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Catalog Number CIP 1968-1970.01
Collection Community Improvement Projects
Title Lamoille Women's Club, Elko, Nevada, Community Improvement Program, 1964-1966.
Year Range from 1968.0
Year Range to 1970.0
Extent of Description 1 folder
Description The Lamoille Women's Club, Elko, Nevada, Community Improvement Program project, 1968-1970, was to establish a community library in Elko and scholarship fund exclusively for Native Americans in Elko, Nev.

To successfully complete the library project, the club purchased library supplies, including cataloging and preservation materials, and retrofitted a cabin donated by a retired town librarian to serve as the community library. Community members "came with enthusiasm in spare moments to paste pockets, type cards, and put plastic covers on book jackets." Local businesses contributed funds, equipment, and the labor to complete the project. The club raised money by holding bake sales, community picnic, a rummage sale, and an antique auction.

Records include brief biographies and newspaper clippings of the students who were awarded scholarships by the Lamoille Women's Club between 1969 and 1970. "Cooked food sales, chicken barbecues, turkey carnival, and a contemplated auction are four examples of projects" used to raise scholarship funds.

The project records include correspondence related to the development of the Lamoille Public Library and the administration of the Native American scholarship fund. The Lamoille Women's Club received $1,000 as a national finalist in the GFWC Community Achievement Contest for 1968-1970.
Search Terms Nevada
(NV) Lamoille Women's Club
Community Achievement Contest
Community Improvement Program