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Sunset Club Archives: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Sunset Club Archives
    Dates (inclusive): 1895-2010
    Collection Number: mssSunset Club archives
    Creator: Sunset Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Extent: Approximately 700 items.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles, California, a men's social organization, from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Some items are restricted to the use of Sunset Club members. The rest of the collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Sunset Club Archives, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Placed on deposit at the Huntington by the Sunset Club in 2010.

    Historical Note

    The Sunset Club was started in Los Angeles, California, in 1895 by Charles Dwight Willard (1866-1914), along with Charles Fletcher Lummis, W.C. Patterson, Bert Estes, and Fred L. Alles. It was modeled on the Sunset Club of Chicago as a men's social organization.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010. Included are club annals, programs and agendas, the text of lectures, essays, correspondence, event programs, memorial brochures, song books, and a few financial records. It also contains photographs, glass plate positives, some DVD and video, and a limited number of artifacts.
    Note: the following items continued to be stored in San Marino as of June, 2010: '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1916 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items Bronze Memorials 1923 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1930 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1937 0530 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1944 0526 Second Memorial Tablet, '3D' Items / Bronze Memorials 1951 0530 Second Memorial Tablet.
    Note: the following items continued to be in the custody of W. Horton as of June, 2010: Annals / Publications various Extra copies of Sunset Club Annals.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by document function. It will be expanded and updated with future additions.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Corporate Names

    Sunset Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)

    Subject

    Clubs--California--Los Angeles--Sources
    Men--Society and clubs--California--History

    Geograhic Areas

    California--History--1850-1950
    California--History--1950-
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History