Our Neighborhood Club Papers
Scope and Contents
The Our Neighborhood Club papers collection consists of club program booklets, scrapbooks, photographs, as well as club meeting minutes and attendance. The club program booklets cover a span of years from 1908 to 2007. Each program booklet lays out a single year of the clubs activities, meeting dates, and officers. The scrapbooks and meeting minutes also cover a single year of the clubs activities at a time. The collection does have papers that span between 1908 to 2007, however, the collection primarily focuses on club materials during the 1960s through the 1990s.
- Creation: 1908-2007
- Our Neighborhood Club (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Conditions Governing Use
Rights assessment remains the responsiblilty of the researcher. No known restrictions.
Our Neighborhood Club is a women’s club centered in Old Town, Maine. The club was organized in 1893 and federated in the Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1901. The papers in this collection do span the club’s history between 1908 to 2007, however, the collection primarily covers Our Neighborhood Club’s activity during the 1960s on through the 1990s. Our Neighborhood Club sought out the collective betterment of each member and the community by doing charity work. Members of the club met monthly to plan the various events they wanted to hold. Some of the events they hosted consisted of holiday parties, community dinners, dances for local teenagers, and fundraisers. They often donated to gifts, money, and time to hospitals, veterans organizations, and cancer research.
6 boxes (1 record box, 2 half boxes, 3 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
The Our Neighborhood Club papers collection consists of club program booklets, scrapbooks, photographs, as well as club meeting minutes and attendance. The collection does have papers that span between 1908 to 2007, however, the collection primarily focuses on club materials during the 1960s through the 1990s.
Donantion arrived with no known diserable organization. Five series were created: Programs 1949-2007; Membership Materials 1954-1998; Scrapbooks 1908-1989; Photographs 1980s; Clippings 1984-1992. Material within each series was arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Betsy Paradis on behalf of Cora Paradis, August 9, 2018.
The processing of this collection was made possible by "Putting History to Work," grant-funded student internship program via the University of Maine System and intern Elizabeth A. Dalton.
- Guide to the Our Neighborhood Club Papers
- Box And Folder List Available
- Elizabeth A. Dalton
- November 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for uncoded script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.