Kentucky Mountain Club records

Abstract

The Kentucky Mountain Club records (dated 1929-2014; 5 cubic feet; 9 boxes) comprise correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, and membership lists that document the club's history as a social and philanthropic organization for people who moved to Lexington from eastern Kentucky from 1929 to the club's closing in 2013.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Mountain Club records
Date
1929-2014 (inclusive)
Extent
5 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Appalachian Region.
Charitable organizations -- Kentucky.
Clubs.
Families -- Photographs.
Kentucky -- Lexington -- History.
Lexington (Ky.)
Lexington (Ky.) -- History -- 20th century.
Lexington (Ky.) -- Photographs.
Lexington (Ky.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Philanthropists.
Scholarships.
Scrapbooks
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Austin Coke
Preferred Citation
2014ms0225: [identification of item], Kentucky Mountain Club records, 1929-2014, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Kentucky Mountain Club was a philanthropic and social organization centered in Lexington, Kentucky, that was active from 1929 until 2013. The Kentucky Mountain Club consisted of members who had largely moved from the mountain counties of eastern Kentucky to Lexington. Beyond offering these members a social hub of people with similar backgrounds, the organization dedicated itself to offering aid to Appalachian Kentucky. Its membership had reached a peak of approximately 1500 members during the mid-twentieth century, but eventually ceased operations at the end of 2013 due to dwindling membership and attendance. The club consisted of an executive board, committees, and a women's auxiliary to assist with event planning. For much of its early years, the club created yearly publications detailing membership, contact information, advertisements, executive rosters, and the club's bylaws. By the 1970s, these publications were instead replaced with a shorter monthly newsletter titled The Mountain Ear. The club worked to fund scholarships for students to attend schools such as Alice Lloyd College, Berea College, Lindsey Wilson College, and Pikeville College. Other projects included funding the creation of a tuberculosis sanitorium and establishing a library.
Scope and Content
The Kentucky Mountain Club records (dated 1929-2014; 5 cubic feet; 9 boxes) comprise correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, and membership lists that document the club's history as a social and philanthropic organization for people who moved to Lexington from eastern Kentucky from 1929 to their closing in 2013. The collection contains documents concerning those who had relocated from Appalachian counties to the city of Lexington, Kentucky. Financial documents illustrate the club's yearly expenses including scholarship funds for students from rural Kentucky to attend colleges and the mortgage on the clubhouse. Meeting minutes detail the actions of the club's executive board, service committee, and women's auxiliary. General meeting minutes particularly discuss the happenings at the club's monthly meetings including holiday celebrations, field trips, and picnics. Administrative documents from the Kentucky Mountain Club records include the organization's constitution and bylaws, lists of the mountain counties of Kentucky, stationery, annual registration reports, and a proclamation of Kentucky Mountain Club Day.
This collection also contains detailed information on the club's annual Christmas banquets, history, monthly newsletters, and association with the Central Kentucky Hearing Aid Bank. Club membership lists from 1975 until 2014 include contact information for most members, applications for membership, membership buttons, and newspaper clippings that feature club members. A collection of club publications from 1935 until 1988 describes yearly membership, club member-owned businesses, officer rosters, and club bylaws. This collection also contains materials from outside of the club, primarily focusing on newsletters from various colleges across Kentucky such as Alice Lloyd College and Frontier Nursing University. The club also maintained several scrapbooks dating as early as 1930 and many photographs primarily from general meetings of the club, but also featuring guest speakers such as Louie B. Nunn.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Club financials, 1978-2014

Alice Lloyd College scholarship finances, 1995-2014

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Berea College scholarship finances, 1996

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Club dues finances, 1978-2013

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Club finances, 1980-1989

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Club finances, 1990-1999

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Club finances, 2001-2009

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Club finances, 2010-2014

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Clubhouse mortgage, 1993-1995

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Frontier Nursing University scholarship fund, 2013-2014

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Lindsey Wilson College scholarship finances, 1996-2014

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Owner's liability policy, 1979

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Pikeville College scholarship finances, 1995-2015

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Meeting minutes, 1943-2013

Auxiliary minutes, 1943-1951

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Board minutes, 1981-1989

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Board minutes, 1990-1998

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Board minutes, 2007-2013, undated

  • Box 1, folder 16
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General minutes, 1984-1991

  • Box 1, folder 17
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General minutes, 2001-2004

  • Box 1, folder 18
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General minutes, 2007-2013

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Service committee, 1986

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Administrative documents, 1943-2013

Club annual report, 1986

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Club articles of incorporation, 1954

  • Box 1, folder 22
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Club constitution and by laws, 1985-2001

  • Box 1, folder 23
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Club county lists and maps, undated

  • Box 1, folder 24
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Club stationery and envelopes, undated

  • Box 1, folder 25
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Clubhouse information, 1967-2001

  • Box 1, folder 26
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Clubhouse sale ballots, 1992

  • Box 1, folder 27
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Kentucky Mountain Club Day proclamation, 1969

  • Box 1, folder 28
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Robert's Rules of Order books, 1943-1985

  • Box 1, folder 29
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Secretary of State annual reports and registrations, 1989-2007

  • Box 1, folder 30
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Club activities and events, 1929-2013

Annual Christmas banquet, 1985-2000

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Central Kentucky Hearing Aid Bank, undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Club advertisements, 1985-1991

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Club cookbook and recipe, undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Club history, 1929-1958

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Club meetings emails, 2009-2013

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Club meetings information, 1957-2013

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Club newsletters, 1980-2000

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Club trips and tours, 1986-1993

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Guest speakers, 1985-undated

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Correspondence, 1983-2013

Atkins, Pat cards and correspondence, 1990-2010

  • Box 1, folder 31
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Club mail and correspondence, 1983-2013

  • Box 1, folder 32
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Club membership, 1975-2014

Applications for membership, 1977-1981

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Club members in newspapers, 1998-2014

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Club members' obituaries, 1994-2014

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Collection of Words of Wisdom by Virginia Harris Combs, 1997

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Kincer, Ron newspaper clippings, 1997-2004

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Meeting attendance notebook, 2003-2013

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Membership buttons, undated

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Membership cards, 1978-2011

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Member contact information, 1984-1999

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Membership list, 1975-1977

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Membership list, 1980-1989

  • Box 2, folder 21
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Membership list, 1990-1998

  • Box 2, folder 22
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Membership list, 2001-2008

  • Box 2, folder 23
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Membership list, 2010-2013

  • Box 2, folder 24
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Membership list, undated

  • Box 2, folder 25
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Orbach, Bob newspaper clippings, 2005-2014

  • Box 2, folder 26
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Materials outside of the club, 1961-2014

Alice Lloyd College newsletters and advertisements, 1995-2013

  • Box 2, folder 27
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Central Kentucky Radio Eye, undated

  • Box 2, folder 28
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Frontier Nursing University newsletters, 1998-2014

  • Box 2, folder 29
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Henry Clay High School band boosters by-laws, undated

  • Box 2, folder 30
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Index of the register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1975

  • Box 2, folder 31
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LAPE outline of proposed structure, undated

  • Box 2, folder 32
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Lexington government guide and tax-exempt organizations, 1996-2007

  • Box 2, folder 33
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Lindsey Wilson College mission and newsletter, 1998

  • Box 2, folder 34
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Medical pamphlets, undated

  • Box 2, folder 35
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Morehead State University pamphlets and guides, 1996-1999

  • Box 2, folder 36
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Pikeville College newsletter and newspaper, 1996-2008

  • Box 2, folder 37
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Red Cross newsletter, 1983

  • Box 2, folder 38
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Strolling Strings show, 1996-1998

  • Box 2, folder 39
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University of Kentucky telephone directory, 1961

  • Box 2, folder 40
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Publications, 1935-1988

Club yearbook, 1935-1943

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1939

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1940

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1942

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1943

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1944

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1945

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1946

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1957

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1948

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1950

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1950-1951

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1951

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1952

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1953

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1954

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1954-1955

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1955

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1956

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1957

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1958

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1959

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1960

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1961

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1962

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1964

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1966

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1967

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1970

  • Box 3
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Club yearbook, 1987

  • Box 3
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Important days to remember, 1988

  • Box 3
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Scrapbooks and flag, 1930-2012

Club scrapbook, 1930-1955

  • Box 9
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Christmas scrapbook, 1994

  • Box 2, folder 41
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Christmas scrapbook, 2012

  • Box 2, folder 42
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Christmas scrapbook, undated

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Club scrapbook, 1981-1982

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Club scrapbook, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Club scrapbook, 1982-1983

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Club scrapbook, 1986

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Club scrapbook, undated

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Kentucky state flag, undated

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Photographs, 1982-2009

Alice Lloyd College gift, 1995

  • Box 4, folder 8
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April meeting, 1999

  • Box 5, folder 1
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April meeting, 2009

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Architecture photos, undated

  • Box 5, folder 3
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August meeting, 2008

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Berea dancers photographs, undated

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Board meeting, 1986

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Christmas banquet, undated

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Christmas negatives, 1995

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Christmas party, 1997

  • Box 8, folder 9
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Christmas party, undated

  • Box 8, folder 10
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Christmas party, undated

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Christmas party negatives, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Club meeting, 1989

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Club meeting, 1989

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Club meetings, 1994-2000

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Club meetings, 1994-2005

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Club meetings, 1999-2003

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Club meetings, 2001-2002, undated

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Club meeting, 2006

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 5, folder 15
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 5, folder 16
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 5, folder 17
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Club meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Club meeting negatives, undated

  • Box 4, folder 15
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Club meeting photos, undated

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Club meetings, undated

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Club November meeting, 1986

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Club photos, 1997-2002

  • Box 6, folder 5
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December meeting, 2007

  • Box 6, folder 6
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February meeting, 1988

  • Box 6, folder 7
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February meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 8
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February meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 9
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February meeting, undated

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Hearing and seeing deprivation meeting, 2000

  • Box 6, folder 11
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January meeting, 1998

  • Box 6, folder 12
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July meeting, 1994

  • Box 4, folder 16
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July meeting, undated

  • Box 4, folder 17
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Laura McKenzie club photographs, undated

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Louie B. Nunn, 2002

  • Box 7, folder 1
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March Meeting, 1998

  • Box 7, folder 2
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March meeting, 1999

  • Box 7, folder 3
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May meeting, 2008

  • Box 7, folder 4
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May meeting, undated

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Nature photographs, undated

  • Box 7, folder 6
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November and December negatives, undated

  • Box 4, folder 18
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November meeting, 1993

  • Box 4, folder 19
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November meeting, 1994

  • Box 7, folder 7
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November meeting, 1995

  • Box 7, folder 8
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November meeting, 1997

  • Box 7, folder 9
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November meeting, 2007

  • Box 7, folder 10
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November meeting, 2007

  • Box 4, folder 20
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November meeting, undated

  • Box 7, folder 11
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November negatives, 1995

  • Box 4, folder 21
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October meeting, 1996

  • Box 7, folder 12
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October meeting, 2001

  • Box 7, folder 13
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October meeting, 2007

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Picnic, 1996

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Picnic, 2008

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Sanatorium photograph, undated

  • Box 9
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Scrapbook photos, 1992

  • Box 7, folder 17
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September meeting, 2005

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Spare photographs to be sold, undated

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Spindletop Christmas, 1995

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Spindletop Christmas, 1995

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Spindletop Christmas, 1997

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Summer meeting, 1988

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Summer meeting, 2008

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Simmer picnic, 2008

  • Box 8, folder 8
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