Help-One-Another Circle (Harlem Township, Winnebago County), 1919-1959
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Brief Description: Help-One-Another Circle was established on March 12, 1919 in Harlem Township (Illinois). The club aimed to help the church and perform charity work. Help-One-Another Circle was established for these purposes as stated in the minutes from 1919: “1st. Its purpose to assist our hostess at our regular meetings with any work she might have for use to do.; 2nd. To build up afund whereby we might do any charitable work the Circle might see fit to do.” An additional purpose was added during the adoption of the February 18, 1925 constitution, “To promote fellowship among the women of the neighborhood.” The Circle’s colors were pink and white.The club disbanded sometime after October 1959.
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/349
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/31/2013. Additional materials were donated on November 24, 2015.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Harlem Township (Ill.)
Help-One-Another Circle
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the materials belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights in the collection are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Lynette and Judy Wherley donated the Help-One-Another Circle Records along with the Fordtran Family records to the Regional History Center on January 31, 2013.
Related Materials: Lola Belle (Barkely) Fordtran and Marie Barkley were integral members of Help-One-Another Circle. The Fordtran Family Collection can be found under collection number RC 330. For more information please see