Guide to the Larry and Mary Joslin, 20-30 Club Collection (1930s to 1970s) – History

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Lawrence (also spelled Laurence) “Larry” E. Joslin (1912-1990) was born in Michigan.  He moved to California and had a home at the top of Granite Creek Road in Scotts valley.  He helped run United Cigar Agency along with his brother Charles “Chas” Joslin who became proprietor in 1925. The business was located on 36 Pacific Ave. and was popular in the 1920’s-mid 1930’s. The store sold newspapers, magazines, tobacco, and fishing gear.  In 1940, Larry Joslin ran for election to the Democratic Central Committee of the Branciforte District. Larry was also a member of the Santa Cruz District of the 20-30 Clubs; club memorabilia such as club publications and programs are part of this collection. In 1938. Larry was elected President of the Santa Cruz 20-30 Club and served a six-month term (S.C. Sentinel 7/7/1938). He also held the office of Deputy Governor of the 20-30 Clubs in 1941 and held the office for an entire year, presiding over the club districts of San Jose, Watsonville, Hollister, Salinas and Santa Cruz (S.C. Sentinel 7/30/1941). As well as holding various club positions Larry also managed some of the 20-30 club softball teams and captained the 20-30 Club Bowling League “The Comets” (S.C. Sentinel 5/24/1939 & 4/20/1937).    In addition to co-owning the United Cigar Agency, Larry helped distribute magazines for the United News Agency (S.C. Sentinel 7/30/1941). Larry Joslin was married to Mary Bussi Joslin, a native resident of South Carolina and later resident of Scotts Valley. Mary was a member of Granite Creek Church and established a library there as well as teaching Sunday school. Larry Joslin passed away in 1990, and Mary passed away in 1997. She was survived by her brother John Bussi of the Italian and Italian-American family the Bussi family of Scotts Valley and Italy (S.C. Sentinel 6/24/1997). Some of Mary Joslin’s newspaper clippings are part of the Larry and Mary Joslin 20-30 Cub Collection which were donated by her relatives Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Bussi of Scotts Valley.