This collection contains records pertaining to the Scholia Club of San Diego including administrative documents, financial
information, newspaper articles, and papers which were presented to the club for discussion at meetings.
In January 1904, at the home of Albert Will Angier, a group of men interested in education and educational issues organized
to form a Scholia Club in San Diego. The term “scholia” indicates a scholastic purpose. Those present were Albert Will Angier,
John Crippen, Frank Thompson, P.E. Davidson, and W.F. Bliss. Harley Chandler was not present, but telephoned regarding actions
at the meeting. An Executive Committee was formed to include Chandler, Angier, Davidson, and Percey .E. Davidson, who was
made Factotum of the Club, a position holding similar duties to that of a president. A few weeks later, a special meeting
was held to elect three non-teachers to membership. Roy Campbell, secretary of YMCA, Dr. R.F. Burnham, M.D., a physician and
brother-in-law of George Marston, and attorney Adelbert H. Sweet were elected at the special meeting. The Club took pride
in its mixed membership of teachers and non-teachers. The first regular meeting was held at the Delmonico restaurant on February
6, 1904. On March 18, 1904, the third regular meeting welcomed Professor Snedden of Stanford University who made the address
of the evening.