Inventory of the California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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Creator: University of California (System). California Club. Davis Chapter
Title: California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records
Date (inclusive): 1950-1969
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The California Club, an honorary service club founded in 1934, brought student leaders of all University of California campuses together. This small collection contains materials from the Davis chapter of the club including the club's constitution, correspondence, conference materials, and song books.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: AR-207
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

The California Club of the University of California was founded in 1934 by Robert Gordon Sproul, President of the University. According to its constitution, the purpose of the California Club: "shall be to maintain harmonious relations and unity among the student groups of the several campuses of the University of California through the development and maintenance of the highest possible standards of sportsmanship, friendship, and cooperation."
The organization of a Davis chapter of the California Club began with the appointment of Herbert A. Young, Professor of Chemistry, as faculty adviser in November 1936.
The first annual convention of the four chapters of the California Club was held in Berkeley on September 8, 1940. In later years the club expanded to the other University campuses. In addition to the original purpose, the club later served as an agency for the communication of opinions between students and the President on matters concerning the University. Under the presidency of Clark Kerr, the club was regularly assigned problems to study and evaluate for the President.
The 1962 convention was held at the Davis campus.

Scope and Content

This small collection contains the club's constitution, correspondence, conference materials, and song books.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California (System). California Club. Davis Chapter--Archives
University of California, Davis--Students
University of California (System)--Students
University of California (System)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AR-207, California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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 researcher.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1

Chairman's files 1965-1966

Box 1:2

Conference materials 1950-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes a section on the history of the club.
Box 1:3

Conference materials, 1954

Box 1:4-9

Conference materials 1962

Box 1:10

Conference materials 1966

Box 1:11

Conference materials 1967

Box 1:12-14

Conference materials 1968

Box 1:15-18

Conference materials 1969

Box 1:19

Constitution 1963

Box 1:20-21

Correspondence 1967-1969

Box 1:22

Discussion Topic #1: Religious activities and the campus community 1961-1962

Box 1:23

Discussion Topic #2: Intercampus Athletic Events 1961-1962

Box 1:24

Discussion Topic #1-2 1961-1962

Box 1:25

Membership 1968-1969

Box 1:26

Report to the President 1966 June

Box 1:27

Songbooks of the California Club 1961-1967

Box 1:28

Recognition keys undated