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Preliminary Guide to the Rotary Club of Durham Records, 1915-2005

Abstract

The Rotary Club of Durham was chartered in 1915 as part of Rotary International, an organization of service clubs.

The records from the Rotary Club of Durham include bulletins, committee files, membership cards, board minutes, anniversary projects, photographs, scrapbooks, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the activities and members of the club.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Rotary Club (Durham, N.C.)
Title
Rotary Club of Durham records 1915-2005
Language of Material
English
Extent
19.5 Linear Feet, 10,093 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The records from the Rotary Club of Durham include bulletins, committee files, membership cards, board minutes, anniversary projects, photographs, scrapbooks, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the activities and members of the club.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Official Club bulletins, 1930-1996
Box 1
Correspondence, 1915-1964
Box 2
Photographs and slides
Box 2
Correspondence, 1964-1986
Box 3
Board minutes, 1915-1931
Box 3
Board minutes, 1931-1949
Box 4
Membership cards (alphabetical)
Box 4
Board minutes, 1949-1992
Box 5
Board minutes, 1992-1995
Box 6
Committee files
Box 6
Miscellaneous files
Box 6
Membership cards (alphabetical)
Box 7
Club history and chronology
Box 7
Rotary Archives files (re: Constitution, Rotary Club Fellowship candidates, activities)
Box 8
Rotary Archives files, continued
Box 9
Club directories, 1966-1997
Box 9
50th and 75th Anniversary files
Box 9
Board minutes, 1995-1999
Box 10
School project files, 2000-2002
Box 10
Membership resignations/terminations books
Box 11
Club directories, 1931-1968
Box 11
Park project file
Box 11
Board minutes, 1996-1997 and 1999-2000
Box 11
Board minutes, 2000-2001
Box 12
Rotary Headlines scrapbook, 1938-1949
Box 13
Rotary Headlines scrapbook, 1949-1951
Box 13
Photo album, date unknown
Box 13
Scrapbook, 1965
Box 13
Scrapbook, 1983-1984
Box 14

Historical Note

The Rotary Club of Durham was first organized by Walter Holladay in November 1915 as a branch of Rotary International. In its early years, the club participated in numerous projects, including the building of Rotary Park in Durham, fundraising for community organizations, serving underprivileged children, and assisting the war effort through selling war bonds and volunteering for the Red Cross. Following World War II, the club began establishing loan funds and scholarship programs for students. It partnered with the Y.M.C.A. and sponsored camp programs for local youths. The Club also arranged exchanges with other Rotary Clubs internationally. The first woman was inducted into membership in 1988, and the Club celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2005. The Club continues to operate in Durham.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rotary Club of Durham Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Rotary Club of Durham Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2008

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2008

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.