Lawrence Rotary Club records
The Lawrence Rotary Club is a local division of Rotary International. Service projects are their primary activity. The collection consists of club records, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to their activities from their founding until the present day.
- 1917 - 2012
- Rotary Club (Lawrence, Kan.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection, other than items stored at RH MS R79-RH MS R81, RH MS D265, and RH MS EK2, are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.
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History of the Rotary Club of Lawrence
The Rotary Club was organized in Lawrence on April 6, 1917, just 12 years after Rotary was founded by attorney Paul Harris and some of his business associates. Charter members of the Lawrence organization were Arthur Weaver and W. C. Simons, first president of the Lawrence club.
Over the years, Rotary clubs have split off from the original group started in 1917; there are now 3 clubs in Lawrence, Kansas - the Monday lunch group (whose records are located at Spencer Research Library), the breakfast group that started in 1994, and the Central Lawrence group that was chartered in 2003.
Rotary International was started as an organization allowing professionals with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form lifelong friendships. Rotary is a service organization; major projects for the entire organization have included helping to eradicate polio, helping to purify water around the world, and other humanitarian efforts. Local clubs also perform community service projects.
37.5 Linear Feet (42 boxes, 2 volumes, 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)
RH MS 657
RH MS Q136
RH MS 238
RH MS D265
RH MS 865
RH MS 1068
RH MS 1170
RH MS 1233, RH MS 1247, RH MS 1264
RH MS 1355
RH MS R79 - RH MS R81
RH MS EK2, RH MS-P EK2
KC AV 111
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Rotary Club of Lawrence, Kansas
Materials formerly located at RH MS 568 (2004 additions to the collection) were reprocessed and added to the RH MS 1355 call number with other additions to the collection.
- Guide to the Rotary Club of Lawrence, Kansas Collection
- Lawrence Rotary Club records
- Finding aid prepared by sh, 2006, 2007; revised by imf, 2013. Finding aid encoded by sh, 2006, 2007; revised by imf, 2013; rr, 2016; gem, 2019.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Lawrence Rotary Club records, RH MS 657, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States