The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

 

Finding Aid

 

The Toledo Rotary Club Records, 1912-1998

 

MSS-145

Size: Approximately 25.5 linear feet

Provenance: Received from the Toledo Rotary Club, summer 1999. Additional materials received from Jim Norman, Executive Assistant of Toledo Rotary, September 6, 2013

 

Access: Open

Collection Summary: This collection includes administrative and committee files, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, and project files of the Toledo Rotary Club, in addition to materials from Rotary International.

 

Subject(s): Business and Commerce, Civic Interests, Disability History, Philanthropy, and Social Welfare

 

Related Collections:

Processing Note: Materials were processed while in the possession of The Toledo Rotary Club and were then transferred to The Ward M. Canaday Center

 

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: Lisa Sudlow, July 1998; revised and updated by Tamara Jones, May 2014; last updated: July 2014

 

Historical Sketch

 

The first Rotary Club was founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905 by Paul Harris, a lawyer.  Harris, who had recently moved to Chicago, wanted to become better acquainted with other professional men of the city.  Through a discussion with fellow professionals, Harris and his friends decided to organize a club to bring together a carefully selected group of businessmen, one from each trade, and let them get to know each other so that it would be unthinkable to do business unethically.  Only men who were the proprietors of a business, partners in a business, or a corporate officer would be allowed to join; in this way, all of the members would be men of authority in their field and would share similar interests.  Membership was by invitation only, and the name Rotary Club was chosen because the weekly meetings would rotate between the members’ places of business.  The mottos “Service above Self” and “He Gains the Most who Serves the Best” were chosen to represent the goal of the newly formed club.  The idea of Rotary spread throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.  In 1912, the name “International Association of Rotary Clubs” was adopted to issue charters to clubs outside of the United States. 

     The year 1912 also marked the beginning of the Toledo Rotary. On May 3rd of that year, Charles S. Turner, at the urging of a Rotarian friend from Cleveland, founded the Rotary Club of Toledo.  Toledo was the 44th Rotary Club to be chartered by Rotary International.  The 1912 Convention was also the first time that the Toledo Rotary Club was represented by delegates.  By the end of its first year, the Toledo Rotary boasted 80 members. 

In 1917, Toledo Rotary, along with the Board of Education, helped to establish a school for crippled children.  Helping crippled children soon evolved into one of the major charitable works of Toledo Rotary. Other works include the development of a camp for Boy Scouts; a convalescent home for crippled children; international medical aid for those in need; capital improvements to existing agencies when local, state, and federal funds are not available; and providing scholarships to the University of Toledo for international students.  The Toledo Rotary was also instrumental in forming a juvenile court system in Toledo.   The Good Fellowship Foundation, to which members are obligated to contribute, helps to support these and various other charitable activities.  The Paul Harris Fellow is a title awarded to members who have contributed $1000 or more to the Good Fellowship Fund, and these moneys support scholarships for 1000 scholars. 

     In 1959, the Four-Way Test was created.  This test, designed for Rotarians to apply to all aspects of their lives, states that before a member undertakes to do something he should ask himself:

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Through this Four-Way Test as well as living up to the motto “Service Above Self,” the Toledo Rotary Club has grown from the initial 80 members to nearly 500.  This mirrors the growth of Rotary from the first club in Chicago to 26,000 clubs consisting of 1,000,000 members in 200 countries.

  


 

Scope and Content Note

 

The records of the Toledo Rotary Club are composed of administrative records, committee files, correspondence, membership records, club projects, and records of the Good Fellowship Foundation as well as scrapbooks, artifacts, and other materials detailing the history of the Toledo Rotary Club and Rotary International.  While several documents date to the club’s earlier years, later decades (1970s on) are better documented.

     The collection is divided into twelve primary series and arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.  (S1) Administration pertains to the general matters of running the club.  It contains files of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, District Assemblies and Conferences, as well as general office files.  (S2) Committee Files, contains the minutes, reports, and various projects undertaken by the individual committees within the club, such as the Budget Committee, Membership Committee, and Program Committee.  (S3) Correspondence includes general club correspondence in addition to the Club President's correspondence and correspondence detailing the various speakers and programs sponsored by the club throughout the years.  (S4) Membership contains information on membership classifications, attendance, honorary members, former members, and senior members.  (S5) Publications is divided into four subseries. The largest subseries consists of clippings of articles pertaining to the Toledo Rotary that appeared in local newspapers from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, early1990s, and early 2000s.  This series also contains press releases, a small number of issues of The Toledo Rotary Spoke, and one miscellaneous publication, The Crippled Child(S6) Photographs, consists largely of framed photographs of various early Rotary members. Many were members of the Toledo Rotary, but some served as officers of Rotary International.  There are also two folders of miscellaneous photographs of club members and club activities.  Most of the photographs are undated, with known years being indicated in the inventory.  (S7) Projects is made up of the files of various club projects undertaken by Toledo Rotary, as well as funding requests sent to Toledo Rotary and project proposals that were not approved by the club.  (S8) Rotary International is a small series pertaining to the International Rotary organization.  (S9) Toledo Rotary Good Fellowship Foundation/Toledo Rotary Foundation, an endowment fund of Toledo Rotary, consists of the projects and scholarships undertaken by the Good Fellowship Foundation, board of trustees’ files of the Foundation, as well as a history of the Foundation itself.  (S10) Toledo Rotary consists entirely of materials pertaining to the history of the Toledo Club as well as scrapbooks dating from the founding of the club through the early 1930s. Some of the earliest scrapbooks are on microfilm, but most are fragile and in poor condition. (S11) Rosters includes copies of the rosters of the Toledo Rotary Club 1915-1916, 1918-1919, 1921-1998. (S12) Miscellaneous consists of various materials that do not fit clearly into any of the previous series. Some of these materials include calendars, lapel pins, a yearbook published by graduating students at Feilbach High School, early documents pertaining to the creation of Rotary, and a framed recognition presented by the Ohio House of Representatives to Toledo Rotary in honor of the club’s 75th anniversary in 1987.

 

 

Series List

S1 Administration
1913-1998, n.d.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Included in this series are files pertaining to the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, District Assemblies and Conferences, general office files, as well as files pertaining to the general matters of running the club.
S2 Committee Files
1930s-2000s, n.d.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
This series consists of the minutes, reports, and various projects undertaken by the individual committees within the club.
S3 Correspondence
1920s-2000s   
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
This series includes general club correspondence in addition to the President’s Correspondence and correspondence detailing various speakers and programs sponsored by the club throughout the years.
S4 Membership
1910s-1990s
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Included in this series is information on membership classifications, honorary members, senior members, and other material pertaining to membership in the Rotary Club of Toledo
S5 Publications
1976-1985, 1993-1994, 2001, 2003-2004, n.d.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Series consists of clippings from local newspapers concerning the Rotary Club, press releases announcing events concerning the Toledo Rotary and the Toledo area, copies of The Toledo Rotary Spoke newsletter, and one miscellaneous publication
S6 Photographs
1937, 1962, 1968, 1981, 1992, 1997, 1999, n.d.
Series consists of various photographs of Rotary members and Rotary functions  
S7 Projects
1970s-2008, n.d. 
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Series consists of the files of the various club projects undertaken by Toledo Rotary as well as funding requests for projects and proposals for projects that were not approved
S8 Rotary International
1930s-1990s
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Series is made up of miscellaneous files pertaining to Rotary International
S9 Toledo Rotary Good Fellowship Foundation
1951-1998, n.d. 
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Series consists of  the board of trustees files, projects, and scholarships undertaken by the Good Fellowship Foundation, an endowment fund of the Toledo Rotary
S10 Toledo Rotary
1912-1998
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically
Series is made up entirely of materials pertaining to the history of the Toledo Rotary Club.  This series also includes scrapbooks (most of which are in extremely poor condition) dating from 1912 through the 1940s.
S11 Rosters
1915-1916, 1918-1919, 1921-1998
Arranged chronologically
Series consists entirely of the rosters of the Toledo Rotary Club for the above years
S12 Miscellaneous
908, 1912, 1973, 1986-1987, 1992-1993, 1999-2000, n.d
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains various items, including a yearbook, calendars, and early documents pertaining to the establishment of Rotary

Folder List

Box Folder Item Description
Series 1:  Administrative Files
1 1 Board of Directors, n.d.
19 1 Board of Directors, 1913-1921
19 2 Board of Directors, 1921-1928
19 3 Board of Directors, 1928-1933
19 4 Board of Directors, 1933-1936
19 5 Board of Directors, 1936-1939
19 6 Board of Directors, 1939-1943
19 7 Board of Directors, 1943-1946
19 8 Board of Directors, 1946-1949
19 9 Board of Directors, 1949-1952
19 10 Board of Directors, 1952-1954
19 11 Board of Directors, 1955-1956
19 12 Board of Directors, 1957-1959
19 13 Board of Directors, 1959-1962
19 14 Board of Directors, 1962-1964
19 15 Board of Directors, 1964-1966
19 16 Board of Directors, 1966-1968
19 17 Board of Directors, 1968-1969
20 1 Board of Directors, 1970-1971
20 2 Board of Directors, 1971-1972
20 3 Board of Directors, 1972-1974
20 4 Board of Directors, 1974-1976
20 5 Board of Directors, 1976-1977
20 6 Board of Directors, 1977-1979
20 7 Board of Directors, 1979-1981
20 8 Board of Directors, 1981-1983
20 9 Board of Directors, 1983-1985
20 10 Board of Directors, 1985-1988
20 11 Board of Directors, 1989-1990
20 12 Board of Directors, 1991-1993
1 2 Board of Directors, 1993
20 13 Board of Directors, 1993-1995
1 3 Board of Directors, 1994
1 4 Board of Directors, 1995
1 5 Board of Directors, 1996-1997
1 6 Board of Directors, 1998
20 14 Board of Directors – Correspondence, 1984-1987
1 7 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1991-1992  (1 of 2)
1 8 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1991-1992  (2 of 2)
1 9 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1992-1993
1 10 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1993-1994
1 11 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1994-1995
1 12 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1995-1996
1 13 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1996-1997
1 14 Board of Directors – Correspondence,  1997-1998
20 15 Board of Directors – Directors, Members, and Officers, 1986-1988
20 16 Board of Directors – Nominees, 1984-1988
1 15 Board of Trustees (1 of 2)
1 16 Board of Trustees (2 of 2)
20 17 Board of Trustees, 1969-1973
20 18 Board of Trustees, 1973-1976
20 19 Board of Trustees, 1976-1977
20 20 Board of Trustees, 1977-1979
20 21 Board of Trustees, 1979-1981
20 22 Board of Trustees, 1991-1994
20 23 Board of Trustees, 1994-1997
1 17 District Assembly  (1 of 4) 
1 18 District Assembly  (2 of 4)
1 19 District Assembly  (3 of 4) 
21 1 District Assembly  (4 of 4)
1 20 District Conference  (spring)
1 21 District Conference, 1965
1 22 District Conference, 1972  (1 of 2)
1 23 District Conference, 1972  (2 of 2)
1 24 District Conference, 1972 Correspondence  (1 of 2)
1 25 District Conference, 1972 Correspondence  (2 of 2)
1 26 District Conference, 1972 Promotional Materials
1 27 District Conference, pamphlets  (1 of 2)
2 1 District Conference, pamphlets  (2 of 2)
2 2 District Conference, 1989
2 3 District Governor, Lowell E. Thurston,  1989-1990
2 4 District Governor, Zane U. Bourisseau,  1990-1991
2 5 District Governor, Glenn Hennings, 1991-1992
2 6 District Governor, Dr. Elwood Anderson, 1992-1993
2 7 District Governor,  John M. Brodbeck
2 8 District Governor, John D. Kurfess, 1995-1996
2 9 District Governor, Jim Smith, 1996-1997
2 10 District Governor, H. W. Goodnight, 1997-1998
2 11 District 6600, Correspondence
2 12 District 6600, group student exchange  (1 of 5)
2 13 District 6600, group student exchange  (2 of 5)
2 14 District 6600, group student exchange  (3 of 5)
2 15 District 6600, group student exchange  (4 of 5)
2 16 District 6600, group student exchange  (5 of 5)
2 17 District 6600, literacy challenge
2 18 District 6600, Manual of Procedure
2 19 District 6600, zone institute
2 20 Office files, club assembly  (1 of 3)
2 21 Office files, club assembly  (2 of 3)
2 22 Office files, club assembly  (3 of 3)
2 23 Office files, club policies
21 2 Office files, club policies
2 24 Office files, constitution and by-laws  (1 of 2)
2 25 Office files, constitution and by-laws  (2 of 2)
2 26 Office files, election/officers procedure
2 27 Office files, executives’ association
2 28 Office files, invocations and prayers
2 29 Office files, Oregon/Northwood Rotary
3 1 Office files, Perrysburg Rotary
3 2 Office files, speaker list
3 3 Office files, territory boundary
Series 2: Committee Files
3 4 Attendance Committee
21 3 Bowling Committee, 1974-1987, 2003-2004, 2007, 2009
3 5 Boys Work Committee
3 6 Bridge Committee
3 7 Budget Committee
3 8 Budget Committee, 1957-1960  (1 of 2)
3 9 Budget Committee, 1957-1960  (2 of 2)
3 10 Budget Committee, 1960-1965  (1 of 3)
3 11 Budget Committee, 1960-1965  (2 of 3)
3 12 Budget Committee, 1960-1965  (3 of 3)
3 13 Budget Committee, 1966-1967
21 4 Committee Chairmen, 1984-1987, 1993-1994
21 5 Committee Leaflets, n.d.
3 14 Community Service Committee
21 6 Community Service Committee, 1987, 1990-1994
21 7 Community Service Committee, 1994-1995
3 15 Community Service Committee (vial of life)  
3 16 Concern for Aging Committee
21 8 Concern for Aging Committee, 2004
3 17 Council for Past Presidents
21 9 Council for Past Presidents, 1994-2002, 2004, 2010-2011
3 18 Foundation Advisory Committee
21 10 Foundation Advisory Committee, 1993-1994
3 19 Friendship Committee
21 11 Friendship Committee, 1986
3 20 Funding Subcommittee  1993-1994  (long range planning and budget)
3 21 Golf Committee
3 22 Good Fellowship Fund Advisory Committee
3 23 Greeters and Hosts Committee
21 12 Greeters and Hosts Committee, 1987
3 24 Handicapped Service Committee
3 25 Handicapped Service Committee (DECEM Center)
3 26 House Committee
3 27 Information Committee  
21 13 Information Committee, n.d.  
4 1 International Service Committee
21 14 International Service Committee, 1994-1999
21 15 International Service Committee, 2000-2004
4 2 International Service Committee (MESA, medical project)
4 3 Investment Review Committee
4 4 Membership Classification Committee Minutes,  1981-1989
4 5 Membership Classification Committee,  1985-1986
4 6 Membership Classification Committee, 1986-1987
4 7 Membership Classification Committee, 1987-1988
4 8 Membership Extension Committee,  1985-1986
4 9 Membership Extension Committee, 1986-1987
4 10 Membership Extension Committee, 1987-1988
4 11 Membership Extension Committee, 1988-1989
4 12 Membership Extension Committee (classifications) 1994
4 13 New Members Committee
4 14 Nominating Committee
21 16 Nominating Committee, 1986, 2002
4 15 Program Committee
21 17 Program Committee, 1986-1994, 1996, 2003-2006
21 18 Program Committee, 2007-2009
21 19 Public Relations Committee, 1999-2001, 2005-2007
21 20 Scholarship Committee, 1996
4 16 Scholarship Subcommittee
4 17 Strategic Planning Survey
4 18 Tellers Committee
21 21 Tellers Committee, 1986
4 19 Vocational Service Committee
21 22 Vocational Service Committee, 1992-1996, 1998, 2000-2004, 2006-2008, 2011
4 20 Spouse’s Committee
4 21 Youth Committee
21 23 Youth Committee, 1993-1997
21 24 Youth Committee, 1997-2007
4 22 Youth Committee (Four-Way Test Speech Contest)
4 23 Youth Committee (Ronald McDonald House)
4 24 Youth Committee (YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter)
Series 3: Correspondence  
Subseries A: General Correspondence
4 25 Alexander, Paul
4 26 Anniversary of Rotary Clubs
4 27 Archives
4 28 Attendance Committee
4 29 Board of Directors and Officers
4 30 Bowling League, 1929
4 31 Boys Work Committee
4 32 The Bridge
4 33 Budget
4 34 Bunker, Alvah
4 35 Community Service Committee
4 36 Constitution Study Committee
4 37 Convention Committee
4 38 Crippled Children’s Committee
21 25 Crippled Children’s Committee, 1953
4 39 Detroit Rotary Club
4 40 District 660 Assembly (Defiance)
4 41 District 660 Conference (Ashland)
4 42 District 660 Conference (Marion)
4 43 District 660 Conference (St. Marys)
4 44 District 660 Conference  (Toledo)
4 45 Education/Information Meetings
4 46 Esperanto
4 47 Executive Secretaries Conference
4 48 The Family Tree
4 49 Fremont Rotary
4 50 Friendship Committee
4 51 Golf Committee
4 52 Golf Tournament
4 53 Grants
21 26 Grants, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2003
4 54 Greeters and Hosts Committee
21 27 Head Table, 1984-1987
5 1 Head Table Seating
5 2 House Committee
5 3 International Society for Crippled Children
5 4 Kelsey Memorial Forum
5 5 Leadership Forum
5 6 Loans
5 7 Memorials
5 8 Misc.  (1 of 4)
5 9 Misc.  (2 of 4)
5 10 Misc.  (3 of 4)
21 28 Misc.  (4 of 4)
5 11 Ohio Society of Crippled Children
5 12 Perfect Attendance Awards
5 13 Perrysburg Rotary
5 14 Program Committee
5 15 Publication letters
5 16 Puerto Rico Trip (District 660)
5 17 Rehabilitation Work
5 18 Rotary International Convention (Atlanta)
5 19 Rotary International Convention (Houston)
5 20 Rotary International Convention, 1968
5 21 Rotary International Convention, 1969
5 22 Rotary International Headquarters
5 23 Scholarships
5 24 Service to Rotary Clubs Committee
5 25 Sympathy Notes
5 26 Thank You Notes
21 29 Thank You Notes – Zoo Day, 1998
Subseries B – Membership Correspondence
5 27 Attendance
5 28 Classifications  (1 of 2)
5 29 Classifications  (2 of 2)
5 30 Dues
5 31 Leave of Absence  (1 of 2)
5 32 Leave of Absence  (2 of 2)
5 33 Membership Committee
5 34 Resignations
Subseries C – President’s Correspondence
5 35 Benjamin Dansard, 1987-1988
5 36 Richard B. Hartley, 1988-1989
5 37 Charles R. Schaub, 1989-1990
5 38 Steven E. Morris, 1990-1991
5 39 Robert Young, 1991-1992
5 40 A. Stephen Martindale, 1992-1993
21 30 Charles A. Stocking, 1993
5 41 Charles A. Stocking, 1993-1994
5 42 Susan L. Martin, 1994-1995
5 43 Eric J. Simmons, 1995-1996
5 44 Thomas Bloomer, 1996-1997
5 45 Marvin K. Himmelein, 1997-1998
5 46 Bill Bates, 1998-1999
Subseries D – Speakers/Program Correspondence
6 1 Carl S. Abbott
6 2 John D. Anderson
6 3 Heber J. Badger
6 4 Bangladesh Emergency Relief Fund
6 5 Jim Bennett
6 6 Bond Issue for Toledo Public Schools
6 7 Chris Borden
6 8 Walter J. Breckenridge
6 9 The Bridge
6 10 Edward M. Brigham Jr.
6 11 Richard Bucholz
6 12 Franklyn Carney
6 13 Dennis Glenn Cooper
6 14 James C. Cornwell
6 15 Robert Cotlow
6 16 Robert Croskery
6 17 Arthur Dewey
6 18 Roland Doeden
6 19 Hugh Downs
6 20 Kalman B. Druck
6 21 Frank E. Duddy
6 22 Rear Admiral Alene B. Duerk
6 23 Glenn G. Dunbar
6 24 Ron Farquhar
6 25 Edward C. Ferriday
6 26 John Gardner
6 27 Phillip Geary
6 28 Ray Geiger
6 29 Ralph Gerstle
6 30 Dr. Reuben Gornitzka
6 31 George W. Goth
6 32 Fran William Hall
6 33 F. W. Hamper
6 34 Bently T. Handwork
6 35 Jay L. Hanna
6 36 Carter C. Hardwick Jr.
6 37 Bob Harrington
6 38 Earl L. Hilfiker
6 39 Hazel W. Hooper
6 40 Joseph L. Hudson Jr.
6 41 Eduard and Nina Ingris
6 42 Charles W. Jarvis
6 43 Edgar T. Jones
6 44 Junior Achievement
6 45 Neville Kanakaratne
6 46 Robert Kazmayer
6 47 Kiplinger Wahington Editors, Inc.
6 48 Zeno Klinker
6 49 Virginia H. Knauer
6 50 George Kocher
6 51 L. S. (Skip) Kreider
6 52 Thomas Lane
6 53 Major Pedro Diaz Lanz
6 54 Aubert Lavastida
6 55 Keith Leenhouts
6 56 Dan Lehman
6 57 General Lyman Lemnitzer
6 58 Richard Linde
6 59 David F. Linowes
6 60 Dwight Long
6 61 Lucas Co. Levy for Child Services
6 62 Charles Lucet
6 63 Dr. Fred E. Luchs
6 64 C.F. Lyons
6 65 Chess Lyons
6 66 Tom Martin
6 67 Karl H. Maslowski
6 68 Maumee Valley Historical Society
6 69 Samuel L. Meyer
6 70 Misc.
6 71 Dr. Donald J.D. Mulkerne
6 72 Nagal – Moore
6 73 Walt B. Noble
6 74 H. Bruce Palmer
6 75 Harry Pederson
6 76 Peggy’s Marionettes
6 77 H. Ross Perot
6 78 Hugh Pope
6 79 J. Lewis Powell
6 80 William Proxmire
6 81 Lee “Skipper” Quinn
6 82 James A. Rhodes
6 83 Kenneth Richter
6 84 Ralph Salerno
6 85 Senator William Saxbe
6 86 Norman Schley
6 87 John Scott
6 88 Shop Program, Interlake Steel Corporation
6 89 Elliot D. Sluhan
6 90 Carleton Smith
6 91 Godfrey Sperling Jr.
6 92 Carl B. Stokes
6 93 Senator Robert Taft Jr.
6 94 Quinn Tamm
6 95 Charles Forbes Taylor
6 96 Renee Taylor
6 97 Samuel H. Thomas
6 98 Toledo Orchestra
6 99 John C. Trever
6 100 Leon Volkov
6 101 General Lewis W. Walt
6 102 Stanton A. Waterman
6 103 Donald A. Weadon
6 104 Marvin E. White
21 31 Jacqueline F. Woods
Series 4: Membership
6 105 Additional Active List  
21 32 Attendance, 1988-1993  
6 106 Classification changes
6 107 Deceased Rotarians  (1 of 4)
6 108 Deceased Rotarians  (2 of 4)
6 109 Deceased Rotarians  (3 of 4)
21 33 Deceased Rotarians  (4 of 4)
6 110 Disputes  (1 of 2)
6 111 Disputes  (2 of 2)
21 34 Dues, 1988-1990
21 35 Dues, 1990-1993
21 36 Educational Dinner Meeting, 1983, 1985-1986
21 37 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (1 of 6)
21 38 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (2 of 6)
21 39 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (3 of 6)
21 40 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (4 of 6)
21 41 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (5 of 6)
22 1 Former Members, 1910s-1990s (6 of 6)
22 2 General Membership Information
6 112 Honorary Members  (1 of 3)
7 1 Honorary Members  (2 of 3)
7 2 Honorary Members  (3 of 3)
22 3 New Members, 1986, 1988-1993, n.d.
7 3 President’s Club  (1 of 2)
7 4 President’s Club  (2 of 2)
22 4 Resignations/Terminations, 1989-1993
7 5 Senior  1984-
7 6 Senior Active
22 5 Senior Active/Senior Members, 1975, 1984-1987, 1991, n.d.
Series 5: Publications
Subseries A – Newsclippings
7 7 Not dated
7 8 1976
7 9 1977
7 10 1978
7 11 1979
7 12 1980
7 13 1981
7 14 1982
7 15 1983
7 16 1984
7 17 1985
7 18 1993-1994
22 6 1993, 2001, 2003-2004, n.d.
Subseries B – Press Releases
22 7 1986, n.d.
Subseries C –  The Toledo Rotary Spoke 
22 8 1997-1999 (folder includes misc. lists and notes)
Subseries D – Miscellaneous Publications
22 9 The Crippled Child, December 1929
Series 6: Photographs
7 19 Misc. photographs
22 10 Misc. photographs, 1962, 1968, 1992, 1997, 1999, n.d.
24 1 Misc. photographs, n.d
24 2 Chesley R. Parry (secretary, R.I.); Frank L. Mulholland (president, Toledo Rotary and R.I.); Edgar F. Allen ( Elyria Rotary); unidentified Rotary members (2) (all framed except Allen photograph)
25 -- Erie D. Chapman; Paul A. Schrader; Carl G. Staelin; and Jules L. Vinnedge (all framed)
26 -- Ray S. Loftus; Herbert H. Stalker; Toledo Rotary Silver Anniversary, May 3, 1937; Toledo Rotary 50th Anniversary Meeting, April 9, 1962 (all framed)
27 -- David R. Rittenhouse;  Founders, Toledo Rotary; Toledo’s Five Original Rotarians (un-framed copy in box 24, folder 2); Last Meeting, Commodore Perry Ballroom, June 29, 1981 (all framed)
28 -- John D. Anderson; Robert M. Fellabaum; Edward R. Kelsey; J. Carson Lumbattis; Dr. Don C. Nouse; Dr. William E. Smith; John W. Snyder; Otto Wittmann (all framed)
Series 7: Projects
7 20 Approved Projects, 1990-1991  (1 of 2)
7 21 Approved Projects, 1990-1991  (2 of 2)
22 11 Approved Projects, 1992-1993
7 22 Approved Projects, 1993-1994
22 12 Bellwether Community Loan Fund, 1993-1994
22 13 Disability Services, 1927, 1940, n.d.
7 23 Fellowship Events
22 14 Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), 1988, 1993, n.d.
7 24 Group Study Exchange Team, England, 1972
7 25 Group Study Exchange Team, Australia 1978-1979
7 26 Group Study Exchange Team, Turkey  1982
22 15 Group Study Exchange Teams, 1994-1997
7 27 India Glass
7 28 India School
22 16 Interact Club
7 29 Inter-luncheon Golf League
7 30 International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians  (IFFR)
7 31 International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  (IYFR)
22 17 International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians  (IYFR), 1994-1999, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
7 32 Loftus Memorial
7 33 Owens Tech Scholarship Loan Fund
7 34 Polio Plus
22 18 Rejected Projects, 1992-1993
7 35 Rejected Projects, 1993-1994
7 36 Requests for Funds, 1991
22 19 Requests for Funds, 1992-1993, n.d.
22 20 Requests for Funds, 1993-1994 (1 of 2)
22 21 Requests for Funds, 1993-1994 (2 of 2)
7 37 Scholarships and Youth Exchange
22 22 STRIVE Program, 1997-2003, 2005-2006
7 38 Toledo Rotary 50th Anniversary
7 39 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary  (1 of 5)
7 40 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary  (2 of 5)
8 1 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary  (3 of 5)
8 2 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary  (4 of 5)
8 3 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary  (5 of 5)
8 4 Toledo Rotary 75th Anniversary Art Project
22 23 Toledo Rotary 85th Anniversary, 1997 (1 of 2)
22 24 Toledo Rotary 85th Anniversary, 1997 (2 of 2)
22 25 Toledo Secretarial School, 1935, 1944, n.d.
22 26 Up With People, 1993
8 5 Williams-Barrie Trip  Oct. 27-28, 1982
8 6 World Community Workshop
8 7 Youth Exchange 1986-1987
8 8 Youth Exchange Program Materials
8 9 Youth Exchange – Wellens, Ludger,  1987-1988
8 10 Youth Exchange – Victor, Oliver,  1990-1991
8 11 Youth Exchange – Aguilar Gonzalez, Patricia C. 
Series 8: Rotary International
8 12 Misc.  (1 of 2)
8 13 Misc.  (2 of 2)
8 14 Rotary International Foundation
8 15 Scholarships
8 16 75th Anniversary
Series 9: Toledo Rotary Good Fellowship Foundation/ Toledo Rotary Foundation
8 17 Bittersweet Farms Grant
22 27 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1951-1955
22 28 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1956-1958
22 29 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1958-1961
22 30 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1962-1963
22 31 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1964-1967
22 32 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1968-1969
22 33 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1981-1982
22 34 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1982-1983
22 35 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1984-1985
22 36 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1985-1986
22 37 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1987-1989
22 38 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1990-1991
23 1 Board of Trustees Minutes, 1997-1998
8 18 Budget Planning
8 19 Campaign, 1987-1988
8 20 Campaign, 1993-1994
8 21 Camp Miakonda
8 22 Channel 30, capital improvement
8 23 Charter Foundation Fellowship
8 24 Constitution and Policies
23 2 Contributions, 1984-1985, 1990-1998, n.d.
8 25 William Cooke Memorial Scholarships  (1 of 3)
8 26 William Cooke Memorial Scholarships  (2 of 3)
8 27 William Cooke Memorial Scholarships  (3 of 3)
8 28 Correspondence
8 29 Foundation Enhancement Program
8 30 Foundation  Recognition Day  April 5, 1993
9 1 History
9 2 International Park
9 3 Junior Achievement Grant
9 4 Major Project, 1992-1993  (1 of 2)
9 5 Major Project, 1992-1993  (2 of 2)
9 6 MESA Matching Funds Project
23 3 Notes
23 4 Printed Material
9 7 Projects (Misc.) 1959-1985
9 8 Projects, 1985-1986
9 9 Projects, 1986-1987  (1 of 2)
9 10 Projects, 1986-1987  (2 of 2)
9 11 Projects, 1987-1988  (1 of 2)
9 12 Projects, 1987-1988  (2 of 2)
9 13 Projects, 1988-1989  (1 of 2)
9 14 Projects, 1988-1989  (2 of 2)
9 15 Projects, 1989-1990  (1 of 3)
9 16 Projects, 1989-1990  (2 of 3)
9 17 Projects, 1989-1990  (3 of 3)
9 18 Projects, 1991-1992
9 19 Projects, 1992-1993  (1 of 2)
9 20 Projects, 1992-1993  2 of 2
9 21 Reminders
9 22 Requests not approved
9 23 Requests received
9 24 Sunset House Grant
9 25 UT Centennial Mall
9 26 Wills and Bequests
Series 10: Toledo Rotary
23 5 Advertising, 1985, n.d.
9 27 History (1 of 9)
10 1 History (2 of 9)
10 2 History (3 of 9)
10 3 History (4 of 9)
10 4 History (5 of 9)
10 5 History (6 of 9)
10 6 History (7 of 9)
10 7 History (8 of 9)
23 6 History (9 of 9)
23 7 Mid-Year Assembly, 1994
23 8 Monday Meeting, 1985-1986
23 9 Original Manuscripts of Rotary Club Meetings, 1965-1966 
23 10 Savings Account Book
11 1 Scrapbooks, 1911-1914
23 11 Scrapbooks, 1911-1915 and 1915-1934  (on microfilm)
12 1 Scrapbooks, 1912
13 1 Scrapbooks, 1914-1917
14 1 Scrapbooks, 1921-1968
15 1 Scrapbooks, 1958-1963
Series 11: Rosters
16 -- 1915-1916
16 -- 1918-1919
16 -- 1921-1958
17 -- 1959-1982
18 -- 1983-1998
Series 12: Miscellaneous
23 12 Calendars, 1986-1987, 1999-2000
23 13 District 660 Conference (Toledo) – Printed Material
23 14 Early Rotary Documents, 1908, 1912
27 -- “Four-Way Test” and “Object of Rotary” (both framed)
23 15 Highlights, 1973 (Feilbach High School yearbook)
23 16 Lapel Pins
23 17 Minority Business List, 1992-1993
23 18 Notes, n.d. 
25 -- Ohio House of Representatives recognition of Toledo Rotary’s 75th anniversary (framed)
26 -- Ohio Senate recognition in honor of Eric Joel Summons, 1996 
23 19 “The Rotary Code of Ethics”
25 -- “Visiting Rotarian” Registration (framed)