Scope and Content
Title: Sunset Club Archives
Collection Number: Consult
Approx. 700 items
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Abstract: The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los
Angeles from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
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, please go to the following
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual
materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the
Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as
owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain
permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the
Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights.
Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
[Identification of item], Sunset Club archives, The Huntington Library, San
Placed on deposit at the Huntington by the Sunset Club in 2010.
The Sunset Club was started in Los Angeles 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
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
The collection is arranged by document function. It will be expanded and updated
with future additions.
A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.
Sunset Club (Los