Athens Rotary Club scrapbook

Athens Rotary Club scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Rotary Club (Athens, Ga.).
Creator: Woods, Sam
Title: Athens Rotary Club scrapbook
Dates: 1927-1951
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (2 half boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of articles mostly titled "Squeaks from the Rotary Wheel" by Sam Woods, a local Rotarian during the period of 1927-1951 with gaps for the years 1931-1934. One folder contains pieces of articles. University of Georgia Manuscripts took the articles and copied them onto archival paper for preservation.
Coll. Number: ms3233

Biographical/Historical Note

Chartered March 12, 1920, the Athens Rotary Club has established itself both in the local community and in the Rotary community, as evidenced by its continuing tradition of service above self.

Douglas Flanigen was president when the Athens Rotary Club was chartered in 1920. The first steps to organize a Rotary club in Athens were begun in December 1915, but it was not until four years later that an organizing committee was formally appointed. It met Jan. 6, 1920, and on March 12, 1920, the club received its charter from Rotary International.

The club was chartered with 25 members and had grown to 37 members by June 2. During its first year of existence, it proved more than a social organization when it played a significant role in the University of Georgia's $1 million War Memorial Fund and in a $200,000 local bond issue for schools, street paving, sewage system and other civic improvements. --- Rotary Club of Athens ( Accessed 6/14/2011.


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Preferred Citation

Athens Rotary Club scrapbook. MS 3233. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information note

Due to their fragile condition, the original scrapbooks have not been preserved. Their contents were photocopied onto archival paper and foldered to preserve the original order and context.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Clippings, 1927
2Clippings, 1928
3Clippings, 1929
4Clippings, 1930
5Clippings, 1935
6Clippings, 1936
7Clippings, 1937
8Clippings, 1938
9Clippings, 1939
10Clippings, 1940
11Clippings, 1941
12Clippings, 1942
21Clippings, 1943
2Clippings, 1944
3Clippings, 1945
4Clippings, 1946
5Clippings, 1947
6Clippings, 1948
7Clippings, 1951
correspondence, lots of signatures on a card
8Clippings, no date