Fine Arts Club records, 1926-1999

Overview of the Collection

Fine Arts Club (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Fine Arts Club records
1926-1999 (inclusive)
1.25 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
ACCN 0939
The Fine Arts Club records (1926-1999) contain meeting minutes and other records from two women's organizations in Salt Lake City, Utah, in which Katherine Bennion served as an officer. The records also contain materials regarding the Garden Arts Club.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Fine Arts Club was organized in September 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The clubs initial membership was six young women, which grew quickly to twenty members in 1925. The purpose of the club, as deemed by its constitution created in 1924, was the study of history and the appreciation of fine arts beginning with the first civilization. Club members were responsible for the preparation and presentation of lesson materials until 1935. From that time on, with the exception of several years, guest speakers became the principle means of the club's study and learning. The membership body was composed of both active and inactive members, with active members being limited to approximately thirty individuals. Club officers were annually voted and changed. In addition to the Fine Arts Club Records, Katherine Bennion, former member and president of the Fine Arts Club, also donated the Garden Arts Club Records. The Garden Arts club was established in 1961 for the purpose of promoting the interest and education of its members, in the field of gardening and associated subjects through social means.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Fine Arts Club records (1926-1999) contain a record of club meetings, luncheons, attendance, programs of study, and club statistics of deaths, births and marriages, bylaws and constitution, and the history of the Fine Arts Club. Also contained within this collection are two folders containing the Garden Arts Club records (1961-1981) donated by Katherine Bennion, former president of both organizations. The Garden Arts Club records includes a yearly record of the club's activities, social program, membership records, officers, attendance and correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Boxes 1 and 2 were donated by Katherine Bennion in 1986.

Box 3 was donated by Marita Clark in 2007.

Processing Note

Processed by Emma Kruger in 2008.

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Related Materials

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archives.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Minutes and Roll of Membership Meetings 1926-1983
2 1 Fine Arts Club Treasury Book 1940-1960
2 2 Correspondence 1972-1984
2 3 By Laws and Constitution 1958-1977
2 4-5 Programs
Folders 4 and 5 contain programs created for club members, which detail the subject of the years study and the names and dates of members and guest speakers presenting monthly topics.
2 6 50th Anniversary and Lunceon 1973
2 7 University of Utah Professor Resumes 1962
2 8 Statistics and Memorial Pamphlets 1963-1977
2 9 Katherine Snow Bennion 1995
2 10-11 Garden Arts Club Records 1960-1981
3 Fine Arts Club History Records 1964-1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art appreciation--Utah--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Gardening--Utah--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Fine Arts Club (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Records and correspondence
  • Garden Arts Club (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Records and correspondence

Form or Genre Terms

  • Business correspondence
  • By-laws
  • Financial records
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Records (Documents)
  • Resumes (personnel records)

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Garden Arts Club (Salt Lake City, Utah) (isb)