder 14
{1), 1937 - 1938.
Box 4 Folder 15
(2), 1937 - 1938.
Box 4 Folder 16
{1), 1938 - 1939.
Box 4 Folder 17
(2), 1938 - 1939.
Box 4 Folder 18
{1), 1939 - 1940.
Box 4 Folder 19
(2), 1939 - 1940.
Box 4 Folder 20
1940 - 1941.
Box 4 Folder 21
1941 - 1942.
Box 4 Folder 22
1942 - 1943.
Box 4 Folder 23
{1), 1953 - 1954.
Box 4 Folder 24
(2), 1953 - 1954.
Box 4 Folder 25
{1), 1955 - 1956.
Box 5 Folder 1
(2), 1955 - 1956.
Box 5 Folder 2
(3), 1955 - 1956.
Box 5 Folder 3
{1), 1956 - 1957.
Box 5 Folder 4
(2), 1956 - 1957.
Box 5 Folder 5
{1), 1957 - 1958.
Box 5 Folder 6
(2), 1957 - 1958.
Box 5 Folder 7
{1), 1957 - 1959.
Box 5 Folder 8
(2), 1957 - 1959.
Box 5 Folder 9
Bond Book, 1921.
Box 9
Bond Book [loose material], 1921 - 1936.
Box 5 Folder 10
Cancelled Bonds, 1921.
Box 5 Folder 11
1916 - 1917.
Box 5 Folder 12
1918 - 1925.
Box 5 Folder 13
(1), 1920 - 1929.
Box 5 Folder 14
(2), 1920 - 1929.
Box 5 Folder 15
(3), 1920 - 1929.
Box 5 Folder 16
1929 - 1930.
Box 5 Folder 17
1933 - 1934.
Box 5 Folder 18
1934 - 1935.
Box 5 Folder 19
1935 - 1936.
Box 5 Folder 20
1936 - 1937.
Box 5 Folder 21
1937 - 1938.
Box 5 Folder 22
1938 - 1939.
Box 5 Folder 23
1939 - 1940.
Box 5 Folder 24
1940 - 1941.
Box 5 Folder 25
1941 - 1942.
Box 5 Folder 26
1942 - 1943.
Box 5 Folder 27
1960.
Box 5 Folder 28
(1), 1912 - 1915.
Box 5 Folder 29
(2), 1912 - 1915.
Box 5 Folder 30
(3), 1912 - 1915.
Box 6 Folder 1
(4), 1912 - 1915.
Box 6 Folder 2
(5), 1912 - 1915.
Box 6 Folder 3
(1), 1915 - 1916.
Box 6 Folder 4
(2), 1915 - 1916.
Box 6 Folder 5
1917 - 1920.
Box 8 Folder 1
1920 - 1922.
Box 8 Folder 2
1926 - 1927.
Box 8 Folder 3
1927 - 1929.
Box 8 Folder 4
1933 - 1935.
Box 8 Folder 5
1935 - 1937.
Box 8 Folder 6
1937 - 1939.
Box 8 Folder 7
1939 - 1941.
Box 6 Folder 6
1941 - 1943.
Box 6 Folder 7
1954 - 1956.
Box 6 Folder 8
1956 March - September.
Box 6 Folder 9
1956 - 1960.
Box 6 Folder 10
(1), 1911 - 1912.
Box 6 Folder 11
(2), 1911 - 1912.
Box 6 Folder 12
(3), 1911 - 1912.
Box 6 Folder 13
(4), 1911 - 1912.
Box 6 Folder 14
Christmas Fund, 1950 - 1957.
Box 6 Folder 15
Disbursements Journal, 1949 - 1959.
Box 6 Folder 16
Dues Book, 1924 - 1938.
Box 6 Folder 17
Dues Book with expenses, 1916 - 1918.
Box 6 Folder 18
Dues Book with Sinking Fund, 1921 - 1938.
Box 6 Folder 19
Dues Book with Sinking Fund - Loose Material, 1921 - 1924.
Box 6 Folder 20
Fund Letters, 1928.
Box 6 Folder 21
Gifts to the Club, 1938.
Box 6 Folder 22
Internal Revenue Service, 1937 - 1943.
Box 6 Folder 23
Internal Revenue Service, 1955 - 1960.
Box 6 Folder 24
Membership Dues, 1957 - 1958.
Box 6 Folder 25
Membership Dues, 1958.
Box 6 Folder 26
Membership Dues, 1959.
Box 6 Folder 27
(1), 1920 - 1922.
Box 7 Folder 1
(2), 1920 - 1922.
Box 7 Folder 2
(3), 1920 - 1922.
Box 7 Folder 3
(4), 1920 - 1922.
Box 7 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Income Tax Forms, 1937 - 1942.
Box 7 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Income Tax Forms, 1955 - 1959.
Box 7 Folder 6
Philadelphia Taxes, 1938 - 1939.
Box 7 Folder 7
Philadelphia Taxes, 1956 - 1960.
Box 7 Folder 8
Restaurant Dues, 1911 - 1912.
Box 7 Folder 9
Restaurant Dues and Journal, 1913 - 1919.
Box 7 Folder 10
Sinking Fund Vote, 1937 November.
Box 7 Folder 11
Social Security and Tax Notes, 1937 - 1942.
Box 7 Folder 12
Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1954 November 5.
Box 7 Folder 13

Club Ashtray, n.d.
Box 7
Club House, 1920.
Box 7 Folder 14
Frolic Cartoons, 1940 May.
Box 7 Folder 15
Grading Plan for Lenape Club, 1920 October 25.
Box 7 Folder 16
Guest Registrar, 1923 - 1952.
Box 7 Folder 17
Guest Registrar, 1952 - 1959.
Box 7 Folder 18
Hamiltonvillle, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 19
Home of the Lenape Club When Remodeled, ca. 1928.
Box 7 Folder 20
Honorary Member Medals, 1936 - 1937.
Box 7 Folder 21
Lenape Club Alterations, 1931 May 25.
Box 7 Folder 22
Lenape Club Seal Medallions [2], n.d.
Box 7
McKenzie Ash Trays Documentation, 1938 - 1939.
Box 7 Folder 23
Miscellaneous Cards, ca. 1950.
Box 7 Folder 24
Photographs - Construction outside Club House, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 25
Posters: Annual Meeting, 1949 - 1955.
Box 7 Folder 26
Posters: Annual Meeting, 1952, 1955 - 1958.
Box OS 2 Folder 1
Posters: Meetings, 1950 - 1959.
Box 7 Folder 27
Posters: Meetings, 1952 - 1959.
Box OS 2 Folder 2
Posters: Spring Frolic, 1949 - 1956.
Box 7 Folder 28
Posters: Spring Frolic, 1955 - 1956.
Box OS 2 Folder 3

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