As an effort to serve others, RGHF offers history training for Rotary leaders.

The fellowship accumulates and preserves the complete history, values, and philosophy of the Rotary movement,

as well as encourages others to do the same at every level of the Rotary movement,

and publishes those histories, values, and philosophies on the internet, as well as other forms of media as expedient.

More about What Paul Harris Wrote

 

"Delegates from North, South, East and West, delegates from all parts of the United States: We have been called here to organize a national association of Rotary Clubs, and we have a great deal of business to transact." 

 

The first statement made to The National Association of Rotary Clubs of America.

 

How Rotary started, in the words of Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary, recorded on 20 December 1945.

 

Below is a completed list of articles, books, speeches, and artifacts of Rotary International Founder Paul P. Harris. We believe this is the most complete collection anywhere in the Rotary world (accessible on the internet)

 

Paul Harris' president page and index

  • Explore the life and thoughts of this strong willed man, filled with a love of nature, his fellows, and his creator.

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1893 Storm 

How Harris nearly lost his life in a New Orleans Hurricane

Full PDF copy

RGHF webmaster Carlos Garcia Calzada has also added an

interactive reader version.

This Rotarian Age - 1935

An excellent textbook on Rotary

Read a text book on Rotary, by the person who taught it best. Now with an easy-to-read downloadable PDF 

Downloadable PDF version

Actual Pages

Robert Burns Harris' favorite poet

Book Review

Shorey Obituary

Supplement after Harris' death

Text only version 

(Murphy)

Paul Harris and the Birth of Rotary (Carvin)

The writings of other presidents of Rotary international

 

Links to other writings

Messages & Addresses to RI Conventions 1910-1946

(every message Harris every wrote and/or delivered)

'47 Convention tributes

Other Harris Speeches

Articles in The Rotarian Magazine

Every article Harris' wrote!

Paul Harris Signatures

Autographs

Checks

Documents

Letters

This Rotarian Age

Travels

Europe 1928

Europe 1932

South Africa 1934

Peregrinations 

(Asia, Pacific, and South America)

Same story, 70 years later

www.friendshiptrees.org 

the record of Harris' travels

Meet Paul Harris 

Questions we wish we could ask

Also see the 2012 RGHF Institute, Denver, for photos of Paul's parents' graves.

1933: Paul Harris on the Radio from the Boston RI convention

Film of Paul Harris

Paul Harris on International Friendship and Peace

Leland Childs's interview of Paul Harris in Tuskegee, Alabama, 20 December 1945.

Harris described the origin, purpose and future of Rotary.

The principal historian responsible for this section

was RGHF Ambassador and Senior Historian Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler, Bavaria

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Wallingford, VT

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