Caxton Club collection
MSCC__88

 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
Caxton Club.
Title
Caxton Club collection
ID
MSCC__88
Date [inclusive]
1896-2000
Extent
2.75 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by collectors, publishers, designers, and librarians to support the publication of fine books. This collection contains Caxton club yearbooks, exhibit catalogs, newsletters and announcements.

Preferred Citation

Caxton Club collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by collectors, publishers, designers, and librarians to support the publication of fine books. Named for William Caxton, who helped produce the first English language printed book, the Caxton Club sought to publish books whose content and design were of high quality. A private club in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue provided a library, exhibition space for books collections, and a comfortable meeting place for members from 1899 to 1918. In 1936, meetings began to be held at the First National Bank Building. The Caxton Club was exclusively male until its first female member was admitted in 1976. The Club has published sixty books and one print in limited editions for sale to members and continues to attract bibliophiles to its membership.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains Caxton club yearbooks, exhibit catalogs, newsletters and announcements.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Caxton Club. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Chicago Design History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Caxton Club Collection 

Box Folder

Caxton Club Yearbooks, 1896-1900 

1 1

Caxton Club Yearbooks, 1901-1912 

1 2

Caxton Club exhibition catalogs, 1895-1917 

1 3

Notices, 1900-1919 

1 4

Notices, 1920-1939 

1 5

Caxton Club notices, 1940-1949 

1 6

Caxton Club notices, 1950-1959 

2 7

Caxton Club notices, 1960-1969 

2 8

Caxton Club notices, 1970-1979 

2 9

Centennial, 1995 

3 10

Centennial, 1995 

3 11

Directory, 1992-1994 

3 12

Meeting notices, 1989 

3 13

Meeting notices, 1990 

3 14

Meeting notices, 1991 

3 15

Meeting notices, 1992 

3 16

Meeting notices, 1993 

3 17

Meeting notices, 1994 

3 18

Meeting notices, 1995 

3 19

Caxtonian newsletter, 1993-1994 

4 20

Caxtonian newsletter, 1995-1997 

4 21

Caxtonian newsletter, 1995-2000 

4 22

Pamphlets, 1998-2000 

4 23

Caxton Club notices, 1940s-1990s 

5

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