Originally started as the "Nashville Society Magique" with the help of T. J. Crawford in March of 1922 with eight other magicians including V. A. Cerruti, Paul McWilliams, James S. Grigsby and James A. Dale.
They only met eight months of the year, skipping the summer months from June to September.
J. Pink Lawrence served as president for many years and Crawford as Secretary-Treasurer.
When they became affiliated with the IBM around 1945, Crawford was serving as president.