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Guide to the John O'Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John O'Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection
    Dates: 1929-1930
    Collection number: MS 69
    Creator: Farrell, Fred
    Creator: Boy Scouts of America
    Collection Size: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: In 1916 Troop 1 was organized by W. George Spillman in Sacramento. By 1919, twenty-one troops existed in the Sacramento region. In 1920 a formal council was created to develop and promote scouting in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. The John O’Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection contains publications and membership cards from member of Troop 12, Sacramento 1929-1931.
    Physical location: 04:20
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to the archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], John O'Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection, MS 69, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated by John O’Farrell to the Center for Sacramento History on June 15, 2006.

    Processing Information

    Processed and finding aid prepared by Devon Miller, 2020.

    Biography / Administrative History

    In 1916 Troop 1 was organized by W. George Spillman in Sacramento. By 1919, twenty-one troops existed in the Sacramento region. In 1920 a formal council was created to develop and promote scouting in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The John O’Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection contains publications and membership cards from member of Troop 12, Sacramento 1929-1931. The collection is organized into four series: Series 1. Membership cards. Series 2. Boy Scout Diaries. Series 3. Handbooks. Series 4. Camp Audrain brochure. The Boy Scout diaries were published notebooks given to scout members that document required dress, behavior codes, how to fly a flag, Indian sign language, and other troop information.

    Arrangement

    Series 1. Membership cards Series 2. Boy Scout Diaries Series 3. Handbooks Series 4. Camp Audrain brochure

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Boy Scouts of America. Troop 12 (Sacramento, Calif.)
    Boy Scouts of America--History
    Boy Scouts of America--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

    Other Finding Aids

    George I. Williams Boy Scouts of America collection, Center for Sacramento History