Guide to the Walter W. Moreland Papers

Record Group 198

 

Date Span: 1954 – 2001

Extent: 1.33 cubic feet

Biographical Sketch:  Walter W. Moreland was a long-time member of the Dothan Rotary Club and its newsletter editor, ca. 1958-59, 1986-[99].
Moreland, born in Thomasville, GA, in 1919, returned to the Wiregrass after U.S. Army service in Egypt during World War 2 (clerk in Adjutant General's Office).  He worked for the W. J. Powell Company (wholesale fruits and vegetables, est. 1931) of Thomasville, GA.  He transferred to Dothan, AL, in [1954] to manage the Powell Company office there.  In 1941, Moreland married Doris West.  They had four children:  Karen, Melanie, Leslie (Les), and Bret.
Moreland joined Rotary in October 1952 and became the Dothan Club president for 1956-57.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow and served on multiple Rotary committees, foundations, and other bodies.  In the Dothan community, Moreland served on many committees and governing boards for Covenant UMC Church, the Houston County Red Cross, Boys Club, Chamber of Commerce, and City of Dothan Personnel Board.
His son, Les Moreland, joined the Dothan Rotary Club at age 21 and in 1996 served as president.
[Sources:  Olliff conversation with Les Moreland, 7/8/15, and 1989-90 Dothan Rotary membership Directory]

Scope / Content Note: Documents activities and membership of the Dothan, AL, Rotary Club and, to a much lesser extent, Rotary International.  Contains Dothan Rotary newsletters, 1965-1999; Dothan Rotary Membership Directories, 1954-2001; VHS and audiocassettes of Dothan Rotary meetings; a few Rotary International publications; and Walter Moreland's papers including copies of Rotary talks he gave, correspondence about his editorship of the newsletter and information on the Southeast Alabama Rehabilitation Center.

Organization: Organized into five series:

Series:  Walter Moreland Papers, 1956-1992: Documents talks before various Rotary Clubs by Moreland and others, his correspondence, his report as Rotary President, 1957 and his involvement in various service projects.

Series:  Dothan Rotary Newsletters, 1965-1999: Weekly newsletter for the Dothan Rotary Club.  The title changed from The Rotary Bulletin to Alter Ego in July 1986.

Series:  Dothan Rotary Membership Information Directories, 1954-55, 1989-90, 2000-01: Information on club members including a headshot of the member, birthday, spouse and children, contact information, church affiliation, education, hobbies, the date the member joined and who proposed their membership, and any credits and honors the member has received.
Series:  Audiovisual Materials, 1974-2001: Recorded speakers at Dothan Rotary Club meetings.

Series:  Rotary Publications, 1954-1998: Publication about what it means to be a Rotarian, detailing the history of the club and the various aspects of club service.

Provenance: Saved by Walter Moreland and inherited by Les Moreland after his father's death in 2005.  Les Moreland arranged and packaged the material with the intent to give it to the Dothan Rotary Club.  He discovered he had packed it away in his home, then gave it to the Wiregrass Archives in July 2015.

Preferred Citation: Walter W. Moreland Papers, RG 198. Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: Open per Donor Agreement

Inventory

Walter Moreland Papers, 1956-1992: Documents talks before various Rotary Clubs by Moreland and others, his correspondence, his report as Rotary President, 1957 and his involvement in various service projects.

File I.D.

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036

Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1977-1983

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Correspondence, 1956-1987

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Club History, ca. 1956-1989

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White Elephant sales & Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, 1962-1986

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Walter Moreland talks to Rotary Club, 1977-1986

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Harry Hall, correspondence & speech on race relations, 1969

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W.R.C. [Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center?] success stories

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Mark S. Cannon - nomination for Harry P. Hall Meritorious Service Award, 3/12/1982 & Rotary Club resignation, 11/16/1992

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Southeast Alabama Rehabilitation Center, ca. 1982

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President's Report, 1957

Dothan Rotary Newsletters, 1965-1999: Weekly newsletter for the Dothan Rotary Club.  The title changed from The Rotary Bulletin to Alter Ego in July 1986.

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The Rotary Bulletin, May-June 1965  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1967-1968  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1968-1969  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1969  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1969-1970  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1970-1971  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1971-1972  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1972-1973  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1973-1974  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1974-1975  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1976-1977  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1978-1979  [Bound Volume]

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The Rotary Bulletin, November 1979

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1980

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1981

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1982

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1983

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1984

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The Rotary Bulletin, 1985

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The Rotary Bulletin, May 1986- July 1986
Alter Ego, July 1986 - June 1987

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Alter Ego, 1987

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Alter Ego, 1988

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Alter Ego, 1989

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Alter Ego, 1990

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Alter Ego, 1991

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Alter Ego, 1992

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Alter Ego, 1993

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Alter Ego, 1994

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Alter Ego, 1995

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Alter Ego, 1996

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Alter Ego, 1997

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Alter Ego, 1998

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Alter Ego, 1999

Dothan Rotary Membership Information Directories, 1954-55, 1989-90, 2000-01: Information on club members including a headshot of the member, birthday, spouse and children, contact information, church affiliation, education, hobbies, the date the member joined and who proposed their membership, and any credits and honors the member has received.

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Directory, 1954-1955

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Directory, 1989-1990

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Directory, 2000-2001

Audiovisual Materials, 1974-2001:  Recorded speakers at Dothan Rotary Club meetings.

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The Dothan Rotary Video 2001   [VHS]

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Dothan Rotary Club Meeting, 07/13/1981
J.H. Glanton, Sr. - speaker & recipient of Paul Harris Fellowship Award  [Master Tape]   [90 min]

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J.H. Glanton, Sr. speaks to Dothan Rotary Club; made Paul Harris Fellow, 07/13/1981  Intro: Harry P. Hall  Presentation: Walter W. Moreland   [90 min]

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Dothan Rotary Club Meeting, 01/21/1974  Presentation to Mark Cannon   [90 min]

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WWM [Walter W Moreland] - Rotary [Business Ethics]  [90 min]

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WWM [Walter W Moreland] - Rotary Info / H. Cossell on Himself (TV) [sports journalist Howard Cossell]  [90 min]

Rotary Publications, 1954-1998: Publication from Rotary International about what it means to be a Rotarian, detailing the history of the club and the various aspects of club service.

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Rotary Wisdom -- Reflections on Service. Volume 2. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1998.

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Rotary: Fifty Years of Service, 1905-1955. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1954.

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The Rotarian Reader: a 75-Year Anthology. Evanston, IL: Rotarian, 1986.

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The Rotary Foundation. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1995.

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Rotary in Profile. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1995.

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Service is My Business. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1967.

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Rotary Basic Library. Evanston, IL: Rotary International, 1982.
V. 1. Focus on Rotary
V. 2. Club Service
V. 3. Vocational Service
V. 4. Community Service
V. 5. International Service
V. 6. Youth Activities
V. 7. The Rotary Foundation

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