Princeton Game and Fish Club Records, 1877-2006
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Brief Description: The Princeton Game and Fish Club Records document the history of the organization and reveal the wildlife conservation policies of the state of Illinois from 1877 to 2006.  Minutes, correspondence, and treasurer's records detail the club’s semi-annual business meetings, decisions on membership applications, land and building expenses, and responses to game laws. Applications, shares assignments, proxies, and transfers document club membership and depict member selectivity and the group's strict adherence to membership rules.  Data on the availability of game for each season and the club's hunting success is in the kill records (1943-1994).  Legal documents, particularly land leases, responses to flood control proposals, and conservation information complete the collection.  This material provides an excellent opportunity for studying the history of some of the wildlife preservation issues facing the world today.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/113
Volume: 4.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/22/1980. Several addenda were added at later dates.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Princeton (Ill.)
Princeton Game and Fish Club
Shooting preserves
Wildlife conservation
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection remain with the Princeton Game and Fish Club; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: George S. Skinner  George S. Skinner, President, deposited the Princeton Game and Fish Club Records with the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on September 22, 1980.