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DeKalb Drama Club Records

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Box 1

Box 2

Scrapbook (1 volume)

Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Addendum 3

Addendum 4

Addendum 5



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Collection Overview

Title: DeKalb Drama Club Records, 1914-2014

ID: RHC/RC/214

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/17/1993. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: DeKalb Drama Club, Societies-- DeKalb, Theater, Women--Societies and clubs.

Forms of Material: Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The DeKalb Drama Club records date from 1914 to 2014 with the majority of the records consisting of minutes and yearbooks.  Within the minutes are constitutions and by-laws, treasurer reports, membership lists, newspaper clippings, and theater programs.

Included in the addenda are folders labeled club activities containing meeting minutes, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings. The two folders entitled “Red Book” include historical information pertaining to the Drama Club.  Also added to the records are lists of program participants and their record of service, list of programs and plays, play transcripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

For further information concerning organizations in DeKalb such as the Stage Coach Players (RC 184) and the DeKalb Women's Club (RC 211), the researcher should consult the Regional Collections Guide.

Scrapbooks in boxes 7 and 8 have been removed from their bindings due the nature and condition of the covers. The original order of the contents were preserved.

Collection Historical Note

The DeKalb Drama Club was organized in September 1914 to study modern drama and for that reason was called the "Reading Circle.”  The name was soon changed to the Drama Club.  There were twelve charter members with Mrs. J. Ellwood Lewis as the first president.  The club met once a week on Wednesdays later changing to once a month.  Under the leadership of Mrs. Lewis, charity work was performed under the supervision of the philanthropic department of the Women's Club.  In 1915, the club performed their own charity work.  The club was responsible for such acts as hiring two teachers from Chicago for DeKalb's first public kindergarten, making layettes, buying milk for needy school children and children's books for the library, giving parties for patients in the tuberculosis sanitarium, aiding needy families and contributing to community organizations.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb Drama Club
Societies-- DeKalb
Theater
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Jessie Glidden donated an addition to the records on May 5, 1999.  Urla Golden donated an addition to the records on March 13, 2001. Additional records were added at later dates.

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: Marilyn James

Acquisition Method: Marilyn James donated the DeKalb Drama Club records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 17, 1993.

Related Materials: For further information concerning organizations in DeKalb such as the Stage Coach Players (RC 184) and the DeKalb Women's Club (RC 211), the researcher should consult the Regional Collections Guide.


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Volume 1: Scrapbook (1 volume), 1914-1981],
[Addendum 1],
[Addendum 2],
[Addendum 3],
[Addendum 4],
[Addendum 5],
[All]

Addendum 3
Box 4
Folder 27: Financial Records: Treasurer's Notebooks (2), 1977-1985
Folder 28: Financial Records: Treasurer's Reports, 1990-2000
Folder 29: Financial Records: Proposed Budgets, 1988-1992
Folder 30: Financial Records: Treasurer's To Do List, June 17, 1992
Folder 31: Financial Records: Bank Account Information, 1985
Folder 32: Financial Records: Bank Merger Correspondence, 1997, 2000
Folder 33: Financial Records: CD and Tax Statements, 1990-2000
Folder 34: Financial Records: Check Registers (3), 1983-1994
Folder 35: Financial Records: Memorial for Jessie A. Wright Fund, 1983-1996
Folder 36: Financial Records: Philanthropies, 1991-2000
Folder 37: Financial Records: Receipts, Dues and Expenses, 1989-1990, 1994

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[All]


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