Alexandria Antique Arts Association Collection Finding Aid MS134

Alexandria Antique Arts Association Collection Finding Aid MS134


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

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Alexandria, VA 22314
pwalker@alexlibraryva.org
URL: http://alexlibraryva.org/lhsc

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Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS134
Title
Alexandria Antique Arts Association Collection (MS134)1971-1999
Quantity
1 Linear Feet, 3 boxes
Creator
Alexandria Antique Arts Association
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Alexandria Antique Arts Association Collection, MS134, Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections, Alexandria Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

The Alexandria Antique Arts Association (AAAA) was an organization devoted to the collection and the appreciation of antiques and other collectibles. Founded in 1971 by Orva Heissenbuttel, the Alexandria group was the first of many such regional associations, also founded by Heissenbuttel, which were known collectively as the American Antique Arts Association. Members of the Alexandria chapter gathered at monthly meetings to discuss their collections and listen to speakers lecture on various topics relating to antiques, personal collections, and historical context. The group also sponsored tours of historic houses, gardens and museums. The AAAA disbanded in 1999.

Content Description

The collection consists of organizational records of the group, including minutes from the monthly meetings and membership rosters. Also included are copies of the newsletter of the American Antique Arts Association, originally named The Quad Anglo and later called The Journal. The collection includes newspaper clippings about the group and its activities, articles written by the group's founder, Orva Heissenbuttel, and articles about antiques and antique collecting. The collection also contains information about tours taken by the group, including pamphlets and brochures from places visited. Additionally, there is a group of photographs depicting members engaged in chapter activities.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in several series, reflecting the original grouping of the items. Some series are arranged chronologically (often in reverse chronological order), while others are not; the organization of each series reflects the original arrangement of the items by the AAAA. Series I Minutes; Series II Organizational Information; Series III Newsletter; Series IV Correspondence; Series V Tours; Series VI Antiques; Series VII Clippings; Series VIII Photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Antique collecting
  • Antiques.
  • Heissenbuttel, Orva (Walker), 1927-2018
  • Historic buildings.
  • Women -- Societies and clubs.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Barclay, Winnette (Jennings), 1912-1984
  • Berkhouse, Marjorie A.
  • Blair, Joan C.
  • Borchardt, Susan A.
  • Claypool, Julia B.
  • Coffey, Grahame C. (Crichton), 1922-2018
  • Fauber, J. Everette, Jr.
  • Ford, Jerome S., 1917-1997
  • Goergens, Evelyn P., 1907-1994
  • Heissenbuttel, Orva (Walker), 1927-2018
  • Jeffers, Irene
  • Jefferson, Marion
  • Keith, Jan (Race), 1922-2018
  • Kenny, Helen M., 1912-2008
  • Lewis, Lois
  • Lipscomb, Tura
  • Morse, Virginia (Garbison), 1913-2002
  • Netherton, Ross D. (Ross Dewitt), 1918-2010
  • Reiss, Dorothy Eva, 1919-2008
  • Shidler, Evelyn E.
  • Stockett, Celia L.
  • Sundquist, Beth R.
  • Sykes, Virginia L. (Virginia Louise Levy), 1918-2016
  • Weir, Marie
  • Werner, Dorothy J.

Container List

Series I: Minutes
  • Text box: 1 folder: 1
    Minutes
    Lipscomb, TuraLewis, LoisKeith, Jan (Race), 1922-2018Blair, Joan C.Berkhouse, Marjorie A.Sykes, Virginia L. (Virginia Louise Levy), 1918-2016Coffey, Grahame C. (Crichton), 1922-2018Shidler, Evelyn E.Kenny, Helen M., 1912-20081971-1979
  • Text box: 1 folder: 2
    Minutes
    Kenny, Helen M., 1912-2008Shidler, Evelyn E.Coffey, Grahame C. (Crichton), 1922-2018Jefferson, MarionStockett, Celia L.Goergens, Evelyn P., 1907-19941980-1988
  • Text box: 1 folder: 3
    Minutes
    Jeffers, IreneCoffey, Grahame C. (Crichton), 1922-2018Morse, Virginia (Garbison), 1913-20021991-1998
Series II: Organizational Information
  • Text box: 1 folder: 4
    AAAA History
    1985
  • Text box: 1 folder: 5
    AAAA Constitution and By-laws
    1971
  • Text box: 1 folder: 6
    Membership Rosters
    1987-1999
  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    Membership Rosters
    1971-1986
  • Text box: 1 folder: 8
    Officers
    1971-1999
  • Text box: 1 folder: 9
    Publicity
    1973-1991
Series III: Newsletter
  • Text box: 1 folder: 10
    Newsletter
    1971
  • Text box: 1 folder: 11
    Newsletter
    1973
  • Text box: 1 folder: 12
    Newsletter
    1974-1975
  • Text box: 1 folder: 13
    Newsletter
    1976-1977
  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    Newsletter
    1978-1979
  • Text box: 1 folder: 15
    Newsletter
    1980-1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    Newsletter
    1982-1983
  • Text box: 1 folder: 17
    Newsletter
    1984-1985
  • Text box: 1 folder: 18
    Newsletter
    1986-1987
  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    Newsletter
    1988-1989
  • Text box: 1 folder: 20
    Newsletter
    1990-1991
  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Newsletter
    1992-1993
  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Newsletter
    1994-1995
  • Text box: 1 folder: 23
    Newsletter
    1996-1997
  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Newsletter
    1998-1999
Series IV: Correspondence
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1
    Carlyle House – Correspondence and Historical Information
    Sykes, Virginia L. (Virginia Louise Levy), 1918-2016Netherton, Ross D. (Ross Dewitt), 1918-2010Claypool, Julia B.Borchardt, Susan A.Barclay, Winnette (Jennings), 1912-1984Werner, Dorothy J.Sundquist, Beth R.Fauber, J. Everette, Jr.Ford, Jerome S., 1917-19971974-1987
Series V: Tours
  • Text box: 2 folder: 2
    Sites Visited
    1971-1972
  • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 3
    Brochures
    1977-1988
  • Text box: 2 folder: 4
    Correspondence
    1987
Series VI: Antiques
  • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 5
    Pamphlets and Brochures
    1987-1990
Series VII: Clippings
  • Text box: 2 folder: 6
    Obituaries
    1993-1997
  • Text box: 2 folder: 7
    Articles
    1951-1987
Series VIII: Photographs
  • Graphic Materials box: 3 folder: 1
    Photos from the Association's Albums
    1979-1998
    Scope and Contents

    This folder contains 42 color photographs from the albums of the Alexandria Antique Arts Association.

  • Graphic Materials box: 3 folder: 2
    Photos from the Assocation's Albums
    1979-1998
    Scope and Contents

    This folder contains 53 photographs from the Assocation's albums.