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  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation

  • Title: The Scribes records
    Collection number: 0022
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1935-1960
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1969
    Abstract: This collection contains records pertaining to the operations of the The Scribes club, which was founded in 1897 and met every other Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Club records include correspondence, membership rosters, bylaws, minutes of meetings, and clippings files on club members.
    creator: Chase, Ralph A.

    Historical Note

    The Scribes was a club founded in 1897 by the newspapermen Dr. Harry E. Brook, George A. Dobinson, and R.H. Chapman. The club met every other Tuesday evening, and meetings generally consisted of a speaker followed by a discussion on the presentation of the speaker. The club's membership was strictly limited to 27 active members at any time. While the club's composition was initially comprised of newspapermen, it grew to include a number of other professionals, including lawyers, doctors and university professors. Many of the members held positions of prominence in the Los Angeles area, including: Gaylord Wilshire; John C. Austin, architect of a number of buildings at UCLA; Ford A. Carpenter, manager of the Department of Meteorology and Aeronautics at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Edward Dickson, President of Western Federal Savings; John Randolph Haynes, president of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Vierling Kersey, superintendent of the Los Angeles City schools; and Dr. George H. Kress, Dean of the Los Angeles Department of the College of Medicine of the University of California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains records pertaining to The Scribes club. Records include printed and typed membership rosters, club bylaws, minutes of club meetings, and reminders of meetings. Also included are files containing members' correspondence and publications and clippings about the club's members. Most of the correspondence pertains to the reasons members will not be attending club meetings.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Acquisition

    The Scribes records were donated to the University of Southern California by Ralph A. Chase, a Los Angeles lawyer who had been a member of the club since 1942, in 1969.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or name], The Scribes records, Collection no. 0022, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chase, Ralph A. -- Archives
    Haynes, John Randolph, b. 1853
    Kress, George H.
    Scribes (Organization : Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--Archival resources
    Private clubs--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources