Knights of Columbus Toastmasters Chapter 1943-6 records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a small number of records from the Duluth chapter 1943-6. It is unclear if the 1943 indicates the year it was established. Undated by-laws and forms used in the formation and continuation of the club make its beginnings unclear. The collection contains minutes, membership lists, financial records, some topics charts and speaking calendars, notices of additional social gatherings, a few guides and booklets of the Toastmasters International Organization, and some mimeographed texts or stories which may have been the material used by these members for speeches. There is no information on the Reading Program, Gavel Club or Youth program activity. The records are basically arranged chronologically with the initial folder of materials those produced by the Headquarters and general organization forms, by-laws and brief history of Toastmasters International.
- Knights of Columbus Toastmasters Chapter 1943-6 (Organization)
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Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
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Biographical / Historical
Toastmasters International grew from a small beginning in October, 1924, with a group of men in Santa Ana, California. The purpose of the group was “to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” By 1930, a federation was formed to coordinate and standardize methods. The federation adopted the name Toastmasters International. The first president was J. Clark Chamberlain of Anaheim, CA. The first formal communication program, Basic Training, was introduced in 1942, and Speechcraft, a streamlined course in public speaking, followed a few years later. Reading Program, gavel Clubs, Youth Leadership Program all were added from 1950, 1958 and 1966 respectively. This Duluth chapter was 1943-6. It is unclear if the 1943 indicates the year it was established.
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Language of Materials
The collection consists of a small number of records from the Duluth chapter 1943-6.
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This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Guide to the Knights of Columbus Toastmasters Chapter 1943-6 records
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001