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Title: Mayfield Center School Records, 1882-1990

ID: RHC/RC/203

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/26/1991

Subjects: Mayfield (Ill.), Mayfield Center School, Milan (Ill.), Milan Township School, Schools, Vandeburg School

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in this collection document attendance records and patterns, curriculum, and reunions for Mayfield Center School, District 41.  An address book lists the names and addresses of former Mayfield teachers and pupils, as well as holds the minutes of the first three reunions-1961, 1963, 1981.  A scrapbook holds the mailing list, correspondence, minutes and register, and reunion photographs for 1963, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990.  Photographs from Mayfield Center School, Alms School, and Vandeburg School show students and scenes from the area.  Of special interest is the attendance record dated May 8, 1882 to August 4, 1884, from Milan Township School District 8 which consists of summer school, as well as regular session records.

Collection Historical Note

Mayfield Center School District 41 was located in Section 21, in the center of Mayfield Township.  School District 8 was located in Section 3 of Milan Township.  These were both rural schools.  

In 1961, the remaining pupils and teachers began getting together for reunions.  The first one was held on September 10, 1961, at the Mayfield Grange Hall.  After a break of 18 years, the third reunion was held September 20, 1981, at the Russell Forest Preserve, where each succeeding reunion was held at three-year intervals.  At the sixth reunion, held August 19, 1990, it was decided that, because of rising costs and declining attendance, no more reunions of the Mayfield Center School would be held.

Subject/Index Terms

Mayfield (Ill.)
Mayfield Center School
Milan (Ill.)
Milan Township School
Vandeburg School

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions 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. James Jarvis

Acquisition Method: Mr. James Jarvis donated the Mayfield Center School Records, Mayfield, Illinois, to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 26, 1991.

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Volume 1: Attendance Record, Milan Township School, District 8 (1 volume), May 8, 1882-August 4, 1884
Volume 2: Attendance Record (1 volume), April 28, 1902-December 20, 1907
Volume 3: Attendance Record (1 volume), September 6, 1909-June 6, 1914
Volume 4: Attendance Record (1 volume), September 8, 1914-May, 1920
Volume 5: Attendance Record (1 volume), September 23, 1919-June, 1925
Volume 6: Attendance Record (1 volume), September 2, 1925-May 10, 1931
Envelope 1: Photographs-Mayfield Center School, Alms School, Vandeburg School
Folder 1: Address Book and Minutes, 1961-1981
Folder 2: Scrapbook-Mailing List, 1981-1990
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1963, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, no date
Folder 4: Reunion Photographs, Minutes, and Registers, 1984, 1987, 1990

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