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Help-One-Another Circle (Harlem Township, Winnebago County)

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Help-One-Another Circle (Harlem Township, Winnebago County), 1919-1959 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Help-One-Another Circle (Harlem Township, Winnebago County), 1919-1959

ID: RHC/RC/349

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/31/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Harlem Township (Ill.), Help-One-Another Circle

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Help-One-Another Circle was established on March 12, 1919 in Harlem Township (Illinois). The club aimed to help the church and perform charity work. Help-One-Another Circle was established for these purposes as stated in the minutes from 1919: “1st. Its purpose to assist our hostess at our regular meetings with any work she might have for use to do.; 2nd. To build up afund whereby we might do any charitable work the Circle might see fit to do.” An additional purpose was added during the adoption of the February 18, 1925 constitution, “To promote fellowship among the women of the neighborhood.” The Circle’s colors were pink and white.The club disbanded sometime after October 1959.

Collection Historical Note

The collection contains records from Help-One-Another Circle, a women’s social and philanthropy club. Records for the organization date from 1919 to 1959.

Subject/Index Terms

Harlem Township (Ill.)
Help-One-Another Circle

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additional materials were donated on November 24, 2015.

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

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

Acquisition Source: Lynette and Judy Wherley donated the Help-One-Another Circle Records along with the Fordtran Family records to the Regional History Center on January 31, 2013.

Related Materials: Lola Belle (Barkely) Fordtran and Marie Barkley were integral members of Help-One-Another Circle. The Fordtran Family Collection can be found under collection number RC 330. For more information please see http://archon.lib.niu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=2114.


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Folder 1: 1925-1962
Folder 2: Minutes, 1919-1921
Folder 3: Financial Records, March 1940-October 1950, December 1954-October 1959
Folder 4: Minutes, November 1943-May 1959
Folder 5: Brown Studios (Belvidere, IL) coupons with city tally on back (3)
Volume 1-4: Minutes and Financial Records, September 1920-May 1959


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