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Guide to the Collection on the Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree in Irvine, California
MS-R101  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Information About the Jamboree
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection on the Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree in Irvine,
    Date (inclusive): 1953
    Collection number: MS-R101
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises material documenting the first Boy Scouts of America jamboree ever to be held in California, which took place in 1953 at the Irvine Ranch near Santa Ana. The collection includes a photograph album, likely the property of Elbert Ostrander, documenting the jamboree and the journey of Troop 4 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irvine; and the brochure All aboard! for the national jamboree, Irvine Ranch. There is also a scrapbook of Troop 26, from Berkeley and Walnut Creek, California, containing mimeograph reports, rosters, photographs, maps, printed scouting ephemera, and newspaper clippings, and indicating camp layouts at the jamboree.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection on the Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree in Irvine. MS-R101. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 2002.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2003.

    Historical Information About the Jamboree

    The idea for a national gathering of Boy Scouts was the brainchild of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement in England, who also named the event "jamboree." The first jamboree in the United States was held in 1937 while the first such gathering in California was at the Irvine Ranch in 1953 in Santa Ana (today Irvine). The event brought over 50,000 Boy Scouts to Southern California, not just from most of the U.S. states, but also from foreign countries such as Mexico and Sweden.
    More information on the Boy Scouts of America and the organization's jamborees can be found at: http://scouting.org/ and http://scouting.org/ jamboree/history.html.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises material documenting the first Boy Scouts of America jamboree ever to be held in California, which took place in 1953 at the Irvine Ranch near Santa Ana. The collection includes a photograph album, likely the property of Elbert Ostrander, documenting the jamboree and the journey of Troop 4 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irvine; and the brochure All aboard! for the national jamboree, Irvine Ranch. There is also a scrapbook of Troop 26, from Berkeley and Walnut Creek, California, containing mimeograph reports, rosters, photographs, maps, printed scouting ephemera, and newspaper clippings, and indicating camp layouts at the jamboree.

    Related Material

    Related materials can be found in the Don Meadows Papers, MS-R001, (Subseries 5.1), Special Collections and Archives.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Boy Scouts of America -- Archives.
    National Scout Jamboree (1953 : Irvine Ranch, Calif.) -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Ephemera -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Photograph albums -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Scrapbooks -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.

    Titles

    Online Archive of California.