The Century Association Biographical Archive (CABA) is a scholarly resource designed to make the Century’s archival documentation about the club’s founders and earliest members accessible in an integrated electronic format.
A total of 3,383 individuals are currently represented, from the founders of the club in 1847 through members elected in 1922, the Association’s seventy-fifth anniversary. Each member profile constitutes its own webpage, which typically displays the member’s life dates and places of birth, death, and burial; date of election and tenure of membership; a portrait from the club’s photo albums; and a memorial tribute. Archivist’s Notes provide additional context and information.
Just as these Centurions were closely associated in real life, their profile pages are richly interwoven. Hundreds of kinship notes and references in each other’s memorial texts are hyperlinked, as well as the proposers and seconders who initiated the candidacies of members.
Members elected after 1922 are generally not mentioned except in Archivist’s Notes or as bylines of memorial essays. Therefore, a profile will not show a complete record of members proposed or seconded by that member when such activity occurred after CABA’s current cutoff date.
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