Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla Records, 1922-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla (Walla Walla, Wash.)
Title
Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla Records
Dates
1922-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.8 linear feet, (10 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 vinyl audio recordings)
Collection Number
HTM_WCMss32
Summary
Records documenting the activities of a local service organization, the Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla, Washington, from 1922 to 1993
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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

Kiwanis began in 1915 with the establishment of the first Kiwanis club in Michigan, and the organization soon expanded to other locations. Dedicated to fellowship and community service, Kiwanis became an international organization in 1916 with the addition of a Canadian Kiwanis club. Membership was extended to women in 1987. As of 2006, Kiwanis has become a worldwide service organization encompassing more than 8,400 clubs in 96 nations.

The Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla was organized in 1922 and received its charter later that same year. Activities of the club have generally focused on youth and community service projects, such as involvement in youth baseball teams and scholarships, Special Olympics, and Walla Walla Frontier Days. The first large-scale effort of the club was involvement in the development of the Whitman Monument grounds during the 1920s.

Since 1925, an important project of the club has been maintaining and running Camp Kiwanis. The camp property was donated to the Kiwanis Club by the Reynolds family and is sponsored by the Camp Kiwanis Foundation through the Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla. The camp is primarily used as a youth camp, and also as a retreat, recreational location, and meeting place for other organizations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection provides information about the Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla’s organization, membership, and activities in the community. The club’s social and service activities are best documented in the Meeting Minutes, Activities and Events, Camp Kiwanis, and Publications series, while the Financial Records and Organizational Information series provide information about the club’s finances, internal organization, and membership. Manuscripts concerning the history of the club can be found in the Organizational Information and Vance Orchard Papers series.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright transferred to Whitman College.

Preferred Citation

Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla Records, Whitman College and Northwest Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1:  Meeting Minutes, 1922-1992Return to Top

0.5 linear feet, (1 box, 3 folders)

This series consists of records documenting the meetings of the Walla Walla Kiwanis Club. Meeting minutes pertain to the regular weekly meetings of the club membership; activities included musical programs, committee reports, and Camp Kiwanis projects. Board minutes document the board meetings of the club; typical business of the board included treasurers’ reports, fundraising projects, planning for upcoming activities, and deliberation on new members. Meeting sheets record the date and location of meetings, as well as information about the program, guests, and expenses.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-4
Board Minutes
1975-1991
1/5-7, 2/1
Meeting Minutes
1922-1944
2/2-3
Meeting Sheets
1991-1992

Series 2:  Financial Records, 1954-1992Return to Top

0.6 linear feet, (14 folders)

This series contains various financial records of the club, including budgets, receipts, banking records, and bills. Records are not continuous, since it appears that recordkeeping activity was carried out by a number of individuals at different times.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4-5
Accounts
1982-1985
2/6
Budgets
1981-1982
2/7
Budgets
1990-1991
2/8
Check Register
1985-1992
2/9
Court Services
1992
3/1
Directory Invoices
1992
3/2
Donation Slips
circa 1978-1979
3/3
Financial Statements
1965-1966
3/4-5
Paid Bills
1983-1990
3/6
Proposed Budget
1989
3/7
Report on Financial Guidelines
1991
3/8
Savings Account
1954-1992

Series 3:  Organizational Information, 1922-1993Return to Top

1.2 linear feet, (3 boxes)

These records document the membership, structure, and affiliations of the Walla Walla Kiwanis Club.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/9
Administrative Records
1986-1992
3/10
Annual Reports
1960-1990
4/1-5
Attendance Lists
1981-1992
box-oversize
11
Attendance Record Book
circa 1934-1939
Box/Folder
4/6
Ballots and Election Tally Sheets
1982-1990
4/7, 5/1
By-Laws and Amendments
1938-1993
5/2
Club Histories
1931-1960
5/3
Club Officers
1922-1990
5/4
Election Annual Report
1967-1991
5/5
Executive Member / Committee Chairmen
1981-1982
5/6
History--Whitman Monument
undated
5/7-8
Kiwanis Club Directory
1927-1963; 1969; 1991-1992
5/9
Kiwanis in Brief pamphlet
undated
5/10
Membership Cards
1976-1977
5/11
Membership Certificate
undated
5/12
Membership / Charter Miscellaneous
1922-1959
5/13
Membership Decal
undated
5/14
Membership Development Award
1969
5/15-16
Membership Information forms
1966-1989
5/17
Membership Packet
1990
6/1
Membership Proposal Forms
1980-1986
6/2
Membership Records
1990-1992
6/3
Membership Roll
1922-1940
6/4
Monthly Reports
1990-1992
6/5
Organizational Chart
undated
6/6
Pacific Northwest District
1989-1992
6/7
Pacific Northwest District Directory
1953-1991
6/8
President's Files
1981-1982
6/9
Protocol
undated
6/10
Public Relations
1982
6/11
Standing Committees
1978-1979

Series 4:  Activities and Events, 1962-1993Return to Top

0.5 linear feet, (1 box, 3 folders)

This series consists of records pertaining to the various activities and fundraising efforts of the club, as well as special events such as anniversary celebrations. Files typically include materials such as correspondence, receipts, and accounting information.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/12
Bowling
1974
6/13
Charter Dinner
1972
6/14
Concession Trailer
1991-1992
7/1
Corn on the Cob Project
1975-1979
7/2
Cycle Races
1985
7/3
Easter Lily Project
1992
7/4
Eddie Feighner Project
1977
7/5
Edith House Project
1988
7/6
Fair
1976
7/7
Fair Booth
1987-1988
7/8
Fair Court
1992
7/9
Fruitcake Fundraiser
1991
7/10
Kiwanis Capers
1962-1963
7/11
Ladies Night Banquet--Installation Programs
1979-1981
7/12
Lt. Gov. Training Conference
1985
7/13
Miscellaneous Fundraising Projects
1991; undated
7/14
Peanuts
1970
7/15
Projects
1975
7/16
Seahawks Program
1991
7/17
SEW Fair Booth
1992
7/18
Sound of Music Project
1976
7/19
Special Olympics
1992-1993
7/20
Spring Conference
1982
7/21
Whitman Mission
1980
7/22
60th Anniversary Celebration
1982
7/23
70th Anniversary
1992

Series 5:  Camp Kiwanis, 1966-1989Return to Top

0.4 linear feet, (1 box)

This series is comprised of information relating to the creation and maintenance of Camp Kiwanis, including legal documents, financial records, and correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Camp Kiwanis Foundation financial statements
1987-1989
8/2
Camp Kiwanis Lease
1971
8/3
Camp Rules / Fees / Stationery
undated
8/4
Correspondence
1978-1979
8/5
Elliott Estate
1979-1981
8/6
Endowment Fund
1978
8/7
Legal Papers
1966-1977
8/8
Notes, Plans, Correspondence, By Laws, Article of Inc., Directions for Care of Pool
1973-1977
8/9
Oregon Laws on Camps
1974-1978
8/10
Pamphlets
undated

Series 6:  Publications, 1975-1992Return to Top

0.1 linear feet, (3 folders)

This series contains publications of the Walla Walla Kiwanis Club, beginning with a bi-monthly bulletin known as the K’ Builder from 1975 to 1989, then as K-Lines from 1989 to 1990. In 1992 the club’s monthly newsletter was called Oikos (A Greek word meaning “to build”). These one-to-two-page publications informed members of subjects such as club activities, elections, new members, and upcoming events.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1-2
Bulletin
1975-1990
9/3
Newsletter
1992

Series 7:  Sound Recordings, 1952-1953Return to Top

0.1 linear feet, (2 vinyl audio recordings)
Container(s) Description Dates
LP
3
“The Birth of Kiwanis,” A Chronicle Recorded by Donald A. Johnston, First President of the First Kiwanis Club
1952
3
Untitled
1953

Series 8:  Artifacts, 1952-1982Return to Top

2 linear feet, (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Autographed Little League baseball
undated
10
Ceramic Kiwanis logo (40th Anniversary)
undated
box-oversize
11
Framed certificate: First Prize Achievement Award
1952
11
Framed City of Walla Walla proclamation: Kiwanis Day
1982
Box
10
Kiwanis seal imprinter
undated
10
Two photo printing blocks
undated

Series 9:  Miscellaneous, 1927-1992,   (bulk 1980-1992) Return to Top

0.3 linear feet, (13 folders)

This series includes club correspondence, certificates, interclub activities, a songbook, and a small number of photographs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/4
Certificates
undated
9/5
Certificate of Appreciation
undated
9/6
Elks Lodge
1992
9/7-8
General Correspondence
1985-1992
9/9
Induction Speech
undated
9/10
Insurance
1964-1978
9/11
Interclubs
1991-1992
9/12
Kiwanis Mail
1981
9/13
Legion of Honor
1989-1990
9/14
Letterhead
undated
9/15
Photographs
1987; undated
9/16
Songs of Kiwanis
1927

Series 10:  Vance Orchard Papers, 1927-1992Return to Top

0.1 linear feet, (2 folders)

These papers belonged to a longtime member and historian of the club. They contain writings and notes on the history of the club, as well as a few newspaper clippings. Researchers should note that the second folder contains three floppy discs: two 3.5 inch and one 5.25 inch format.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/17
Stories about Walla Walla Kiwanis Club
1927-1991
9/18
Kiwanis Club and Camp Kiwanis
1982-1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla--History
  • Kiwanis International--Pacific Northwest District
  • Walla Walla (Wash.)--Clubs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Kiwanis Club of Walla Walla--Archives