Sunset Club Archives

Finding aid prepared by Katrina Denman.
Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sunset Club Archives
Dates: 1895-2010
Collection Number: Consult repository
Extent: Approx. 700 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL:http://www.huntington.org
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.

Administration Information

Access

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 website .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sunset Club archives, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Placed on deposit at the Huntington by the Sunset Club in 2010.

Biography

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 organization.

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 artifacts.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document function. It will be expanded and updated with future additions.
A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

Sunset Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Subject

Clubs--California--Los Angeles--Sources.
Men--Society and clubs--California--History.

Geograhic Areas

California--History--1850-1950.
California--History--1950-.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--History.


Collection Contents

Box  1 (1-20)

1895-2010. Annals.

Box  2 (1-90)

1895-1984 Programs and Agendas.

Box  3 (91-117)

1985-2010. Programs and Agendas.

Box  4 (1-100)

1985-1994. Talks and papers.

Box  5 (101a-118)

1995-2010. Talks and papers.

Box  6A (1-101)

1895-1995. Annual outings.

Box  6B (102-116)

1996-2010. Annual outings.

Box  7 (1-8)

1895-1950. Photographs: Christmas meetings.

Box  7 (9-14)

1933-1939. Photographs: Annual outings.

Box  8 (1-116)

1895-2010. Photographs: Various.

Box  9 (1-3)

1988-1998. Photographs: Annual outings.

Box  9 (4)

1998. Souvenir baseballs: Annual outings.

Box  10 (1-6)

1939-1995. Multi-media: Motion picture film, VHS, DVDs, etc.

Box  10 (7)

1920-1943. Multi-media: Oversize photographs.

Box  10 (8-10)

Undated. Multi-media: Glass plate positives.

Box  10 (8-11)

1971. Multi-media: Cassette tapes.

Box  10 (12-16)

1924-1938. Multi-media: Oversize photographs.

Box  10 (17)

1895-1941. Wooden gavels.

Box  10 (18)

2009. Multi-media: DVD (Hubert Franklin Laugharn...)

Box  10 (19)

c.1992-2000. Multi-media: Data disks.

Box  10 (20)

1964. Multi-media: Illustration of Bolsa Chica Gun Club.

Box  10 (21)

Undated. Multi-media: Transparencies.

Box  10 (22)

2005. Multi-media: Data disks.

Box  11 (1 [1-45])

1923-1995. Correspondence: Membership.

Box  11 (2)

1895-2010. Obituary notices.

Box  11 (3)

1914-1996. Memorial brochures.

Box  11 (4)

c.1895-1941. Song books and lyrics.

Box  11 (5)

1895-2010. Correspondence: Sunset Room.

Box  11 (6)

1895-2010. Correspondence: Mascots.

Box  11 (7)

1895-2010. Various manuscripts.

Box  11 (8-13)

c.1990s-2003. Correspondence: Miscellaneous.

Box  11 (14)

1996. Treasury accounting.

Box  12 (1-18)

1929-1956. Correspondence: Financial, programs, misc.

Box  12 (20-27)

c.1968-1996. Correspondence: Various members.

Box  12 (28)

1965-1977. Member biographies and ballots.

Box  12 (29)

1954-1963. Member obituary cards.

Box  12 (30)

Undated. Change of contact postcards.

Box  12 (31)

1936. Miscellaneous.

Box  Oversize objects (1-6)

1916-1951. Bronze memorial tablets.