Blackhawk Trails Club Records (Rockford), 1926-2015
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Brief Description: Constitutions and by-laws, minutes, newsletters, bulletins, and club rosters document the organization and development of the Blackhawk Trails Club.  The complete series of minutes and newsletters detail the club’s business and recreational activities.  Included in the newsletters, Talk O’ The Trails (1931+), are gossip items, poetry, philosophical themes, presidents’ messages, and news items.  The bulletins supplement these records with additional writings on club activities.  Anniversary booklets provide a brief synopsis of the club’s history (Box 1, Folder 1).  Photo albums and scrapbooks from 1926-2001, newspaper clippings, and travel and banquet plans complete the collection.
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/133
Volume: 5.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/02/1981. An addendum was added on December 19, 1988 by Austin Stadel and another on April 4, 2017 by Naomi Madden
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection
Subject Index
Blackhawk Trails Club
Rockford (Ill.)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Ms. Katheryn Thorne  Ms. Katheryn Thorne, President, donated the Blackhawk Trails Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on April 2, 1981.