Scope and Content
Title: Gnome Club Records,
Date (inclusive): 1897-2007
Collection number: 10186-MS
Creator: Gnome Club 1897-
3 linear feet
California Institute of Technology. Caltech Archives
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: The Records of the Gnome Club (1897-2007), organized in six archival boxes, contains diverse material related to Caltech's
oldest social club. Material includes historical information, constitution and by-laws, member lists, newsletters, photos
Physical location: Archives, California Institute of Technology.
Language of Material:
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Caltech Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise,
is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Gnome Club Records, 10186-MS, Caltech Archives, California Institute of Technology.
The Records of the Gnome Club were donated to the Caltech Archives in July of 1999 by Robert C. Perpall, Class of 1952. Supplements
continue to be made.
Caltech's oldest social organization, the Gnome Club was founded on March 9, 1897 by James C. Creamer, who became the first
president of the Club. Over the years the Gnome Club has had a variety of roles: honorary society, secret society, fraternity,
and off-campus club. Its existence and activities have been continuous, and its ideals of courage, loyalty, and truth have
remained predominant and unchanged.
Scope and Content
The collection is organized in six archival boxes, the first four boxes containing the Gnome Club documents and the fifth
and sixth box containing some of the Club's photos, artifacts and miscellaneous material.
Many images of Gnome Club members are available on
, the Caltech Archives' photo collection (folders 40.5.1 through 40.5.3). In addition, a number of folders in the historical
files of the institute contain material related to the club.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
California Institute of Technology