Guide to the John O'Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection

Devon Miller
Center for Sacramento History
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Sacramento, California 95811-0229
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Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the John O'Farrell Boy Scouts of America collection

Collection number: MS 69

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Devon Miller
Date Completed:
2020-03-10
Encoded by:
Devon Miller
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

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

Collection Contents

Box 1929-1930

Cards and certificates 1929-

Box 1:4

Membership card 1930

Box 1:4

Membership card 1931

Box 1:4

Badge certificate 1930-06-26

Box 1

Boy Scout diaries 1929-1931

Box 1:3

Boy Scout diary 1929

Box 1:3

Boy Scout diary 1931

 

Handbooks

Box 1:1

Handbook for Boys undated

Box 1:1

Revised Handbook for Boys 1929

folder 1:1

Revised Handbook for Boys 1930

Box 1:2

Handbook for Patrol Leaders 1929

Box 1:1

Camp Audrain brochure circa 1931

Box 1:4

Camp Audrain brochure circa 1931