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Expression Club of Indianapolis minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2897

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four folders, each containing a journal with the constitution of the Expression Club and minutes of individual meetings. The first folder contains the minutes for the years 1916–1920. The second folder contains years 1920–1930. The third folder has years 1930–1937 and the fourth and final folder has the minutes for years 1937–1947. The club constitution describes the role of the club, who is eligible for membership, the roles of individual officers and when meetings are to take place.


  • 1916-1947


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Administrative History

The Expression Club was created for the performance of music and the dramatic arts. It was limited to twenty members, who were admitted to the club after being voted on by the other club members. Meetings were often held at members' homes at various times. Annual dues in 1916 were 10 cents per month and the club officers consisted of a president, a vice president, a treasury secretary and a corresponding treasury.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Frances Trout on 1983/06/29.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

V307: Expression Club scrapbook, 1916-1960

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/10 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/10 by Abby Currier.
Expression Club of Indianapolis minutes
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.