Win G. Knoch Papers (Naperville), 1893-1983
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Brief Description:

The Win G. Knoch Papers contain three series that partially document the public and private activities of Win G. Knoch of Naperville, Illinois.

The first series, Biographical, contains extensive information on Knoch and his family’s history, 1893-1983. Also included is information on honors, awards, civic, professional, and charitable activities of Judge Knoch.

Series II, Correspondence Files, is the largest and most complex series in the collection. The series spans the years 1936-1983. In some cases there are separate letter files that overlap the original letter file. It appears that these files were created after Judge Knoch’s retirement from active service in 1967 and were never filed with the main alphabetical file.

Subject Files (1921-1982) contained in Series III. Materials in this series document several aspects of Judge Knoch’s career: professional associations, civic and charitable activities, political campaigns, and public appearances and speeches.

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/179
Volume: 5.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/01/1987.
Arrangement: The Win G. Knoch Papers contain three series: Biographicl, Correspondence which is arranged alphabetically and is in reverse chronological order, and Subject files which are arranged alphabetically and are in chronological order.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
American Legion
DuPage County (Ill)
Juvenile delinquency
Keeney, Russell
Knoch, Win G.
Naperville (Ill.)
Reed, Chauncey W.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States--Politics and government
World War II
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Marjorie Schaller and Warren W. Wood  Marjorie Schaller and Warren W. Wood, co-executors of the Win G. Knoch Estate, donated the Win G. Knoch Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 1, 1987.
Related Materials: Collections of special interest are: RC 4, Fawell; RC 67, Chauncey Reed; RC 73, Latham Castle; RC 124, A.G. Kennedy; RC 163, Lucinda Wanner.