Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville Additional records, 1961-2012

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville

Title:  Additional records, 1961-2012

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection:  1 cubic foot

Location Number:  Mss. BF E57a

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville include meeting and club records from the mid-20th century through the early 21st. The majority of the collection dates from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. 21st century materials deal mainly with correspondence and money transfer relating to a University of Louisville Engineering Scholarship created by the Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville. The records are of the following nature: membership records; member lists; financial records; meeting minutes and notes; correspondence; club by-laws; membership forms and applications; club history documents; and miscellaneous club forms and documents (logo and pin designs, letterhead, and membership cards).

Arrangement Note

The collection arrived well-organized and the arrangement has been relatively unaltered. One binder (Volume 3) of Club minutes and notes has been maintained as such, another binder was in too poor of condition but its contents remain in order and are separated into folders (2, 4-9). The aforementioned is arranged in reverse chronology within the folders and binders. Many financial documents (investment statements, returned checks, and monthly account summaries) have been discarded, as the yearly minutes, treasury reports, and financial reports included within the collection adequately detail this information. Samples of financial documents have been maintained.


Historical Note

The Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville was founded in 1891 as an organization to unite professional engineers and architects within the city.  The club held monthly meetings, invited guest speakers to lecture on relevant topics, took educational group fieldtrips, and encouraged a high level of professionalism among its members. In order to provide its members with a quality service, the Club formed professional associations with numerous other scientific societies and organizations, including the University of Louisville’s Speed Scientific School, the Louisville Engineering and Scientific Societies’ Council, the Kentucky State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, and various state scientific societies.


Folder List

Volume 1: Membership records, member lists and due payments, 1965-1987

Folder 2: Membership records, club roster, 1964, 1979-1980, 1984-1985, 1991, 1994

Volume 3: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, pre-1976-1984

Folder 4: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1984-1985

Folder 5: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1986-1987

Folder 6: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1988-1989

Folder 7: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1990-1991

Folder 8: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1992-1993

Folder 9: Meeting notes, minutes and financial notes, 1994-1997, 1999

Folder 10: Financial reports, 1965-1967, 1969-1970, 1977-1982, 1984-1988

Folder 11: Financial papers, 1961, 1963, 1984, 1987, 1996-2004, 2007, 2011-2012, n.d.

Folder 12: Financial correspondence, UofL Scholarship Gift, 1997-2012

Folder 13: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1977, 1979, 1986

Folder 14: Miscellaneous correspondence, Membership questionnaire, 1993

Folder 15: Club By-laws, undated, 1976

Folder 16: Membership forms and applications, undated, 1984-1985,

Folder 17: Club history, undated, 1941, 1949, 1960, 1965-1966, 1969, 1991

Folder 18: Miscellaneous (club logo and pin designs, letterhead and membership cards), undated, 1991, 1993


Subject Headings

Architects – Kentucky – Louisville

Engineers – Kentucky

Engineers – Scholarships, fellowships, etc.

Science clubs – Kentucky – Louisville

University of Louisville – Funds and scholarships

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