Minutes, correspondence, reports, studies, speech transcripts, membership and financial records, printed matter, and sound
and videotape recordings relating to international, national, state and local public issues. Digital copies of some sound
recordings and film also available at
The Commonwealth Club of California is a private, nonprofit organization for the nonpartisan study of public issues based
in San Francisco, California. It was founded on February 3, 1903, by
San Francisco Chronicle editorial writer Edward F. Adams to investigate and discuss public issues and contribute to their solution, provide an open
and impartial forum for discussion of disputed questions, and influence public opinion according to conclusions reached after
1011 manuscript boxes, 119 oversize boxes, 62 card file boxes, 48 cubic foot boxes, 1 motion picture film, digital files
(511.0 linear feet)
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Boxes 5-256 and 681-740 closed until 2018 January 1. Boxes 1239 and 1240 are closed indefinitely. The remainder of the collection
is open for research. Boxes 1-737 are stored off-site. It may be possible to have a limited number of boxes brought to the
archives reading room for examination. A minimum of two days notice is required. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
for further information.