MS 69 San Diego County Lions Club Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Martin, Hank
Title
San Diego County Lions Club Collection
ID
MS 69
Date [inclusive]
1925-1981
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains records of fifteen San Diego County chapters of the Lions Club ranging from 1921 until 1981.

Preferred Citation

San Diego County Lions Club Collection, MS 69, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Lions Club International was formed in 1917 and is the largest volunteer service organization in the world, with headquarters in Chicago. The first Lions Club in San Diego was chartered in 1922 with 52 members. It was the 441st club of Lions International and originally an all-male organization. The Lions Club works to support various charitable and service-oriented causes around San Diego County including children and seniors programs, aid to the physically disabled and the armed services, and has a particular focus on increasing the availability of resources for the blind. The Banks Pocket Braille Writer, developed by Dr. Alfred E. Banks of San Diego, was produced and distributed worldwide by this Club after World War II. In 1977 Lions International had over one million members. In 2008, the organization had 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains records of fifteen San Diego County chapters of the Lions Club ranging from 1921 until 1981. Included are lists of officers and members, activities and projects, and notes on other items of interest in each chapter’s history. The majority of these compilations were completed by Hank Martin in the 1970s and 1980s. Programs included in the collection are from the June 19, 1946 Hillcrest Installation Party, the May 1925 District Convention, and the April 8, 1971 Golden Anniversary celebration, which includes a brief history of Lions Club activity in San Diego. The collection also contains a roster with photographs of the 1942 members of the San Diego chapter, and a 1977 two-page typed history of the Lions Club of San Diego.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by Lions Club chapter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection April 5, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Katherine VanDrunen in February 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bonsall Lions Club.
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society.
  • Chula Vista Lions Club .
  • El Cajon Valley Lions Club.
  • El Centro Lions Club.
  • Fallbrook Lions Club.
  • Harbor Lions Club.
  • Hillcrest Lions Club.
  • La Mesa Lions Club.
  • Lions Club of San Diego.
  • Lions Sight Preservation Clinic.
  • Mira Mesa Lions Club.
  • Mission Lions Club.
  • Montgomery Lions Club.
  • North Park Lions Club.
  • Rancho Bernardo Lions Club.
  • San Diego Foundation for the Blind.
  • Sol de Oro Lions Club.
  • Welfare Foundation of Lions Club of San Diego.
  • Westmoreland Lions Club.

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Banks, Alfred E., Dr.
  • Malone, Marshall W.
  • Martin, Hank

Subject(s)

  • Clubs — California — San Diego
  • Men–Societies and clubs.

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder
Hillcrest Lions Club, 1932-19811:1
La Mesa Lions Club, 1949-19791:2
Mission Lions Club, 1962-19801:3
Mira Mesa Lions Club, 1974-19801:4
Montgomery Lions Club, 1953-19811:5
Bonsall Lions Club, 1954-19791:6
Chula Vista Lions Club, 1941-19801:7
North Park Lions Club, 1926-19801:8
El Cajon Lions Club, 1947-19791:9
Fallbrook Lions Club, 1948-19801:10
Harbor Island Lions Club, 1951-19811:11
Rancho Bernardo Lions Club, 1964-19801:12
El Centro Lions Club, 1966-19801:13
San Diego Lions Club, 1942, 19771:14
Westmorland Lions Club, 1947-19801:15
Miscellaneous Programs, 1925, 1972

Includes:

Annual District Convention program for District Four; and Golden Anniversary Program.

1:16

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