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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sunset Club Archives
    Dates: 1895-2010
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Extent: Approx. 700 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    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.

    Administration Information


    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 website .

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Acquisition Information

    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 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.


    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Sunset Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)


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

    Geograhic Areas

    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History.