Special Collections and Archives

Kiwanis Club of Ravenna, Ohio, papers

Kiwanis Club of Ravenna, Ohio, Papers, 1921-2004


Finding Aid

Prepared by Katy L. Watts, April 1, 2005
3 record storage boxes + 1 oversized storage box, 3.25 cubic feet, 11th floor



Historical Note

The Kiwanis Club of Ravenna, Ohio is a fraternal organization created on April 6, 1921 for the purpose of performing philanthrophic work to benefit the community and society. The club consisted of 65 charter members and was the 454th club to be established by Kiwanis International. Many members have been prominent business owners, political figures, police officers, school principals, and executives. The organization has sponsored scholarships, elderly outreach, and youth programs as part of the club's commitment to commmunity service.



Scope and Content

The collection contains an accumulation of the organizational records, membership histories, and memorabilia of the Kiwanis Club of Ravenna, and was deposited on February 15, 2005 by Robert Winkler, who served as club president from 1988-1989.

The collection is organized by subject and then chronologically beginning with Chapter Bylaws and Official Minutes. Achievement Reports, which range from 1935-1973, reveal the growth of the club along with club history books created in 2003 and 2004. Membership histories cover the dates of 1940 to the present. Charter member histories are documented in fine detail and biographies with photographs are present for those who were members of the organization in 1970. The featured program of the collection is the Travelogue Series, which was a fundraising and programming intitiave led by the club in 1974-1975. Visiting speakers are listed as well as ticket sales and publicity materials for the project. Memorabilia in the collection includes membership pins, awards, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

 

Series 1: Local Chapter Records

Series 2: Chapter Progress and Achievement

Series 3: District and National Records/Correspondence

Series 4: Programs

Series 5: Members

Series 6: Programs and Memorabilia

Series 7: Artifacts



Box 1

Series 1: Local Chapter Records

Folder -- Contents

  1. Bylaws, Ohio District, 1943
  2. Bylaws, 1966
  3. Bylaws Page 1, [no date]
  4. Bylaw Revision Forms
  5. Amendment Revisions, 1946 and 1952
  6. Official Attendance Rules
  7. Membership Standards
  8. Official Minutes, 1934-1935
  9. Official Minutes, 1936-1937
  10. Official Minutes, 1938
  11. Official Minutes, 1939
  12. Official Minutes, 1940
  13. Official Minutes, 1941
  14. Official Minutes, 1942
  15. Official Minutes, 1943
  16. Official Minutes, 1944
  17. Official Minutes, 1945
  18. Official Minutes, 1946
  19. Official Minutes, 1947
  20. Official Minutes, 1948-1949
  21. Official Minutes, 1950-1951
  22. Official Minutes, 1952-1953
  23. Official Minutes, 1954-1955
  24. Official Minutes, 1956-1957
  25. Official Minutes, 1958-1959
  26. Official Minutes, 1960-1961
  27. Official Minutes, 1961-1964
  28. Official Minutes, 1975-1976
  29. Official Minutes, 1987-1989
  30. Official Minutes, 2004-2005
  31. Regular Meeting Notes, 1975-1976
  32. Regular Meeting Notes, 1977
  33. Regular Meeting Notes, [no date]
  34. Board Meeting Minutes, 1956
  35. Board Meeting Minutes, 1970-1972
  36. Board Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975
  37. Board Meeting Minutes, 1976-1978
  38. Board Meeting Minutes, 1982
  39. Board Meeting Minutes, [no date]
  40. Monthly Committee Reports, 1943
  41. Monthly Committee Activity Reports, 1947-1948
  42. Newly Elected Officers, 1948
  43. Officers, Directors, and Chairs, 1950-1956
  44. Board Members and Chairs, 2004-2005
  45. Newly Elected Officers, 1950-1960
  46. Ballot Forms, 1954; 1960
  47. Election Reports, 1966-1968
  48. Election Report, 1972-1973
  49. Committee Chairs 1946-1951; 1958-1961
  50. Committee Chairs, 1966
  51. Officers and Committee Chairs, 1976-1977
  52. Guest Register, 1954-1956
  53. Attendance Records, 1945-1952
  54. Attendance Records, 1966-1967
  55. Attendance Records, 1973-1974
  56. Mailing Lists, [no date]
  57. U.S. Bonds Records, 1942-1946
  58. Budget/Financial, 1945-1949
  59. Budget/Financial, 1961-1962
  60. Budget/Financial, 1965-1967
  61. Budget/Financial, 1974
  62. Budget/Financial, 1975-1976
  63. Budget/Financial, 2004-2005
  64. Accumulated Records, 1937-1940
  65. Correspondence, President Eldon Hoffman, [no date]
  66. Correspondence, 1977
  67. Correspondence, 2004-2005
  68. Bulletins, 1923
  69. Bulletins, 1936
  70. Bulletins, 1937
  71. Bulletins, 1938
  72. Bulletins, 1939
  73. Bulletins, 1940
  74. Bulletins, 1941
  75. Bulletins, 1942
  76. Bulletins, 1943
  77. Bulletins, 1944
  78. Bulletins, 1945
  79. Bulletins, 1946
  80. Bulletins, 1947
  81. Bulletins, 1966
  82. Bulletins, 1967
  83. Bulletins, 1974
  84. Bulletins, 1975
  85. Bulletins, 1976
  86. Bulletins, 1977
  87. Bulletins, 1990
  88. Bulletins, 2004-2005
  89. Blank Organizational Forms

Series 2: Chapter Progress and Achievement

  1. Monthly Reports, 1925-1927
  2. Monthly Reports, 1934-1936
  3. Monthly Reports, 1937-1939
  4. Monthly Reports, 1940-1941
  5. Monthly Reports, 1966
  6. Monthly Reports, 1967
  7. Achievement Report, 1935
  8. Achievement Report, 1936
  9. Achievement Report, 1937
  10. Achievement Report, 1938
  11. Achievement Report, 1939

Box 2

Series 2: Chapter Progress and Achievement (continued)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Achievement Report, 1940
  2. Achievement Report, 1941
  3. Achievement Report, 1943
  4. Achievement Report, 1944
  5. Achievement Report, 1945
  6. Achievement Report, 1946
  7. Achievement Report, 1947
  8. Achievement Report, 1950
  9. Achievement Report, 1951
  10. Achievement Report, 1952
  11. Achievement Report, 1953
  12. Achievement Report, 1954
  13. Achievement Report, 1955
  14. Achievement Report, 1956
  15. Achievement Report, 1957
  16. Achievement Report, 1958
  17. Achievement Report, 1959
  18. Achievement Report, 1960
  19. Achievement Report, 1961
  20. Achievement Report, 1962
  21. Achievement Report, 1963
  22. Achievement Report, 1964
  23. Achievement Report, 1966
  24. Achievement Report, 1967
  25. Achievement Report, 1968
  26. Achievement Report, 1969
  27. Annual Report, 1971-1973
  28. Achievement Form, 1949

Series 3: District and National Records/Correspondence

  1. International Officers, 1946, 1954, and 1955
  2. Proposed National Amendments, 1947, 1949, and 1950
  3. Club Divisions Activity Report, 1977
  4. Ohio District Calendar, 1976-1977
  5. Club President Notices, 1976-1977
  6. District Meetings and Conventions, 2004-2005
  7. Kiwanis Officers Bulletin, 1977
  8. Buckeye Bulletin, Ohio District Newsletters, August 1961 and February 1977
  9. The Twentieth Testament, Ohio District Newsletters, December 1976-February 1977 and April 1977-May 1977
  10. KEY LEADER Program Flyer, September 2004
  11. Ohio District 20 Directory, 2004-2005
  12. Ohio District 20 Newsletter, 2004-2005
  13. Annual Club Gift Campaign Pamphlet and Bookmark, October 2004
  14. Pediatric Trauma Education Prevention Flyer, 2004

Series 4: Programs

  1. Travelogues Inc. Contract, 1974
  2. Travelogue Correspondence, 1972-1974
  3. Travelogue Brochures/Advertisements, [various years]
  4. Travelogue Series Invitation Letter and Publicity Materials, 1973-1974
  5. Travelogue Ticket Sales Records, 1973
  6. Travelogue Financial Information, [no date]
  7. Travelogue Newspaper Clipping, February 1, 1970
  8. Travelogue Photograph, [no date]
  9. Miscellaneous Program Brochures and Flyers, [various dates]

Series 5: Members

  1. Membership Lists, 1921-1969, [various years]
  2. Member List, 1977
  3. Member Birthday List, [no date]
  4. Deceased Members List, 1943
  5. Extracurricular Student Papers, 1945-1946
  6. Charter Member Histories
  7. Member Histories, 1940-1949
  8. Member Histories, 1950-1954
  9. Member Histories, 1955-1959
  10. Member Histories, 1960-1969
  11. Member Histories, 1980-1989
  12. Member Histories, 1990-1999
  13. Member Histories, 2000-2004
  14. Member Biographies, 1970
  15. Proposal for Membership Forms, [various years]
  16. New Memberships [1920-1929?]
  17. Applications for Membership, 1930-1949
  18. New Memberships, 1930-1939
  19. New Memberships, 1940-1949
  20. New Memberships, 1950-1959
  21. New Memberships, 1970-1979
  22. New Memberships, 1980-1989
  23. New Memberships, 1990-1999
  24. Membership Record Changes, 1990-1999
  25. New Memberships, 2000-2004
  26. Membership Changes, 2000-2004
  27. Membership Deletions, 2000-2004
  28. New Memberships, [no date]
  29. Magazine Memberships, [various years]
  30. Resignation Letters, [various years]
  31. Membership Directory, 1984-1985
  32. Member Gifts and Memorial Funds
  33. Membership Reports, 1925-1927
  34. Membership Reports, 1934
  35. Membership Reports, 1935-1939
  36. Membership Reports, 1940-1941
  37. Membership Reports, 1942-1944
  38. Membership Reports, 1945-1947
  39. Membership Reports, 1948-1949
  40. Membership Reports, 1950-1951
  41. Membership Reports, 1952-1953
  42. Membership Reports, 1954-1955
  43. Membership Reports, 1956
  44. Membership Drive Materials, [no date]

Series 6: Programs and Memorabilia

  1. Anniversary Program, 25th International, 1940
  2. Anniversary Program, 25th, April 9, 1946
  3. Anniversary Program, 40th, April 6, 1961
  4. Anniversary Program, 50th, 1971
  5. Anniversary Program, 60th, April 9, 1981
  6. Anniversary Program, 70th, April 6, 1991
  7. Clean Up Ravenna Day Certificate, 1985
  8. Club History, 1st Edition, 2003
  9. Club History, 2004
  10. Group and Member Photograph, [no date]
  11. Group Photograph, June 1952
  12. Installation Ceremony Remarks, September 28, 2004
  13. Installation and Ladies Night Program, October 4, 1975
  14. International President's Award for Membership, 1958
  15. Logo Decals, [no date]
  16. Newspaper Clippings, [various years]
  17. Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Participant Letter, September 17, 2004
  18. Songs of Kiwanis, 1951

Box 3

Series 6: Oversize Programs and Memorabilia (continued)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Audio Cassettes, [unidentified content and Edward Moylan 1965 Speech], Reference Copies
  2. Audio Cassette, [unidentified content], original copy
  3. Cash Book, 1921 and 1939
  4. Cash Book, [various years]
  5. Marble Champion Plaque, 1951
  6. Member Pins, [no date]
  7. Photoalbum of Robert Winkler, 1987-1989
  8. Nylon Record of President Edward Moylan Jr.'s Golden Anniversary Speech, 1965

Box 4

Series 7: Artifacts

  1. Leather Kiwanis Briefcase/Portfolio