Altrusa Club Records (DeKalb-Sycamore), 1960+
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Brief Description:

The records of the Altrusa Club of DeKalb-Sycamore date from the club's founding in 1960 to 2001. A history of Altrusa International, Incorporated is in folder one. The minutes for May 1972, contain a brief history of the local club.

Series I, the DeKalb-Sycamore Records, contains a complete set of yearbooks and a nearly complete set of minutes. Yearbooks are put together annually and contain lists of officers, members and committees. The minutes begin in August 1961 and continue until August 1997 with July 1963 to March 1964 and July 1985 to June 1986 missing. The minutes for October 1987 to June 1988 are located in the President’s Notebook located in box 1, folder 30. This notebook also includes attendance sheets, projects, newsletters, committees, and District and International information. Folders entitled Notebooks may contain correspondence, membership recommendations, club activity reports, committee reports, newspaper clippings, and budgets.

In addition to the yearbooks and minutes there are scrapbooks that document the club's activities. Also included in the collection are budgets, membership reports, news releases, correspondence, committee reports, program and project information such as the Flower Show and the Art Auction, and photographs. Altrusa publications and certificates of recognition awarded to the club are also in the collection.

The District Six and International Records located in Series II and III consists of by-laws, directories, correspondence, conference information, and publications.

The historian files included in the addendum contain agendas, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, project information, committee assignments, and award information

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/165
Volume: 8.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/06/1984. Additional records were donated by Eve Simonson at later dates.
Arrangement: The records of the Altrusa Club of DeKalb-Sycamore is divided into three series: DeKalb-Sycamore Records, District Six Records, and International Records.
Access Restrictions: <font face="Times New Roman">There are no restrictions on access to the collection.</font>
Subject Index
Altrusa Club
Professional associations
Societies-- DeKalb
Sycamore (Ill.)
Women--Societies and clubs.
Women in the professions.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: <font face="Times New Roman">Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public. </font>
Acquisition Notes: Eileen Dammers and Jessie Glidden  The records of the Altrusa Club of DeKalb-Sycamore were donated to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on February 6, 1984 by Eileen Dammers and Jessie Glidden.