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Senachwine Club Records (Putnam County), 1886-1986

Collection Overview

Title: Senachwine Club Records (Putnam County), 1886-1986

ID: RHC/RC/187

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/19/1987

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Senachwine Club records document the club's hunting activities from 1886-1986. In addition to information on the Club, these records contain material from the Illinois Department of Conservation and from Ducks Unlimited, a private organization.  Researchers should note that there are two gaps in the records, files from 1941-1945 and 1963-1971 are missing.  The collection is organized into two series:  Administrative Files and Correspondence Files.

Administrative Files include by-laws, minutes, financial records, and property records.  The minutes contain the Club's charter, early by-laws, membership lists and reports from committees and the treasurer.  Financial records also contain some treasurer's reports and financial statements, accounting records and the Secretary/Treasurer's records.  Property records deal with the Club's grounds and include maps, tax receipts, plus deeds, leases and mortgages.  Finally, this series contains kill sheets and daily registers which record the number of birds shot each day of the season.

Correspondence Files contain incoming and outgoing letters kept by the Club's secretary.  All aspects of the organizations' business and activities are covered in these files.  Correspondence concerning membership applications, club hunting rules, by-laws revisions, leases, contracts, legislation and regulation is included in this series.  Of special interest are the files of correspondence with the several caretakers employed by the Club.  Various improvements to the clubhouse and grounds can be traced through their letters.

Administrative Information

Accruals: An addendum was added on March 23, 1993.

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: Mr. Edmund Horsch, Jr

Acquisition Method: Mr. Edmund Horsch, Jr., secretary of the Senachwine Club, donated the Club's records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 19, 1987.

Related Materials: For more information on hunting and conservation in Illinois, researchers should consult the Princeton Game and Fish Club Records (RC 113).


Box and Folder Listing

Series I.: Administrative Files
Box 1
Folder 1: By-laws and rules, 1904, 1937, 1942, 1952, no date
Folder 2-4: Minutes and Reports: Senachwine Club, 1945-1952, 1960, 1973-1986
Folder 5: Greenwing Club Dispute, 1960-1964
Folder 6: Board of Director's Meeting (2 cassettes), May 1979
Folder 7: Financial Records: Hennepin Shooting Club-Bank Books, 1897-1910
Folder 8-10: Financial Records: Secretary/Treasurer's Record, 1910-1914, 1930-1970
Folder 11: Financial Records: Financial Statements, 1930-1962, 1972-1978
Folder 12: Financial Records: Accounting-Disbursements, 1967-1978
Folder 13: Financial Records: Accounting-Cash Balance, Receipts and Expenses, 1967-1978
Folder 14: Membership Lists, 1937, 1948-1953, 1974-1978
Folder 15: Property Records: Maps, 1912, 1922, 1974, 1975, 1952
Folder 16-18: Property Records: Taxes, 1920-1940, 1946-1962, 1972-1980
Folder 19: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages, 1853, 1909-1916, 1950, 1951, 1972-1976
Folder 20: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: R.M. Barnes Loan, 1917-1923
Folder 21: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Jenkins Farm, 1903, 1913-1918, 1935
Folder 22: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Putnam Gun Club, 1902-1911, 1917-1918
Folder 23: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Sparling Property, 1902-1934
Folder 24: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Law and Buster Thompson, 1929-1939, 1947
Folder 25: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Lewis and Wilcoxson, 1902, 1923-1928
Folder 26: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Martin, 1945-1949
Folder 27: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages: Glen Thompson, Duke, and Rambo, 1918-1928
Folder 28-32: Kill Sheets and Daily Registers, 1934-1939, 1941-1963, 1966, 1972-1983
Volume 1: Minutes and Reports: Hennepin Shooting Club (1 volume), 1886-1914
Volume 2-3: Minutes and Reports: Senachwine Club (2 volumes), 1919-1944
Series II.: Correspondence Files
Box 2
Folder 1-7: Members, 1926-1941, 1946-1962, 1971-1978
Folder 8-12: Business, 1931-1940, 1946-1962, 1973-1979
Folder 13-15: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages, 1930-1940, 1946-1962, 1973-1978
Folder 16-18: Building and Grounds, 1931-1940, 1944, 1946-1962, 1972-1979
Folder 19-24: Building and Grounds: Frank O. Eckard, 1929-1940, 1946-1948
Folder 25: Building and Grounds: Frank P. Eckard, 1946-1962
Folder 26: Building and Grounds: Jim Hageman, 1955-1962, 1973-1974
Folder 27: Building and Grounds: Glen Rieker, 1975-1982
Folder 28: Building and Grounds: Milo DeVore, 1931-1936
Folder 29-30: Building and Grounds: Mrs. Marvin Johnson, 1936-1940, 1946-1958
Box 3
Folder 1: Building and Grounds: Mrs. Mildred Cofoid, 1957-1958, 1960-1962
Folder 2-6: Legislation and Regulation, 1931-1940, 1946-1962, 1971-1978
Folder 7: Minutes and Notices, 1960-1966
Cassette Tape 1: Senachwine Club (VHS tape), 1925
Addendum 1
Box 4
Folder 1-2: Correspondence, 1918-1957, 1975
Folder 3: Financial Statements, 1903-1955
Folder 4: Leases, 1941-1956
Folder 5: Membership Lists, 1930, 1932, 1948, 1958
Folder 6: Hunting Register, 1930-1936
Folder 7: Minutes, Committee Reports, 1907-1935
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings, 1934, no date
Folder 9: Receipts, 1930-1957
Folder 10: Photographs: Clubhouse, Houseboat, Property (Marsh), Launch and Crew, Day's Kill (16), 1922-1945, no date