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Genesee Grange Records (Coleta), 1931-1979

Collection Overview

Title: Genesee Grange Records (Coleta), 1931-1979

ID: RHC/RC/102

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/01/1980

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records document the history of the Genesee Grange No. 1849 of Coleta, Illinois from 1934 through its dissolution in 1979.  Although records detailing the first three years of the Grange’s existence are missing, minute books (1934-1974) relate the social orientation of Genesee Grange meetings toward relieving the isolation of farming life through group discussion and entertainment programs.  A single treasurer’s account book (1938-1978) contains financial information on grange expenses for supplies, social activities, and dues.  In addition to the Genesee Grange records, a minute book and membership demits of Zion Grange of Savanna, Illinois detailed business and social concerns of that organization from 1963-1972.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional records were added to the collection by Mrs. Paul Sites on May 14, 2004.

Access Restrictions: There are no restriction on access to the collection

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Mr. Paul Sites

Acquisition Method: Mr. Paul Sites, Milledgeville, Illinois donated the Genesee Grange Collection to the Regional History Center on July 1, 1980.

Related Materials: Researchers should note a number of other collections held by the Regional History Center which relate in whole or part to the Grange organization:  South Grove Grange (RC 61), Etna Grange (RC 63), Hanover Scenic Grange (RC 64), Round Grove Grange (RC 68), Willowdale Grange (RC 80), Westfield Grange (RC 88), Milledgeville Grange (RC 101), Harmony Grange (RC 108), and the Laura Cooper Collection (RC 44).

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1-5: Genesee Grange: Minute Book, 1934-1974
Folder 6: Genesee Grange: Treasurer's Account, 1938-1978
Box 2
Folder 1: Zion Grange: Minute Book, 1963-1972
Folder 2: Zion Grange: Membership Demits, 1972
Addendum 1
Box 2
Folder 3: Genesee Grange: Minute Book, 1975-1979
Folder 4: Genesee Grange: Quarterly Reports, 1960-1979
Folder 5: Genesee Grange: Dues Account Books, 1931-1976
Folder 6: Genesee Grange: Roll Book, 1931-1940
Folder 7: Zion Grange: Incorporation Papers, 1963
Volume 1-2: Genesee Grange: Scrapbooks (2 volumes), 1951-1952
Oversize Drawer 13
Folder 13: Genesee Grange: Charter, April 1, 1931
Box 3
Folder 1: Zion Grange: Quarterly Reports, 1970-1972
Folder 2: Zion Grange: Treasurer's Account Book, 1963-1972
Folder 3: Zion Grange: Dues Account Book, 1965-1971
Folder 4: Zion Grange: Roll Book, 1965-1968