Guide to the Logan Rotary Club papers,
1928-1991

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lukez, Rudy
Title: Logan Rotary Club papers
Dates: 1928-1991 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 8 boxes (6 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 234
Summary: This collection is mainly comprised of financial information from the early 1930s to the 1990s. The collection also contains six scrapbooks that document the club's activities from 1919 to 1961. The scrapbooks include a history of the club's organization, and biographical information on club members. There is one register book of guests and members, as well as, one financial ledger. There are several handbooks and numerous pamphlets from the Rotary International on the set-up, operation, and organization of rotary clubs. The collection also contains bulletins, correspondence, and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Logan Rotary Club.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

The Logan Rotary Club was founded June 17, 1919 through the combined efforts of officers in the Salt Lake City and Ogden Rotary Clubs of 1918. The Logan Rotary Club is a branch of the International Rotary Club, founded February 23, 1905 in Chicago by Paul P. Harris. The name "rotary" derives from the rotation of weekly meeting places for members who gather to discuss projects and listen to guest speakers in hotels, restaurants and meeting halls. Rotary Clubs in close proximity to one another are organized into districts, and each district holds its own annual District Conference. The Logan Rotary Club belongs to District 542. On a larger scale, each year an International Convention is held, usually in the United States. Founding officers of the Logan Rotary Club were Robert Anderson: President, Ariel F. Cardon: Vice President, Roy D. Thatcher: Secretary-Treasurer, E.S. Budge, Mariner S. Eccles and Roy Bullen: Directors.

Rotarians are business men and professionals of a community whose aim is to promote fellowship and good business practices, exemplifying the Rotary motto "service above self - he profits most who serves best." Each member represents a different business or professional occupation. The four areas of focus for Club members are: club service, vocational service, community service and international service. These areas are reflected in the Rotary Club's committees devoted to youth service, community health and safety, fine arts, education, civic affairs, international information and contacts, occupational information and rural-urban services. Activities are reported in the publication "The Rotarian." Rotarian wives, called Rotary Anns, provide assistance with many of the Rotary Club's fund raising activities and are actively involved in traditional club activities such as the Annual Family Party and Annual Christmas Party.

Since its formation, the Logan Rotary Club's services have grown from supporting established causes to initiating new services. In 1920, the club supported its first cause by raising $6,000 to sponsor the Utah Sate Agricultural College's male glee club's appearance at the International Rotary Club convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Subsequent years witnessed a shift toward initiating projects that impacted the Logan community through a multitude of avenues including, but not limited to, city beautification, establishment of parks and playgrounds, conservation, athletic programs, and academic support in the form of scholarships and student loans, and outreach to foreign students.

In the 1930s, the Logan Rotary Club also focused on national causes and participated in agencies established under Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" like the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. In the 1940s, the Club continued to focus on needs close to home; Rotary luncheons were devoted to the war effort, supporting the Red Cross, war bonds, rationing programs, air raid rehearsals. From the mid- 1940s to early 1990s, the Logan Rotary Club continued to support the local community; some of its bigger projects included erecting a Boy Scout Center on Pioneer Avenue and helping finance Sunshine Terrace, a nursing home/rehabilitation center.

Content Description

The papers of the Logan Rotary Club is mainly comprised of financial information from the early 1930's to the 1990's. The collection also contains six scrapbooks that document the club's activities from 1919 to 1961. The scrapbooks include a history of the club's organization, and biographical information on club members. There is one register book of guests and members, as well as, one financial ledger. There are several handbooks and numerous pamphlets from the Rotary International on the set-up, operation, and organization of rotary clubs. The collection also contains bulletins, correspondence, and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Logan Rotary Club.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Logan Rotary Club papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Logan Rotary Club papers, 1928-1991. (COLL MSS 234). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by type of material; within each category arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

Unknown.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Constitution and By-Laws of the Logan Rotary Club October 18, 1928 and April 25, 1991
1 2 Correspondence 1944 February 12 and 1959 August 15-18
1 3 Christmans Greetings from the Logan Rotary Club 1959-1960
1 4 Classification Roster of the Logan Rotary Club 1959-1960
1 5 Financial statements, receipts, and disbursements 1938-1942, 1949-1954, 1956, and 1958
1 6 Audit reports 1951-1956
1 7 Audit reports 1957-1959
1 8 Bulletins
1 9 Handbook on the set-up and operation of rotary clubs 1934 May
1 10 Rotary International bulletins
1 11 Rotary International (letters, bulletins, booklets, and reports)
1 12 Magazine information and miscellaneous items
2 Logan Rotary Club Rosters 1930-1990
3 Rotary International: pamphlets, Manual of Procedures (October, 1954 and 1960), Practical Handbook for the Club Resident, reporting on the Rotary (booklets, 1954-1959), Official directory (1962-1963), The Rotarian Magazine (February, 1955)
4 Rotary Banners from England
5 Logan Rotary Club ledger including membership records, attendance at meetings, and financial records
6 Logan Rotary Club financial information: receipts, ledgers, checks, and check registers
7 Logan Rotary Club financial information: receipts, ledgers, checks, and check registers
8 Scrapbook 1 (1919-1953), Scrapbook 2 (1931-1938), Scrapbook 3 (1954), Scrapbook 4 (1955-1956), Scrapbook 5 (1956-1959), Scrapbook 6 (1959-1961), Logan Rotary Club attendance book (1933-1957)

Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Logan Rotary Club (Logan, Utah)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Social service--Utah--Logan.

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