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Kiwanis Club of East Lansing records

Identifier: 00117

Scope and Content

The East Lansing Kiwanis Club records consist of general correspondence (1957-1971), weekly news bulletins (1955-1987), financial records (1956-1964; 1967-1970), and materials relating to the club's 20th Anniversary (1970) and to the projects listed above. Other materials include booklets and printed material on Kiwanis international, reports and convention programs of the Michigan district, and a scrapbook.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Kiwanis Club, a men's service organization, was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1915, and became Kiwanis International a year later with the establishment of a club in Canada. The East Lansing Club was organized in November 1949 and chartered in January 1950.

The East Lansing Club won numerous awards for achievement in both the Michigan District of Kiwanis International and the larger organization. In 1968, it was named the Best Club, Gold Section (101 member or more), by Kiwanis International, the highest honor attainable. Attainment of the award was based on attendance, community service, promotional activities and fund raising.

The club has carried out a number of projects, including a community chicken barbecue, rummage sales, children's baseball, establishment of Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops for retarded children, support of Camp Better Hearing (a camp for the hearing impaired), and other community improvement and fund-raising activities.


3.4 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of J.S. Frame, M.S.U. Library, M.S.U. Museum, Rollin Baker, T. Wayne Porter

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Kiwanis Club of East Lansing Records
4 Published And Cataloged
J. Burr
August 2002
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US