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Royal Gorge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind records

 Collection
Identifier: 03-2010.019
This collection contains the records of the Royal Gorge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. The chapter functioned between 1975 and 2009, and the collection includes bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, a scrapbook, and two books. There also are details of support provided to blind persons in Fremont County, and the scrapbook includes news clippings, obituaries of members, lists of past presidents, and membership lists.

Dates

  • Created: 1975-2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/00/2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Extent

0.70 Cubic Feet

2 boxes–5"x10"x12" other_unmapped

Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Royal Gorge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. The chapter functioned between 1975 and 2009, and the collection includes bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, a scrapbook, and two books.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Royal Gorge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind was formed May 10, 1975, with Velma Burford, Ann Zupan, Vera Ford, David D. Pottenger, Marion Kovak, and Eunice Harris as officers. The main purpose of the group was to educate the blind on independent living and the various resources available to them. Their motto was “I Resolve to Be the Best Blind Person God Ever Had.” Decreasing membership led them to decide to disband in 2009 after 34 years of operation. The unused funds and charter were sent to the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado.

Note written by Nancy Masimer and Doni Lacey

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged chronologically within each type of material.

Physical Access Requirements

Available during the open hours of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center. Staff assistance may be required.

Source of Acquisition

Elaine Ricketts, secretary of the chapter, donated the records in February 2010 after the club decided to disband
Method of Acquisition Donation.

Appraisal Information

This collection provides researchers with the workings of the Royal Gorge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind within the community between 1975 and 2009. It also reveals their involvement with providing funds for scholarships, equipment needed by visually-impaired people, and sponsoring various children’s organizations in the area.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals are held at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center; P.O. Box 1460, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd., Cañon City, Colorado 81215.

Related Materials

For related materials on the National Federation of the Blind, at both the state and national levels, please consult the Guide to the National Federation of the Blind Institutional Records, 1940-2011, undated, at the Jacobus tenBroek Library.

http://archon.nfb.org/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=3

Processing Information

Nancy Masimer and Doni Lacey processed it and Cliff Hight reviewed it in 2010.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Nancy Masimer and Doni Lacey
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 1460
612 Royal Gorge Blvd.
Cañon City CO 81215 US
(719) 269-9036