Westfield Grange Records (Winnebago County), 1911-1972
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Brief Description:

These records document the establishment, development, and eventual demise of Westfield Grange No. 1764, Winnebago County, Illinois.  Included are a complete set of due account/roll books, and a partial, informative set of minute books, treasurer’s ledgers, and subordinate quarterly reports which document the Grange’s business and economic functions for its entire history (1911-1972).  Complementary information about the various social and business concerns is included in the committee lists, fund-raising plans, and the guest book.  The membership applications, deficient in number and years covered (1911-1927, 1955-1968), provide supplementary data on the members listed in the dues account/roll books.

In addition to the historical information available for the subordinate Grange, a small portion of the records document the history of the Westfield Juvenile Grange No. 79 (1958-1969).  These records detail the concerns and social activities planned by the membership. Another minor series of the collection includes items from the Illinois State Grange and the National Grange, but these records do not document the history of the two organizations.

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/088
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 03/05/1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
National Grange
National Grange. Westfield Grange (Winnebago County, Ill.)
Winnebago County (Ill)
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: Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Temple  Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Temple, Winnebago, donated the Westfield Grange No. 1764 Collection to the Regional History Center on March 5, 1980.
Related Materials: Researchers should note a number of other collections held by the Regional History Center which relate in whole or in part to the Grange organization.  In particular, the South Grove Grange (RC 61), the Etna Grange (RC 63), the Hanover Scenic Grange (RC 64), the Round Grove Grange (RC 68), the Willowdale Grange (RC 80) and the Laura Cooper Collection (RC 44).