General Secretaries, 1946-1974 [subseries]:
This series begins with material from Earl Atkinson (1923-1946)
and Frank Philipps (1946). It also includes material from a time of secretarial
transition (1968-1974). When Secretary Frank R. Bliss died suddenly in 1970,
several secretaries held the post in quick succession, including Clarence W.
Mitchell, William H. Allen, Jr., and Robert "Bob" Head. Unlike other
secretarial files, which are arranged according to secretary, the organizer of
these files sorted them by years and topics, combining material from Bliss and
the secretaries who followed him within each file. Finally, the series also
includes one box of files (1944-1967) organized alphabetically rather than by
subject. For instance, a file labeled "T" could contain material from the club
treasurer, correspondents whose name begins with T, etc. This material is
largely from Ollie Jones' tenure, but also includes some material from Frank
Philipps' time as secretary.