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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). Papers, 1934 - 1976.
MSU Archives Collection 1382



Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). Papers, 1934 - 1976. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1382. 4 records center cartons.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items pertaining to the Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce, also know as the Mankato Jaycees. This group is a service organization composed of young men (21 - 35 years old) from the Mankato area. The Jaycees are involved in a number of community improvement projects. The collection consists of meeting minutes, informational and organizational materials for the various service projects of the group, photographs, and financial records for the Mankato Jaycees.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Chapter of the Jaycees was organized in September 1934. The Mankato Chapter was affiliated with Jaycees International. The stated purpose for this group was to "allow young men to become involved with civic service in an organized effort". Regular meetings were held at the Chamber of Commerce offices on Front Street in Mankato.

The Mankato, Minnesota Jaycees participate in many projects in the Mankato area. The Junior Track and Field Championship, Soap Box Derby, New Car Dinner, and Miss Mankato Pageant are among the events hosted by the Jaycees in the past.

For special work, individuals are recognized within the local organization with the Distinguished Service Award or the Outstanding Young Man Award. The wives of members also participate as the Mrs. Jaycees.

Historical information obtained from the collection.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of the records of the Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). The collection is divided into series under the titles of: Projects, Internal, and Financial/Miscellaneous

Series 1 - Projects: This portion of the collection is composed of records from the various community service projects undertaken by the Jaycees. Included in this portion of the collection are records from the Mankato Track & Field competition, the Miss Mankato Pageant, the Soap Box Derby, and the Junior Tennis Program. These records include organizational proceedings, informational handouts, and promotional materials. Many of the records in this portion of the collection are under general headings such as: Environmental Concerns, Community Health, and Community Safety Projects.

Series 2 - Internal: This portion of the collection contains records from the Jaycees organization itself. Included in this series are the membership and dues lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and plans of action for the Jaycees.

Series 3 - Financial/Miscellaneous: The Jaycees' financial records are the main component of this portion of the collection. Bank account information, insurance information, and treasurer's reports are all included in this portion. Also included are miscellaneous papers such as programs and calendars of various Jaycees events.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). Papers, 1934 - 1976. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1382, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Michael Sundall donated this collection in January 1978.

Processed By:

Karyn Nester processed this collection in January 1989. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell March 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the Mankato Junior Chamber of Commerce available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mankato (Minn.)-Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Minnesota Jaycees.
Mankato (Minn.)-Social groups and organizations.
Jaycees International.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1382

Box

Folder

Series 1 - Projects

 

 

Agriculture (4-H, Tractor Safety, Outstanding Young Farmer, Farm Boy to Chicago), undated and 1963 – 1965

1

13

Babe Ruth League, 1964, 1975

1

18

Christmas Shopping Tour, 1959 – 1961, and Operation Yuletide, 1964

1

16

Community Development, undated and 1964 – 1965

1

10

Community Health, undated and 1963 – 1965, 1971 – 1972

1

11

Community Safety Projects, undated and 1964 – 1965

1

9

Environmental Concerns – brochures and papers, undated

1

7

Freedom Foundation, Essay Contest, undated and 1965

1

25

Get out the Vote, 1952

1

24

Governor’s Conference on the Lighted School, 1969

1

34

Halloween (Candy Sales & Parties, incl. Photographs), undated and 1964, 1969

1

19

Honest Project, 1964

1

26

Industry, undated and 1964

1

37

Junior Ski, 1965, and Junior Golf, 1960

1

33

Junior Tennis, 1964 – 1965, 1969

1

32

Mankato and State Track & Field, undated and 1970 – 1972

1

6

Mankato Area Recreation Council (M.A.R.C.) and Youth Room at Touretelotte Park, 1969 – 1970

1

21

Mankato Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Young Men Awards, undated and 1959, 1964 – 1965, 1971

1

2

Mankato Track & Field, 1969, and State Jaycee Track & Field, 1965, 1969

1

5

Mankato Track & Field, Junior Champ, 1964, 1967

1

4

Miscellaneous projects, undated

1

3

Miss Mankato Pageant, 1967 – 1970, 1975

1

17

New Car Dinner, undated and 1961 – 1965, and Sports Car Race, 1962, 1964

1

15

Playground Project, 1963

1

23

Polio Clinic Project, 1959 – 1960

1

12

Punt, Pass, and Kick, 1969

1

35

Recreation & Sports, list of projects, undated

1

8

Rehabilitation Center , 1960

1

28

Run for the Money/Profile for Youth, 1964

1

22

Rural Field Day, 1969

1

30

Soap Box Derby, 1969

1

14

Southwest Science Fair, 1970

1

29

Sports, Industry, and Travel Show, 1964 – 1965

1

20

St. Thomas More Newman Center , 1970 – 1971

1

36

State Ten Outstanding Young Men and Distinguished Service Award, undated and 1964 – 1972

1

1

Thank you Letters from Children, 1969

1

31

White Elephant Sale, 1959, 1960

1

27

Series 2 - Internal

 

 

Administrative Manual (incomplete), 1972

2

14

Awards, 1962 – 1966, 1975

2

8

Conventions, undated, 1965 – 1966, 1971

2

4

Correspondence, 1963 – 1965, 1967, 1971

2

7

Extension, undated, 1963 – 1964

2

11

Individual and Chapter Development, undated and 1959 – 1966, 1970 – 1971

2

1

International Relations, undated, 1960 – 1965

2

6

Kato Commentator and other publications, 1962 – 1964

2

9

Mankato Free Press newspaper clippings, undated, 1958 – 1961

2

10

Mankato Jaycees Board of Directors, meeting minutes, 1948 – 1950, 1963 – 1965, 1973, 1975

2

19

Manuals and pamphlets for officers, undated, 1959 – 1965, 1975 – 1976

2

3

Membership and Board of Directors minutes, 1964 – 1965, 1971 – 1972

2

20

Membership and dues, undated, 1972, 1974 – 1975

2

22

Membership applications, undated, 1963 – 1964

2

23

Membership, undated, 1961 – 1964

2

21

Minnesota Jaycees Information, undated, 1959, 1963 – 1965, 1970 – 1971)

2

18

Mrs. Jaycees, 1963

2

13

Photocopies of applications for membership, undated, 1973 – 1974

2

24

Plans of Action, 1959 – 1971

2

15

Plans of Action, 1972 – 1975

2

16

Political and government projects, undated, 1964 – 1966

2

5

Public Relations Booklets, undated and 1957, 1965

2

2

Speak, Spoke, and Spark-Plug, undated, 1955 – 1965

2

12

U. S. Jaycees, 1962 – 1965

2

17

Series 3 - Financial/Miscellaneous

 

 

Accounts Receivable, undated, 1971 – 1973

3

9

Balance sheets, 1961, 1962, 1975

3

5

Banking Account Statements, 1961 – 1972

4

1

Banking Account Statements, 1962 – 1975

4

2

Banking Account Statements, 1970 – 1976

4

3

Cash Receipt and Cash Payment Journal, 1971 – 1973

3

10

Expenses, undated, 1962 – 1965, 1971 – 1972, and Receipts, undated, 1963 – 1964

3

7

Insurance policies, 1963, 1972 – 1975

3

3

Ledgers, undated, 1960 – 1964

3

8

Miscellaneous finance and budgets information, undated

3

4

Miscellaneous, undated

3

1

Monthly financial statements, undated, 1973 – 1974

3

2

Record of Bank Account, (1 volume), 1934 – 1938

4

4

Treasurer’s Reports, undated, 1963 – 1965, 1971 – 1976

3

6