Alfred Winfield Strahan Papers
MS.12

Summary Information

Repository
Archives and Manuscripts Collections
Creator
Strahan, Alfred, 1886-1965
Title
Alfred Winfield Strahan Papers
ID
MS.12
Date [inclusive]
1899-1963
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Alfred Winfield Strahan (June 24, 1886 - June 15, 1965) Papers reflect the life and activities of the Baltimore artist who was actively involved with the Charcoal Club and the Beaux Arts Club of Baltimore from the 1910s through 1930s as a member, student and administrator. The papers consist of a variety of material including artwork, correspondence, records, ephemera, medals, photographs and scrapbooks. The papers span the years of 1899-1963, with the bulk of correspondence dating from 1937 to 1941.

Preferred Citation

Alfred Winfield Strahan Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, The Baltimore Museum of Art

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Biographical Information

Alfred Winfield Strahan (June 24, 1886 - June 15, 1965) was educated at the McDonogh School a “free school for poor boys” after the death of his father, a physician, when Strahan was a child. After graduating from the McDonogh School with commercial training in 1902, Strahan became employed with Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospitals at the age of 16. There he became the Secretary to the Board of Trustees, a position that he held for 29 years after rising from the ranks of bookkeeper and stenographer. In total, Strahan was employed with Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospitals for 63 years until his death. He is credited with helping to save the hospital’s records from the Great Fire of 1904 that were housed in the Chamber of Commerce building downtown.

The stability of his occupation allowed Strahan to pursue his lifelong passion for art. He became a member of several Baltimore Arts Clubs including the Charcoal Club in 1912 and later, the Beaux Arts Club founded by members of the Charcoal Club in 1937.

Strahan studied in Baltimore under S(amuel) Edwin Whiteman and Harper Pennington both painters trained at the private atelier Académie Julian in Paris. Strahan was known primarily as a painter of landscapes as he regularly depicted scenes along the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay Region, but was also an illustrator.

He served on several committees including the 1918 U.S. War Savings Poster Campaign, 1922 Charcoal Club exhibition held at the Peabody Galleries in Baltimore and Bal des Arts in Baltimore of the same year. He also participated in a sketch class which operated around a rotating group of directors and visiting critics as arranged by artists so as not to become a “copyist of his teacher and a slave to his particular method of painting.” In addition, Strahan’s work was exhibited in 1917 at the Peabody Galleries and the Charcoal Club from 1910s through 30s and posthumously in Gleason, FL and Boothbar Harbor, ME.

Strahan married Bertha Martha Morningstar and had one daughter Margaret R.

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Scope and Contents

Alfred Winfield Strahan (June 24, 1886 - June 15, 1965) Papers reflect the life and activities of the Baltimore artist who was actively involved with the Charcoal Club and the Beaux Arts Club of Baltimore from the 1910s through 1930s as a member, student and administrator. The papers consist of a variety of material including artwork, correspondence, records, ephemera, medals, photographs and scrapbooks. The papers span the years of 1899-1963, with the bulk of correspondence dating from 1937 to 1941.

The majority of correspondence relates to the Beaux Arts Club which was founded in 1937 by former members of the Charcoal Club. The collection features correspondence relating to the administration of the Charcoal Club. None of the correspondence appears to be addressed to Strahan, but to Harry P. Clifton, Robert F. Klebe and others.

Also included are medals awarded at the annual Beaux Arts Club "Bal des Arts" costume ball including medals handcrafted by members. In addition, the collection contains original artwork by Strahan as well as his colleagues and mentors including Harper Pennington, James McDougal Hart and James I. Billmyer.

The collection is arranged in three series: Personal Papers, Charcoal Club and Beaux Arts Club.

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Arrangement

The Alfred Winfield Strahan Papers are arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series I. Personal Papers

I. A. Artwork

I. B. Ephemera

I. C. Photographs

Series II. Charcoal Club

II. A. Ephemera

II. B. Governance

II. C. Photographs

Series III. Beaux Arts Club

III. A. Correspondence

III. B. Financial Paperwork

III. C. Governance

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Archives and Manuscripts Collections 2011

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21032
(443) 573-1778
BMAlibrary@artbma.org

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Records are the physical property of the Archives, Baltimore Museum of Art. Copyright for materials produced by the Baltimore Museum of Art is held by the museum. All other materials, except in cases where material has passed into public domain, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult a Library staff member.

Provenance

Alfred Winfield Strahan; Gift of estate of Strahan's wife, Bertha Martha Morningstar; Gift of the estate of Strahan's daughter, Margaret Strahan Estate;

Processing Information

Processed by Anna J. Clarkson, Fall 2010 and Amanda McKnight, Winter 2011.

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Related Materials

Location of Associated Material

Charcoal Club Records, 1885-1988, Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Charcoal Club Records, 1888-1970, Maryland Historical Society

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charcoal Club. (Baltimore)

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Drawings
  • Painting
  • Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Art, Modern -- 19th century
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Artists -- Maryland

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Beaux Arts Club Members Mentioned (A Selection)

Aldridge, John

Allsbrook, Raleigh

Archer, John B.

Arentz, Joseph M.

Arnold, George W.

Ashley, Chauncey W.

Askew, Beulah E.

Baker, W. P. D.

Baker, Mrs. Elhart

Banks, Clinton L.

Banks, Dorothy

Banks, Joseph

Bartholomee, William I.

Bartules,

Bauman, Edwin L.

ehrendt, William H.

Berg, Charles M.

Bolgiano, Louis P.

Bowder, Lloyd

Bowers, Goerge A.

Brach, Carl C.

Breman, L. E.

Brennan, L.E.

Brooks, Kenneth M.

Buckmasters, Gordon

Burke, John T.

Byrnes, Robert B.

Caskey, Edward A.

Cedrone, Clara

Chase, J. L.

Clifton, Dr. Harry P.

Clinsty, Williard

Cooke, Francis

Craig, George F.

Craig, Robert G.

Cramer, Harry A.

Crommer, Theodore H.

Cullison, John

Davis, M.E.

Depser, Le Roy

Dety, Leonnidas, Jr.

Diepgen, I.W.

Dinsmore, C.A.

Doda, Marie

Dole, Allan Jr.

Doty, Leonidas, Jr.

Dowling, Joseph H.

Duncan, G. Hall

Ebline, Douglas

Finch, R.W.

Fortman, Adelaide

Foster, S. J.

Freeze, James A. Jr.

Frock, George W.

Gallagher, Edward J. Jr.

Gan, Paul L.

Gladden, Gladys

Gonsak, Peter D.

Gomsack, Pete

Gontrum, Edwin K.

Grafton, Harriet

Gunther, John H.

Hammoch, Evelyn N.

Hanan, Mark I.

Hanau, Mark J.

Harris, James G.

Hecklinger, Frederick C.

Heller, William F.

Heim, Warren D. Jr.

Helwig, Albert M.

Herbst, Lewis F.

Heydemann, Albert

Hildebrand, Carl H.

Hoatson, Harold

Howard, James R. Jr.

Hughes, Earl E.

Humphreys, Julia

Jackley, Dane F.

Jett, Norman C.

Johnson, Garland H.

Jones, Howard K.

Kane, Raymond J.

Kennedy, William P.

Kaufman, Marx S.

Klebe, Robert F.

Kleck, Robert F.

Klein, William

Klotz, Dr. Benn

Kluber, John H.

Knatz, P. Hoffmann

Konski, Stanley

Kroh, Marie

Lamb, William A.

Lauerman, Carl

Legg, Joseph B.

Libowitz, H.

Lichter, Bernard H.

Lober, George E.

Loewe, William S.

Loudenslager, William J.

McAllister, John F.

McCall, Thomas

McCallister H.

McConnel, W. G.

McHenry, R. J.

McKee, Edward J.

McNemar, Ray Jr.

Mac Williams, Dawson H.

Mahranholz, Otto F.

Major, Donald

Manzke, Ernest

Marshall, L. J.

Marshall, Morgan C.

Mason, A. T.

Meid, Albert Jr.

Miller, Philip E.

Millison. Harry A.

Mitchell, Theo. W.

Mitzey, J. Kenneth

Montour, M.S.

Moore, John Robert

Moore, M. A.

Moran, Michael R.

Morton, Henry

Newton, R. G.

Nolan, James

Norfolk, LeRoy

Norman,

Nyborg, Carl

Ogier, Herbert

Ortman, F. William, Jr.

Overstreet, Joseph

Panasuk, Nicholas

Pennington, Reiter

Phillips, C. E.

Pierce, B.

Pleasant, Edgar L.

Price, Jean

Rahnis, George A.

Reidman, J. Harry

Reynolds, W. L.

Rugg, Benson W.

Ryder, Marian

Sammons, George

Scarborough, Harold

Schanze, Conrad G.

Schlossberg, Leon

Schmidt, Goerge J.

Schneider, C. Arthur

Scholz, Louis A.

Schuler, Hans

Schumann, Olivia

Seurin, Robert J.

Shaut, Maxwell

Shipley, George

Shylte, Carl B.

Simmons, Arthur

Sloffer, Arthur

Smith, William R.

Snyder, Thomas B.

Sohm, Joseph

Solm, Joseph

Sommerwerck, R.

Sorenson, Irma

Stevens, Norman

Strahan, Alfred M.

Strow, Frederick W.

Stuart, Clyde H.

Stubbleline, Albert

Sullivan, Roy A.

Swan, Don Jr.

Swann, Don Jr.

Swisher, B. E.

Taylor, C.P.

Theppert, Louis

Tinkerm Joe, Jr.

Turner, George H. Jr.

Vaughan, Benn

Walles, Annabelle M.

Warden, Lloyd A.

Watkins, W. Reginald

Wessel, Norman H.

Wicks, Preston

Wood, James

Young, Carl

Young, John O.

Ziegler, Arthur

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Bibliography

Alfred Winfield Strahan (June 24, 1886 – June 15, 1965) Papers, Baltimore Museum of Art Archives

“Art Exhibition Tomorrow: Contemporary American Artists to Show Work at Peabody,” January 31, 1922, pg. 13. Baltimore Sun.

Ask Art, “Alfred Winfield Strahan”

“Charcoal Club Exhibit Attracts Lovers of Art,” February 11, 1917, pg. 15. Baltimore Sun.

“Charcoal Club Has New Policy,” February 23, 1936, pg. SC4. Baltimore Sun.

“Deaths: Alfred W. Strahan,” June 18, 1965, pg. 30. Baltimore Sun.

“Hunting Lodge of Grand Duke In Plan of Local Bal Des Arts,” December 28, 1922, pg. 5. Baltimore Sun.

“Jury Selects Exhibits: Passes on Pictures and Sculpture For Charcoal Club,” January 22, 1918. Baltimore Sun.

“No-Jury Exhibition: Charcoal Club Show of Art in All Mediums To Open Tuesday Evening – 50 on List,” November 10, 1935, pg. SO6. Baltimore Sun.

“Rites Set For A.W. Strahan, Hospital Board Secretary,” June 17, 1965, pg. 19. Baltimore Sun.

Social Security Death Index

“U.S. To Hold Poster Contest: Big Competition Will Promote War Thrift – Students Eligible,” March 27, 1918.

Who Was Who in American Art, 1999,Alfred W(infield) Strahan

Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, Harper Pennington

Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, S(amuel) Edwin Whiteman

WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Record for Alfred Winfield Strahan.

1900 Federal Census

1910 Federal Census

1920 Federal Census

1930 Federal Census

“33 Artists Selected: Their Works To Be Shown At Peabody Galleries,” February 2, 1915. Baltimore Sun.

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Collection Inventory

Personal Papers 

Scope and Contents

Series consists of items relating to the personal and artistic life of Alfred Strahan (1886-1965) and contains materials dating from 1899-1963. The series includes study aids, works of art by the artist and works of art by the artist's mentors. In addition, the series contains ephemera such as awards, invitations and exhibition brouchures. Also contained are several photographs of still lifes and nudes collected by the artist and used for study. The series is divided into three subseries: Artwork, Ephemera and Photographs.

Artwork 

Arrangement

The subseries of artwork is arranged by media including drawings, paintings, watercolors & gouaches. Each media grouping contains work by a various artists. Works are both attributed and not attributed. Identified artists include: James I. Billmyer, James McDougal Hart, Harper Pennington and Alfred W. Strahan. The works range in detail from quick sketches to complete compositions, pastoral landscapes to cartoons.

Drawings 

Box

Sketchbook. undated 

O1

Sketchbook. undated 

O1

Sketchbook. undated 

O1

Untitled (Cartoon "Quite like the Bard - I declare"). undated 

O2

Untitled (Cartoon of Strahan). undated 

O2

Untitled (charcoal drawing). undated 

O2

Untitled (Hoodlum Hollow Cartoon). undated 

O2

Paintings 

Untitled (landscape). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

Untitled (landscape) by James McDougal Hart. 1899 

Untitled (pastoral landscape) by James McDougal Hart. undated 

Box

Untitled (Portrait of a woman). undated 

O2

Untitled (Bal des Arts). undated 

O2

Watercolors and Gouaches 

Untitled by James McDougal Hart. 1899 

Untitled (Portrait) by Harper Pennington. 1916 

Untitled (Portrait) by Harper Pennington. 1916 

Untitled (Portrait) by Harper Pennington. 1916 

Untitled (sailing scene). undated 

Untitled (boy with yellow cap). undated 

Untitled (landscape). undated 

Untitled (landscape with cloud). undated 

Untitled (Wye Oak). undated 

Untitled (French Village Scene) by Harper Pennington. undated 

Untitled (French Village Scene) by Harper Pennington. undated 

Untitled (French Village Scene) by Harper Pennington. undated 

Untitled (Boys, one rowing). undated 

Untitled (Organ Grinder). undated 

Untitled (Landscape). undated 

Untitled (Water scene, Rosyln, Long Island). undated 

Untitled (Water scene, Rosyln, Long Island). undated 

Ephemera 

Scope and Contents

The Ephemera subseries contains materials dating from 1912 to 1963 and includes exhibition pamplets, personalized invitations to the Charcoal Club's Bal des Arts events, awards and an artist scrapbook of clippings from nude magazines collected for study. The subseries is arranged chronologically with the exception of the artist's scrapbook with has been kept together in its entirety seperately.

Artist's Scrapbook. circa 1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

Ephemera. 1912, 1919-1921, 1929, 1948, 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

Photographs 

Scope and Contents

The Photographs subseries contains material dating from the mid to late 19th century to 1947. The material is arranged by media and includes: cabinet cards, Kodak Minicolor prints, silver gelatin prints of different sizes and tintypes. The majority of the photographs appear to be studies for artistic purposes. The older cabinet cards and tin types depict still life scenes of fruit most likely sold in sets to artists while the later Kodak Minicolor Prints and silver gelatin prints appear to be taken by the artist and depict various flora, fauna, landscapes and seascapes peppered with candid shots of the artist, his wife and friends painting and relaxing.

Cabinet Cards undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Untitled (Still life with vase of branches and greenery and arrangement of fruit on a table). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Untitled (Still life with vase in background and fruit on plate in foreground). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Untitled (Still life with two plates leaned against wall with silverware in foreground). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Kodak Minicolor Prints circa 1946-1947 

"Balto" circa 1946-1947 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   P1 1

Skyline 1947 1947 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   P1 2

Untitled (Skyline Drive?) circa 1947 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   P1 3

Silver Gelatin Prints undated 

Untitled (Chesapeake Bay Scenes?) undated 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   P1 4

Untitled (Shorelines) undated 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   P1 5

Silver Gelatin Prints 1919, 1922, undated 

Untitled (Alfred Strahan with Portrait of a Woman) undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Portrait of S. Edwin Whiteman 1919-1922, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Tintypes undated 

Tintypes (Fruit). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

Tintypes (Fruit). undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

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Charcoal Club 

Scope and Contents

The Charcoal Club series contains ephemera, goverance and photographic materials dating from 1917 to 1934. Highlights include a wide selection of Bal des Arts medals both mass produced and by artists depicting the various ball themes over the years including Egyptian, Medieval and Roman. It is not known whether the medals were given to those in attendence or whether they acted as awards. In addition, the collection contains four badly deteriorated cellulose nitrate negatives depicting a couple in presumably their Bal des Arts costumes. The series also contains membership lists from the club dated 1934 and provides a revealing glimse into Baltimore's rich artistic community and includes such names as: Aubrey Bodine, Dano Jackley, Max Schallinger and William Reginald Watkins. The series is divided into three subseries: Ephemera, Governance and Photographs.

Ephemera 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Ephemera contains one folder of printed ephemera arranged chronologically and spans the years 1910-1929. The folder contains a newspaper clipping relating to the Charcoal Club, several exhibition pamplets, invitations and program for the club's Bal des Arts. In addition to the folder of printed materials, the subseries contains four boxes housing fourteen Bal des Arts medals. The medals appear to be both mass produced and handcrafted by artists depicting the various ball themes over the years including Egyptian, Medieval and Roman. It is not known whether the medals were given to those in attendence or whether they acted as awards.

Bal des Arts Medals 1917-1965 

General Note

Bal des Arts Medals

Some medals for the Bal des Arts are dated while others are not. However, most installations of the Bal des Arts were covered in the Baltimore Sun and its unique themes. Through further research, medals may be dated based on their decorative motifs. Please refer below to a list comprised by Anna Clarkson of various balls' themes and corresponding years from Baltimore Sun Archives:

1914 Theme unknown - prizes awarded to Chinese Mandarian, Moorish and French Revolutionary costumes

1915 Flowers (?)

1916 Village of Fairyland (modeled on an estate in Brittany. Pierrot, clowns, harlequins, Psyches...)

1918 United States Patriotic (American Eagle with thunderbolts etc...)

1920 Alsatian Mountain Village (invitations done by James Doyle)

1921 Indian Garden (with giant Buddah and hanging garden)

1922 Cleopatra's Egyptian Temple

1923 Russian Grand Duke's Hunting Lodge (Silver Stars given to each member for admittance)

1924 Old Morocco and Ancient Spain in the 15th Century

1925 Night on Mars

1926 Old Arabia (Sultans and Moors etc...invitations designed by Everett Lord Bryant)

1927 Early American (Aztecs, Toltecs, Latin American Pre-Columbian etc..)

1928 Davy Jones' Locker (i.e. Bottom of the Sea)

1929 Mount Olympus

1930 East of the Suez (invitation "Oriental painting" by W. Reginald Watkins, medal by Benjamin T. Kurtz)

1931 Reign of the Robots

1932 Back to Bohemia (all costumes welcome, no theme, "Pre-lenten Mardi Gras spirit")

1933 Carnival des Artistes, Beyond the River Styx (the stage was decorated as an inferno with Satan) Bal des Arts, Holiday in Hollywood.

1934 Carnival Theme, Carnival at Nice

Box

Bal Des Arts. 1919 

O3

Bal Des Arts. circa 1920-1929 

O3

Charcoal Club. 1965 

General Note

Archives of American Art Journal, Volume 25, Nos. 1 & 2, 1985. "John McGrath, president of the Charcoal Club in 1935, and the club's secretary, Lawrence W. Sagle, confessed to concocting Glutz, "Baltimore's premiere modernist but not until they had sold a few of the spurious paintings. With the Glutz hoax, they hoped to elevate good art by poking fun at bad abstract paintings......"

O3

Untitled (Art Noveau style profile of a woman with black ribbon). undated 

O3

 Star - 3 1/2 Bal des Arts. 1923 

O4

Bal des Arts. 1923 

O4

Bal des Arts (Geometric floral arrangement in the Art Noveau style). undated 

O4

Bal des Arts (Face of pharoh and two cobras). circa 1922 

O5

Untitled (Golden eagel on ribbon). circa 1918 

O5

Untitled (Face with open mouth and ribbons). undated 

O5

Bal Des Arts. 1922 

O6

Charcoal Club. 1953 

O6

Bal des Arts (Face). undated 

O6

Bal des Arts Baltimore. 1917 

O6

Ephemera. 1910, 1919-1922, 1929 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

Governance 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Governance contains two membership lists from the club dated 1934 and provide a revealing glimse into Baltimore's rich artistic community and includes such names as: Aubrey Bodine, Dano Jackley, Max Schallinger and William Reginald Watkins. The lists are arranged chronologically while members names are arranged alphabetically.

List of Members. October 5, 1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

List of Members. November 15, 1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

Photographs 1924 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Photographs are arranged by media including cellulose nitrate negatives and silver gelatin prints and span the years from 1924 to unknown. The cellulose nitrate negatives are in very poor condition however, it can be discerned that they depict individuals in costumes presumably attending the Bal des Arts ball. The silver gelatin prints picture activities of the Charcoal Club including men at their easels in class and a large meeting of members (presumably) in a great hall.

Cellulose Nitrate Negatives. 1926 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

Silver Gelatin Prints. undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

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Beaux Arts Club 

Scope and Contents

The Beaux Arts Club series contains materials from 1937-1940 and is divided into four subseries: Correspondence, Ephemera, Financial and Governance. The large bulk of the subseries is correspondence which relates to the administration of the club including letters to the press abd members from topics ranging from upcoming exhibtions and events to the issues of back dues and membership fees. As previously noted, the bulk of correspondence is not addressed to nor sent from Alfred W. Strahan. It is unclear how Strahan came into possession of the club's records although he did have a habit of rescuing organization's papers as in the case of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospitals for which he worked for many years. The financial records contained in the series reflect the constant struggles of the club to make members' dues currents, to pay the rent on Linden Street and create revenue from their many festive events sponsored by the club. In addition, the series also contains vital documents in the Governance subseries such as constitution & by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, and a small selection of speeches.

Correspondence 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Correspondence contains records arranged alphabetically by subject or personal name and then organized chronologically. Of special interest is the correspondence folder titled "Events" which outlines the activities of the club from 1937-1940 and contains form letters sent to various members of the press, public and members. These letters detail such events hosted by the club including the "Baltimore Museum of Art Jury Rejection Show," "Charles M. Berg Oil Paintings," and "Carnaval Montmartre Benefit."

B 1937-1940 

Baltimore Chamber of Commerce 1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Banks, Clinton 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Buck, Helen 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Bartules, Joseph 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Beaux Arts Institute of Design 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Berg, Mr. 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

C 1937 

Cumberland Art Committee (Maryland) Insert Note. Sparks, William Sheppard see: Cumberland Art Committee 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

E-F 1937-1939 

Elterman, John H. 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

Exhibition List. 1937-1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

Frock, George W. 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

Events 1937-1940 

Officer Nominations, September 22, 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Christmas Eve Open House, December 24, 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Baltimore Museum of Art Jury Rejection Show, April 3, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Membership Dues Owed, August 13, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Special Notice, Coming Club Activities, September 12, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Membership Dues Owed, September 23, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Membership Dues Owed, September 26, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Election of Officers, October 17, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

First Annual Student Exhibition, October 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Committee Chairmanships, November 3, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Armistice Day Studio Dance, November 12, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Glen Cooper Henshaw: Pastels, November 13-20, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

W.H. Robinson: Photographs, December 4 - December 18, 1938  


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Christmas Eve Open House, December 24, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

New Year's Eve Frolic, December 31, 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Charles M. Berg: Oil Paintings, January 8-22, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Frank P. Albright, Domesitc Art at Olynthus, January 19, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Jawne Allen: Watercolors, February 5-19, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Dano Jackley: Etchings and Watercolors, March 13-26, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Clarence Gettier: Black and White Sketches, April 7 - April 16, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Carnaval Montmartre Benefit, April 22, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

The Life of the Bee, Ballet, May 16, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Card Party Benefit, May 18, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

The Vinigar Tree, Benefit Performance, September 26, 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Election of Officers, January 11, 1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Pastels by the National Society of Pastelists, February 4 - February 18, 1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

J-T 1937-1940 

Junior Association of Commerce 1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Legg, Joseph B. 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Lowe, William (Bill) Schoeler 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Steuart, Richard D. 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Russell, William Henry 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

McConnel, Mr. 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Pennington, Reighter 1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Ephemera. 1939, undated 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Ephemera consists of one folder which spans 1939 to unknown. The information is minimal and highlights consist of exhibition brochures for Josef M. Arentz & Dano Jackley and blank stationary reflecting changes in the club's leadership.

Box
1
Folder
18

Financial Paperwork. 

Scope and Contents

The financial records subseries spans 1937-1940 and consists of three folders that reflect the constant struggles of the club to make members' dues currents, to pay the rent on Linden Street and derive revenue from the many festive events sponsored by the club. The records are comprised largely of receipts and bills from many now defunct Baltimore breweries, catering companies and other local businesses. The financial records have been left in the order in which they were found in. In some cases financial records are arranged chronologically while in other instances by company or subject while still in other instances no organization can be discerned.

Box
2
Folder
1-3

Governance 

Scope and Contents

The subseries Governance consists of records spanning 1937-1941 and contains the club's constitution & by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, and a small selection of speeches. Of special intrest are the extensive meeting minutes from 1937-1941. The first minutes of January 28, 1937 illustrate the intention of former members of the Charcoal Club to form a new club without the old "distasteful" conditions of the old club. While, the last minutes dated April 10, 1941 mention the need to vacate the club's premises no later than April 12th and an agreement to move the club to "The Norman Studio" at 518 N. Eutaw Street.

Applications for Membership. 1938-1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

Applications for Membership. 1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

By-Laws. 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

Constitution. 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 7

Licenses. 1937-1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 8

Meeting Minutes. 1937-1941 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 9-10

Membership Cards. undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 11

Membership Lists. undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 12

Officers and Committee Chairs. undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 13

Writings and Speeches. 1938, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 14

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