Academy Centennial 1891-1991
For one hundred years the Southern CaUfomia Academy of Sciences has been an important part of the scientific program of Southern Cahfomia. While scientific academies were well established in the eastern United States, interest was slow in developing in the west. On 6 November 1891, a group of people interested in science gathered in the parlors of the Hotel Lindley in Los Angeles to organize an association for the promotion of all branches of natural history. Members suggested the name, Southern California Science Association, which was retained for several years.
"Academy Centennial 1891-1991,"
Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences:
Available at: http://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol90/iss1/3