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Malibou Lake Mountain Club Records
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Description
The Malibou Lake Mountain Club is a private, secluded community in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. The collection contains the Club's administrative files, which are largely member files, containing applications, background checks, and correspondence with each individual member. Also included are Club correspondence, administrative records including president's reports and by-laws, and a collection of Club bulletins. Materials date from 1922 to 2015.
Background
The Malibou Lake Mountain Club is a private, secluded community located in the Santa Monica Mountains, northwest of Los Angeles and west of Malibu. Founded in 1922 by businessmen George Wilson and Bertram Lackey, the club attracted upper-middle-class Angelenos looking for a rustic escape from the bustling young city. Membership included use of the Clubhouse, a grand stone and redwood lodge designed by architectural firm Russell & Alpaugh of Los Angeles which burned down in 1936 and was replaced by a smaller lodge designed by the same firm. Members were also invited to various events hosted by the club, such as holiday dinners and dances, and were given free use of the lake for boating and fishing. "Licensee" members additionally were entitled to the use of a specific lot of land on which they could build their own cabin or dock.
Extent
27.5 Linear Feet (39 Legal-sized Hollingers, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. Some materials were damaged in a flood at a former storage location, and are fragile and may have mold damage. Extra care should be taken when handling brittle paper.
Availability
Advanced notice required for access. Due to the sensitive nature of the member files, access is restricted until 65 years after their creation.