Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.)

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Founded 1885; initially envisioned as a correspondents' union but emerged as a dining club of leading and active newspaper correspondents assigned to Washington; noted for its "roasts" of prominent politicians.

From the description of Records, 1900-1937. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70939677

Journalistic organization founded in 1885. Members represent major newspapers, news services, news magazines and broadcast networks.

From the description of Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) records, 1885-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132286

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944. Raymond Clapper papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1913-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949. Clifford K. Berryman papers, 1835-1976. Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Wiggins, James Russell, 1903-2000. Papers, 1908-2000, bulk 1942-1994. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Wiggins, James Russell, 1903-2000. Papers, 1908-1985. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Orr, Charles Noah, 1877-1949. Charles Noah Orr papers, [undated] and 1896-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Gridiron Club Records, 1885-1988 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.). Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) records, 1885-1988. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cabell, William Daniel, 1834-1904. Papers of William Daniel Cabell and the Cabell and Ellet families [manuscript], 1798-1955. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.). Records, 1900-1937. Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Raymond Clapper Papers, 1908-1962, (bulk 1913-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hassett, William D., 1880-1965,. Roosevelt miscellany, 1933-1945: [ephemera in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection]. Library of Congress
creatorOf O'Rourke, Lawrence M., 1938-. Lawrence M. O'Rourke Papers, 1957-2005. Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library
creatorOf Kirchhofer, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1892-1985. Papers, 1888-1982 (bulk 1921-1982). Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Berryman family Washington, D. C. Berryman family papers, 1829-1984 (bulk 1882-1961). Archives of American Art
referencedIn Curtis journal, 1894. Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961 Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Berryman family family
associatedWith Berryman family Washington, D. C. family
associatedWith Cabell, William Daniel, 1834-1904. person
associatedWith Clapper, Raymond, 1892-1944. person
associatedWith Kirchhofer, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1892-1985. person
associatedWith O'Rourke, Lawrence M., 1938- person
associatedWith Orr, Charles Noah, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Wiggins, James Russell, 1903-2000. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Press and politics
Journalism--Societies, etc
Journalists
Politicians--United States--Anecdotes
Journalists--United States
Presidents--Anecdotes
Clubs
Statesmen--Anecdotes
Political satire, American
Presidents--United States--Anecdotes
Politicians--Anecdotes
Statesmen--United States--Anecdotes
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Active 1888

Active 1982

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