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Altrusa Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, charter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3736

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the 1966 charter of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, branch of this international service organization.

Dates

  • 1966 March 4

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Begun in 1917 by Nashville, Tennessee, Kiwanis member, Dr. Alfred Durham, the Altrusa Institute (later the National Association of Altrusa Clubs, then Altrusa International) is an organization dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literacy.

In 1966, the organization began to look to America’s youth as the future of Altrusa and established ASTRA service clubs. ASTRA encourages young people, ages 13 to 21, to participate in community service. Expanding on its commitment to youth, Altrusa adopted literacy as ongoing area of service in 1977. Increasing its global outlook, Altrusa expanded projects beyond literacy and education by adopting a resolution to promote environmental concerns in 1989. In 2011, the association launched a new branding and marketing campaign with the purpose of increasing Altrusa’s image in the communities, and reaching out to an evolving membership.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Charter of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, branch of this international service organization

Provenance

gift of the Tuscaloosa Public Library, 2013

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Altrusa Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, charter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500