Skip to main content

Clarksville Jaycettes Scrapbook

Identifier: 2019.041

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook documenting the activities of the Clarksville Jaycettes during the 1957-1958 program year.


  • Majority of material found within 1957 - 1958
  • 1956 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Formed in 1945, the Clarksville chapter of the Jaycees operated until it was dissolved in 2012. The group was dedicated to leadership training and civic improvement. Before the mid-1980s, membership in the Jaycees was limited to men only. After attending a state meeting of the Jaycees with their husbands in 1948, Dorothy Head and Marcelite Welker returned to Clarksville with a goal of forming an auxiliary group for women to help with Jaycee projects and to participate in their own community improvement projects. Dorothy served as the first president of the club for the 1948-1949 program year. Initially membership in the Jaycettes was open only to the wives of Jaycees, but was later opened to all young women in the Clarksville community.

One of the many programs that the Clarksville Jaycettes participated in was the scrapbook competition at the Tennessee Jaycettes state convention. Consisting of newspaper clippings, photographs, memos, and other items, the scrapbooks were intended to document the activities of the group and serve as a recruiting tool. Prospective members could look through the scrapbook and get an idea of the type of work associated with the Jaycettes. In 1957, the Clarksville chapter took home first place for their scrapbook under the direction of club president Peggy Harvill. Marianne Vaughn stepped in the following year to serve as president, and the scrapbook in this collection documents the activities of the Clarksville Jaycettes under her leadership.

The Jaycettes operated in Clarksville until around 1984 when the Jaycees voted to admit women to their organization. The move was in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that compelled the Jaycees at the national level to allow women to join.


3.77 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Processing Information

The scrapbook was disassembled for cleaning and digitization. Each page was photographed and numbered. Items that came loose from the scrapbook were numbered with the corresponding page number and placed in acid free folders and boxes. Loose materials were arranged by book and page number, with photographs removed to the Archives Photograph Collection. Photographs, pamphlets, multi-page documents, and other ephemera tied to the Clarksville Jaycees and Jaycettes were scanned at a higher resolution. Acid free interleaving paper was inserted between pages when needed to protect materials, such as photographs. The scrapbook was then reassembled and placed in an acid free box.

A small number of materials were received from the library in folders, separate from the scrapbook. These were re-foldered in acid free folders and organized by subject and date.

Sarah Fry
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States