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Guide to the George I. Williams Boy Scouts of America collection
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Series 1. Logbooks

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The logbooks series includes ledgers that document the daily/weekly operations aboard the vessel and the scout troop that operated it. The focus is strictly on scouting in the Sacramento region. In addition to acting as a log book for the vessel they also served as a scrapbook tracking the troop’s history. Materials contained within include rosters with required dues, newspaper clippings, photographs, permits, charters, maps, diagrams, letters, invoices, ephemera, and letters. A high percentage of these logbooks were created during World War II.
Box 1

Sea Explorer No.3 “Sacrament” Log, Edwin C. Cole, Skipper 1942-1944

Box 1

S.S.S. Sacto 1946

Box 1

S.S.S. Sacto 1947

Box 1

S.S.S. Sacto Log 5003 1948

Box 1

S.S.S. Blue Fin 144, B.T. Williams, Skipper 1966

 

Series 2. Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 6 scrapbooks

Series Scope and Content Summary

Series includes six scrapbooks documenting the activities of George Williams as a member of the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America between 1931-1974. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newsletters, programs, badges, membership cards, and newspaper clippings documenting the Boy Scouts in the Sacramento region.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 5

Scrapbook #1 1931-1958

Box 5

Scrapbook #2 1959-1962

Box 6

Scrapbook #3 1963-1966

Box 7

Scrapbook #4 1967-1969

Box 8

Scrapbook #5 1970-1971

Box 9

Scrapbook #6 1972-1974

 

Series 3. Handbooks and manuals

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The handbooks and manuals series focuses on handbooks and manuals used by the Boy Scouts which ranges from 1910-1995. The series is further divided into 5 sub-series; each was arranged in chronological order since no clear organization was apparent when the collection was received. The series was subdivided because the manuals were distinct enough that such an arrangement was warranted because it highlights the different aspects and branches of the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scout handbook sub-series range from 1910-1979. The Sea Scout handbook sub-series range from 1936-1966. The Air Scout handbook sub-series range from 1943-1958. The adult/troop leader handbook sub-series range from 1925-1971. The final sub-series, group histories and yearbooks, ranges from 1931-1995.
Box 2

Subseries 3.1 Boy Scout handbooks 1910-1979

Box 2

Subseries 3.2 Sea Scout handbooks 1936-1966

Box 2

Subseries 3.3 Air Scout handbooks 1943-1958

Box 2

Subseries 3.4 Adult handbooks 1925-1971

Box 2

Subseries 3.5 Yearbooks and group histories 1931-1995

Box MS 3:1, 4

Series 4. Silver Bear certificate and badges 1971

Physical Description: 1 box + 1 certificate

Series Scope and Content Summary

Certificate was issued in 1971 to George I. Williams for “distinguished service to boyhood.” 1 box of assorted Boy Scout badges.
Box 3

Series 5. Photographic negatives

Physical Description: 1 negative

Series Scope and Content Summary

One negative dated May 23, 1959. The image is from the Scout-o-Rama gathering
 

Series 6. Annual collections

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The annual collections series ranges from 1993-2004 and is divided into eleven separate folders which contain records for a specific year. When the collection was received the records were separated by year but no organization existed with the folders. Each folder was individually arranged by group specific records together in chronological order. The original filing structure has been maintained but is now much easier to navigate. The contents of each folder will vary slightly from year to year but most contain the following types of records which focuses on both nationals and regional boy scout history: Boy Scouts of America magazine, Boy Scout catalog, Boy Scout memorabilia catalog, letters received, letters sent, ephemera, newspaper clippings, invoices, local scout newsletters, photographs, and artifacts in the form of patches and pins. This series multiple uses including the study of the scout memorabilia trade, Boy Scout award ceremonies and social functions in Sacramento, and drafting a biography of George I. Williams.
 

Subseries 6.1 1993

Box 3:3

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1926-1960

Box 3:3

Local Boy Scout Newsletters: The SE-KAH-KE and the Trailmarker 1993

Box 3:3

Ephemera 1993

Box 3:3

Artifacts, 3 scout patches 1993

Box 3:3

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices 1993

 

Subseries 6.2 1994

Box 3:4

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1994

Box 3:4

Local Newsletters: The SE-KAH-KE and the Trailmarker 1994

Box 3:4

Ephemera 1994

Box 3:4

Artifacts, 1 scout patch 1994

Box 3:4

Boy Scout memorabilia invoices 1994

Box 3:4

Letters sent 1994

 

Subseries 6.3 1995

Box 3:5

Boy Scouts of America magazine 1995

Box 3:5

Local Newsletters: The Trailmarker, On My Honor, and the Trading Post 1995

Box 3:5

Ephemera 1995

Box 3:5

Artifacts, 1 scout patch 1995

Box 3:5

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices 1995

Box 3:5

Boy Scout museum pamphlets and membership solicitations 1995

 

Subseries 6.4 1996

Box 3:6

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1996

Box 3:6

Local Newsletters: The Trailmarker, A Scout Is, and Se-Kah-Ke 1996

Box 3:6

Ephemera 1996

Box 3:6

Order forms and related letters 1996

Box 3:6

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices and correspondence 1996

Box 3:6

Photographs 1996

Box 3:6

Letters received 1996

Box 3:6

Letters sent 1996

 

Subseries 6.5 1997

Box 3:7

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1997

Box 3:7

Boy Scouts of America Catalog 1997

Box 3:7

Local newsletters: The Trailmarker, Scouting in the News, Character Counts, Pathfinder Press, and the Se-Kah-Ke 1997

Box 3:7

Newspaper clippings 1997

Box 3:7

Ephemera 1997

Box 3:7

Letters received 1997

Box 3:7

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices and correspondence 1997

Box 3:7

Boy Scout pamphlet 1997

Box 3:7

Artifacts, 5 patches 1997

 

Subseries 6.6 1998

Box 3:8

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1998

Box 3:8

Local newsletter: The Trailmarker 1998

Box 3:8

Newspaper clippings 1998

Box 3:8

Ephemera 1998

Box 3:8

Letters received 1998

Box 3:8

Letters sent 1998

Box 3:8

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices and correspondence 1998

Box 3:8

Golden Counsel Calendar 1998

Box 3:8

Artifacts, 3 patches 1998

 

Subseries 6.7 1999

Box 3:9

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 1999

Box 3:9

Boy Scouts of America Catalog 1999

Box 3:9

Local newsletters: The Trailmarker, Golden Bear District Newsletter, Pack 94 newsletter 1999

Box 3:9

Newspaper clippings 1999

Box 3:9

Ephemera 1999

Box 3:9

Letters received 1999

Box 3:9

Boy Scout memorabilia: invoices and correspondence 1999

Box 3:9

Artifacts, 2 patches 1999

 

Subseries 6.8 2000

Box 3:10

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 2000

Box 3:10

Boy Scouts of America Catalog 2000

Box 3:10

Local newsletter: The Trailmarker 2000

Box 3:10

Ephemera 2000

Box 3:10

Letters received 2000

Box 3:10

Letters sent 2000

Box 3:10

Invoices 2000

Box 3:10

Pamphlets 2000

Box 3:10

Artifacts, 3 patches 2000

 

Subseries 6.9 2001

Box 3:11

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 2001

Box 3:11

Local newsletter: The Trailmarker 2001

Box 3:11

Merit badge requirements 2001

Box 3:11

Ephemera 2001

Box 3:11

Letters received 2001

Box 3:11

Letters sent 2001

Box 3:11

Invoices 2001

Box 3:11

Pamphlets and advertisements 2001

Box 3:11

Annual report 2001

Box 3:11

Photographs 2 2001

Box 3:11

Artifacts, 3 patches 2001

 

Subseries 6.10 2002

Box 3:12

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 2002

Box 3:12

Boy Scouts of America Catalog 2002

Box 3:12

Boy Scout Strategic Plan Guide 2002

Box 3:12

Local newsletter: The Trailmarker 2002

Box 3:12

Letters received 2002

Box 3:12

Letters sent 2002

Box 3:12

Invoices 2002

Box 3:12

River City District Calendar 2002

Box 3:12

Ephemera 2002

Box 3:12

Newspaper clippings 2002

Box 3:12

Photographs 2 2002

Box 3:12

Artifacts, 7 patches and 1 pin 2002

 

Subseries 6.11 2003

Box 3:13

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 2003

Box 3:13

Boy Scouts of America Catalog 2003

Box 3:13

2003 Roster 2003

Box 3:13

Newspaper clippings 2003

Box 3:13

Letters received 2003

Box 3:13

Letters sent 2003

Box 3:13

Invoices 2003

Box 3:13

Boy Scout donation sheet 2003

Box 3:13

Ephemera 2003

Box 3:13

George I. Williams personal card 2003

Box 3:13

Photographs 4 2003

Box 3:13

Artifacts, 5 patches and 1 pin 2003

 

Subseries 6.12 2004

Box 3:14

Boy Scouts of America Magazine 2004

Box 3:14

Local newsletter: The Trailmarker 2004

Box 3:14

2004 Roster 2004

Box 3:14

2004 calendar 2004

Box 3:14

Carolina Trader catalog 2004

Box 3:14

Letters received 2004

Box 3:14

Letters sent 2004

Box 3:14

Invoices 2004

Box 3:14

Ephemera 2004

Box 3:14

Unoccupied envelopes 2004