Cornelius Recreation Club minutes, 1950

Title

Cornelius Recreation Club minutes, 1950

Description

The minutes for the Cornelius Recreation Club, describing the events and fundraisers they engaged in during the year 1950.
This is one item from a collection of materials that once belonged to the Cornelius Recreation Club, which was active in Cornelius, Oregon from 1947-1950. Their stated purpose was "to provide recreational activities for both the young and older people of the community," and their regular social activities included dances, sports, picnics and holiday parties. The Club also hosted several minstrel shows. These offensive musical plays featured white community members wearing blackface and dressed in clownish outfits, denigrating African American people and perpetuating racist stereotypes. These shows were presumably given to all-white local audiences.

Date Created

1950

Is Part Of

Cornelius Recreation Club Collection

Subject

Community organization
Recreation
Arts & Entertainment (General)

Place

Cornelius, Oregon

Language

English

Identifier

CORtxt_RG2_26

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Cornelius Public Library at library@ci.cornelius.or.us.

Source

Cornelius Public Library