DeKalb Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1927-1981
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Brief Description: The DeKalb Business and Professional Women’s Club Records comprehensively document the history of the organization from 1927 to 1970.  Club histories (Box 1, Folder 28-29) and topical office files supply additional historic data through 1977.  Meeting minutes (1927-1970), presidents’ meeting notes (1949-1962), and treasurer’s record books and reports (1946-1969) detail club programs, legislative endorsements, and contributions to local and national charities and other community organizations.  Scrapbooks and yearbooks highlight club projects and agendas.  Of particular interest is the correspondence urging support for appointing women to executive and government positions (1950-1957) and the group’s efforts to stop “communistic practices” in the United States (1950’s).  The collection is of excellent quality for research on women and local history.
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/099
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/10/1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Business and Professional Women's Club
DeKalb Business and Professional Women’s Club
Professions, Women
Societies-- DeKalb
Women--Societies and clubs.
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: Mary Anderson  Mary Anderson, President, donated the DeKalb Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Regional History Center on October 10, 1980.