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Irvington Athenaeum records

 Collection — Volume: V203
Identifier: V203

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the constitution and by-laws, membership lists, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings and financial documents from the Irvington Athenaeum literary club ranging from 1900-1910. Also included is a list of speakers who addressed the club, including, but not limited to, Henry Van Dyke, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Woodrow Wilson, William Butler Yeats, Edward Cummings, and Thomas Daly.


  • 1900-1910


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.

Historical Note

The Irvington Athenaeum was a literary club of Irvington, once a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. Will David Howe, a professor of English at Butler University, was the Secretary for the Board of Directors. "The Irvington Athenaeum, loosely affiliated with Butler [University], allowed both students and residents of the neighborhood to meet some important and distinguished people of the era."


Irvington in 1910: a Year in the Life Of an Indianapolis Neighborhood, William Guide. Publisher: Lulu. November 14, 2010.

"William D. Howe, Irvington Athenaeum Collection Guide", Special Collections and Rare Books, Butler University Libraries. file:///C:/Users/BFiechter/Downloads/howe%20(2).pdf Accessed: August 15, 2018.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one volume.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division during 1935. It was donated to the Indiana State Library by Thomas C. Howe on 1930/05/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and EAD finding aid completed on 2018/08/15 by Bethany Fiechter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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