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Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1118

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1966 - 2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

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.

Physical Location

RH MS 1118

Physical Location

RH MS 1395

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1395

Physical Location

RH MS Q285

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1395(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sharon Oschenshirt, 2008.

Title
Guide to the Welcome Club Collection
Subtitle
Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by dd, 2008; revised by cl, 2010; revised by skt, 2010; revised by fi, 2016.
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3856655319
Preferred citation
Welcome Club of Lawrence (Kansas) Records, RH MS 1118, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334