Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 886
Date: 
1933-1994
Footage: 
11 linear feet
Collecting Area: 

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Sunday Breakfast Club (SBC) was founded in 1933 to give prominent members of Philadelphia's business, political, and academic communities a forum to discuss issues pertinent to the city. Formed during the Great Depression and between World Wars I and II, the SBC's stated goal was "to provide perspectives on social, political, and economic forces affecting the world." The SBC consisted of two entities; the membership, initially white male executives and administrators and the steering committee, which managed the organization. An important component of the SBC was the weekly luncheons. Speakers from around the world were asked to address the membership and articulate their views in line with the SBC's stated objectives. In its later years the club attempted to broaden the range of both its membership and speakers by recruiting minorities, women, and younger executives. As of 1998 the SBC exists and is one of Delaware Valley's influential organizations.


ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

The Sunday Breakfast Club is made up of seven series:

  • Administration
  • Membership
  • Steering committee
  • Speakers, financial
  • Miscellaneous
  • Bound meetings

 

The first series, Administration, contains organizational by-laws, internal correspondence and reports, questionnaires concerning membership, and organizational history. Series two, membership, consists of membership lists, correspondence, dues notices, and mailings. Series three, steering committee contains meeting notes and information on that committee. The fourth series, speakers, alphabetically lists individual speakers and contains brief biographical sketches and abstracts. This series also contains some materials on panels and other programs. The fifth series, financial, contains materials regarding SBC's financial history. Series six contains miscellaneous materials and series seven contains bound transcripts of meetings from the organization's early years.


 

INVENTORY
 

SERIES I-ADMINISTRATION

BOX 1
1 By-Laws 1991
2-16 Correspondence 1974-93
17-29 History 1933,1979- 1993
30 History No Date
31-2 Publications 1935
33-38 Questionnaires 1988
39 Reports 1973

SERIES II-MEMBERSHIP

40-46 Correspondence 1972-79

BOX 2
1-28 Correspondence 1979-91

BOX 3
1-6 Correspondence 1994-95
7-13 Dues 1978-88
14-28 Lists 1974- 94
29 Lists No Date
30-46 Mailings 1979-94

SERIES III-STEERING COMMITTEE

47-49 Meetings 1969-71

BOX 4
1-37 Meetings 1972-89

BOX 5
1-37 Meetings 1989-95

SERIES IV-SPEAKERS

Individuals
38 Abel
39 Annan-Bernstein
40 Billlington-Bolger, T.

BOX 6
1 Bolger-Broder
2 Brutis-Castile
3 Cathcart-Costanzo
4 Dalio-Dalmuth
5 Dunkleburg-Fader
6 Farmer-Fraser
7 Garrett-Goldman
8 Goode-Gutman
9 Halberstram-Henderson
10 Heyns-Holland
11 House-Hufstedler
12 Hunt-Ketelsen
13 Kleindienst-Kraft
14 Kristol-Maurer
15 McCarthey, C.-Miller
16 Moak-Naughton
17 Nalle-O’Rourke
18 Olson-Ostry
19 Oswald-Reveal
20 Rhodes-Robertson
21 Roland-Schoenbach
22 Shapiro, H-I
23 Shapp-Sick
24 Sisco-Swearer
25 Thornburg-Vagilos
26 Villiers-Warner
27 Walker-Williams
28 Wright-Yankelovich

BOX 7
1-2 Panels 1974-83
3-15 Programs 1970-94

SERIES V-FINANCIAL

16-24 Deposit Slips 1975,81,89,90-94

BOX 8
1-9 Canceled Checks 1979-89

BOX 9
1-3 General 1980-81,93
4-16 Invoices 1979-94
17-21 Receipts 1973,76,79,81,83
22 Reports 1978
23-31 Statements 1974,76-79,81-82,84

BOX 10
1-4 Statements 1985,91,93

SERIES VI-MISCELLANEOUS

5-17 Miscellaneous No Date
18-19 Oversized
Membership Lists
Steering Committee

SERIES VII-MEETINGS

BOX 11
Vol. 1-7 Bound Meetings 1933-41