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Last Man’s Club Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Last Man’s Club Collection
    Dates: 1932-1989
    Collection Number: 1988.51
    Creator/Collector: Furrer, A.J.
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: Club was founded on Feb. 10, 1932 by A.J. Furrer. The membership consisted of 32 prominent Contra Costa Republican business and civic leaders who were veterans of World War 1. A few years later they bought a bottle of champagne which became a symbol of unity and a prize to be passed along to the last man. They met every year on Veteran’s Day, a total of 51 times, and the last meeting was in 1988. A.J. Furrer was the last man and died in 1989, at the age of 96.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Last Man’s Club Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Last Man’s Collection is contained in one box. Box 1 1. Folder #1 – Constitution & by-laws 2. Correspondence 3. Finances 4. 1988-89 – news clippings 5. Clippings and notes 6. News clippings

    Indexing Terms

    Veterans, World War I
    Last Man's Club
    Contra Costa County Republicans
    newspaper clippings

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