Records of the Dumbarton Toastmasters Club

Scope and Content

This collection contains one log books produced by the Dumbarton Toastmasters Club. Including press cuttings and programmes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Toastmasters began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. As director of education at the YMCA, Smedley saw a need for the men in the community to learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees, and he wanted to help them.

Access Information

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