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Guide to the Scholia Club Records MS 266
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.