Scope and arrangement
The Lambs Club Records consist mainly of membership files and financial records of this performing arts social club. There are also meeting minutes from committees and the council at their monthly and yearly meetings. Scripts written by members of the Lambs Club, office files, and scrapbooks are also a part of this collection.
Much of the material is from the 1930s and 1940s, although there is some material from as early as the 1880s. Those loose papers that were the most vulnerable were photocopied in order to prolong their availability.
Much of the material concerning the membership is about payments not being made for dues. There is no personal material of its members in the collection.
The collection is important for the inner workings and financial stability of the premiere social club for those in the performing arts in the early part of the twentieth-century.
The Lambs Club records are arranged in seven series:
- 1880 - 1970This series contains information about the members of the Lambs Club. The information consists of when membership began and ended and any correspondence between the club and the member. Most of this information is about unpaid dues and other money collect
- 1884 - 1969This series consists of minutes of committee meeting and monthly council meetings. The committees got together to plan events for the membership
- 1891 - 1973This series contains scripts plays and skits filed alphabetical by title. Also included are leather-bound volumes of scripts written by Charles de Lima Margaret Atwood Art Johnston and Mr. Kellogg. There are production notes for various musicals and plays
- 1913 - 1970
- 1886 - 1969This series consists of general office files including Children’s Christmas Party contracts certificates and citations estate settlements inquiries and requests donations reciprocal introductions menus negatives and West Coast Lambs
- 1905 - 1944This series contains scrapbooks. The following are included among the scrapbook subjects Al Arons Frank Fay Margaret Hopkins Frigham the Memphis Open Air Theater and Frances Neilson
- undatedThis series consists of large reproductions of pages from the Candidates book programs and Gambol advertisements