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Object ID 2006.23A
Title Men's Neighborhood Club
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content One document box contains 3 envelopes, 2 folders and a scrapbook.

Envelope 1- 101 membership cards (1917-1920), Envelope 2- Photo of 45th anniversary meeting which includes two mayors (1956), Folder 3- Annual meeting agenda (1944), Folder 4- Miscellaneous pamphlets & flyers (1916-1966), Envelope 5- Pamphlets for "Choose Your Hobby Night" (1952) 3 copies, 6-Scrapbook covers activities (1949-1952).
Creator Men's Neighborhood Club
Collection Men's Neighborhood Club
Subjects Men's Neighborhood Club
Community Activities

Source Unknown
Admin/Biographical History The club was founded in the Spring of 1911 and its president was noted illustrator Peter Newell. The primary objective of the club was to promote social, civic and economic aims. One of it's first civic projects was the creation of the shade tree committee which planted more than 400 trees, a practice adopted by the Borough in 1917. The club also sponsored the first boy scout troop. In the late 1930s it was a leading force in the formation of the Civic Conference. It also held art exhibitions, an annual dahlia fair, hobby and minstrel shows. The club lasted sometime into the early 1970s.