Guide to the San Diego Stamp Club Records MS 253
Finding aid prepared by Amanda HughesCollection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
San Diego History Center Document CollectionDecember 18, 2012
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
Title: San Diego Stamp Club Records
Identifier/Call Number: MS 253
Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1915 February 4 –1916 September 28
Abstract: The collection contains records of the San Diego Stamp club from its inception on February 4, 1915 through September 28, 1916.
creator: San Diego Stamp Club.
This collection is open for research.
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
The San Diego Stamp Club was founded on February 4, 1915 with thirteen members in attendance at its first meeting held in the Timken Building in downtown San Diego. The purpose of the club was to “promote and further the interests of stamp collectors” in the greater San Diego area. It is unknown how long the Club remained in operation.
Collection is arranged by subject.
San Diego Stamp Club Records, MS 253, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.
Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on December 18, 2012.
Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the business of the San Diego Stamp Club, mainly during the Club’s first year of operation. Documents contained in the collection include administration and finances, meeting minutes, membership, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
American Philatelic Society.
San Diego Stamp Club.
San Diego (Calif.)
Stamp collecting -- Societies, etc.
"San Diego Stamp Club 1915," 1915 February 4 –1916 September 28
Club founded with thirteen charter members, February 4, 1915 (meeting minutes)
Constitution and By-laws of the club adopted, February 12, 1915 (meeting minutes)
Establishment of a stamp exchange, July 2 and 16, 1915 (meeting minutes)
Newspaper clippings, throughout 1915
Members of the American Philatelic Society visit San Diego for a conference at the invitation of the Stamp Club, June 23, 1915 (correspondence)
San Diego Stamp Club included in “Meekels Weekly Stamp News” (February 23, 1915) and the International Stamp and Coin Collectors and Dealers Address Book (April 10, 1915) (correspondence)