Title:Clyde A. Wilson journals: Berkeley, California, 1935-1936
Troop forty recorder
Creator/Contributor:Wilson, Clyde A., 1919-2004, creator, author.
Contains two journals kept by a Berkeley, California teenager mostly documenting his activities and trips taken as a member
of Troop 40 of the Boy Scouts of America. The first journal covers a cross-country trip by train to Philadelphia, New York
City, Niagara Falls, Canada, Glacier National Park and home from August 14-September 1, 1935. The trip took place at the same
time as the first American Boy Scout Jamboree was being held in Washington, D.C. but a polio scare resulted in the event being
cancelled on short notice, possibly resulting in a change of plans by the Berkeley troop. They rendezvoused with other scout
troops in Philadelphia who went on to Washington before the Berkeley troop moved on to New York. Dated entries describe his
sights and experiences along the way and scouting activities. The second journal (July, 1936) covers his activities as the
scoutmaster at Camp Wolfboro (now Camp Wolfeboro) located near Arnold, California and attendance at a regional Jamboree in
Sacramento, California. Dated entries contain details of the various activities the troop has engaged in each day and includes
some mounted items such as a printed camp brochure, a "kp" duties assignment list, and several photographic postcards of troop
members and scenic shots of the camp. Laid in materials from the journals have been foldered separately and include a "Jamboree
equipment list", a typescript of a skit titled, "The Estabrook Nieces," and two mimeograph copies of a semi-monthly newsletter
for Troop 40, Berkeley, California titled, Troop Forty Recorder (Volume XI, No. 1, September 4, 1936).
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Wilson, Clyde A -- 1919-2004 -- Diaries
Boy Scouts of America -- California -- Berkeley
Boy Scouts of America -- California -- Berkeley -- Pictorial works
National Scout Jamboree.
Railroad travel -- United States
United States -- Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Description and travel
Glacier National Park (Mont.) -- Description and travel
Camp Wolfeboro (Calif.)
Camp Wolfeboro (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Clyde A. Wilson journals : Berkeley, California, 1935-1936, BANC MSS 2015/207, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase ; Marc Selvaggio ; 20150923.
Photograph album transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2016.048).
Clyde Garl A. Wilson (May 19,1919-October 15, 2004) was a Berkeley, California resident throughout his youth residing with
his family at 493 Boynton Avenue. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and is buried at San Joaquin Valley
National Cemetery in Gustine, California.
The first American Boy Scout Jamboree Silver Jubilee, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, in August of 1935, was cancelled
on short notice due to a polio scare and eventually held in 1937.
Camp Wolfeboro, located in Calaveras County, California, was established as a summer camp by the Berkeley Area Boy Scout Council
in 1928. It was originally named Camp Wolfboro and renamed in the 1940's.
BANC MSS 2015/207 box 1