Boswell Club of Chicago records
MSBCC_70

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator - Donor
Akin, William S.
Creator
Boswell Club of Chicago.
Title
Boswell Club of Chicago records
ID
MSBCC_70
Date [inclusive]
1944-1972
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Boswell Club of Chicago was organized in 1942 as a literary club for men patterned after "The Club" of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's eighteenth century England. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, announcements, agendas, membership lists, bulletins, clippings, photographs, press releases, programs, lectures, and printed materials.

Preferred Citation

Boswell Club of Chicago records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Boswell Club of Chicago was organized on August 21, 1942. It was a literary club for men patterned after "The Club" of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's eighteenth century England. The Boswell Club's major area of interest was in eighteenth-century English literature, as well as in carrying on the traditions of its famous predecessor. Participants included English faculty members from area universities as well as eighteenth-century enthusiasts, literature critics, publishers, and authors. Club members would take on the names of literary or historical figures by which they were known at meetings and in the club's publication, The Rambler.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, announcements, agendas, membership lists, bulletins, clippings, photographs, press releases, programs, lectures, and printed materials relating to the activities of the Boswell Club. It also contains monthly issues of The Rambler.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-08-15

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Boswell Club of Chicago. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Community Organizations.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Topics 

Box Folder

Agendas, 1964-1970 

1 1

Agendas, 1969-1971 

1 2

Announcements, 1944-1948 

1 3

Announcements, 1949-1964 

1 4

Announcements, 1965-1972 

1 5

Attendance Records, 1951-1970 

1 6

Boswell Institute - Honorary Degree, 1945; 1960 

1 7

Bulletins, 1966 

1 8

Christimas Dinner, undated 

1 9

Clippings, 1943-1970 

1 10

Correspondence - John Allen, 1968-1971 

1 11

Correspondence - John Cook, 1965-1970 

1 12

Correspondence - Roger Faherty, 1948-1967 

1 13

Correspondence - George Proctor, 1967-1970 

1 14

Correspondence - Theodore Remer, 1963-1968 

1 15

Correspondence - Daniel Roberts, 1964-1965 

2 16

Correspondence - William Saltiel, 1967-1971 

2 17

Correspondence - Raymond Stoecker, 1945-1969 

2 18

Correspondence - Rousseau Van Voorhies, 1945-1966 

2 19

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1945-1970 

2 20

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1970-1973 

2 21

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1970-1973 

2 22

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1975 

2 23

Essay - "Terror at the Iroquois", undated 

2 24

Essay Contest, 1971 

2 25

Index to The Rambler, 1942-1949 

2 26

Invitations and Programs, 1952-1962 

2 27

Literature, undated 

2 28

Mailing Lists, 1958 

2 29

Meetings - Elders Meetings, 1968-1972 

2 30

Meetings - Minutes, 1944 

2 31

Meetings - Minutes, 1945 

2 32

Meetings - Minutes, 1966 

2 33

Meetings - Papers Given, 1957-1971 

2 34

Membership - Application Forms, undated 

2 35

Membership - Rosters, 1948-1970 

2 36

Membership - Rosters, undated 

3 37

Memoirs, 1948 

3 38

Menus, undated 

3 39

Notes - John Cook, 1966 

3 40

Notes - Miscellaneous, 1969-1971 

3 41

Organization - Boswell in Chicago, undated 

3 42

Organization - Charter, undated 

3 43

Organization - Proposals for the Continuation of the Boswell Club, 1970 

3 44

Photographs, undated 

3 45

Press releases, 1968-1970 

3 46

Programs and Invitations, 1952-1971 

3 47

Publicity Materials, undated 

3 48

Reservations, 1966-1967 

3 49

Speakers - Biographical Data, 1963-1966 

3 50

Terrance Fubin Show, undated 

3 51

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Series II: Newsletters 

Box Folder

Johnsonian News Letter, 1940-1945 

3 52

Johnsonian News Letter, 1945-1949 

3 53

Johnsonian News Letter, 1950-1954 

3 54

Johnsonian News Letter, 1955-1958 

3 55

Johnsonian News Letter, 1959-1962 

4 56

Johnsonian News Letter, 1963-1968 

4 57

The New Rambler - The Johnson Society of London, 1945-1947 

4 58

The Rambler, 1942-1946 

4 59

The Rambler, 1947-1949 

5 60

The Rambler, 1950-1951 

5 61

The Rambler, 1952 

6 62

The Rambler, 1953-1954 

6 63

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Supplement I 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1972-1974 

1-SI 1

History of the International Boswell Institute, 1970 

1-SI 2

Membership Applications and Certificates, 1970 

1-SI 3

The Rambler, May 1945, June 1945, March 1947, April 1947, June 1948 

1-SI 4

The Rambler, February 1949, June 1949, February 1950 

1-SI 5

Rambler, April 1950, November 1951, April 1952, June 1952, October 1952, April 1953 

1-SI 6

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