Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce Gavel

Dublin Core

Title

Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce Gavel

Alternative Title

Jaycees Gavel

Subject

Orlando (Fla)
Chambers of commerce

Description

A gavel from the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce, also known as the Jaycees. In 1927, a group of young men between the ages of 18 and 35 organized the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce to support the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the advancement of their community. The club was involved in a number of projects, such as creating the Orlando Municipal Airport, which is now known as the Orlando Executive Airport. They also helped with voting campaigns and setting up the Orlando Parks Department. During World War I, the men in the group either served in Armed Forces or stayed home doing projects such as blood drives to support the war effort. After the Orlando Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Ivanhoe Boulevard in 1967, the Jaycees moved to its old building, located at 113 East Central Boulevard.

Source

Original gavel: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1956

Is Format Of

Original color digital image by Rachel Williams, July 11, 2014.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Public Library Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

121 KB
121 KB

Medium

1 gavel

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. Chuluota, Fla: Mickler House, 1975.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"The Orlando Jaycees." Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce. http://orlandojaycees.org/about-us/chapter-history.html.

Transcript

Andrew [illegible]
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1956[?]
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Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 color digital images

Locations

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