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Collection Overview

Title: McHenry County Pomona Grange Records, 1952-1977

ID: RHC/RC/128

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/12/1981

Subjects: McHenry County (Ill), National Grange, National Grange. Alden-Hebron Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. Harvard Grange (McHenry, Ill.), National Grange. Marengo Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. McHenry County Pomona Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. Pomona Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. Ridgefield Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. Riley Grange (McHenry County, Ill.), National Grange. Seneca Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection primary comprises monthly meeting minutes of the McHenry County Pomona Grange from its organization in 1952 to 1977.  Included in the minutes are reports from the six subordinate Granges in the county-Alden-Hebron, Harvard, Marengo, Ridgefield, Riley, and Seneca.  Projects, programs, fund raising plans, financial records, and nomination and election results are the basic topics discussed in the minutes.  Articles of Incorporation, correspondence, a program, certificates, and photographs complete the collection.

Collection Historical Note

In 1867 the first Grange organized to benefit farmers by demanding fairer treatment from the railway corporations, securing favorable legislation on such matters as the tariff, currency, and taxation, and disseminating information on crops and the markets.  Today, the Granges’ objectives are similar and cover a number of objectives seeking to better the lives of farmers, rural and urban consumers, and families in the rur-urban areas.  Although a fairly new organization, McHenry County Pomona Grange, strives to achieve the goals outlined by the national organization.

The McHenry County Pomona Grange began meeting in October, 1952.  The charter members, numbering 213, elected Frank Niffenegger, Master, Clayton Munson, Overseer, Erick Carlson, Treasurer, and Louise Roberts, Secretary.  The group designated several committees required to report information that could directly affect the farming community.  In addition, the six subordinate Granges gave reports on their monthly meetings and the projects undertaken by each group.  Projects usually took the form of a money making event such as ice cream socials, bake sales, and card parties.  Each meeting also consisted of a program designed to educate members on topics ranging from insurance to law enforcement.  Today, the Grange continues its work as an agricultural, educational and legislative organization.

Subject/Index Terms

McHenry County (Ill)
National Grange
National Grange. Alden-Hebron Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. Harvard Grange (McHenry, Ill.)
National Grange. Marengo Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. McHenry County Pomona Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. Pomona Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. Ridgefield Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. Riley Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)
National Grange. Seneca Grange (McHenry County, Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

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

Acquisition Source: Mrs. George Simons

Acquisition Method: Mrs. George Simons, Secretary, of Marengo, Illinois, donated the McHenry County Pomona Grange records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on February 12, 1981.

Related Materials: Researchers may wish to consult the other Grange collections held by the Regional History Cente,.

Related Publications: The Grange: 1867-1967 by W. L. Robinson (The National Grange, 1966).


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1
Folder 1: Articles of Incorporation, 1959
Folder 2-9: Minutes, 1952-1967
Box 2
Folder 1-2: Minutes, 1968-1969, 1971-1975
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1965, 1974
Folder 4: 25th Anniversary Program, 1977
Folder 5: Certificates, 1954, 1963
Folder 6: Photographs (4), 1971


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