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Clubs and organizations of Ventura County collection, circa 1881-1998.
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Title: Collection of clubs and organizations of Ventura County
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC001
    Physical Description: 23.11 Cubic Feet (18 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1881-1998
    Abstract: Ventura County has been home to numerous clubs and organizations throughout its history. This collection consists of archival materials from 1881 to 1998. Assembled by the repository, this collection contains important papers, including minutes and reports; membership directories and yearbooks; event programs; newsletters; news clippings; and a few photographs from various groups and clubs throughout Ventura County.
    Physical Location: Stored at the MVC Research Library. All requests to access special collections can be made in advance by emailing the Research Library reference desk.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED ON-SITE: Open for research. Advance requests can be made to Research Library staff via email.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the museum does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of clubs and organizations of Ventura County (Collection MVC001), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection consists of a number of donations from various clubs and organizations, or former members. Please contact the Research Library if you have specific questions about the provenance of specific items: library@venturamuseum.org.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Library Staff in 2010.

    Biographical / Historical

    On January 1, 1873, Ventura County officially split from Santa Barbara County and was established as the county seat. Since its inception, Ventura County has been home to a multitude of clubs and organizations. Some well known clubs and organizations in Ventura County include the 4-H, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Kiwanis Club, Saticoy's Poinsettia Club, Simi Valley Historical Society, and Y.M.C.A., among many others.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection was created by the Research Library and contains papers related to a variety of clubs and organizations in Ventura County. Materials include minutes and reports, membership directories and yearbooks, event programs, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs. This is not a comprehensive collection of clubs within Ventura County and all materials were donated by the organization itself or members.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into 96 categories for each of the 96 clubs and organizations represented in the collection. They are in alphabetical order. The collection only represents county organization for which we have received donations.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Eco clubs
    Political clubs
    Private clubs
    Women -- Societies and clubs
    Social group work
    Associations, institutions, etc.