Register of the California Society for the Promotion of Medical Research Records, 1937-1948 (bulk 1938)

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Register of the California Society for the Promotion of Medical Research Records, 1937-1948 (bulk 1938)

Collection number: MSS 71-2

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California Society for the Promotion of Medical Research Records,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1948 (bulk 1938)
Collection number: MSS 71-2
Creator: California Society for the Promotion of Medical Research
Extent: Three cartons, one box
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California Society for the Promotion of Medical Research Records, MSS 71-2, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Corporate History

This organization, founded in 1915 but minimally active since the 1922 defeat of a California antivivisection initiative, was reorganized in 1937 to work against the proposed State Humane Pound Law (initiative number 2 on the November 8, 1938 ballot). The Society apparently also opposed another such initiative in 1948. The Society's purpose was expressed in Article II of its By-Laws: "The purpose of the Society is to disseminate accurate information as to the methods and benefits of animal experimentation and to stimulate and guard scientific research." The 1937 reorganization created a Northern California committee with offices on Pine Street in San Francisco and a Southern California committee with offices in the Chamber of Commerce building in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Minutes, financial records, correspondence, memoranda, notes, lists, clippings, reprints, pamphlets, draft articles, periodicals. This collection focuses on the Society's efforts against the 1938 initiative, and offers a look into the organization and workings of a successful political campaign. There are also materials referencing earlier and later campaigns around the same issue.

Container List

Carton Carton 1

Northern California: reprints, pamphlets, clippings and other publications re: initiative 2 and earlier anti-vivisection measures. Executive Committee minutes 1937

Carton Carton 2

Southern California: reprints, pamphlets, clippings and other publications re: initiative 2 and earlier anti-vivisection measures. Executive Committee minutes 1938 Correspondence 1938-1939, 1947-1948, arranged by correspondent or subject. Folder "Prior to 1948": reprints, pamphlets and other publications from earlier anti-vivisection campaigns.

Carton Carton 3

Three copies of Life magazine, 10/24/38 Financial records, CSPMR, 1938 campaign Several copies of a recap document on the 1938 campaign. Reprints and pamphlets from other/earlier anti-vivisection campaigns. Fact sheets, handouts, clippings 1938

Box Box 1

Executive Committee minutes, 1938 Reprints, publications, handouts, posters, clippings 1938