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Guide to the Pan American League of San Diego Collection MS 7
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Title: Pan American League of San Diego Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 7
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11.25 Linear feet (12 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1981
    Abstract: This collection contains materials related to the Pan American League of San Diego and its administrative processes from founding in 1936 through 1981.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    creator: Steyle, Mary B.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    In 1930, after a joint goodwill tour by women’s organizations in America and Cuba, the Pan American League International was formed for the purpose of promoting friendship across the borders of the American continents. The Pan American League of San Diego was non-political, non-sectarian, and non-commercial, and its purpose (as stated in its Articles of Incorporation) was “the promotion of friendship and better understanding through education and cultural channels and activities between the peoples of the United States and the other Pan American Nations.” In 1936, following her return from Washington D.C. where she had become interested in Pan-American affairs, Mrs. Mary B. Steyle organized a branch of the League in San Diego. Toward this end, the San Diego branch sponsored several events and helped many Latin-American students through its scholarship program.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials related to the Pan American League of San Diego and its administrative processes from founding in 1936 through 1981. Included are organizational records, minutes, reports of officers and committees, financial records, scholarship program records, membership records, yearbooks, and scrapbooks. Much of the collection is fragmented, but most of the important records (minutes, financial records, scholarship program records, yearbooks, and historian’s scrapbooks) are quite complete in their chronological scope. Also included are materials related to Pan American Juniors, a subsidiary organization.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by series:
    Series I: Administrative Records
    Series II: Scholarship Program
    Series III: Historians’ Scrapbooks

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Guest Book (Box 4, Folder 8) shows signs of damage around the edges of the loose pages. Scrapbooks and minute books are in good condition. (May 2013)

    Preferred Citation

    Pan American League of San Diego Collection, MS 7, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jennifer Vanoni on May 22, 2013.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number 2005.2.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pan American League of San Diego (San Diego, Ca).
    Cuba
    Fund raising
    Latin American Students
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Students
    United States