Alexander K. McClure Collection


Alexander K. McClure Collection


Alexander K. McClure
Clover Club


This is a digitized collection of published work, memorabilia, and images related to Alexander K. McClure.


Alexander K. McClure Collection, HC-02


C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College




For information on copyright or permissions for this collection contact the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 archives.





Collection Items

Clover Club 1883 Dinner Menu
This menu includes the courses served, detailed cartoons of club members and other images relating to the dinner, as well as a poem featuring the clover on the menu's back cover.

Clover Club 1894 Dinner Menu
This menu includes the date and location of the dinner, as well as a list of the courses served. It also features detailed artwork of the Loving Cup and the Clover Club Grill.

Clover Club 1902 Memorial Dinner
This entirely cloth menu is bound together with a metal clover pin. In tribute to "the Grand Army of the Republic," the menu features the lyrics and musical composition of the Star-Spangled Banner, the dinner courses or "rations," and a list of…

Clover Club 10th Anniversary Dinner Menu
This clover-shaped menu includes the date and location of the club's 10th Anniversary dinner. The courses served are listed, and on the back of the menu, one of the club's favorite toasts ("A votre sante!") and an image of the Clover Club Grill can…

Clover Club 18th Anniversary Dinner Menu
This menu is dedicated to the club's 18th anniversary. It includes the dinner's various committees, the club's active, non-resident, and honorary members, as well as the courses to be served at the dinner.

Clover Club 22nd Anniversary Dinner Book
For the club's 22nd anniversary dinner, the members created an entire book dedicated to the traditions, beliefs, and members of the club. Pages featured include detailed sketches of traditional clover club items, political and humorous cartoons, the…

Clover Club 5th Anniversary Dinner Menu
This menu is dedicated to the club's 5th anniversary. It includes detailed drawings and cartoons featuring committee members and club traditions. It also provides the courses served at the dinner.

Clover Club 7th Anniversary Dinner Menu
For the club's 7th anniversary, both a booklet and menu were created. Shaped as a clover, the menu includes the date and location, as well as the courses served. Only the booklet's cover is featured in this digital archive. However, its contents…

Five O'clock Club Dinner Menu
This menu was for a dinner in honor of James M. Beck, Esq., United States District Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It features a portrait of Beck, the courses served, the guest list, and a list of officers and active members of the…

Lincoln Association of New Jersey 27th Annual Dinner Menu
At the association's 27th annual dinner, McClure was invited as a guest speaker. As a friend of the late President Lincoln, McClure's oration is titled "Abraham Lincoln - Personal Recollections." Additionally, the menu includes the courses served and…

Lincoln Association of the Union League of Philadelphia
This digital archive includes three items relating to the Lincoln Association of the Union League of Philadelphia: a dance card for a reception in honor of General Grant on December 23, 1879; a 4th anniversary dinner menu; and a 6th anniversary…

Tennessee & Pennsylvania Scotch Irish Societies
The menus featured include the 1st annual banquet of the Tennessee Irish Scotch Society in Nashville, as well as the 7th and 8th annual banquets of the Pennsylvania Irish Scotch Society in Philadelphia.

50th Anniversary Celebration of McClure's Entrance into Journalism
This is a program from the dinner held in honor of McClure's 50th Anniversary of his entrance into journalism.

Clover Club Thanksgiving Dinner and Memorial Service to A.K. McClure
The Clover Club hosted its Thanksgiving Dinner alongside a memorial service in their late president McClure's honor. This is the menu from that event.

Clover Club 21st Anniversary Dinner Menu
This is the cover of the Clover Club's 21st anniversary dinner menu.

Clover Club 4th Anniversary Dinner Menu
This is the cover of the club's 4th anniversary dinner menu. The dinner was hosted at the Bellevue Hotel in 1886.

Clover Club Certificate of Attendance
This document certified that A.K. McClure attended a Clover Club dinner at the Bellevue Tavern in 1889. It includes the club's emblem and traditional toast in the bottom left corner. It is signed by the club's first president, Moses P. Handy.

Clover Club Name Tag
It is clear that this name tag is affiliated with the Clover Club due to the emblem featured. At the emblem's base are the words "Clover Club." There are also symbols of a clover and the Clover Club Grill. "A votre sante!" is featured as well.

Clover Club Peace Jubilee Menu
The menu includes the dinner committee as well as the "rations" (courses) served at the dinner. The event was hosted at the Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia.

Confederate Veteran, "Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln" by A.K. McClure
This article comprises McClure's reflections on the 1860s and the Civil War, predominantly discussing the roles played by Union President Abraham Lincoln and Confederacy President Jefferson Davis. The article acts as a tribute to both men.

Confederate Veteran, Letters between McClure and Carnegie
The Confederate Veteran published letters exchanged between Honorable Andrew Carnegie and A.K. McClure in 1901. McClure discusses philanthropic opportunities in the South, of which Carnegie declines to contribute due to residual negative feelings in…

Dedication of the Alexander K. McClure School
This is the program presented during the dedication of the Alexander K. McClure School in Philadelphia, PA. The program includes the event details and schedule, including his presentation of a portrait of A.K. McClure.

Hibernian Society of Philadelphia, 100th Anniversary of the Constitution Dinner Menu
This is the cover of the dinner menu celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

Hibernian Society of Philadelphia Dinner Menu
The dinner menu includes the courses served, toasts administered, and the musical selections performed by Simon Hassler's Orchestra.

Manufacturers' Club Dinner Menu
This is the menu served at a club dinner which McClure attended. In the menu's bottom right corner, "Mr. McClure" embossed in gold can be read.

A Clover Club History
This document comprises the history of the Philadelphian gentleman's dining club known as the Clover Club. Its history includes the creation and naming of the club, traditions, notable members, as well as the club's influence which continues into…
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