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Rotary Club of Carrollton records

Identifier: LH-0119

Scope and Contents note

Materials created by or collected by the Rotary Club of Carrollton dating from its founding in 1939 through 2008. Items include the club's bulletins ( The Buzzer, 1962-1971, and The Spokesman, 1971-forward), commemorative printed programs and brochures, newsletters, meeting minutes, photographs and negatives, scrapbooks, a plaque, souvenir keychains, correspondence, printed programs included those for the club's annual Christmas parties, a bound Guest Register and additional bound items, rosters, newspaper clippings, certificates, citations, committee reports, completed questionnaires (by past Carrollton Rotary Club presidents), media guides, notes, souvenir programs, Rotary Club histories, Rotary Club publications, the Rotary Club Constitution and By-Laws, a pictorial directory of members, and information on Rotary Club International founder Paul Harris.


  • 1939 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The Carrollton Rotary Club held its organizational meeting on June 6, 1939, at the Clifton Hotel (now the United Community Bank building) in Carrollton with 35 men as charter members. The Newnan Rotary Club acted as the club's sponsor. Irvine S. Ingram, president of West Georgia College (now the University of West Georgia) was the founding president. Ingram later became the first Rotary district governor from Carrollton, serving District 165 in 1945-46. Carrollton Rotarian A.J. (Steve) André also served as a district governor in 1982-83. The club began inducting women in 1987 with Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald being the first. The first female president was Brenda Dangle in 1999-2000. Throughout its history, Carrollton Rotary Club has focused on a number of causes including initiating a fund to support the education of college students in financial need, enhancing recreational opportunities for Carrollton's young people, sponsoring international students, and supporting local community causes.


10.48 Linear feet (4 boxes, 4 ov items, 1 ov folder)




Materials created by, or collected by, the Carrollton Rotary Club, Carrollton, Georgia.

Arrangement note

Records and scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Galen Hobbs, President of the Carrollton Rotary Club, March 2019.

Guide to the Rotary Club of Carrollton Records LH-0119
Finding aid prepared by Erin Wright
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States