Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter Records

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2018


Descriptive Summary

Title: Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter Records
Dates: 1919-2000
Collection Number: 2015-48
Creator/Collector: Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter.
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Online items available
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
San Jose, California 95112
Abstract: Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter organizational records, photographs and ephemera.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is available to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.

Preferred Citation

Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter Records. History San Jose Research Library

Acquisition Information

Donated to History San Jose in 2015 by a former member of the Chapter.

Biography/Administrative History

Camp Fire was founded in 1910 by Luther Gulick, M.D., and his wife, Charlotte Gulick β€œto guide young people on their journey to self-discovery.” A chapter existed in the Santa Clara Valley from around 1911 or 1912, until the mid-2000s, when it went bankrupt and closed its doors.

Scope and Content of Collection

Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter organizational records, including administrative records and newsletters, chapter activity scrapbooks and programs, official books and marketing material, camping and event photographs and ephemera. The collection also includes uniforms, beads, and other objects.

Indexing Terms

Girls -- Societies and clubs.
Camp Fire Girls.
Santa Clara County (Calif.)