Zonta Club of Pasadena Records

Finding aid prepared by Gina C Giang.
The Huntington Library
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San Marino, California 91108
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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

Access

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

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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.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

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

Corporate Names

Zonta Club of Pasadena.
Zonta International.

Subjects

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

Geographic Areas

Pasadena (Calif.).

Genre

Awards.
Booklets.
Bulletins.
Business records.
Clippings (information artifacts).
Financial records.
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records).
Newsletters.
Reports.
Printed ephemera.
Scrapbooks.
Yearbooks.


CONTAINER LIST

Oversize folder 1

1929 November 15

Certificate of Membership.
Box 1

1929-1934

Includes material related to Amelia Earhart.
Box 2

1933-1942

Envelope 1

1941-1957

Note: Newspaper clippings are brittle.
Box 3

1943-1953

Roll 1

1948

Pasadena Convention panoramic photograph.

Access Information

CLOSED: Due to the fragile condition of the photograph, this item may not be viewed without prior approval from Preservation.
Box 4

1953-1960

Box 5

1960-1971

Includes Zonta Club International Club Treasurer ledger, 1964-1971.
Box 6

1965-1972

Oversize box 1

1967-1969

Scrapbook.
Box 7

1972-1975

Box 8

1976-1981

Box 9

1981-1991

Box 10

1989-1994

Box 11

1992-1994

Box 12

1995-1998

Box 13

1998-2000

Box 14

1999-2003

Box 15

1999-2005

Box 16

2000-2005

Box 17

2005-2008

Box 18

2005-2008

Box 19

2005-2009

Box 20

2010-2012

Box 21

2013-2015, undated