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Rotary Club of Greensboro Records

Identifier: MSS 0446

Scope and Contents

The Rotary Club of Greensboro Papers consist of Board of Directors materials, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership and attendance records, financial materials, project and program files, event files, newspaper clippings and publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The correspondence and newspaper clippings document issues concerning business professionals in the United States and internationally -- including major times of upheaval, such as World War II. Additionally, the projects and programs files document both local and international issues -- such as the development of downtown Greensboro, the Boy Scouts, environmentalism, international relations with Moldova and other countries, and the admittance of the first women in Rotary Clubs.


  • 1917 - 2015
  • Other: Date acquired: 2016 March 23


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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43.50 Linear Feet (40 boxes: 23 full Hollinger boxes, 13 flip-top Hollinger boxes, 4 CD boxes)

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The Rotary Club of Greensboro was founded in January 1917, making it one of the earliest Rotary Clubs to be formed after the creation of the first Rotary Club in 1902. The Club has grown from its first 42 members to include over 300 business professionals in the Greensboro area.

Arrangement Note

Series 1: Board of Directors Materials, 1917-2013 Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1989 Series 3: Membership Records, 1920-2014 Subseries: Attendance Records, 1920-2002 Subseries: Membership Records, 1921-2014 Series 4: Events, 1919-2010 Subseries 1: Event Files, 1919-2010 Subseries 2: Rotary Meeting Files, 1923-1995 Series 5: Projects and Programs Files, 1921-2015 Series 6: Club President Materials, 1921-2010 Series 7: Newspaper Clippings and Publications Series 8: Financial Materials Series 9: Audiovisual Materials Series 10: Artifacts

Source of Acquisition

Rotary Club of Greensboro, North Carolina

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US