Finding aid for the Cleveland Jaycees Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Cleveland Jaycees
Title: Cleveland Jaycees Photographs
Dates: 1940-1970
Extent: 0.80 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: The Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of the Jaycees was originally known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a leadership-training and community service-oriented organization for men and women ages 18-36. The Cleveland chapter was organized in 1938 and began accepting women for full membership in 1984. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of members, and views of various Jaycees functions and events.
PG Number PG 417
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English

History of the Cleveland Jaycees

The Cleveland Jaycees (f. 1938) is a civic-minded social organization for people, primarily businessmen, ages 18 to 36 and was originally called the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Cleveland chapter is part of the national organization of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Its interests include inner city rehabilitation, and assistance to disadvantaged children and the elderly. Working in conjunction with local businesses, its intent is to develop leadership skills. The Cleveland Jaycees award the Distinguished Service Award annually to a member who has made a significant contribution to the community. Originally an all-male organization, it has been open to women since 1984.

click here to view the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History entry for the Cleveland Jaycees

Scope and Content

The Cleveland Jaycees Photographs, ca. 1940s-1970s, consist of individual and group portraits of members, and views of various Jaycees functions and events. The collection includes 643 black and white and photographs that measure 8 x 10 inches and smaller. It also includes 22 black and white and color negatives.

This collection will be useful to researchers studying the history of business clubs in Cleveland, Ohio.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection has been retained in original order.

Restrictions on Access


Related Material

The researcher should also consult MS 4316 Cleveland Jaycees Records.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs.
Cleveland Jaycees -- Photograph collections.
Clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs.

Preferred Citation

[Container ___, Folder ___ ] PG 417 Cleveland Jaycees Photographs, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquisition Information

These photographs were removed from MS 4316 Cleveland Jaycees Records. Gifts of the Cleveland Jaycees in 1975, 1976, 1979, and 1986.