This collection contains records pertaining to the operations of the The Scribes club, which was founded in 1897 and met every
other Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Club records include correspondence, membership rosters, bylaws, minutes of meetings,
and clippings files on club members.
The Scribes was a club founded in 1897 by the newspapermen Dr. Harry E. Brook, George A. Dobinson, and R.H. Chapman. The club
met every other Tuesday evening, and meetings generally consisted of a speaker followed by a discussion on the presentation
of the speaker. The club's membership was strictly limited to 27 active members at any time. While the club's composition
was initially comprised of newspapermen, it grew to include a number of other professionals, including lawyers, doctors and
university professors. Many of the members held positions of prominence in the Los Angeles area, including: Gaylord Wilshire;
John C. Austin, architect of a number of buildings at UCLA; Ford A. Carpenter, manager of the Department of Meteorology and
Aeronautics at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Edward Dickson, President of Western Federal Savings; John Randolph Haynes,
president of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Vierling Kersey, superintendent of the Los Angeles City schools;
and Dr. George H. Kress, Dean of the Los Angeles Department of the College of Medicine of the University of California.
The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on
reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when
reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.