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Soroptimist International of San Jose Records
1991-133  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Soroptimist International of San Jose Records
    Dates: 1925-1987
    Collection Number: 1991-133
    Creator/Collector: Soroptimist International
    Extent: 7 linear feet
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The records are open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Soroptimist International of San Jose Records. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift to History San Jose in 1991.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records comprise membership rosters (1948-1987), by-laws (pre-1948 thru 1986), programs of activities (1939-1942), Installation Dinner programs (1957-1967), newsletters (1959-1971 broken run), minutes (1925-1963), maps showing the boundaries of the San Jose club, scrapbooks (1926-1971), photograph albums, and other assorted records of the Soroptimist Club of San Jose, also known as Soroptimist International of San Jose. Included in the photographs is the 1939 Soroptimist Club album of member portraits.

    Indexing Terms

    Women--Societies and clubs
    San Jose (Calif.)

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