Guide to the Eclectas Club of Dothan, AL, Records 1960-2015
Record Group 170

Extent:  27 file folders plus 3 oversized items

Organizational Sketch: The Eclectas Club of Dothan, Alabama, was originally a Soroptimist Club, founded by Soroptimist members from Montgomery and chartered on March 17, 1956.  In 1964, the club members became dissatisfied with the Soroptimist Federation and reorganized as an independent society.  Dr. Carlisle Miller, the minister of the First United Methodist Church, Dothan, suggested to club member Clara Flowers that the club rename itself "Eclectas" - Greek for "Best of Women".  [Source: File 170-14-0729-001-003 "History of the Eclectas Club"]

Scope / Content Note: Contains materials from the Soroptimist Club (precursor to the Eclectas Club), certificates, history, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, 1966-2012, president and treasurer reports, annual programs, 1971-2004, and scrapbooks, 1965-2005.

Organization: Organized into 3 series:

Reference, [3 Files]: Materials offering information about the Eclectas Club but not directly tied to its operations or history.  Contains information from the Soroptimist Club (precursor to Eclectas) and awards and certificates presented to the Eclectas Club.

Club Operations, ca. 1960-2007 [45 Files]: Materials related to the running of the Eclectas Club. Contains correspondence, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes and officers' reports.

History, 1965-2014 [25 Files]: Materials detailing history of the Eclectas Club. Contains scrapbooks, Annual programs and compiled history of the club presented to new members.

Provenance: Materials were housed in the Local History Room of the Houston Love Memorial Library by the Eclectas Club.  When the library moved to a new building, materials were returned to their respective clubs or transferred to Landmark Park, run by the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc. (DLF).  DLF transferred the materials to the Wiregrass Archives in Spring 2014.

Processing Notes: Order imposed by WA staff.

Preferred Citation: Eclectas Club of Dothan, AL, Records, RG 170, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

INVENTORY

Reference, [3 Files]: Materials offering information about the Eclectas Club but not directly tied to its operations or history.  Contains information from the Soroptimist Club (precursor to Eclectas) and awards and certificates presented to the Eclectas Club.

File I.D.

File Label

170

14-0729

001

001

Soroptimist Club - Pre-1965

170

14-0729

001

002

Awards / Certificates

170

14-0729

002

011

Dothan Eagle newspaper clipping, April 29, 2012

Club Operations, ca. 1960-2007 [45 Files]: Materials related to the running of the Eclectas Club. Contains correspondence, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes and officers' reports.

File I.D.

File Label

170

14-0729

001

004

Constitution & Bylaws - Eclectas Club

170

14-0729

001

005

Membership Classification Applications - ca. 1960s & 1986

170

14-0729

001

006

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1965-1969

170

14-0729

001

007

Club Meeting Minutes, 1966-1972

170

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001

008

Correspondence, 1972/73, 1979, 1986/87 - 1991/92

[all incomplete years]

170

14-0729

001

009

Correspondence, Minutes & Reports, 1995/96 & 1996/97

170

14-0729

001

010

Meeting Minutes, 1973-1974

170

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001

011

Meeting Minutes, 1974-1975

170

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001

012

Meeting Minutes, 1975-1976

170

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001

013

Meeting Minutes, 1976-1977

170

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001

014

Meeting Minutes, 1977-1978

170

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001

015

Meeting Minutes, 1978-1979

170

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001

016

Meeting Minutes, 1979-1980

170

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001

017

Meeting Minutes, 1980-1981 [Board meetings & business meetings]

170

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001

018

Meeting Minutes, 1981-1982

170

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001

019

Meeting Minutes, 1982-1983

170

14-0729

001

020

Meeting Minutes, 1983-1984

170

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001

021

Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985

170

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001

022

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1985-1986

170

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001

023

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1986-1987

170

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001

024

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1987-1988

170

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001

025

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1988-1989

170

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001

026

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1989-1990

170

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001

027

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1990-1991

170

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001

028

Meeting Minutes, 1991-1992

170

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001

029

Meeting Minutes, 1992-1993

170

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001

030

Meeting Minutes, 1993-1994

170

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001

031

Meeting Minutes, 1994-1995

170

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001

032

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1993-2001

170

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001

033

Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 2001-2007

170

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001

034

President's Reports, 1982/83

170

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001

035

President's Reports, 2002/03 & 2003/04

170

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001

036

Treasurer Records, 1969/70 - 1987/88

170

14-0729

001

037

Treasurer Records, 1991/92 - 1992/93

[monthly reports & 2 yr. term report]

170

14-0729

001

038

Treasurer's Records - Bank Statements  1996/97

170

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001

039

Treasurer Records  2001-2002 Bank Statements & Annual Report

170

14-0729

001

040

Treasurer Records  2002-2003 Bank Statements & Annual Report

170

14-0729

001

041

Treasurer Records  2003-2004 Bank Statements & Annual Report

170

14-0729

001

042

Treasurer's Report 2011-2012

170

14-0729

002

004

Financial Records, 2000-2001 & 2005-2006, Receipts & Bank Statements

[Restricted Access - Account #s]

170

14-0729

002

005

Meeting Minutes, 1999, 2001-2008, 2009 [incomplete], 2010-2012

170

14-0729

002

006

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors, 2005-2006

170

14-0729

002

007

Corresponding Secretary's Report, 2005-2006

170

14-0729

002

008

President's Report, 2005-2006

170

14-0729

002

009

Treasurer's Reports, 1964/65 – 2014/15

History, 1965-2014 [28 Files]: Materials detailing history of the Eclectas Club. Contains scrapbooks, Annual programs and compiled history of the club presented to new members. 

File I.D.

File Label

170

14-0729

001

003

History of Eclectas Club  ca. 2013/2014 [for new members]

170

14-0729

002

001

Annual programs, 1971/72 - 1975/76

170

14-0729

002

002

Annual programs, 1981/82 - 1989/90

170

14-0729

002

003

Annual programs, 1991/92 - 1997/98

170

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002

010

Annual program, 2004

170

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002

012

Scrapbook, 1965-1966

170

14-0729

002

013

Scrapbook, 1966-1967 & 1967-1968

170

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002

014

Scrapbook, 1968-1969 & 1969-1970

170

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002

015

Scrapbook, 1970-1971 & 1971-1972

170

14-0729

002

016

Scrapbook, 1972-1973 & 1973-1974

170

14-0729

002

017

Scrapbook, 1974-1975, 1975-1976 & 1976-1977

170

14-0729

002

018

Scrapbook, 1977-1978, 1978-1979 & 1979-1980

170

14-0729

002

019

Scrapbook, 1980-1981, 1981-1982 & 1982-1983

170

14-0729

003

001

Scrapbook, 1983-1984 & 1984-1985

170

14-0729

003

002

Scrapbook, 1985-1986 & 1986-1987

170

14-0729

003

003

Scrapbook, 1987-1988 & 1988-1989

170

14-0729

003

004

Scrapbook, 1989-1990 & 1990-1991

170

14-0729

003

005

Scrapbook, 1991-1992 & 1992-1993

170

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003

006

Scrapbook, 1993-1994

170

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003

007

Scrapbook, 1994-1995

170

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003

008

Scrapbook, 1995-1996, 1996-1997 & 1997-1998

170

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003

009

Scrapbook, 1999-2000

170

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003

010

Scrapbook, 2000-2001, 2001-2002 & 2002-2003

170

14-0729

003

011

Scrapbook, 2003-2004

170

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003

012

Scrapbook, 2004-2005

170

16-0517

001

001

Scrapbook, 2005-2006 & 2006-2007

170

16-0517

001

002

Annual programs, 2007-2008 & 2008-2009

170

16-0517

001

003

Annual programs, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 & 2011-2012

 

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