A Guide to the Ruritan National records, 1928-1963 Ruritan National records, 1928-1963 24763

A Guide to the Ruritan National records, 1928-1963

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 24763


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
24763
Title
Ruritan National records, 1928-1963
Extent
1.35 cu. ft.; 4 boxes
Creator
Ruritan National
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Ruritan National records, 1928-1963. 24763, 25341, 25816 [cite specific accession number used]. Organization records collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gifts of Thomas V. Downing, Franktown, Virginia (24763 and 25816) and Ruritan Nationa, Wakefield, Virginia (25341).


Historical Information

The first club was organized in 1928 in Holland, Nansemond County, Virginia, as a rural civic club which was concerned with the problems of the farming community, including agriculture, education, church, youth, etc., and included farmers, as well as business and professional members. Ruritan National was organized in April 1930 and held its first national convention in Suffolk Virginia on 15 January 1932.

Scope and Content

Records, 1928-1963, of the Ruritan National organization, consisting of records, 1928-1958, containing the minutes of the National Board of Directors, 1930-1958 (1 v.); minutes of national conventions, 1933-1958, with a program for the first national convention held in 1932 in Suffolk, Virginia (1 v.); and correspondence, telegrams, committee reports, and newspaper clippings, 1928-1950 (1 v.). Contains 1000 forms with name and occupation of charter members and officers of Ruritan clubs (with charter numbers) in the United States., as well as the location and date the club was chartered, and includes an alphabetical index of club names in the front of each volume. Also contains records 1928-1963, consisting of biographical sketches, bylaws, and charter applications of Ruritan National, Holland Ruritan Club, and Ivor Ruritan Club (1928-1963); Ruritan National convention programs (1932-1957) and district convention programs (1936-1956).

Contents List

Accession 24763 records, 1928-1958.
Extent: 1 box.
  • Box 24763
    folder 1
    Minutes of national board of directors, 1930-1958.
  • Box 24763
    folder 2
    Minutes of national convention, 1932-1958.
  • Box 24763
    folder 3
    Correspondence, telegrams, committee reports, 1928-1950.
Accession 25341 charter lists, 1928-1960.
Extent: 2 boxes
  • Box 25341
    Box 1
    Charter list, 1-100.
  • Box 25341
    Box 1
    Charter list, 101-200.
  • Box 25341
    Box 1
    Charter list, 201-300.
  • Box 25341
    Box 1
    Charter list, 301-400.
  • Box 25341
    Box 1
    Charter list, 401-500.
  • Box 25341
    Box 2
    Charter list, 501-600.
  • Box 25341
    Box 2
    Charter list, 601-700.
  • Box 25341
    Box 2
    Charter list, 701-800.
  • Box 25341
    Box 2
    Charter list, 801-900.
  • Box 25341
    Box 2
    Charter list, 901-1000.
Accession 25816 records, 1928-1963.
Extent: 1 box
  • Box 25816
    Folder 1
    Histories and by-laws, 1928-1963.
  • Box 25816
    Folder 2
    National convention programs, 1932-1957.
  • Box 25816
    Folder 3
    District convention programs, 1936-1956.