Scope and Content
Title: Sunset Club archives
Collection Number: mssSunset Club archives
Approximately 700 items
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
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Abstract: The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los
Angeles from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
Some items are restricted to the use of Sunset Club members. The rest of the
collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the
Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material,
nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and
obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
[Identification of item], Sunset Club archives, The Huntington Library, San
Placed on deposit at the Huntington by the Sunset Club in 2010.
The Sunset Club was started in Los Angeles in 1895 by Charles Dwight Willard
(1866-1914), along with Charles Fletcher Lummis, W.C. Patterson, Bert Estes, and
Fred L. Alles. It was modeled on the Sunset Club of Chicago as a men's social
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles
from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010. Included are club
annals, programs and agendas, the text of lectures, essays, correspondence, event
programs, memorial brochures, song books, and a few financial records. It also
contains photographs, glass plate positives, some DVD and video, and a limited number of
Note: the following items continued to be stored in San Marino as of June, 2010: '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1916 0530 Second
Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items Bronze Memorials 1923 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1930 0530 Second
Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1937 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1944 0526 Second
Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1951 0530 Second Memorial Tablet.
Note: the following items continued to be in the custody of W. Horton as of June, 2010: Annals / Publications various Extra
copies of Sunset Club Annals.
The collection is arranged by document function. It will be expanded and updated
with future additions.
Sunset Club (Los