Finding aid for the Society of California Pioneers records 6095
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles, California 90089-0189
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: Society of California Pioneers records
creator: Society of California Pioneers
Identifier/Call Number: 6095
Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1888-1915
Abstract: This small collection consists of documents produced by the Society of California Pioneers in support of election activities. The Society of California Pioneers established in 18590 in San Francisco, and was dedicated to the study and enjoyment of the art, history, and culture of California.
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[Box/folder no. or item name], Society of California Pioneers records, Collection no. 6095, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
This small collection consists of documents produced by the Society of California Pioneers in support of election activities. Included are election announcements listing slates of candidates; letters to the membership regarding nominations and elections, and amendments to the organization's constitution; two copies of proposed constitutional amendments; two copies of annual reports (1888 and 1889); and a pamphlet outlining the results of an investigation into the rejection of certain candidates for membership. Also included is an enclosing letter for a ticket to the parade and reception of January 24, 1898; and an invitation to a reception honoring James Lick and the Senior Pioneers (October 16, 1915).
The Society of California Pioneers was founded in 1850 in San Francisco by individuals who had arrived in California before 1850. Dedicated to the study and enjoyment of California art, history, and culture, the Society opened the first library in California, and a hall for meetings, lectures and social events (Pioneer Hall). It is the oldest organization west of the Mississippi. (Source: http://www.californiapioneers.org/)
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Leaflets (printed works)
California -- History -- Archival resources
Societies -- California -- History -- Archival resources
Society of California Pioneers
Society of California Pioneers -- Archives