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UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club records

Identifier: MS0587

Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of correspondence, memoranda and by-laws concerning the UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club and its founding. There are also materials related to the 25th and 40th anniversary celebrations of the UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club as well as a few issues of "Rotaract News." Finally, there are two plaques commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Rotaract Club and a CD documenting the 25th anniversary.


  • Creation: 1968-2018

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club records are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club began in 1968 as an organization sponsored by the Charlotte North Rotary Club. It is a leadership and community service organization that seeks to help young men and women become leaders in their communities. Additionally, many clubs take part in international service projects. Since the UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club became the first Rotaract Club to receive its charter from Rotary International, the organization has exploded in growth. There are now over 9,030 clubs in 177 countries throughout the world. The name "Rotaract" originally came from a combination of "Rotary" and "Interact," a high school program started in 1962. The name stands for "Rotary in Action."


.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)


Papers documenting the UNC Charlotte Rotaract Club, the first to be chartered in the world. Primarily consists of items pertaining to the founding and early years of the club as well as various anniversary celebrations.


The collection is arranged chronologically into a single folder title series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Norman Schul in 2019.

Related Materials

Charlotte Area Rotary Club Directories (MS 300), The Rotary Club of Charlotte, 1916-1991/William E Loftin (F264.C4 R68 1995); The Rotary Club of Charlotte; 50 years of "Service above self"/Harold K. Green (HF5001.R82 C5)

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2019 by Andrew Pack, Archives Assistant.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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