Scope and Content
University of California (System). California Club. Davis Chapter
Title: California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records
Date (inclusive): 1950-1969
1 linear foot
Abstract: The California Club, an honorary service club founded in 1934, brought student leaders
of all University of California campuses together. This small collection contains materials from the Davis
chapter of the club including the club's constitution, correspondence, conference materials, and song
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-207
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
The California Club of the University of California was founded in 1934 by Robert Gordon Sproul, President of
the University. According to its constitution, the purpose of the California Club: "shall be to maintain
harmonious relations and unity among the student groups of the several campuses of the University of California
through the development and maintenance of the highest possible standards of sportsmanship, friendship, and
The organization of a Davis chapter of the California Club began with the appointment of Herbert A. Young,
Professor of Chemistry, as faculty adviser in November 1936.
The first annual convention of the four chapters of the California Club was held in Berkeley on September 8,
1940. In later years the club expanded to the other University campuses. In addition to the original purpose,
the club later served as an agency for the communication of opinions between students and the President on
matters concerning the University. Under the presidency of Clark Kerr, the club was regularly assigned problems
to study and evaluate for the President.
The 1962 convention was held at the Davis campus.
Scope and Content
This small collection contains the club's constitution, correspondence, conference materials, and song
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
University of California (System). California Club. Davis Chapter--Archives
University of California, Davis--Students
University of California (System)--Students
University of California (System)--History
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.
[Identification of item], AR-207, California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records, 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.