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3500 pieces, 1.75 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of the records of the Optimist Club of Rock Hill which was founded in 1948 and chartered by Optimist International on January 15, 1949. The Optimist Club of Rock Hill “provides funds through charitable activities to assist the youth of Rock Hill in a number of programs.” The organization sponsors scholarship essays and oratorical contests for youth. The collection consists of a history of the organization, the original charter, pamphlets and flyers, photographs, Optimist International paperwork, Monthly magazines and pamphlets, programs from various dinners, and other records related to the club.
The Optimist Club of Rock Hill records were deposited to Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections on January 23, 1997. The donor is James G. Weaving via David Angel. The charter was later donated by Tom Webb on January 28, 2016.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Optimist Club of Rock Hill Records - Accession 927". Finding Aid 1181.