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Native Sons of the Golden West Collection MS0062
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  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Contributing Institution: Center for Sacramento History
    Title: Native Sons of the Golden West
    Identifier/Call Number: MS0062
    Physical Description: 2 bankers box
    Physical Description: 24 Volumes
    Physical Description: 1 Oversized box
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1989


    This collection is arranged in two series. Series 1- Administrative Records. Series 2- Ephemera and Photographs

    Biographical / Historical

    The Native Sons of the Golden West is a fraternal service organization founded in 1875, limited to native born Californians and dedicated to historic preservation, documentation of historic structures and places in the state, the placement of historic plaques and other charitable functions within California. In 1890 they placed the first historical marker in the state to honor the discovery of gold which gave rise to the state nickname "Golden State" and "Golden West."
    The Native Sons of the Golden West (NSGW) is organized into Parlors, which are similar to branches or chapters in other benevolent and fraternal socieites. Additional associations which supported the NSGW also produced records which are included in this collection. This collection includes materials from: Sunset Parlor, Native Sons Hall Association, Sutter Fort Parlor, Sacramento Parlor No. 3, and Oak Park Parlor.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised primarily of minutes, record books, and financial ledgers. These relate to the Native Sons Hall Association, the Sacramento Parlor, the Sutter Fort Parlor, the Sunset Parlor, the Oakpark Parlor, and the Native Sons of the Golden West Association. Ephemera related to these parlors and associations are also included.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, prepared according to standard citation style such as MLA, ALA, or Turabian], 2003/052, The Native Sons of the Golden West Collection, Center for Sacramento History.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated as a gift by Native Sons of the Golden West on 08/11/2003

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Access

    All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to the archivist. 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Benevolent societies