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Portfolio Club records 1890-1974

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L347 (Text) 00000106353949 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.6 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/23 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/23 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes yearbooks, programs, and photographs from the Portfolio Club in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1890 to 1974, as well as one orange, Halloween-themed paper doily from the club created sometime between 1890-1974.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Portfolio Club records, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
"The Portfolio, founded in 1890 with Hilton U. Brown as the first president, came about because Mrs. T.C. (Mary) Steele wanted to form a club with a group of congenial spirits and practitioners of the various arts who had been meeting informally for a long time. The purpose was to discuss the life and direction of the arts in Indianapolis. Membership in The Portfolio was to include men and women on an equal basis, with each member (or at least one member of a couple) being a professional in some facet of the arts and all members having an active interest in fostering the arts.Traditionally, The Portfolio meetings are held once a month, October to May. Meetings include supper and a program dealing with some aspect of the arts. In the early years there was music at each meeting and a member read a "paper" which was followed with discussion. At times, members gave a play often prepared, sometimes extemporaneous. For many years the members held an annual bowling contest at the Das Deutsche Hause, a Christmas Party, and summer picnic.While changes have come about over the years, The Portfolio continues to devote itself to the original premise of active participation in and support of the arts in all its forms. The Portfolio remains a congenial group of folks who meet for supper and an enjoyable presentation pertaining to the arts."(From The Portfolio, "A History." In The Portfolio, "About," The Portfolio Club, accessed December 30, 2015,
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Blanche Stillson.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Forsyth, William, 1854-1935.
Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926.
Arts > Indiana.
Genre: Yearbooks.

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