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Finding aid to the San Francisco Schuetzen Verein records, 1860-1946, MS 4007
MS 4007  
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Description
Comprises administrative records, publications, ephemera, and realia, documenting the origins, development, and activities of the San Francisco Schuetzen Verein between the years 1860 and 1946. The collection also includes materials related to the San Francisco International Shooting Festival Association, which hosted the Grand Prize Shooting Tournament at Emeryville's Shellmound Park to complement the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition held in San Francisco in 1915.
Background
The San Francisco Schuetzen Verein was founded by Jacob Knell, H. Millemann, and John Reinhart in August 1859 as a militia and shooting society for German Americans. In its early days, the organization held shooting tournaments, parades, and eagle-king shoots, as well as regular target practice in Hayes Park. After President Lincoln's assassination in 1865, the Schuetzen Verein patrolled the streets of San Francisco for two days and two nights until they were relieved by federal troops. The organization evolved into a social and athletic club, sponsoring shooting festivals and events around the Bay Area, with headquarters at the corner of Polk and Turk Streets in San Francisco.
Extent
14 boxes (7 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.