A Guide to the Aldie Ruritan Records, 1972-2001 Aldie Ruritan Records M 003

A Guide to the Aldie Ruritan Records, 1972-2001

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number M 003


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Processed by: Mary Lee Catlett

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
M 003
Title
Aldie Ruritan Records 1972-2001 1973-1999
Extent
1.65 cu. ft
Creator
Aldie Ruritan
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of secretary and treasurer's records from 1973-2001. It includes membership lists, attendance, and minutes as well some loose bank statements and other documents.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Aldie Ruritan Records, 1972-2001 (M 003), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA

Provenance

Gerald Keatinge, Aldie, VA

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

2004.0010

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Lee Catlett, 23 April 2004.


Historical Information

Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to "improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service." The first Ruritan Club was chartered 21 May 1928, in Holland, Virginia. It is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in small towns and rural communities. Sixteen members are required to form a Ruritan club, usually with the assistance of an existing club. The name "Ruritan" was suggested by Daisy Nurney, a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot newspaper. The word is a combination of the Latin word for open country "ruri" and small town "tan," interpreted as pertaining to rural and small town life.

Aldie Ruritan of Aldie, VA was formed in January 1952 with Clay Wood of Nokesville, VA, district governor of Ruritan, as first speaker. Officers included Edwin Skinner, President, A. L. Hutton, Vice President, Jim Taylor, Secretary, Jack Hutchison, Treasurer, John diZerega, Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Rev. Albert Fritter, Chaplain. The first meeting was held at Aldie High School

Excerpts from Aldie Ruritan Minutes from January 1973 through December 1993, as abstracted by Wynne Saffer, include: donations to Little League, Cub Scouts, George C. Marshall Fund, and Aldie Fire Department, dress code, ladies night, purchase of a flag, authorization to build two pit privies on the Little League diamond, many "delicious" dinners and picnics, sponsorship of Aldie Harvest Festival and many speakers of local interest.

Scope and Content

The collection covers 1973-2001 and includes secretarial and treasurer records; however, not every year includes all record types. Secretarial records were kept in a book provided by the national office, "Official Secretary's Book," and include attendance, membership lists, minutes, invitations to membership, correspondence, and other items of interest to members. Most financial records were kept in a book provided by the national office, "Official Treasurer's Book." However, there are loose bank statements, IRS forms, cancelled checks and bond records.


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Saffer, Wynne -- excerpts from minutes Loudoun Times Mirror, January 31, 1952, pg. 1 www.ruritan.org

Other Finding Aid

None


Other Finding Aid

None


Bibliography

Saffer, Wynne -- excerpts from minutes Loudoun Times Mirror, January 31, 1952, pg. 1 www.ruritan.org

Contents List

Box: 1
  • Folder 1: Secretary Records, 1973
  • Folder 2: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1974
  • Folder 3: Secretary Records, 1975
  • Folder 4: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1976
  • Folder 5: Secretary Records, 1977
  • Folder 6: Secretary Records, 1978
  • Folder 7: Secretary Records, 1979
  • Folder 8: Secretary Records, 1980
  • Folder 9: Secretary Records, 1981
Box: 2
  • Folder 1: Secretary Records, 1982
  • Folder 2: Secretary Records, 1983
  • Folder 3: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1984
  • Folder 4: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1985
  • Folder 5: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1986
  • Folder 6: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1987
  • Folder 7: Secretary Records, 1988
  • Folder 8: Secretary Records, 1989
Box: 3
  • Folder 1: Secretary Records, 1990
  • Folder 2: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1991
  • Folder 3: Secretary Records, 1992
  • Folder 4: Secretary Records, 1993
  • Folder 5: Secretary Records, 1994
  • Folder 6: Secretary Records, 1995
  • Folder 7: Secretary and Treasurer Records, 1996
  • Folder 8: Minutes, 1996-1997
  • Folder 9: Secretary Records, 1997
Box: 4
  • Folder 1: Secretary Records, 1998
  • Folder 2: Secretary Records, 1999
  • Folder 3: Secretary Records, 2000
  • Folder 4: Committee List, 2001
  • Folder 5: Misc. Papers, n.d.
  • Folder 6: Ruritan Magazine (select issues), 1987-1993
  • Folder 7: IRS Forms, 1972-1975
  • Folder 8: Misc. Financial Records, n.d.
  • Folder 9: Cancelled Checks, Deposit Slips, n.d.
  • Folder 10: Financial Records, 1982
  • Folder 11: Financial Records, 1984
  • Folder 12: Financial Records, 1985
  • Folder 13: Financial Records, 1986
  • Folder 14: Treasurer Records and Financial Records, 1987
  • Folder 15: Treasurer Records and Financial Records, 1988
  • Folder 16: Treasurer Records and Financial Records, 1989
  • Folder 17: Treasurer Records and Financial Records, 1990
Box: 5
  • Folder 1: Treasurer Records, 1991
  • Folder 2: Treasurer Records, 1992
  • Folder 3: Treasurer Records, 1993
  • Folder 4: Treasurer Records, 1994