Missoula Lions Club (Mont.) Records, 1928-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Missoula Lions Club (Mont.)
Title
Missoula Lions Club (Mont.) Records
Dates
1928-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 154 (collection)
Summary
The Missoula Lions Club is a service organization in Missoula, Montana. The collections contains meeting minutes from 1928 to 1970, membership rosters from 1943 to 1972, charter night programs from 1929 to 1972, and a book entitled Lions District 37: The First Fifty Years.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Missoula Lions Club held their first meeting at the Florence Hotel in Missoula, Montana, on December 10, 1928, to choose their officers for their first year. The first officers were: President, George Mallick; 1st Vice President, J. A. Lundstrom; 2nd Vice President, A. F. Peterson, Jr.; 3rd Vice President, A. B. Murphy; Secretary, Ralph Arnold; and Treasurer, Leonard Larson. The Missoula Lions Club has held their meetings at several places around Missoula during their existence including the Florence Hotel, the Park Hotel, Missoula Hotel, Press Club, and the Elks Temple. The Lions Club partakes in various activities that are directed to "the betterment of the community and the people in the community." Those activities include fund-raisers to help various boys and girls clubs around the city, families in need, other clubs and organizations, school bands and little league. The main charitable focus of the club is eye care. The club has an annual Christmas tree sale to buy eyeglasses for those who otherwise could not afford it. They also support recycling of old eyeglasses to donate to others. The club is still active in Missoula.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collections contains meeting minutes from 1928 to 1970, membership rosters from 1943 to 1972, charter night programs from 1929 to 1972, and a book entitled Lions District 37: The First Fifty Years.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document], Missoula Lions Club Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Meeting Minutes , 1928-1970Return to Top

9 bound volumes

The weekly meeting minutes include information on general club business, donations, contributions, bills that were paid, fundraisers, and volunteer activities. Several of the minutes include a secretary's financial report. The minutes also include newspaper clippings of club activities and happenings.

The Series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1928-1943
1/2
1944-1948
1/3
1949-1952
1/4
1953-1955
2/5
1956-1958
2/6
1959-1961
2/7
1962-1964
2/8
1965-1967
3/9
1968-1970

Series II:  Membership Rosters , 1943-1972Return to Top

1 bound volume

The Series consists of annual membership rosters for the Missoula Lions Club. The rosters include general membership names and phone numbers, officers, committee names and members of those committees. Different committees include attendance, civic improvement, education, and sight conservation.

The Series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/10
1943-1972

Series III:  Programs , 1929-1972Return to Top

1 bound volume

The Series contains annual Charter Night programs, in which the Lions Club members celebrate their incorporation into a Missoula area club. The banquet night celebrated with food and songs with a keynote speaker. During the night the officers were named and past presidents and older members were honored.

The Series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/11
1929-1972

Series IV:  Publication , 1976Return to Top

1 volume

The Series consists of a book, Lions District 37: The First Fifty Years, noting the past accomplishments of the Missoula Lions Club as well as other clubs in the district. District 37 encompasses Montana and Alberta, Canada. The book documents the activities of the district including past and present cabinet officers, district governors, deputy governors and zone chairman. The book also offers a yearly history of the district, and notes outstanding Lions who were given awards.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/12
Lions District 37: The First Fifty Years

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Charities--Montana--Missoula
  • Community life--Montana--Missoula
  • Men--Montana--Missoula--Societies and clubs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lions International. District 37--History
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Lions District 37 : the first fifty years.