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Zonta Club of Pasadena Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Appraisal Information
  • Processing Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Zonta Club of Pasadena records
    Inclusive Dates: 1929-2015
    Collection Number: mssZonta
    Creator: Zonta Club of Pasadena
    Extent: 22 boxes, 1 envelope, 1 oversize folder, and 1 roll (10.05 linear feet)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Collection documents the activities of the Zonta Club of Pasadena from 1929 through 2015.
    Language of Material: The material is in English.

    Administrative Information


    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following web site .
    The following items are born-digital materials and not available for paging until reformatted. Please contact Reader Services for more information.
    • Box 12 (1): 3.5 inch floppy disk.
    • Box 14 (3): 3.5 inch floppy disk.
    • Box 17 (5): District 9 history, CD.
    • Box 19 (3): Zonta International North American Seminar, CD.
    • Box 19 (5): Zonta 80th birthday celebration; trauma interview room presentation dedication; and Zonta Club images, CD (3).
    Roll 1: Pasadena Convention, 1948 is not available due to the fragile condition of the photograph and is not available for paging until treatment from Conservation is completed. Please contact Reader Services for more information.
    The following items have been removed due to mold and are not available for paging until treatment from Conservation is completed. Please contact Reader Services for more information.
    • Box 15 (5) and Box 16 (1): 2000-2005.
    • Box 17 (2): 2002-2005.
    • Box 18 (1-2): 2005-2006.
    • Box 18 (3) and Box 19 (1): 2005-2008.
    • Box 20 (2-3): 2010-2011.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Zonta Club of Pasadena. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Angela R. Campbell, July 2016.

    Appraisal Information

    During processing in September 2019, Gina C Giang removed and shredded .04 linear feet of financial documents and legally restricted information.

    Processing Information

    Much of the material was contained in binders; those items have been rehoused in folders.

    Administrative History

    Zonta International is a global organization of nearly 30,000 members in 1,200 Zonta clubs in 66 countries. The club is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Convention of Zonta Clubs was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1919; the Zonta Club of Pasadena was formed in 1929 and disbanded in 2015.

    Scope and Content

    The Zonta Club of Pasadena records consist of annual reports, awards, clippings, correspondence, financial records, a guest book, membership lists, minutes, newsletters, photographs, and printed ephemera, dating from 1929-2015. The records contain material related to the club’s fundraising efforts in order to support local services for the community such as combatting the AIDS epidemic, child care, and providing fellowships to women seeking advance degrees in the sciences. In addition to financial assistance, the club staffed the Huntington Memorial Hospital gift shop. Notable individuals referenced in the records include Grace Nicholson and Amelia Earhart. Material such as newsletters and international meetings related to Zonta International are also included.


    Arranged in chronological order.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
    Nicholson, Grace, -1948.

    Corporate Names

    Zonta Club of Pasadena.
    Zonta International.


    Businesswomen -- California -- Societies, etc.
    Women -- California -- History.
    Women -- Societies and clubs -- California.
    Women's rights.

    Geographic Areas

    Pasadena (Calif.).


    Business records.
    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Financial records.
    Membership lists.
    Minutes (administrative records).
    Printed ephemera.