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.
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.
1.27 linear feet
(1 box, 1 flat file folder)
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This collection is open for research.