Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 886
Date: 
1933-1995
Footage: 
11 linear feet (11 boxes)
Collecting Area: 

Collection Summary

Title
Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1933-1995

Collection ID
Acc. 886

Creator
Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
11 linear feet (11 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.        

Detailed Collection Information

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.

Description of Collection

This collection contains by-laws, internal correspondence and reports, organizational history, membership lists, mailings, steering committee minutes, biographical sketches and abstracts about speakers, and financial records.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 7 series as follows:

Series 1: Administration, 1933-1993
Series 2: Membership, 1972-1995
Series 3: Steering committee, 1969-1995
Series 4: Speakers, 1970-1994, undated
Series 5: Financial, 1973-1994
Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated
Series 7: Bound meetings, 1933-1941

Series 1, Administration, contains organizational by-laws, internal correspondence and reports, questionnaires concerning membership, and organizational history.

Series 2, Membership, consists of membership lists, correspondence, dues notices, and mailings.

Series 3, Steering committee, contains meeting notes and information on that committee.

Series 4, Speakers, alphabetically lists individual speakers and contains brief biographical sketches and abstracts. This series also contains some materials on panels and other programs.

Series 5, Financial, contains materials regarding SBC's financial history.

Series 6, Miscellaneous, contains miscellaneous materials and

Series 7, Bound meetings, contains bound transcripts of meetings from the organization's early years.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Accession 886, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Sunday Breakfast Club, April 27, 1998.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.         

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Sunday Breakfast Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Private clubs -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Histories
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Speeches

Inventory

Series 1: Administration, 1933-1993

1          1          By-Laws          1991

1          2-16          Correspondence          1974-1993

1          17-29          History          1933, 1979-1993

1          30          History          undated

1          31-2          Publications          1935

1          33-38          Questionnaires          1988

1          39          Reports          1973

Series 2: Membership, 1972-1995

1          40-46          Correspondence          1972-1979

2          1-28          Correspondence          1979-1891

3          1-6          Correspondence          1994-1995

3          7-13          Dues          1978-1988

3          14-28          Lists          1974- 1994

3          29          Lists          undated

3          30-46          Mailings          1979-1994

Series 3: Steering Committee, 1969-1995

3          47-49          Meetings          1969-1971

4          1-37          Meetings          1972-89

5          1-37          Meetings          1989-95

Series 4: Speakers, 1970-1994, undated

5          38          Abel          undated

5          39          Annan-Bernstein          undated

5          40          Billlington-Bolger, T.          undated

6          1          Bolger-Broder          undated

6          2          Brutis-Castile          undated

6          3          Cathcart-Costanzo          undated

6          4          Dalio-Dalmuth          undated

6          5          Dunkleburg-Fader          undated

6          6          Farmer-Fraser          undated

6          7          Garrett-Goldman          undated

6          8          Goode-Gutman          undated

6          9          Halberstram-Henderson          undated

6          10          Heyns-Holland          undated

6          11          House-Hufstedler          undated

6          12          Hunt-Ketelsen          undated

6          13          Kleindienst-Kraft          undated

6          14          Kristol-Maurer          undated

6          15          McCarthey, C.-Miller          undated

6          16          Moak-Naughton          undated

6          17          Nalle-O’Rourke          undated

6          18          Olson-Ostry          undated

6          19          Oswald-Reveal          undated

6          20          Rhodes-Robertson          undated

6          21          Roland-Schoenbach          undated

6          22          Shapiro, H-I          undated

6          23          Shapp-Sick          undated

6          24          Sisco-Swearer          undated

6          25          Thornburg-Vagilos          undated

6          26          Villiers-Warner          undated

6          27          Walker-Williams          undated

6          28          Wright-Yankelovich

7          1-2          Panels          1974-83

7          3-15          Programs          1970-94

Series 5: Financial, 1973-1994

7          16-24          Deposit Slips          1975, 1981, 1989, 1990-1994

8          1-9          Canceled Checks          1979-1989

9          1-3          General          1980-1981, 1993

9          4-16          Invoices          1979-1994

9          17-21          Receipts          1973, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983

9          22          Reports          1978

9          23-31          Statements          1974, 1976-1979, 1981-1982, 1984

10          1-4 Statements          1985, 1991, 1993

Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated

10          5-17          Miscellaneous          undated

10          18-19          Oversized          undated

10                    Membership Lists          undated

10                    Steering Committee          undated

Series 7: Meetings, 1933-1941

11                    Vol. 1-7 Bound Meetings          1933-1941  

 

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