Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1968-1980
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Brief Description:

The records in this collection document the activities of the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club from 1969-1980.  Minutes and the “Nike Naks” newsletters provide the most comprehensive information on the Club’s activities.  A major portion of the collection includes the papers of Karen Collier, President of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club (1975-1976), and State Young Career Women (YCW) Chairman (1976-1977).  Included are the files of individual Y.C.W. candidates and the newsletters of various Illinois B.P.W. Clubs.  Papers from 1977/78 document Mrs. Collier’s term as District VI Chairman.  Researchers also should note that this collection includes a wealth of documentary material on Illinois and National B.P.W. organizations and activities.

Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.

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/098
Volume: 3.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/02/1980. Karen Collier, past President, donated additional Business and Professional Women’s Club materials to the Regional History Center on June 16, 1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Business and Professional Women's Club
Professions, Women
Rochelle (Ill.)
Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club
Women
Women--Societies and clubs.
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: Donna Poshard, Karen Collier  Donna Poshard, President, donated the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 2, 1980.
Related Materials: Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.
Related Publications: Two B.P.W. publications - the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.