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Optimist Club of Winchester Inc. Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1662 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collections contains information on the history and activities of the Optimist Club of Winchester since its founding in 1958, including news clippings about the organization, a slide show on its history, three written histories of the organization, a list of its presidents, and a scrapbook. (1 box) Last updated 10/08.

BIOGRAHICAL/HISTORICAL: Founded in 1958, the Optimist Club of Winchester is part of the Optimist International which was founded in 1919 to promote positive community and growth opportunities for young boys. Since it?s founding the club has extended its membership and services to women and girls. The Winchester club is one of 3,200 clubs and boasts a membership of over 101,000 internationally. Optimist Club of Winchester continues as an active organization today, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Optimist Club of Winchester, Inc. 1662, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


News Articles

Charter presentation program, one item, printed

History of the Optimist Club, three items, typescript

Presidents of the Optimist Club, 1958-2008, two leaves, typescript

Optimist Club Scrapbook, one item