The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Quota Club, Sixth District, Records, 1922-1997

MSS-122

Size: 8 linear feet

Provenance: Received from Shyrl Olinger on June 15, 1997 and November 14, 1997.

Access: Open

Collection Summary: The bulk of this collection consists of fourteen scrapbooks that highlight Quota events and achievements. The rest of the collection contains printed materials, administrative materials, photographs, and other visual materials.

 

Subjects: Civic Interests, Disability History and Philanthropy

Related Collections: Quota Club of Toledo Records, MSS-129

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Sandra L. DuVal Bell, July 1997. Laura Micham and Lisa Sudlow, October, 1998; last updated: July 2014.


Historical Sketch

 

Quota International is a classified service club of executive professional and business women with membership by invitation only. The club was named from the Latin word “Quota” meaning “a share” and adopted the slogan “We Share”. With “We Share” as their motto, members contribute their time and talents to give personal service to the community in such areas as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, youth groups and safety programs. The principal unified service project for all Quotarians is “Shatter Silence”- to help those with hearing and speech impairments.

 

Wanda Frey Joiner founded Quota Club International in 1919 in Buffalo, New York. Ms. Joiner was born on September 4, 1882 in Odessa, Russia. At the age of nine she came with her family to Buffalo, New York. Her marriage to Robert Parks Joiner in 1910 came to an early end following his death less than three years later. When Wanda Frey Joiner founded Quota Club International, she was comptroller of the Buffalo Plate Glass Company. She started at the bottom and moved up to President and General Manager of the Morgan-Post Company, the first woman to hold such a position, when she retired and moved to Los Angeles, California.

 

Organizationally, Quota International arranged local Quota Clubs into districts. The Sixth District is comprised of Ohio. The district idea came about on January 20, 1934 in a meeting held in Akron. Quota International encouraged Quota Club members to organize districts for expansion purposes. When the Sixth District came into being, there were nine clubs responding to the roll call with a total of 285 members.

 

Notable changes for Quota Clubs came about during World War II. Clubs were faced with new problems and new service opportunities. Adapting their programs to conditions brought about by the war, the Sixth District clubs put their service projects aside and plunged into war work. They helped local rationing boards, volunteered assistance to the Red Cross and the U.S.O., organized First Aid classes and made contributions to the recreation of the wounded in Army Hospitals.

            

At this time, there were sixteen clubs in the District with a total membership of 432. Sixth District was the largest district in International and was the only one having both American and Canadian Clubs. By the Sixth District’s tenth annual Conference in 1943, International was concerned about its size. In early 1944 International decided to redistrict. As a result, Western New York and Ontario clubs were withdrawn from the Sixth District and placed in a new district. The clubs left in Sixth were those in Ohio and Michigan, which reduced the number to eleven.

 

In addition, before the twelfth annual conference came around, International removed all Michigan clubs from the Sixth District. A committee, appointed at the Dearborn meeting in 1945, drew up an amendment to the International Constitution which provided for a more democratic procedure for redistricting. The amendment was passed unanimously at the International Convention in St. Louis in 1946. Still, when the Sixth District held its thirteenth annual conference at Columbus in September 1946, it found itself with only nine clubs.

        

In the ensuing years, the Sixth District did reach a bountiful state with the addition of more clubs. The Sixth District is presently composed of eighteen clubs, which include the following: Akron, Alliance, Athens, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, East Liverpool, Elyria, Lake County, Lancaster, Lorain, Salem, Springfield, Toledo, Trumbull Valley, Wooster, and Youngstown.

       

In All, Quota International is composed of 500 clubs with more than 14,000 members in nine countries. Each club, which holds at least eighteen meetings a year and annual conferences, continues its service to the hearing and speech impaired. Clubs furnish financial support and purchase equipment to individuals, groups and schools. Quota Club members are able to successfully meet their goals through their personal service to help those in need on a local, regional and international level.

        

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The Ohio Quota Club Collection contains six series: Printed Materials, Scrapbooks, Working Papers, Financial Documents, Governor's Papers, and Visual Materials.

 

The Printed Materials Series includes information on the Sixth District Quota International, Inc. (This is the district number that the Ohio Regional groups fall under) as well as information regarding the individual local Quota chapters. Printed Materials comprise of conference reports, convention brochures, news clippings, press releases, photographs, newsletters and bulletins.

        

The largest portion is the Scrapbook Series (Box 1,2,3 & 4). The Sixth District Quota Club, labeling the fourteen scrapbooks “History Books,” has arranged them either chronologically or alphabetically by Quota Club region. The scrapbooks highlight Quota events in the Ohio region. All scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs and printed material. The materials have been kept in original order and are arranged as follows:

 

 

#1 Scrapbook

Examines the Sixth District Past Quota International Presidents and District Governors. Photographs and some biographic information are included, 1934-1977.

#1-A Scrapbook

Is an overflow from Book #1, 1962-1973.

#2 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1922-1955.

#3 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1956-1967.

#4 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1967-1971.

#5 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1970-1972.

#6 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1971-1974.

#7 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1973-1975.

#8 Scrapbook

Arranged alphabetically by clubs 1975-1978.

#9 Scrapbook

Arranged alphabetically by clubs 1977-1978.

#10 Scrapbook

Arranged alphabetically by clubs 1977-1979.

#11 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1979-1983.

# l2 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1983-1985.

# l3 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1985-1989.

# l4 Scrapbook

Arranged by date from the years 1979-1991.

 

        

The rest of the collection is composed of various financial materials, materials related to Quota Club governors (leaders of each club) from 1942-1997, and photographic materials.

 

 

Series List

 

S1

Printed Materials

1983-1997

arranged chronologically

This series consists of the minutes of Quota Club meetings, committee reports, and reports and evaluations of conferences and club activities.

 

S2

Scrapbooks

year span

arranged either chronologically or alphabetically by Quota Club region

Series 2 consists of scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and printed materials.

 

S3

Working Papers

1974-1992

arranged chronologically

This series consists of correspondence, legal documents, and other papers pertaining to the running of the Quota Club.

 

S4

Financial Documents

1943-1994

arranged chronologically

This series consists of materials related to the financial aspects of running a voluntary service club including expense reports, ledgers, and insurance documents.

 

S5

Governor's Papers

1942-1997

arranged chronologically according to the governor's name

Series 5 consists of materials documenting the administration of each governor of the Quota Club. Materials range from correspondence to reports.

 

S6

Visual Materials

1984

This series is comprised of a photograph scrapbook of the 1984 Columbus Conference and unidentified pictures of Quotarians.

 


 

Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Folder Title

 

 

 

 

 

S1. Printed Materials

 

 

 

1

1

50th Annual Conference; 1983

 

2

51st Annual Conference; 1984

 

3

55th Annual Conference; 1988

 

4

Akron, Quota Club of; 1991-94, newsletter

 

5

Akron, 8th Annual Convention; 1941

 

6

Akron, Quota Club of; 1981, 50th Anniversary Charter Party

 

7

Alliance Quota Club; 1991-93

 

8

Alliance Quota Club; 1994-95

 

9

Athens Quota Club; 1990-95

 

10

Canton Quota Club; 1993-94

 

11

Canton Quota Club; 1991-95

 

12

Chagrin Valley Quota Club; 1990

 

13

Classification Guide &Rules 1952-53

 

14

Cleveland Quota Club; 1991-95

 

15

Columbus Quota Club; 1994

 

16

East Liverpool Quota Club; 1991-93

 

17

Elyria Quota Club; 1991-95

 

18

Geauga County Quota Club; 1987-90

 

19

Lake County Quota Club; 1991-95

 

20

Lancaster Quota Club; 1993-95

 

21

Lorain Quota Club; 1991-95

 

22

Massillon Quota Club; 1993

 

23

Miscellaneous Printed Material

 

24

Newsletter, International News; 1991

 

25

Northeast Ohio Quota Club; 1995

 

26

Quota International Incorporated-information packet

 

27

Report of the Historian; 1992,1993

 

28

Report of the Historian; 1994-95

 

29

Salem Quota Club; 1984-86

 

30

Salem Quota Club; 1987-88

 

31

Salem Quota Club; 1989-90

 

32

Salem Quota Club; 1991-92

 

33

Salem Quota Club; 1993-95

 

34

Toledo Quota Club; 1991-95

 

35

Trumbull Valley Quota Club

 

36

Wooster Quota Club; 1991-95

 

37

Youngstown Quota Club; 1991-93

 

38

Youngstown Quota Club; 1994-95

 

39

Main File Reports,  6th District Conference, 1994

 

40

Leadership Training, 1995

 

41

Conference Reports, 63rd Annual 6th District, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

S2. Scrapbooks

 

42

Scrapbook #1, International Presidents & 6th District Governors; 1947-61

 

43

Scrapbook #1, International Presidents & 6th District Governors; 1959-73

 

44

Scrapbook #1, Photographs of Governors; 1934-77

 

45

Scrapbook #1-A, Photographs of Governors; Reports, Music, 1962-73

 

46

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1922-25

 

47

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1930-48

 

48

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1935-42

 

49

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1939-43

 

50

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1944-48

 

51

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1948-51

 

52

Scrapbook #2, History Books, 1951-55

2

1

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Akron to Cleveland

 

2

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Columbus to Toledo

 

3

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Alliance to Toledo

 

4

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Wooster to East Liverpool

 

5

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Youngstown to Salem

 

6

Scrapbook #3, History Books, 1956-67-Alliance to Wooster

 

7

Scrapbook #4, History Books, 1967-71-Alliance to Salem

 

8

Scrapbook #4, History Books, 1967-71-Alliance to Lorain

 

9

Scrapbook #4, History Books, 1967-71-Canton to Youngstown

 

10

Scrapbook #4, History Books, 1967-71-Cleveland & International Convention

 

11

Scrapbook #4, History Books, 1967-71-Alliance to Columbus

 

12

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1970-71-East Liverpool to Wooster

 

13

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1970-71-Springfield to Youngstown

 

14

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1971-72-Alliance to Elyria

 

15

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1972-Athens to Cleveland

 

16

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1971-72-Lake County

 

17

Scrapbook #5, History Books, 1971-72-Lake County and Elyria

 

18

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1971-72-Lancaster to Lorain

 

19

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1971-73-Salem to Alliance

 

20

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1967-73-Canton to Cleveland

 

21

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1970-73-Cleveland to Elyria

 

22

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1972-73-Lake County to Lancaster

 

23

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1973-74-Lancaster to Lorain

 

24

Scrapbook #6, History Books, 1972-74-Lorain to Youngstown

3

1

Scrapbook #7, History Books, 1973-75-Akron to Lake County

 

2

Scrapbook #7, History Books, 1973-75-Lorain, Salem, Toledo

 

3

Scrapbook #7, History Books, 1973-75-Lorain to Lake County

 

4

Scrapbook #7, History Books, 1973-75-Lake County to Salem

 

5

Scrapbook #7, History Books, 1973-75-Springfield to Youngstown

 

6

Scrapbook #8, Akron; 1976

 

7

Scrapbook #8, Alliance; 1975-76

 

8

Scrapbook #8, Athens; 1975-76

 

9

Scrapbook #8, Canton; 1975-76

 

10

Scrapbook #8, Canton; 1977-78

 

11

Scrapbook #8, Cincinnati; 1975-76

 

12

Scrapbook #8, Cleveland; 1975-76

 

13

Scrapbook #8, Columbus; 1971-76

 

14

Scrapbook #8, East Liverpool; 1975-76

 

15

Scrapbook #8, Elyria; 1975-76

 

16

Scrapbook #8, Lake County; 1975-76

 

17

Scrapbook #8, Lancaster; 1975-76

 

18

Scrapbook #8, Lorain; 1975-76

 

19

Scrapbook #8, Salem; 1975-76

 

20

Scrapbook #8, Springfield; 1975-76

 

21

Scrapbook #8, Toledo; 1975-76

 

22

Scrapbook #8, Trumbull Valley; 1976

 

23

Scrapbook #8, Wooster; 1975-76

 

24

Scrapbook #8, Youngstown; 1975-76

 

25

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Akron

 

26

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Alliance

 

27

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Athens County

 

28

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Canton

 

29

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Cincinnati

 

30

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Cleveland

 

31

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Columbus

 

32

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), East Liverpool

 

33

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Elyria

 

34

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Lake County

 

35

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Lancaster

 

36

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Lorain

 

37

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Salem

 

38

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Springfield

 

39

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Toledo

 

40

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Trumbull Valley

 

41

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Wooster

 

42

Scrapbook #9 (1977-78), Youngstown

 

43

Scrapbook #10, Presidents Council; 1977

 

44

Scrapbook #10, Presidents Council; 1978

 

45

Scrapbook #10, Conference; 1977

 

46

Scrapbook #10, Convention; 1978

 

47

Scrapbook #10, Convention; 1979

 

48

Scrapbook #10, Akron; 1977-79

 

49

Scrapbook #10, Alliance; 1977-79

 

50

Scrapbook #10, Athens County; 1977-79

 

51

Scrapbook #10, Cincinnati; 1977-79

 

52

Scrapbook #10, Cleveland; 1977-79

 

53

Scrapbook #10, Columbus; 1977-79

 

54

Scrapbook #10, East Liverpool; 1977-79

 

55

Scrapbook #10, Elyria; 1977-79

 

56

Scrapbook #10, Lake County; 1977-79

 

57

Scrapbook #10, Lancaster; 1977-78

 

58

Scrapbook #10, Lorain; 1977-78

 

59

Scrapbook #10, Salem; 1977

 

60

Scrapbook #10, Springfield; 1978-79

 

61

Scrapbook #10, Toledo; 1978

 

62

Scrapbook #10, Trumbull Valley; 1978-79

 

63

Scrapbook #10, Wooster; 1977-79

 

64

Scrapbook #10, Youngstown; 1977-79

 

65

Scrapbook #11, Akron-Springfield; 1979-82

 

66

Scrapbook #11, Trumbull Valley-Youngstown; 1979-82

 

67

Scrapbook #11, Athens, Lancaster, & Salem 1983

 

68

Scrapbook #11, Wooster & Canton; 1982-83

 

69

Scrapbook #14, 6th District, 1979-90

 

70

Scrapbook #14, 6th District, 1988-91

4

1

Scrapbook #12,  6th District, 1983-1985

 

2

Scrapbook #13,  6th District, 1985-1989

 

 

 

 

 

S3. Working Papers

5

1

Working Papers, 1974-1992

 

2

Working Papers,  1993-1994  1 of 2

 

3

Working Papers,  1993-1994  2 of 2

 

4

Working Papers,  1994-1995

 

5

Correspondence,  1990-1991, folder 1

 

6

Correspondence,  1990-1991, folder 2

 

 

 

 

 

S4.  Financial Documents

 

7

Financial Documents, 1943

 

8

Financial Documents, 1950

 

9

Financial Documents, 1960-1963

 

10

Financial Documents, 1963-1964

 

11

Financial Documents, 1964-1965

 

12

Financial Documents, 1965-1966

 

13

Financial Documents, 1966-1970

 

14

Financial Documents, 1971-1973

 

15

Financial Documents, 1974-1976

 

16

Financial Documents, 1976-1977

 

17

Financial Documents, 1977-1978

 

18

Financial Documents, 1979-1980

 

19

Financial Documents, 1980-1982

 

20

Financial Documents, 1982-1983

 

21

Financial Documents, 1984-1986

 

22

Financial Documents, 1986-1988

 

23

Financial Documents, 1989

 

24

Financial Documents, 1990-1992

 

25

Financial Documents, 1993-1994

 

 

 

 

 

S5.  Governor’s Papers

 

26

Policy Letters of the 6th District Governor, 1942-1955

 

27

Margaretta Claflin,  1942-1943

 

28

Bertha Luckey,  1944-1946

 

29

Margaret Roller,  1946-1948

 

30

Helen Myers,  1948-1949

 

31

Irene Wiseman,  1949-1951  1 of 2

 

32

Irene Wiseman,  1949-1951  2 of 2

 

33

Ruth Fuller,  1951-1953

 

34

Virginia Quinn, 1953-1954

 

35

Dorothy Patterson Sayre,  1954-1956

 

36

Charlotte Ward,  1956-1958

 

37

Kathryn McNally,  1958-1959

 

38

Lucille King,  1959-1960

 

39

Greeta Barron,  1960-1961

 

40

Maureen Koepke,  1962-1963

6

1

Gladys Debolt,  1963-1964

 

2

Kathryn Mericle,  1964-1965

 

3

Madge Bendle,  1965-1966

 

4

Marie McComas,  1966-1967

 

5

Ruth Sivey,  1967-1968

 

6

Lilyan Miller, 1968-1969

 

7

Mary Eckstein, 1969-1970

 

8

Frances Dreher,  1970-1971

 

9

Lou Cadwell, 1971-1972

 

10

Doris McClurg, 1972-1973  1 of 2

 

11

Doris McClurg, 1972-1973  2 of 2

 

12

Bettie Norton,  1973-1974

 

13

Eleanor Thomas,  1974-1975

 

14

Edith Scheutzan,  1975-1976

 

15

Mary Lou Wainey,  1976-1977

 

16

Evelyn Clish,  1977-1978  1 of 2

 

17

Evelyn Clish,  1977-1978  2 of 2

 

18

Edith Martsolf,  1978-1980  1 of 2

 

19

Edith Martsolf,  1978-1980  2 of 2

 

20

Charlyn Schreiner,  1980-1981

7

1

Joan Goodright,  1981-1982

 

2

Helen Campbell,  1982-1983

 

3

Florence Crano,  1983-1984

 

4

Florence Spack,  1984-1985

 

5

Edria Ragosin, 1985-1986

 

6

Carol Walton,  1986-1987

 

7

Edna Wachter, 1987-1988

 

8

Iva Jeanne Snyder,  1989-1990

 

9

Carol Green,  1990-1991

 

10

Shyrl Ann Olinger,  1996-1997

 

 

 

 

 

S6.  Visual Materials

 

11

Columbus Conference Photo Scrapbook,  1984

 

12

Photographs – unidentified