Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records
The Welcome Club of Lawrence, Kansas, formerly known as the Lawrence Newcomers Club (1966-1985) and the Welcome Wagon Club of Lawrence (1985-1996), was a social community group founded to bring together new Lawrence residents in order to help them become acquainted with the city and other residents. This collection includes various records of the club, such as board meeting documents, financial records, newsletters, membership directories, and photographs.
- 1966 - 2013
- Welcome Club of Lawrence, Kansas (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
3 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 4 oversize boxes, 1 card file box)
Scope and Contents
This collection includes various records of the club, such as board meeting documents, financial records, newsletters, membership directories, and photographs. Scrapbooks may include copies of all these material types, in addition to invitations, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera about events held by the club.
There is also correspondence with Welcome Wagon International, a non-profit company with which Welcome Wagon Club of Lawrence had a contract. However, due to policy changes made by Welcome Wagon International that did not correspond to the beliefs of the Lawrence division, individual members worked to establish their own non-profit organization, which ultimately became the Welcome Club of Lawrence.
The club organizes a variety of events, including luncheons, field trips throughout Kansas, house parties, and holiday auctions. These events have been organized and documented in scrapbooks made by the organization's members.
RH MS 1118
RH MS 1395
RH MS-P 1395
RH MS Q285
RH MS-P 1395(f)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Sharon Oschenshirt, 2008.
- Guide to the Welcome Club Collection
- Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records
- Finding aid prepared by dd, 2008; revised by cl, 2010; revised by skt, 2010; revised by fi, 2016.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records, RH MS 1118, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.