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RGHF/Rotary Bibliography

 

There are many books about both Rotary and Paul Harris, and no list can ever encompass them all. RGHF Senior Historian Basil Lewis, UK, 1 August 2008

  • BABBIT - by Sinclair Lewis - 1922 Story supposedly based on a Rotarian

  •  "THE MEANING OF ROTARY" by VIVIAN CARTER, PERCY LUND 1927 (publisher)

  •  "Le Rotary d’Avignon au Congres de Vienne", by  Le Gras            1931

  •  "MAKING NEW FRIENDS" by LILIAN DAVIDSON R.I. 1934 The story of Jim Davidson

  •  "James Wheeler Davidson" by Joseph   Cochin RC 

  •  "SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS", Rotary International circa 1947

  •  "Peace Demands Action" R.I.      1947

  •  "Spotlights on Rotary", by Moffat  1947

  •  "ADVENTURES IN SERVICE", Rotary International 1949

  •  "TOWARDS MY NEIGHBOUR" by CR. HEWITT LONGMANS 1950 The social influence of Rotary in GB and I

  •  "Home and Horizon "      Gaskell  1953  History and Organization of the Association of IWC

  •  "Rotary’s Fifty Years of Service" R.I. 1954  

  •  "SEVEN PATHS TO PEACE", Rotary International 1959

  •  "The World of Rotary" R.I. 1975

  •  "The Sacred Ninety Minutes"  Arnold 1975    A close-up review of the service club movement

  •  "ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND up to 1975" by ROGER LEVY CONTINUA 1978 (ISBN 0 72271850 0)

  •  "In guter Gesellschaft" Bütow  1981 Clubleben in Deutschland

  •  "The Rotary Club Murder Mystery" Landrum 1993

  • BOOKS ABOUT PAUL HARRIS

    • THE FIRST ROTARIAN, THE LIFE & TIMES OF PAUL HARRIS by JAMES WALSH (ISBN - 0 90636002 1) SCANBOOKS 1979. Also see the bibliography

    • "UNKNOWN, YET, WELL KNOWN"  The life and legacy of Paul Percy Harris  by HOWARD CASKIE  published in Ireland 2004  

    • PAUL HARRIS IN BRITAIN by Basil Lewis HUMBERSIDE RC 2004

    • Paul Harris and the Birth of Rotary [Paperback] Amazon, PDG Fred A. Carvin (Author) November 18, 2011

    • The Paul Harris Coloring Book by Herz  (ISBN 1 4353837132 Osssining RC

    • Paul Harris, Grow up! by Herz   (ISBN 9 781451-508246)

     

  • ROTARY HISTORIES FROM THE FIRST 100 CLUBS

    • 01 Chicago

      • ROTARY?, University of Chicago Press, undated circa 1930

      • THE GOLDEN STRAND, by Arnold, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1966

      • THE ROTARY LIFE OF CHESLEY REYNOLDS PERRY by RICHARD HARRISON    ROTARY ONE  2006

      • 39 PIONEERS, BY Richard "Titch" Harrison (early history of Rotary) revised 2008

      •  "RI 2005 Welcome to Chicago" 

    • 02 San Francisco

      • San Francisco 1938                  1938    World Convention

      • Seventy-Five Years in San Francisco    Postel   1983    Club # 2

      • San Francisco Centennial (book) 1908-2008 RC of SF#2

    • 03 Oakland

      • Rotarily Yours  Oakland 1969 A history of the Rotary club of Oakland, club # 3

    • 04 Seattle

      • Seattle Rotary First 80 Years 1909-1989 1989    Club # 4

    • 05 Los Angeles

      • History of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles  Truesdail 1955    Club # 5

    • 06 New York City

    • 08 Tacoma

      • That Something, by Woodbridge 1924 by the RC Tacoma (#8)

    • 11 St Louis

      • ROTARY CLUB of ST. LOUIS, A Century of Service and Fellowship, 1910-2010, The Hundred-Year History of the Rotary Club of St. Louis, by Thomas H. Teasdale, Robert A. Koetting, Albert K. Haines, 2010, Rotary Club of St. Louis, St. Louis MO. (194 p.) 

    • 48 Baltimore

      • ROTARY!, Zapffe, Rotary Club of Baltimore, 1963

    • 50 London

      • The Romance of Rotary in London Carter  1947

      • Glimpses of the History of the RC London Mosseri 1986    Club # 50

    • 53 Houston

      • Rotary Club of Houston 50th Anniversary 1962 1962

    • 58 Indianapolis

      • The RC of Indianapolis 1913-1998 000    Club # 58

       

  • ROTARY HISTORIES FROM CONTINENTS

    • Rotary in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands 1921-1996, by Dr. Paul Henningham

    • HISTOIRE DU ROTARY EN FRANCE by H. DIFFRE BOSC 1959

    • Italy and Rotary  1930  in English

    • The Hub of the Wheel  Duncan 1976 The story of the Rotary movement in Ireland

    • Germany

      • Rotary in Germany  Wilpert 1991

      • Memorandum for Rotary in Germany    Graumann 2000 2x, in German (reprint)

      • 75 Years of Rotary in Germany Wedemeyer  2002 in German (still available)

       

  • ADDITIONAL SEARCH SUGGESTIONS

     

There are too many club histories to list here. For specific areas, researchers are recommended to contact the district or club concerned, RGHF Senior Historians Basil Lewis, UK and Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler, Bavaria

 

We are interested in adding books about Rotary to this bibliography. Suitable for inclusion would be histories of the First 100 Clubs and books about Paul Harris www.whatpaulharriswrote.org or books about Rotary in general. History may also be published at www.historylibrary.org. A free service of RGHF. 

Use www.historycomment.org RGHF will contact you for the title, author, publisher, copyright, and date of publication. 

Rev. 1 December 2012 
Jack M. B. Selway

 

 

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