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Poe Foundation business records

Poe Foundation business records, 1913-2008
Poe Foundation business records
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  • Business records, 1913-2008, of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia. Includes admission ledgers, annual reports and minutes, book shop accounts, card catalogs, correspondence, daily journals, finances, guest registers, newsletters, photographs, programs, and receipts
  • Of note are the numerous letters from Poe scholars, board members, donors, and various dignitaries, including presidents and senators. Beginning in 1921 the museum embarked on an initiative to collect Poe memorabilia and personal effects, and letters tracing these efforts are included. The correspondence also includes numerous requests for information on Poe and purchases from the book shop, as well as copies of poetry and stories submitted by Poe scholars. Also included are letters appointing board members and announcing board meetings, and membership dues. Included is an interesting collection of letters from Olaf Bjorkman regarding a sculpture of Poe and the Raven. The annual reports, 1922-1974, include financial statements, minutes, tour notes, meeting announcements, and reports to the president and board members. Included are copies of the newsletters, Evermore, and The Poe Messenger. The financial organization of the museum can be traced through the account cash ledgers, annual reports, book shop accounts, daily journals, and receipts. Also of note are the guest registers, 1921-2006, which record visitors to the Poe Museum, including celebrities such as Gertrude Stein, and track the attendance and popularity of the museum
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The Old Stone House, or the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, opened in April 1922 in Richmond, Virginia. The Poe Museum contains the world's largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia, and personal belongings. The first officers were J. H. Whitty, President, and W.G. Stanard and Douglas Freeman, Vice Presidents. In 2009 the museum will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe.
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Poe Foundation business records
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Type of unit
cu. ft. (45 boxes)

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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