Willowdale Grange Records (Fairdale), 1914-1962
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Brief Description:

The records in this collection document the history of the Willowdale Grange No. 1773 from 1914 to 1962.  Minutes comprise the major series (1914-1962) and detail the organization’s projects, agricultural concerns, legislative programs, social affairs and membership statistics.  The quarterly reports also document membership changes.  Secretary’s account books record dues and exnenses.  Correspondence, community service reports, annual programs, and a scrapbook further delineate the Willowdale Grange’s concerns and programs.  Some materials from the Illinois State and National Grange organizations provide a broader view of the grange’s commitments.

Researchers should note that Box 1, Folder 1 contains a Willowdale Grange history.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/080
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/11/1979.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Fairdale (Ill.)
National Grange
National Grange. Willowdale Grange (DeKalb County, 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: Eunice Bailey  Eunice Bailey, Kirkland, Illinois, donated the Willowdale Grange Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 11, 1979.
Related Materials: Researchers should note that Box 1, Folder 1 contains a Willowdale Grange history.  In addition, the Regional History Center holds a number of other northern Illinois grange collections (See Guide index).
Related Publications: The reference book collection may also provide information on the grange organization.