The Comstock Club was organized in 1964 by nine Sacramento civic and community leaders who sought to preserve and strengthen
the concepts and fundamentals of our democracy. They believed that this could be achieved by presenting, in a public forum,
responsible and stimulating speakers covering a broad spectrum of political and intellectual subjects of current concern to
our state and nation. The records contain audio recordings, photographs and speaking engagement flyers of prominent speakers
who have addressed the club in Sacramento, California. Some of the speakers have been past presidents, scientists, entertainers,
and activists. The records range from 1962 through 1997.
The Comstock Club was organized in Sacramento in 1964. Civic and community leaders wanted to provide a forum for speakers
to present over a broad spectrum of subjects, and to provide an opportunity for audiences to hear in-depth talks on everything
from civil rights, current political events, and advances in science and technology. The first President was Elmore J. Duffy,
who patterned the organization after the San Francisco Commonwealth Club.
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