Hashomer Hatzair, initially founded in 1913 in Austria, is the oldest Zionist youth movement still in existence. Marxist-Zionist in its early history, the organization was inspired by the works and ideas of Baden-Powell and Ber Borohchov. After World War I, the movement spread to many nations as a scouting movement. The San Francisco chapter was organized in 1938 and remained in existence for ten years.
The collection consists of the papers and personal notes of an anonymous member of Hashomer Hatzair from 1938 through 1942. Included are a history of the San Francisco Branch of Hashomer Hatzair and notes documenting the organization's decision-making process.