Finding Aid to the Society of California Pioneers Collection MS.563

Finding aid prepared by Maritxu Carmen de Alaiza and Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 5


Title: Society of California Pioneers Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.563
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Date: 1862, undated
Abstract: 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.
creator: Society of California Pioneers.

Scope and Contents

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.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Administrative history note created by Maritxu Carmen de Alaiza, 2012. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donation from H. R. Wagner, circa 1932; Donation from George Wharton James estate, 1943 December.

Preferred citation

Society of California Pioneers Collection, 1862, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.563; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Use

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.

Access

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.

Administrative history note

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."
The Society continues to be a membership organization, and "Membership is open to descendants of pioneers who arrived in California prior to January 1, 1850" (The Society of California Pioneers, 2011). As of 26 January 2012, the Society was still active.
Reference: The Society of California Pioneers. (2011). The Society of California Pioneers Constitution. Retrieved from http://www.californiapioneers.org/.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

California -- History
Mission statements
Photostats
Programs