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Berea Kiwanis Club Collection

Identifier: BCA 0201 HC 26

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, financial records, minutes, publications, photographs, and 16mm movie film documenting the founding and activities of this club which was the first civic organization for men in Berea.

View Meeting and Service Project Films


  • created: Majority of material found in 1929-1997


Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

The Berea Kiwanis Club retains all copyrights and literary rights. Researchers seeking to publish from this should consult with the Archivist.


13 boxes_(general) (11 ms boxes, 2 oversized boxes)

Language of Materials



The Kiwanis Club of Berea, Kentucky was the frist civic organization for men in the Berea community. Organized August 23, 1922, and chartered November 22, 1922, the Berea Kiwanis Club has been serving the community for over 90 years. The club's motto, "We Build," is an accurate description of the services it renders, for not only has the club contributed to the community in numerous ways (for example, the construction of the community park, the establishment of an annual Easter Egg Hunt, and supporting girl's and boy's youth groups), but it has also contributed internationally with programs such as the Heifer Project (a program designed to purchase cattle to sell at low cost to needy farmers in America and third world countries). The documents in the collection reflect a number of different topics: ranging from reports of programs, to club ratings, to publications and convention articles. The history of the Berea Kiwanis Club is also documented in this collection.

Arrangement Note

By series: Administration; Programs; Club History; Publications; Correspondence; Photographs; Artifacts.

Other Descriptive Information

See Series 7, Box 12 to view 1955 era silent films of Club activities.

Collection Number: BCA 0201 HC 26

Processing Information

The finding aid was updated in July 2014 and August 2015 to reflect additions to the collection. Materials added to Box 13; finding guide updated March 2023.

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US