Collection on the Attic Club
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Types of materials: minutes to meetings, correspondence, invitations, exhibit lists, photos, scrapbooks, clippings, programs materials, heavy cotton “painting smock,” velvet “painters fedora,” blue felt pennant for Attic Club.
- 1909 - 1944
- Majority of material found within 1913 - 1923
- Attic Club (Minneapolis, Minn.) (Organization)
Among those identified with the mid years of the club are: Albinson, Dewey; Baker, Forbes C.; Bakke, Magnus; Barnarth, Louis; Betlach, Jess W.; Bohnen, Carl; Burnell, Saul; Burton, Samuel Chatwood; Calhoun, Frederick D.; Cassidy, Louise; Chapman, George P.; Clark, Vera; Conaughy, Clarence; Crawford, Isabel; Crawford, Isabella; Dawes, Edwin M.; DeVoe, Margaret; Farnsworth, Edith; Favour, Frank; Foster, Ben; Foster, Fred E.; Fournier, Alexia; Goetsch, Gustav; Grayson, Olive; Hanson, Arthur; Hart, Todd A.; Holzschuh, R. P.; Hudson, Miss Jerry; Kaiser, August; Kane, Kathleen; Keane, Theodore J.; Kelly, Louise; Kelly, Tom; King, E. S.; Knowlton., May F.; Kulberg, Ernest; Larsen, Andreas; Larson, C.; Lawford, Charles H.; Little, Philip; Lovell, Lulu Verharen; McCoy, Arthur; Mero, Lee V.; Merrill, Frank; Methven, Don; Nelson, Homer; Norstad, M.; Nothaft, Fred; Rawson, Carl; Reed, Edith; Rubins, Harry W.; Shirley, Lloyd W.; Skinner, Frank; Slack, Emma; Sooy, Louise, Stanton, E.; Taube, Walter; Tice, David; Vjlacill, Vaclar; Wheeler, William; Wickstrom, Larry; Young, Rowena.
Locations of club as noted in the scrapbook include: 1918 clipping dated March 22 Lake Street Advocate: Attic Club located at Lake Street and Lyndale Ave. Appears to have been at the location of 618 W. Lake Street for about 3 years and moved because of growing membership. In 1919 it is noted that a new exhibit was going to open in the new club room in the Handicraft Building at 10th Street (article/notice dated 10/13/1919). In 1920, they were forced in to a new location because of high rent, moved to the basement of large building at 12th Street and 2nd Ave South. Final permanent quarters were in the Bradstreet Art Gallery’s – in rear of club room.
Barbara DeCosse’s parents were active with the club from early years to the 1940s. Barbara remembers the costume parties held by the club as being quite the events. Her father, Don Methven was a commercial artist who did illustrations, posters, commercial greeting cards, wood cuts, figures, layout, cartoons. His office/studio was located at 520 Washington Ave N., Minneapolis. Olga Johns, last secretary of the Attic Club gave this book to Lee Pierotti Methven, who gave the book to Barbara M.DeCosse asking her to donate it to the Minneapolis Collection.
1.67 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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Metal sign shelved SCMC MPLS Mementos Artifacts.
- Collection on the Attic Club
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.