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Guide to the San Diego County Lions Club Collection MS 69
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Description
This collection contains records of fifteen San Diego County chapters of the Lions Club ranging from 1921 until 1981.
Background
Lions Club International was formed in 1917 and is the largest volunteer service organization in the world, with headquarters in Chicago. The first Lions Club in San Diego was chartered in 1922 with 52 members. It was the 441st club of Lions International and originally an all-male organization. The Lions Club works to support various charitable and service-oriented causes around San Diego County including children and seniors programs, aid to the physically disabled and the armed services, and has a particular focus on increasing the availability of resources for the blind. The Banks Pocket Braille Writer, developed by Dr. Alfred E. Banks of San Diego, was produced and distributed worldwide by this Club after World War II. In 1977 Lions International had over one million members. In 2008, the organization had 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.