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M-084: The Round Table Of Saint Louis Records

DATE: 1882 - 1981

CREATOR: The Round Table of Saint Louis

SCOPE: The collection spans the years 1882-1981 and includes meeting minutes; executive committee minutes; constitution and by-laws; scrapbooks showing organizational activities such as election of members and invitations to meetings; and two fiftieth anniversary publications.

EXTENT: 6 leather bound volumes of minutes of the Round Table, 1882-1981;

1 box, 29 small bound volumes, constitution, bylaws, record, officers and members, 1891-1935;

2 bound volumes, Executive Committee Minutes, 1882-1920;

3 bound scrapbooks of election of members, invitations to meetings, newspaper clippings, 1882-1886; 1925-1930; 1930-1934;

2 bound volumes, The Round Table, Fiftieth Anniversary, 1882-1932;

1 pamphlet, "The Oldest Restaurant in Saint Louis," November 1933, 8th edition [the Old Coffee House]

HISTORY: The Round Table of Saint Louis was a private group of civic leaders of Saint Louis. Organized in 1882 "to establish intimate relations between its members for mutual aid and advancement in business, and if need be, united action on matters pertaining to the prosperity of the City of St. Louis." Members met monthly for dinner and lecture. Regular donations of the organization's records to the Mercantile Library began in 1908, and continue to the present.

ACCESS: A brief guide to Special Collection M-084 exists on site. 

This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-084 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.