Research Rotary

Members of the first Rotary club reunite at Comely Bank, the home of Paul P. Harris, in 1942. (From left) Silvester Schiele, Montague “Monty” Bear, Harris, Bernard E. “Barney” Arntzen, Rufus F. “Rough-house” Chapin, Harry L. Ruggles, and Robert Fletcher Rotary Images

Hold history in your hands

Members of the first Rotary club reunite at Comely Bank, the home of Paul P. Harris, in 1942. (From left) Silvester Schiele, Montague “Monty” Bear, Harris, Bernard E. “Barney” Arntzen, Rufus F. “Rough-house” Chapin, Harry L. Ruggles, and Robert Fletcher Rotary Images

Visit the Rotary archives in Lincolnwood, Illinois, USA, and view tens of thousands of photos, recordings, publications, and artifacts, just miles from where Paul P. Harris held the first Rotary club meeting.

Rotary History and Archives
7100 N. Lawndale Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 USA
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Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00-16:00, by appointment only

Please call 847-866-3193 or e-mail history@rotary.org to schedule your research appointment.

E-mail your research questions to history@rotary.org or call 847-866-3193. Send faxes to 847-866-3276. Please allow up to six weeks for a reply.