MS 253 San Diego Stamp Club Records

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
San Diego Stamp Club.
San Diego Stamp Club Records
MS 253
Date [inclusive]
1915 February 4 –1916 September 28
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
The collection contains records of the San Diego Stamp club from its inception on February 4, 1915 through September 28, 1916.

Preferred Citation

San Diego Stamp Club Records, MS 253, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

The San Diego Stamp Club was founded on February 4, 1915 with thirteen members in attendance at its first meeting held in the Timken Building in downtown San Diego. The purpose of the club was to “promote and further the interests of stamp collectors” in the greater San Diego area. It is unknown how long the Club remained in operation.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the business of the San Diego Stamp Club, mainly during the Club’s first year of operation. Documents contained in the collection include administration and finances, meeting minutes, membership, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

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Collection is arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection December 18, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

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The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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 Amanda Hughes on December 18, 2012.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Philatelic Society.
  • San Diego Stamp Club.

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)


  • Stamp collecting
  • Stamp collecting — Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

“San Diego Stamp Club 1915,” 1915 February 4 –1916 September 28

Entries of Interest:

Club founded with thirteen charter members, February 4, 1915 (meeting minutes)

Constitution and By-laws of the club adopted, February 12, 1915 (meeting minutes)

Establishment of a stamp exchange, July 2 and 16, 1915 (meeting minutes)

Newspaper clippings, throughout 1915

Members of the American Philatelic Society visit San Diego for a conference at the invitation of the Stamp Club, June 23, 1915 (correspondence)

San Diego Stamp Club included in “Meekels Weekly Stamp News” (February 23, 1915) and the International Stamp and Coin Collectors and Dealers Address Book(April 10, 1915) (correspondence)

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