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Guide to the San Diego Rowing Club Records MS 8
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Title: San Diego Rowing Club Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 8
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17.0 Linear feet (18 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1994
    Abstract: This collection contains materials related to The San Diego Rowing Club and its administrative processes dating from 1890 through 1981.
    creator: San Diego Rowing Club.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    The San Diego Rowing Club was known as the Excelsior Rowing and Swimming Club when it first opened in 1888. It was formed for the purpose of fostering amateur athletic competition and social fellowship for local men. In 1891, in anticipation of competing on a national level, the Club changed its name to identify itself geographically. For much of its life, the San Diego Rowing Club has been a gathering spot for many of San Diego’s most influential and active leaders, with membership of 1,200 in the 1930s. Its athletic and social programs have undergone many changes, as have its facilities. Time, two World Wars, and a decline in interest in rowing, however, saw the once mighty club battling to save not only its famous clubhouse, but its club as a whole. Yet, through all the high and low points, SDRC has survived and continues to introduce the sport of rowing to new generations.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials related to The San Diego Rowing Club and its administrative processes dating from 1895 through 1981. Materials included in the collection are organizational and administrative records, reports of officers, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, plans, register and ledger books, scrapbooks and a file box of index notecards.
    Most materials are fragmented, but the minute books and the scrapbook pages provide a cohesive account of the Rowing Club’s activities.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in five series:
    Series I: Administrative Records;
    Series II: Construction and Conservation;
    Series III: Register Books;
    Series IV: Scrapbooks.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Some of the older papers are very fragile. The ledgers and notebooks are deteriorating around the binders and covers. Some of the scrapbook pages are fragile. A few clippings are loose and in poor condition. (June 2013)

    Preferred Citation

    San Diego Rowing Club Records, MS 8, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jennifer Vanoni in May 2013.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the San Diego Rowing Club, January 1, 1984.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Articles of incorporation
    By-laws
    Correspondence
    Historic sites
    Rowing
    Rowing clubs
    San Diego (Calif.)