- 1926 - 1962
- Harvard Law School. Chancery Club (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Chancery Club House served as the club's social center as well as providing housing for eighteen members. Informal dances, faculty smokers, beer and cocktail parties, and bi-weekly bridge tournaments were among some of the activities held by the club.
"Chancery has a membership of about 160 men and has grown into a sizable business enterprise run efficiently through an extensive committee system under the supervision of a Board of Governors. Such committees as Social, Membership, New-Member, Athletic, and Finance furnish a basis for wide membership participation in Club administration."
This information is taken from an overview submitted by the club for inclusion in the 1949 Harvard Law School Yearbook. The full entry can be be found on page 148 of the yearbook.
- Series I. Financial Records, 1950-1962.
Bank statements, accounting books,dues information; arranged chronologically.
- Series II. Administrative Records, 1948-1961. Minutes and memorandum; arranged chronologically.
- ___ Subseries A. Purchase of 9 Chauncy St., 1957-1959. Correspondence, plans, specifications; arranged chronologically.
- Series III. Membership Records, 1926-1962.
Correspondence, membership books; arranged chronologically.
- Series IV. Chancery Club Files, 1948-1949.
The series existed as a discreetseries in a file box. The box was labelled 1948-1949, though thedocuments within the box spanned a wider time period (1926 - 1950).This series appears to respresent the business dealing of the clubfor one academic year. The original folders were kept, and are filed behind the new archival folders. The original order of the folders was maintained.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Harvard Law School. Chancery Club Records, 1926-1962: Finding Aid
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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