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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
MSU Circle K International. Organizational Records and Scrapbooks, 1983-Ongoing.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 227



MSU Circle K International. Organizational Records and Scrapbooks, 1983-Ongoing. SMHC Manuscript Collection 227. 3 Hollinger boxes, 9 oversize boxes, 4 records boxes, 2 Wall Hangings. 18 cubic feet.

Abstract:

The MSU Circle K International Collection primarily consists of scrapbooks from the early 1980s through the present. These scrapbooks, put together by club members, demonstrate the activities the club was engaged in from year to year. These activities include fundraising, volunteering, club functions (banquets, parties, meetings, etc.), as well as participation in regional and national conventions. The remainder of the collection contains organizational records in addition to miscellaneous club-related materials.

Historical Note:

Circle K originated as a fraternal society in 1936, but became a service-oriented organization in 1947. Current membership is 12,288 college students on 507 campuses in fifteen nations in North and South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. Circle K is a co-educational service, leadership development, and friendship organization, organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. It is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, determines its own service activities, and establishes its own dues structure. The mission of Circle K International is to develop college and university students into responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to serving the children of the world.

MSU Circle K supports Kiwanis' goals and service initiatives. Claire Faust has been advising or assisting MSU Circle K since it was organized in 1978 in Mankato. Other advisors working with Claire over the years include Carl Clavedasher, Harley Mohr, and Daardi Sizemore. Membership typically ranges from 20-30, averaging around 24 students per years. Students regularly accept awards for their efforts, and have received the "Volunteer of the Year" award at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Students and advisors can also receive awards at district conventions, and winners move on to the national convention. Students regularly attend these national conventions, with the largest delegation from MSU traveling to Boston with advisor Claire Faust and his wife Hazel during the 1986-1987 academic year. (Information obtained from Daardi Sizemore, faculty advisor, Claire Faust, Kiwanis advisor, this collection, and www.circlek.org)

Scope and Content:

The MSU Circle K International Collection contains scrapbooks from 1983 to the present. These scrapbooks, put together by club members, demonstrate the activities the club was engaged in from year to year. These activities include fundraising, volunteering, club functions (banquets, parties, meetings, etc.), as well as participation in regional and national conventions. The remainder of the collection contains two years of organizational and membership records in addition to other miscellaneous club-related materials. In the subject headings, these records are labeled according to their visible dates and also the binder from whence they came.

Many of the older scrapbooks are increasingly displaying the signs of aging, such as yellowing of magnetic pages and paper deterioration. In order to provide an enduring record of these scrapbooks, they have been meticulously scanned, printed, and copied to compact disk. Some binders have caused some of the damage to the contents and have consequently been separated for preservation purposes. The binders have collectively been placed in a records box. Less aged scrapbooks with fewer preservation concerns have remained intact to maintain their originality.

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:

MSU Circle K International. Organizational Records and Scrapbooks, 1983-Ongoing. SMHC Manuscript Collection 227, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Donors to this collection include Nate Solmonson, MSU Circle K President, 2001-2002, Jodi Bergerson, MSU Circle K President, 2002-2003, and Heidi Moldenhauer, MSU Circle K President, 2003-2004.

Processed By:

Michael J. Gieseke processed this collection and developed the finding aid in October 2004. Michael J. Gieseke updated the collection and finding aid in April 2006.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about MSU Circle K International available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Circle K International (Organization) -- Minnesota -- Mankato.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Associations, institutions, etc.
Student volunteers in social service.
Kiwanis International.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 227

Box

Folder

Adopt-A-Highway Certificates, undated 8 1
Adopt-A-Highway Renewal Form, 2006, 2012 18 13
Award, Outstanding Club Bulletin Editor, 2006-2007 15 4
Awards and Certificates, 1978-2005 8 2
Awards, 2006, 2007, 2009 10 2
Awards, 2011-2012 18 4
Awards, First Place Scrapbook, 2004 10 21
Budget, 2001-2002, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 8
Budget, 2005-2009 18 19
Bylaws, 1997, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 3
Bylaws, 1999, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 9
Camp Brochures, Undated 18 21
Charter Awards, 1998 18 9
Checking Account Records, 1999-2001, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 4
Checking Account Records, 2001-2002, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 12
Circle K Action Items for the Rest of the Year, 2005-2008, 2012-2013 18 11
Circle K Banquets, 2005-2008, 2011, 2013 18 10
Circle K Board Meetings, 2005-2015 18 18
Circle K Board Meeting Agendas, 2005-2008 18 20
Circle K Calendars, 2004-2007 18 24
Circle K Club Officer Service Agreement, 2004, 2006-2008, 2013, 2015 18 22
Circle K-District, 2009-2010 18 7
Circle K International Materials, 2002-2005 10 13
Circle K Meeting Agenda, 2004-2008 18 16
Circle K Membership Roster, 2004-2011 18 12
Circle K Newsletters, 2004-2005 10 12
Circle K Newsletters, 2004-2005, 2007 18 14
Circle K Photos, Undated 18 46
CKI New Board Training, 2005-2006 18 6
Club Achievement Award, 2009-2010 18 42
Club Achievement "Silver Div" Award, 2009-2010 18 37
Club Officer Guide, Undated 18 27
Club Officer Manual and Handouts, 2000, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 14
Club Officer Workbook, Postcard, Correspondence, and Brochures, 1993-2001, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 7
Compact Disc of Photographs from Floppy Disks, 2002-2003 10 22
Compact Discs from Secretary's Binder, 2004-2005 10 7
Constitution and Bylaws, 1990-1992, 1998 18 8
Correspondences, 2004-2009, 2015 18 26
District Award Nominations Club Secretary, Vice President Administration, 1999-2000 8 3
District Award Nominations, Club Member, Club Achievement, Outstanding Advisor, Inter Club, Club Secretary, 2002-2003 8 7
District Award Nominations, Club Member, Club President, Vice President, Treasurer, Kiwanis Support Administration, 2000-2001 8 4
District Award Nominations, Club Treasurer, 2001-2002 8 5
District Award Nominations, Kiwanis Support, Club President, Club Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Outstanding Advisor, 2003-2004 8 9
District Award Nominations, Kiwanis Support, Single Service, Club Vice President, Club Treasurer, 2002-2003 8 6
District Award Nominations, Outstanding Editor, Wild Miles, Single Service, Inter Club, Club Member, Outstanding Kiwanian, Scrapbook, 2003-2004 8 8
District Award Nominations, Single Service and Kiwanis Support, undated 8 10
District Convention Photo Sheet, 2004 10 17
District Convention, Club Achievement Award First Place, 2003 9 10
District Convention, Club Achievement Award Third Place, 1992-1993 9 4
District Convention, Interclub Award Third Place, 2002 9 8
District Convention, Interclub First Place Award, 2008-2009 14 4
District Convention, Outstanding Kiwanis Support, 1990 9 3
District Convention, Outstanding Newsletter Award Third Place, 1988-1989 9 1
District Convention Grand Rapids, MN Photos, 2005 18 45
District Convention, Planning Packet Fargo, 1999, 1 of 2 8 11
District Convention, Planning Packet Fargo, 1999, 2 of 2 8 12
District Convention, Scrapbook Award First Place, 1994 8 24
District Convention, Scrapbook Award First Place, Base, 1994 8  
District Convention, Scrapbook Award Second Place, 2003 9 11
District Convention, Single Service Award First Place, 1992-1993 9 5
District Convention, Single Service Award Silver Division, 1993-1994 9 7
District Convention, Single Service Award Third Place, 2003 9 12
District Convention, Single Service Award Third Place, 2005 9 13
District Convention, Single Service Award, 1993-1994 9 6
District Convention, Wild Miles Award Third Place, 2002 9 9
District Convention, Wild Miles First Place Award, 2008-2009 14 3
Drunk Driving Awareness, 2004-2005 18 28
Dues Information, 2002-2003, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 13
DVD, Circle K International Banquet, April 1993 13 3
End of the Year and Installation Banquet, 2002-2003 8 13
End of Year Banquets, 2004-2005, 2011-2012 18 5
Events, 2004-2009 18 25
Extravaganza, 2006-2008 18 23
Felt Banner Circle K International, 1980s? 17 Wall
Felt Banner with Ribbons, 1983-1991 16 Wall
Financial Forms, 1998, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 17
Goals, 2002-2007 18 34
Handouts on Club Operations, 1995-2000, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 15
Holiday Lights, 2012 18 3
Hungry For Service, Undated 18 17
Interclub Award, 2009-2010 18 41
International Convention, Expand Service Potential Award, 1990 9 2
Kiwanis Run for Education Information, 2006 10 8
Letter From the Hilltop Kiwanis Club, 2003 10 18
Magazine, Newsletters, and Brochures, 1997-2002, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 16
Meeting Agendas, 2001, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 2
Meeting Agendas, 2004-2005 8 14
Meeting Agendas, September 22 & 29, 2008 18 31
Member History, 2004-2005 18 2
Member Information Sheets, 2003-2004 10 14
Member Information Sheets, 2004-2005 10 11
Membership and Dues, 1999-2001, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 5
Membership Information, 2001-2002, (2001-2002 Binder) 1 10
Minnesota Post Cards, Undated 10 15
Minnesota State University, Mankato Circle K Photos, Undated 18 44
Minnesota State University, Mankato Circle K Photos, 1983-2005 18 43
Miscellaneous, 2004-2005, 2009 18 35
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Ribbon, undated 10 9
MSU Community Service Project of the Year Award, 1999-2000 8 25
Negatives, Undated 10 20
New Officers Training, March 21, 2003; March 17, 2004 18 33
Newsletters, 2003-2005 8 15
Organization Recognition Information, 2004-2005 8 16
Outstanding Club Treasurer and Member Ribbons, 1991-1992 10 19
Photographs, 2006 10 31
Photos From Claire Faust 10 35
Photos, 1999-2003 8 17
Photos, 2001 10 23
Photos, 2002 10 24
Photos, 2002-2003 10 25
Photos, 2003 10 26
Photos, 2004 10 28
Photos, 2004-2005 10 27
Photos, 2005 10 29
Photos, 2005-2006 10 30
Photos, 2006-2007 10 32
Photos, 2007 10 33
Photos, 2008 10 34
Printing Requests, 1998, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 18
Project and Fundraising Proposals, 2000, (2000-2001 Binder) 1 1
Request For Interdepartmental Purchase, February 13, 2006; May 26, 2009 18 32
SAF Request, 2008-2009 18 15
Scrapbook Award Application, 2009 10 16
Scrapbook Binder, 1983 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1985-1986 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1986-1987 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1987-1988 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1989-1990 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1990-1991 7  
Scrapbook Binder, 1998-1999 7  
Scrapbook Contents, 1983 1 19
Scrapbook Contents, 1985-1986, 1 of 3 2 1
Scrapbook Contents, 1985-1986, 2 of 3 2 2
Scrapbook Contents, 1985-1986, 3 of 3 2 3
Scrapbook Contents, 1986-1987, 1 of 2 2 4
Scrapbook Contents, 1986-1987, 2 of 2 2 5
Scrapbook Contents, 1987-1988, 1 of 3 2 6
Scrapbook Contents, 1987-1988, 2 of 3 2 7
Scrapbook Contents, 1987-1988, 3 of 3 2 8
Scrapbook Contents, 1989-1990, 1 of 3 3 1
Scrapbook Contents, 1989-1990, 2 of 3 3 2
Scrapbook Contents, 1989-1990, 3 of 3 3 3
Scrapbook Contents, 1990-1991 5  
Scrapbook Contents, 1998-1999, 1 of 2 3 5
Scrapbook Contents, 1998-1999, 2 of 2 3 6
Scrapbook Scanned Materials, Prints and CD. Included for Archival Preservation Concerns. 3 7
Scrapbook, 1984 4  
Scrapbook, 1988-1989 4  
Scrapbook, 1993-1994 3 4
Scrapbook, 1999-2000 6  
Scrapbook, 2001-2002 6  
Scrapbook, 2002-2003 13 2
Scrapbook, 2003-2004 14 1
Scrapbook, 2004-2005 13 1
Scrapbook, 2005-2006 14 2
Scrapbook, 2006-2007 15 1
Scrapbook, 2007-2008 15 2
Scrapbook, 2008-2009 15 3
Scrapbook, 2009-2010 10 1
Scrapbook Award, 2009-2010 18 40
Scrapbook Award, 2012 18 39
Secretary's Binder: Miscellaneous, Service Hours, Agendas and Sign-up Sheets, 2004-2005 (1 of 2) 10 5
Secretary's Binder: Miscellaneous, Service Hours, Agendas and Sign-up Sheets, 2004-2005 (2 of 2) 10 6
Secretary's Binder: Sign-up sheets, Monthly Reports, Contact Information, Agendas and Miscellaneous, 2006-2007 (1 of 2) 10 3
Secretary's Binder: Sign-up Sheets, Monthly Reports, Contact Information, Agendas and Miscellaneous, 2006-2007 (2 of 2) 10 4
Secretary's Binder, Agendas, Board Minutes., Meeting Minutes., Monthly Reports, Service Hours, Sign Up Sheets, International Info 2002-2003 8 18
Secretary's Binder, Miscellaneous Materials, 2002-2003 8 19
Secretary's Binder, Old Forms, Duties/Events, Minutes, 2003-2004 8 20
Secretary's Binder, Service Miscellaneous, 2003-2004 8 21
Service Projects, 2012 18 1
Single Service Award, 2009-2010 18 36
Thank you Cards, undated 10 10
Thomas, Kristin Distinguished District Secretary Binder 2010-2011, Minnesota-Dakota District 18 30
Treasurer's Binder, 2004-2009 18 29
Treasurer's Binder, General Info, Newsletter, Miscellaneous, 2002-2003 8 23
Treasurer's Binder, Board Agendas, Contact Numbers, Member Info, Budget, University Info, 2002-2003 8 22
T-shirts, 2002-2008 12  
University Account Records, 1998-2001 (2000-2001 Binder) 1 6
University Account Records, 2001-2002 (2001-2002 Binder) 1 11
VHS, Circle K International Banquet, April 1993 13 4
Volleyball with members signatures, 2002-2003 11  
Wild Miles Award, 2009-2010 18 38