Fonds - Brownsville Optimist Club fonds

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Brownsville Optimist Club fonds

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  • Multiple media

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  • 1974-1995 (Creation)
    Brownsville Optimist Club

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1.5cm of textual records
36 photographs

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(Active - c.1970s-1998. Dates of establishment and dissolution unknown at this time.)

Administrative history

The Brownsville Optimist Club was once a service club in Brownsville, Ontario. Brownsville is a small community within the Township of South-West Oxford. The club often held events in nearby Tillsonburg, Ontario. The Brownsville Optimist Club is no longer in existence. Dates of the club’s establishment and dissolution are unknown at this time. Optimist International is a service club organization with locations in more than 20 countries.

Custodial history

The records were created by members of the Brownsville Optimist Club. Following the Club's closure, the records were donated to the Brownsville Public Library, and were then transferred to the Oxford County Archives on September 12, 2018.

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The fonds consists of records related to the history and activities of the Brownsville Optimist Club formerly located in Brownsville, Ontario. They are arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Charter Banquet, 1 June 1974

Series 2: Executive Officers’ Photographs
File 1: 1974 - 1980
File 2: 1980 - 1990
File 3: 1990 - 1995

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The materials in this collection are in very good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

The County of Oxford Archives received the records from the Brownsville Public Library on September 12, 2018.


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  • Canadian English

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    The fonds is open to publish research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

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    Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.

    The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition or falls under pertinent Privacy Legislation.

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