Inventory of the Quarter Century Club Minutes

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
Title: Quarter Century Club Minutes
Date (inclusive): 1939-1989
Extent: 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.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: AR-169
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Quarter Century Club (Davis, Calif )--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty
University of California, Davis--Employees
University of California, Davis--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AR-169, Quarter Century Club Minutes, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

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.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1-3

Minutes 1939-1989

Box 1:4

Clippings 1948-1956