Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid to the Society of California Pioneers Collection MS.563
MS.563  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (75.53 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The purpose of the Society of California Pioneers was, according to its constitution, "to cultivate the social virtues of its members, to collect and preserve information connected with the early settlement and conquest of the country, and to perpetuate the memory of those whose sagacity, enterprise, and love of independence induced them to settle in the wilderness, and become the germ of a new State." This collection contains a photostat of the mission statement of the Society of California Pioneers from 1853 and a program for the ceremonies at the laying of the corner stone of the New Pioneer Hall on July 7, 1862.
Background
The purpose of the Society of California Pioneers was, according to its constitution, "to cultivate the social virtues of its members, to collect and preserve information connected with the early settlement and conquest of the country, and to perpetuate the memory of those whose sagacity, enterprise, and love of independence induced them to settle in the wilderness, and become the germ of a new State."
Extent
0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.