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Guide to the Sacramento Swiss Clubs collection
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Description
This collection consists of the records of the Sacramento Swiss Ladies Society and the United Swiss Lodges of California as well as a few documents from the Sacramento Helvetia Verein. The Swiss Ladies Society was a Sacramento organization originally called Sacramento Helvetia Frauen and Toecher Verein. The organization was established in 1922 “to cultivate mutual sociability among its members and rendering financial aid in case of sickness.” The Society was open to women of Swiss ancestry. This collection contains many of the club’s meeting minutes and financial records. Together with the men’s Swiss organization, the Helvetia Verein, these two clubs on May 1, 1981 established a parent organization called the United Swiss Lodges of California. This organization permitted the Swiss Ladies Society and The Helvetia Verein to gain nonprofit status. The United Swiss Lodges of California were deeply involved in efforts to erect a statue of John Sutter near Sutter’s Fort and to support the production of a film about John Sutter’s contribution to Sacramento and California.
Background
The Swiss Ladies Society was a Sacramento organization originally called Sacramento Helvetia Frauen and Toecher Verein. The organization was established in 1922 “to cultivate mutual sociability among its members and rendering financial aid in case of sickness.” The Society was open to women of Swiss ancestry. This collection contains many of the club’s meeting minutes and financial records. Together with the men’s Swiss organization, the Helvetia Verein, these two clubs on May 1, 1981 established a parent organization called the United Swiss Lodges of California. This organization permitted the Swiss Ladies Society and The Helvetia Verein to gain nonprofit status. The United Swiss Lodges of California were deeply involved in efforts to erect a statue of John Sutter near Sutter’s Fort and to support the production of a film about John Sutter’s contribution to Sacramento and California.
Extent
5.5 linear feet (5 boxes + 1 oversized map drawer)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.