The Records of the Gnome Club (1897-2007), organized in six archival boxes, contains diverse material related to Caltech's
oldest social club. Material includes historical information, constitution and by-laws, member lists, newsletters, photos
Caltech's oldest social organization, the Gnome Club was founded on March 9, 1897 by James C. Creamer, who became the first
president of the Club. Over the years the Gnome Club has had a variety of roles: honorary society, secret society, fraternity,
and off-campus club. Its existence and activities have been continuous, and its ideals of courage, loyalty, and truth have
remained predominant and unchanged.
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of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise,
is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.