Kingsport Girls Club Collection, 1967-2010

KC Manuscript Collection 102

The Kingsport Girls Club Collection consists of one scrapbook, photographs, clippings, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, and an organizational history.  Girls of all ages were invited to join the club for improvement of their cultural, societal, and creative potentials.  Kingsport Girls Club was founded in 1965 by the Kingsport Business and Professional Woman’s Club.  In 1966, the organization was accepted as a member of the Community Chest and became a full member of the Girls Clubs of America in 1967.  The organization had a new facility built and dedicated in 1976 for which there are a number of ground breaking and dedication ceremony photographs.  The Girls Club eventually became Girls Incorporated of Kingsport.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:

Kingsport Girls Club Collection, 1967-1978.  KC Manuscript Collection 102, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Betty Iverson donated this collection in June 2000. She made an additional donation in 2013.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in June 2006. Revisions to the finding aid were made by Brianne Johnson in May 2008. An addition to the collection was processed by Kari Roueche in 2013.


Girls Incorporated.

Girls–Societies and clubs.

Kingsport Girls Club (Kingsport, Tenn.)

Tennessee–Kingsport–Societies and clubs.

FOLDER LIST                                                                                                    

1. Annual Reports, 1974-1978 and Girls Clubs of America Southern Region Fall Conference Program, 1975

2. Brochures, 1973, 1976, and undated

3. History, by Betty L. Newman, 10 October 1976

4. Photographs, 1970-1976

5. Bulletins, 1968-1970 and Girls Clubs of America, Region 1 Newsletter, March-April-May 1970 and February 1972

6. Girls Club News, Broadside, undated

7. Scrapbook, 1967-1976

8. Newspaper Clippings, 1991, 2010, and undated

9. Miscellaneous and Photographs, 1972-2010