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M-501 The Potters Ephemera

ABSTRACT: One invitation to a Potter Play.

DATE: circa 1904-1907

SCOPE: This collection consists of an invitation that was found inside one of the Mercantile’s books. The invitation states, “You are invited to a Potter Play, Saturday, February 15, at a quarter after three, at the residence of Miss Sombart, 5600 Cabanne Avenue. After the play, the March Hare will have a party in the Potter House."

EXTENT: One invitation (2.5in.x3.5in.).

HISTORY: The Potters were a group of young women artists in the St. Louis area. They created original works of poetry, prose, and art and published them in their magazine, The Potters’ Wheel. Members of the group included Vine Colby, Inez Dutro, Celia Harris, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, Guida Richey, Caroline Risque, Petronelle Sombart, Sara Teasdale, and Edna Wahlert.

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."