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Finding Aid for the Uplifters Club Records, 1909-1976
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Description
The Uplifters Club was founded in Dec. 1913 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club by Harry Marston Haldeman and a small group of business and professional men; acquired a country home in Rustic Canyon; activities included monthly dinner meetings, polo games, annual outings, and organized entertainment at which stage and screen celebrities performed; the Club ended in 1947. Includes minute books, miscellaneous financial, real estate, and other records, photographs, copy photographs, clippings, and ephemera relating to Rustic Canyon.
Background
The Uplifters Club derived from the dinner meetings of a group of Los Angeles Athletic Club members, prominent amongst whom was Harry Marston Haldeman. Their first official dinner as Uplifters was held on December 10, 1913 and their purpose was to "uplift art, promote good fellowship and build a closer aquaintance," among members. Social traditions that were established in addition to the dinner meetings included Annual Outings and Poets' Dinners, and High Jinx. L. Frank Baum was a founder member and wrote the official song, "Haldeman."
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.