M-84: Round Table Records
HISTORY: 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.
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.
HOLDINGS: 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]
ACCESS: A brief guide to Special Collection M-84 exists on site. Some of the material in may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.