date(s):
1893-1927
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1616 Apollo Club of Saint Louis Collection Inventory of Apollo Club of Saint Louis Collection A1616 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:31:55 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Apollo Club of Saint Louis Collection A1616 5.0 Cubic Feet (5 boxes, 9 volumes) 1893-1927 Processing Information Processed by Jennifer Roach from June 29- July 11, 2005. Donor Information No information available. Biographical Sketch The Apollo Club was founded in 1893 by Lester Crawford shortly after the St. Louis Glee Club disbanded. It was a male chorus of sixty members. The object was to promote music and musical culture. They performed only at concerts given by the club and declined "all applications or invitations for the club to sing for charitable or other objects." The club disbanded in 1930. Alfred G. Robyn (1860-1935) was the conductor when the Club formed. Charles Wiggins was the president of the Apollo Club. He was also a member of the Missouri Historical Society for fifty-three years. He passed away on February 22, 1948. W.K. (William Kauffman) Stanard (1861-1934) was the vice-president of the Apollo Club. He was married to Mary Tillay. They had one son, Edwin T. Stanard, who was the president of the Standard-Tilton Milling Company until 1942. T.J Wright was the secretary and treasurer of the Apollo Club. Scope and Contents The collection consists of canceled checks, scrapbooks, bank statements, meeting minutes, ticket sale log books, membership dues listings, and business receipts for services rendered to the Apollo Club. The business receipts contain many examples of illustrated letterheads. The scrapbooks consist of material relating to the Apollo Club during the time frame noted on each scrapbook, including programs, newspaper clippings and photographs. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements The three scrapbooks in the collection are in fragile condition and need to be handled carefully. Preferred Citation Apollo Club of Saint Louis Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Clubs -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Concerts -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Music -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Apollo Club of St. Louis Programs. 1894-1910 1 1 Programs. 1911-1927 1 2 Business Receipts. 1893 Nov-1894 Dec 1 3 Business Receipts. 1895 Jan-July 1 4 Business Receipts. 1895 Aug-1896 Aug 1 5 Business Receipts. 1896 Sept-1897 Apr 1 6 Business Receipts. 1897 May-Dec 1 7 Business Receipts. 1898 2 8 Business Receipts. 1899 2 9 Business Receipts. 1900 2 10 Business Receipts. 1901 2 11 Business Receipts. 1902 2 12 Business Receipts. 1903 2 13 Business Receipts. 1904 Jan-July 3 14 Business Receipts. 1904 Aug-1905 Apr 3 15 Business Receipts. 1905 May-Dec 3 16 Business Receipts. 1906 3 17 Business Receipts. 1907 3 18 Business Receipts. 1908 3 19 Annual Financial Reports. 1893-1900 4 20 Annual Financial Reports. 1900-1911 4 21 Canceled Checks. 1894-1903 4 22 Canceled Checks. 1904-1912 4 23 Attendance Records. 1893-1896 5 24 Attendance Records. 1896-1898 5 25 Meeting Minutes. 1898-1907 5 26 Meeting Minutes. 1903-1910 5 27 Paid Cash Subscriptions. 1894-1907 5 28 Weekly Dues. 1894-1897 5 29 Weekly Dues. 1897-1900 5 30 Bank Deposits/Check Register. 1894-1897 5 31 Bank Deposits/Check Register. 1897-1909 5 32 Bank Deposits/Check Register. 1896-1897 5 33 Bank Deposits/Check Register. 1897-1903 5 34 Bank Deposits/Check Register. 1903-1908 5 35 Membership Record. No date Volume 1 Ticket Ledger. 1894-1897 Volume 2 Ticket Ledger. 1897-1901 Volume 3 Ticket Ledger. 1903-1906 Volume 5 Ticket Ledger. 1906-1910 Volume 6 Scrapbook. 1893-1903 Volume 7 Scrapbook. 1903-1913 Volume 8 Scrapbook. 1913-1924 Volume 9