Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. materials
MS 360  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (82.39 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
This collection contains items from the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA), a practical history society that recreates the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe through gatherings and other events. Items in the collection include album books, personal SCA tokens and favors, copies of newspaper articles and comments from SCA discussion boards, and programs.
Background
The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. was created in 1966 because of a graduation party hosted by UC Berkley medieval studies graduate and author Diana Paxton. The society is an international non-profit educational corporation and living history organization with the goal to study and recreate Medieval European cultures and history before the 17th century. Events held includes tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. They also include educational and practical activities revolving around the ancient arts and skills of that time period. Since its start it has expanded to over 30,000 paid members in their 60,000 total number of participants. It divides itself into different administrative regions called kingdoms, with smaller regions within it. Then within those kingdoms and local groups, there is a standard board of officers with titles loosely based off medieval titles. The society incorporated itself as non-profit in California, with its headquarters in Milpitas.
Extent
1.27 linear feet (1 box, 1 flat file folder)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
This collection is open for research.