Includes the membership rosters, by-laws, programs of activities, event programs, newsletters, minutes, scrapbooks, photograph
albums, and other assorted records of the Soroptimist Club of San Jose, also known as Soroptimist International of San Jose.
Soroptimist International was founded on December 4, 1924, as Soroptimist International of San Jose. The club was renamed
to Soroptimist International of Silicon Valley after merging with two other local clubs. It serves as a voluntary service
organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls.
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The records are open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.