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Guide to the Pioneer Society of San Diego County Records MS 104
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Series I:  Administrative

Box-folder 1:1

Constitution, By-Laws, and Articles of Incorporation, 1905-1938

Includes:

Articles of Incorporation certification by State of California, March 22, 1911 (in Oversize Collections D1)
Box-folder 1:2

Resolutions, 1916-1942

Box-folder 1:3

Annual reports, 1904-1913 March 31

Box-folder 1:4

Record book of meeting minutes, 1895 May 21-1901 February 25

Box-folder 1:5

Record book of meeting minutes, 1901 March 25-1906 February 26

Box-folder 1:6

Record book of meeting minutes, 1906 March 26-1909 August 30

Box-folder 1:7

Record book of meeting minutes, 1909 September 27-1911 March 14

Box-folder 1:8

Record book of meeting minutes, 1911 March 27–1915 March 20

Box-folder 1:9

Record book of meeting minutes, 1911 March 27-1916 February 28

Box-folder 1:10

Record book of meeting minutes, 1916 March 27–1921 April 15

Box-folder 2:1

Record book of meeting minutes, 1921 April 25-1930 March

Box-folder 2:2

Record book of meeting minutes, 1938 March 28–1952 May 26

Box-folder 2:3

Record book of meeting minutes, 1952 July 28–1960 April 25

Box-folder 2:4

Record book of meeting minutes, 1960 January-1964

Box-folder 2:5

Record book of meeting minutes, 1968 April 29–1973 November 26

Box-folder 2:6

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1973 December–1974 December

Box-folder 2:7

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1975 January-December

Box-folder 2:8

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1976 January 26-December 27

Box-folder 2:9

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1977 January 31-November 28

Box-folder 2:10

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1978 January 30-December 18

Box-folder 2:11

Typed meeting minutes (unbound), 1979 January-December 17

Box-folder 3:1

Correspondence, 1915 May 13–1948 May 22 and undated

Includes:

Letters and telegrams between society president and community members, including John Davidson of the San Diego Historical Society, Dr. Edgar Hewitt of the San Diego Natural History Museum, and Owen C. Coy of the California Historical Survey Commission.
 

Series II:  Membership

Box-folder 3:2

“Roll of members” (bound), undated

Box-folder 3:3

Record book of members, Vol. I, 1901

Box-folder 3:4

Record book of members, Vol. II, 1901-1931

Box-folder 3:5

Record book of members, 1911-1912

Box-folder 3:6

Record book of members, 1916-1919

Box-folder 3:7

Record book of members, 1924-1929

Box-folder 4:1

Record book of members, 1938-1961

Box-folder 4:2

Record book of members, 1952-1964

Box-folder 4:3

List of member attendance at events, 1927

Box-folder 4:4

Membership directories, 1915-1987

Box-folder 4:5

Individual membership applications, undated

Box-folder 4:6

Individual membership registration cards (A-G), undated

Box-folder 4:7

Individual membership registration cards (H-Q), undated

Box-folder 4:8

Individual membership registration cards (R-Z), undated

Box-folder 6:1

Ladies Pioneer Society biographies written by members (bound ledger), 1899 and undated

Includes:

Biography and autobiography of Mary E. Morse, undated (pages 446-47, 400-404).
Box-folder 4:9

Copies of member obituaries and original funeral announcements, 1913–1979 and undated

Includes:

Funeral announcement and obituary for Lela E. Bailey, February 2-6, 1978.
Funeral announcement for Bertha Schiller, October 21, 1956.
Box-folder 4:10

Correspondence, 1908 May 20–1951 August 1 and undated

Includes:

Thank-you letter from John G. Capron for Pioneer Society members’ attendance at his wife’s funeral, May 20, 1908.
Thank-you letter from General John J. Pershing for his honorary membership in the Pioneer Society, January 31, 1920.
Box-folder 4:11

Miscellanea, 1923 July 29–1976 September 20 and undated

Language of Material: English

Includes:

News articles and other miscellaneous items regarding the Pioneer Society and its members.
 

Series III:  Financial

Box-folder 5:1

Log of receipts and disbursements, 1898-1920

Box-folder 5:2

Treasurer reports, 1908-1930

Box-folder 5:3

Check stubs (Bank of America), 1911-1915

Box-folder 5:4

Cancelled checks (Bank of America), 1911-1970

Box-folder 5:5

Receipts (miscellaneous), 1913-1953

Box-folder 5:6

Bank books (Bank of America), 1921-1961

Box-folder 5:7

Checkbook and check stubs (Bank of America), 1952 November-1960 July

Box-folder 5:8

Bank statements (Bank of America), 1959 September-1970 September

Box-folder 5:9

General tax and banking information, 1963-1965

Box-folder 5:10

Property owned by the Pioneer Society, 1912 May 6-1924 January 20

Box-folder 5:11

Correspondence, 1908 June 26-1973 July 31

 

Series IV:  Accession Records

Box-folder 5:12

Record book of donations, 1913 June

Box-folder 5:13

Record book of donations, 1917 April

Box-folder 5:14

Inventory of collections, 1918 July 7-1930 July 7 and undated

Includes:

List of the Margaret V. Allen papers given to the Junipero Serra Museum upon transfer of that collection, July 7, 1930.
Box-folder 5:15

Correspondence, 1910-1923 and undated

Includes:

Correspondence between Margaret V. Allen and J.M. Guinn regarding his donation of all volumes of Historical Society of Southern California publications, August 9–September 16, 1915.
Correspondence from Millard F. Hudson regarding his donation of papers, some related to filibusters, February 21, 1916.
Correspondence regarding the donation of Father Horton’s “tin horn” and an early hotel register, undated.
 

Series V:  Events

Box-folder 5:16

Panama-California Exposition, 1915 January 21–1916 April 8

Includes:

Correspondence related to the exposition, 1915-1916.
Two certificates awarding the Pioneer Society gold medals for their history exhibit, 1915 and 1916 (in Oversize Collections D1).
Box-folder 5:17

Speeches, 1915-1919

Includes:

Handwritten speech given by Margaret V. Allen at the Panama-California Exposition, 1915.
Speech presented to the West Coast Branch of the National Historical Association, circa 1917-1919.
Box-folder 5:18

News reports, 1923–1958 and undated