Savannah Polo Club (Ga.) minute book, scrapbook, and photographs
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Savannah Polo Club (Ga.) minute book, scrapbook, and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Polo Club (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Polo Club (Ga.) minute book, scrapbook, and photographs
Dates: 1924-1931
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (2 volumes, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 0703

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Polo Club was organized on November 3, 1924. It was formed by a group of officers of the Georgia National Guard for the purpose of promoting and enjoying polo. Membership was open to members of the United States Army and Navy. The final match was played on February 24, 1929. The club was succeeded by the Artillery Polo Club which lasted only a few months.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the minutes of the Savannah Polo Club from November 1, 1924, through April 8, 1930. The minute book includes the club's constitution and bylaws, a short history of the club, and a list of members and dues paid. There is also a scrapbook covering the years 1924 through 1931. The scrapbook contains notices of games with newspaper clippings, notes, and tickets for admission. The collection also contains nine photographs of members of the Savannah Polo Club. There are two copies of one image. Five photographs show club members posing on their horses while three show the game in play. One photograph identifies its subject as "E.L. Summerlin."

The folder of photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia--Savannah.
Minutes (administrative records)
Savannah Polo Club (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah Polo Club (Ga.) minute book, scrapbook, and photographs, MS 703, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lester Karow, 1967.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Minute book of the Savannah Polo Club, 1924 November 1-1930 August 8


2Scrapbook of the Savannah Polo Club, 1924-1931