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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Order of the Grey Towers Records 1915-1964

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Order of the Grey Towers. Records

Dates:

1915-1964

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The order of the Grey Tower was an organization of the University of Chicago library staff that arranged plays, dinners and lectures and also ran a tea room. The Records consist of minutes of meetings and reports submitted by such committees as the Nominating Committee, Program Committee, and Public Service Committee, and Executive Committee.

Information on Use

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Order of the Grey Towers. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Order of the Grey Towers, an organization of the University of Chicago Library staff, was established in 1915. All present and former employees were eligible for general membership, while those with longer terms of service rose at five-year intervals to the Efficient Order, the Expert Order, the Superior Order, or the Supreme Order of the Grey Towers. The organization arranged plays, dinners, and lectures, operated a tea room with current periodicals for the use of the staff, and issued sporadic publications like Harper Weekly and The Grey Towers Gazette. Grey Towers became inactive in the mid-1960's.

Scope Note

The Order of the Grey Towers Records consist of minutes of meetings and reports submitted by such committees as the Nominating Committee, Program Committee, and Public Service Committee, and Executive Committee.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Constitution

Box 1   Folder 2

Cashbook, 1919-1942

Box 1   Folder 3

Harper Weekly, 1924

Box 1   Folder 4

Akademie of Hardknox commencement exercises, 1924

Box 1   Folder 5

The Grey Towers Gazette, 1943-1945

Box 1   Folder 6

Miscellaneous announcements and invitations, 1932-1964 and undated

Box 1   Folder 7

Minutes and committee reports, 1915-1929

Box 1   Folder 8

Executive Committee minutes, 1920-1925

Box 1   Folder 9

Minutes and reports, 1929-1934

Box 1   Folder 10

Minutes and reports, 1934-1939

Box 1   Folder 11

Minutes and reports, 1939-1945

Box 1   Folder 12

Minutes and reports, 1946-1947

Box 1   Folder 13

Minutes and reports, 1947-1948

Box 1   Folder 14

Minutes and reports, 1948-1949

Box 1   Folder 15

Minutes and reports, 1949-1950

Box 2   Folder 1

Minutes and reports, 1950-1951

Box 2   Folder 2

Minutes and reports, 1951-1952

Box 2   Folder 3

Minutes and reports, 1952-1953

Box 2   Folder 4

Minutes and reports, 1953-1954

Box 2   Folder 5

Minutes and reports, 1954-1955

Box 2   Folder 6

Minutes and reports, 1955-1956

Box 2   Folder 7

Minutes and reports, 1956-1957

Box 2   Folder 8

Minutes and reports, 1957-1958

Box 2   Folder 9

Minutes and reports, 1958-1959

Box 2   Folder 10

Minutes and reports, 1969-1960

Box 2   Folder 11

Minutes and reports, 1960-1961

Box 2   Folder 12

Minutes and reports, 1962-1963

Box 2   Folder 13

Minutes and reports, 1963-1964