The Right Angle Club records


Collection 4210

1922-2015, undated (Bulk, 1931-2009)
(3.8 Linear feet ; 10 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 flat file)

Summary Information

Repository
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Title
The Right Angle Club records
ID
4210
Date
1922-2015, undated (Bulk, 1931-2009)
Extent
3.8 Linear feet ; 10 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 flat file
Author
Finding aid prepared by Cary Hutto.
Sponsor
Processing made possible by a generous donation from The Right Angle Club.
Language
English

Preferred citation

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], The Right angle Club records (Collection 4210), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Abstract

The Right Angle Club was originally founded as the Philadelphia chapter of the National Exchange Club in 1922. Some members eventually sought independence from the larger organization and created a new social group. The gentlemen of this offshoot named themselves The Right Angle Club in 1931. The Right Angle Club's charter limits its roster to a total of eighty-five members, and membership is by invitation only. The club continues to serve its members today with meetings and luncheons, various social and intellectual events, and philanthropic activities.

This collection of records of The Right Angle Club spans the club's history, from its establishment in 1922 to 2015, though the bulk of the material dates from the 1930s to the late 2000s. Among the items in the collection are minutes, financial records, assorted administrative papers, guest registers, annual reports, member notices, directories and programs, a handful of files from club officials who served in the 1990s and 2000s, papers relating to the club's events, photographs, various descriptions and histories of the club, and a club history scrapbook.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; 2018.

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
215-732-6200

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of The Right Angle Club, 2018.

Accession number 2018.035.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Exchange Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • The Right Angle Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--20th century.

Subject(s)

  • Clubs and Associations--20th Century.
  • Clubs and associations--Pennsylvania--20th century.
  • Clubs and Associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Clubs and Associations--Philadelphia--20th century.
  • Clubs and Associations--Social.
  • Clubs--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--20th Century.
  • Men--Societies and clubs--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Constitution, by-laws, and duties of the president and officers circa 1922, 1996, 2002-2009 

1 1

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Board meeting minutes 1931-1997 

1 2-7

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Board meeting minutes 1995-2002 

2 1-4

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"Admin book" (disbound) 2000-2002 

2 5-6

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"Admin book" (disbound) 2004-2005 

2 7-8

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Board meeting minutes 2003-2012, 2014 

3 1-6

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Financial reports 1999-2011 

3 7

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Volume

Account book 1922-1923 

1

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Box Folder

Officer and member lists 1940-2010 

10 1-8

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Member notices 1958-1959 

3 8

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Member notices circa 1960-1972 

4 1-7

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Member notices 1973-2011 

5 1-9

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Membership applications and letters 2003-2008 

6 1-2

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Member resignation letters 2009-2010 

6 3

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Member obituaries 1993-1997, 2009 

6 4

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Volume

Visitor registers 1923-1931, 1964-1997, 2001 

2-4

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Box Folder

Fred Etherington files 1993-2001 

6 5-12

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Bob Hinckle file 1997-1998 

6 13

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Jim Lenahan file 1997 

6 14

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Bob McConnell file 1998-2000 

6 15

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Merrill Roth file 2001-2003 

6 16

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John J. White files 2008-2011 

7 1-3

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Mel Buckman file 2015 

7 4

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Events and outings 1961-1962, 1976-1978 

7 6

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Spring luncheon 2006 

7 7

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Luncheons 2008-2011 

7 8-10

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Holiday meeting 2011 

7 11

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Annual reports 2010-2015 

8 1-4

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Insurance 2010 

8 5

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Charitable giving 2005-2009 

8 6

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Descriptions of club 2014, undated 

8 7

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"Decade histories" circa 1982, circa 1992, 2004, undated 

8 8

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Historical records 1922-1966 

8 9

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25th annual dinner program 1948 

10 9

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Review of the Years 1962-1972: The Fifth Decade 1972 

10 10

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Review of the Years 1993-2003: The Eighth Decade (2 copies) 2003 

10 11-12

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Review of the Years 2004-2013: The Ninth Decade 2013 

10 13

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Box

Club scrapbook (disbound) and photograph album (disbound) 1922-2004 

9

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Oversize

Group photograph of club members 1938 

Flat file 1

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Box Folder

Cards received undated 

8 10

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Miscellaneous 1968-2008, undated 

8 11

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USB drive 

8 12

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