Guide to the Collection on the Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree in Irvine, California

Processed by Andre Ambrus
© 2004
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Collection on the Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree in Irvine, California

Collection number: MS-R101

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2003
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

All aboard! for the national jamboree, Irvine Ranch , brochure,1953

Box 1 : 2

Photograph album,1953

Box 1 : 3

Scrapbook,1953