Guide to the Twenty-Thirtian Magazine Collection (1927 – 1947) – Contents

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One (1) Box, Approx. fifty (50) magazines

Series Scope and Content Summary:

This series consists of approx. fifty (50) issues of the magazine The Twenty-Thirtian, a magazine published by the Twenty-Thirtian Club. Inside the issues are columns on upcoming meetings, conclaves, and conventions held by various Twenty-Thirtian Club branches. Other columns include news on club members and club activities such as “Napa to Participate in Civic Work”; “Tulare is Host at Ladies Night Banquet” and “Reno to Assist in Developing Playground”. Other content in the magazines include a full list of upcoming club meetings—their location, secretaries of the clubs, and time for all sixty-three branches of the clubs from Sacramento, CA to Las Vegas, Nevada; mentions of the election of new club officers for various club branches; and commendations for past club officers such as Donald Younger, President of Santa Cruz Club No. 48. Of particular interest is Vol. 4 No. 7, the April 1930 issue of the magazine which features Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, CA on the cover, and includes columns focusing on the city of Santa Cruz hosting the first Trustees Meeting (known as a Conclave) since the clubs convention in Hollywood, in August of 1928. The issue features a column entitled “Santa Cruz Invites You” by Tom McHugh which includes photos of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and “The Giant” tree at Santa Cruz Big Tree Grove; the article mentions club preparations for the conclave and the attractions available in Santa Cruz. Also in this issue is a two-page spread featuring photos and information on the entertainment offered by Santa Cruz such as the Natatorium and beaches near the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and tennis and golfing at Casa del Rey and Pasatiempo Golf Course. Other mentions of Santa Cruz and their club activities can be found in other issues of the magazine such as the 1928, 1929, and later and earlier volumes of the year 1930. The May 1930 issue (vol.4. no.8) includes three and one-half pages detailing the events that occurred at the Santa Cruz Conclave and two approx. 4×7” photos of the Welcoming Luncheon and dance held at the Palomar Hotel. There are two copies of some issues, including the April 1930 issue focusing on Santa Cruz. The 1933 and 1949 editions of the magazine also feature spreads on Santa Cruz, since conventions were held in those years. These magazines are in good condition, which only some slight yellowing on the edges and/or creases. Date range: 1927-1949