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Guide to the Altrusa Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, charter mss.3736

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-27T10:28-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Altrusa Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, charter

Unit ID:

mss.3736

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1966 March 4

Abstract:

Charter of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, branch of this international service organization

creator

Altrusa Club (Tuscaloosa, Ala.).

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the 1966 charter of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, branch of this international service organization.

Biographical/Historical note

Begun in 1917 by Nashville, Tennessee, Kiwanis member, Dr. Alfred Durham, the Altrusa Institute (later the National Association of Altrusa Clubs, then Altrusa International) is an organization dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literacy.

In 1966, the organization began to look to America’s youth as the future of Altrusa and established ASTRA service clubs. ASTRA encourages young people, ages 13 to 21, to participate in community service. Expanding on its commitment to youth, Altrusa adopted literacy as ongoing area of service in 1977. Increasing its global outlook, Altrusa expanded projects beyond literacy and education by adopting a resolution to promote environmental concerns in 1989. In 2011, the association launched a new branding and marketing campaign with the purpose of increasing Altrusa’s image in the communities, and reaching out to an evolving membership.

Preferred Citation:

Altrusa Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, charter, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

gift of the Tuscaloosa Public Library, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Tuscaloosa Public LIbrary. (local)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Women (localbroad)

Women - Societies and clubs (lcsh)

Charter Box SC0088 Folder 3736.01