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Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. materials
MS 360  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. materials
    Date (inclusive): 1977-2016, undated
    Collection Number: MS 360
    Creator: Society for Creative Anachronism
    Extent: 1.27 linear feet (1 box, 1 flat file folder)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. materials (MS 360). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of Dori Andrepont, Randall Diamond, Gayle Erwin, Jacquelyn Lynch, Joyce Muskat, Jane Nichols, Mary Lou Rakow, Teresa Roberts, Stacie Tibbetts, and the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. from 2010-2011.

    Processing History

    Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
    Processing of the Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. materials was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist.

    Historical Note

    The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. was created in 1966 because of a graduation party hosted by UC Berkeley 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.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into four series as follows:
    • Series 1. Documents, 1977-2016, undated
    • Series 2. Artifacts, 2010, undated
    • Series 3. Photographs, 1992-2002, undated
    • Series 4. Maps and broadsides, undated

    Separated Materials

    Select publications pertaining to the Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc. have been cataloged individually and are accessible through our online public access catalog by conducting a title search for "Collection of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., materials."

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Historical reenactments -- Societies, etc.
    Middle Ages -- Social life and customs

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Photographs
    Programs
    Realia