The Century Association Archives Foundation was established in 1997 to preserve, organize, and administer the historical records of this important New York arts and letters club, founded in 1847. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization operating in the public interest, the Foundation seeks to make these records available to serious scholars and researchers.
These records are almost exclusively concerned with the history of the Century Association and the activities of the club’s members within its walls. They do not generally document the achievements of the members in their public lives. The Foundation does not undertake research of materials outside of its own collection.