Scope and Content
University of California, Davis. Library
Title: Quarter Century Club Minutes
Date (inclusive): 1939-1989
0.4 linear feet
Abstract: The Quarter Century Club, whose members have been affiliated with the Davis campus for
twenty five years or more, was organized in 1939. This small collection contains the club's meeting minutes from
1939-1989 as well as several clippings that feature the club.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: AR-169
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
According to the minutes of the club's first meeting in September 1939, the idea for the group was formed at a
reunion of men who had been affiliated with the University Farm. The minutes state: "To commemorate the olden
days and to stage a sort of old timer's reunion, it was suggested that we call the "actives" together during the
sheep show at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island."
On September 28, 1939 a dozen men assembled for dinner at the Scottish Village on Treasure Island and recounted
their first days at Davis. During the evening, they agreed to name the group the Quarter Century Club and to
meet once a year. Membership would be open to any man who had been affilitated with the institution or community
for at least 25 years. In 1972 the club expanded membership to include women.
Scope and Content
This small collection contains the club's meeting minutes from 1939-1989 as well as several clippings that feature the club.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged chronologically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Quarter Century Club (Davis, Calif )--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty
University of California, Davis--Employees
University of California, Davis--History
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.
[Identification of item], AR-169, Quarter Century Club Minutes, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.