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Guide to the Comstock Club records
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
16 boxes (7.75 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.