Say We Are Here: Selections from the Verdell A. Burdine and Otto G. Rutherford Family Collection

Culture Club Scholarships

Gift acknowledgement to Culture Club from Lewis and Clark College

Receipt for purchase of “books on education of the handicapped,” Lewis and Clark College to Culture Club, June 30, 1952.

This receipt demonstrates the Culture Club’s philanthropic commitment to supporting education, as emphasized in their club motto, “Progress through education.”

Culture Club Mardi Gras Benefit Program

Invitation to Culture Club Mardi Gras Benefit Scholarship Fund, 1941.

Culture Club Mardi Gras Benefit Dance Royalty

Photograph of the Culture Club’s Mardi Gras Benefit Scholarship Fund Dance Royalty, Portland Women’s Club, May 12, 1941.

Left to right: Joyce Hilliard, Rose Marie Brock, Phillis Reynolds, Gertrude Williams, Betty Ann Rutherford, and Ruby Minor.

Letter from Edna Tidwell to Culture Club

Letter, Edna Tidwell to The Culture Club, September 25, 1963.

In this letter, University of Oregon student Edna Tidwell acknowledges the scholarship she received from the club and pledges herself to being “worthy of this honor.”

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