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Gen-E-Dek Club Records (DeKalb)


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Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Scrapbooks (4 volumes)

Photograph Albums (2 volumes)

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Collection Overview

Title: Gen-E-Dek Club Records (DeKalb), 1949-1992

ID: RHC/RC/215

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/08/1993

Subjects: Gen-E-Dek Club, Societies-- DeKalb, Women--Societies and clubs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records for the Gen-E-Dek Club date from 1949 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of treasurer's books which contain meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, correspondence, paid receipts, bank statements with cancelled checks, 250 raffle winning tickets and profits, and activity flyers.  The treasurer's books along with the scrapbooks comprise a fairly comprehensive history of the club's activities.

Collection Historical Note

The Gen-E-Dek Club was established in 1949 with a membership consisting solely of DeKalb General Electric Company women employees.  The first officers were Mary Smith as president, Dorothy Harmes as vice president, Thelma Murphy as treasurer, and Maxine Thuestad as secretary.   

The purpose of the club was to promote recreational, social and educational activities among the members as well as other General Electric Women's Clubs at other locations; to foster the spirit of friendly service among all female employees of the General Electric Company in DeKalb, Illinois; and to participate in charitable activities in the community.  The club's motto was, "Building a Ladder on Which to Climb".  

The organization disbanded in 1992 after a vote by the membership.  The Club's Certificate of Deposit (CD) matured the same year they disbanded.  The membership agreed that the money from the CD would be distributed to worthy DeKalb-Sycamore charities.

Subject/Index Terms

Gen-E-Dek Club
Societies-- DeKalb
Women--Societies and clubs.

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: Peggy Cherry

Acquisition Method: Peggy Cherry, treasurer for the club, donated the Gen-E-Dek Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on September 8, 1993.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Volume 1-4: Scrapbooks (4 volumes), 1949-1952, 1952-1954, 1957-1962, 1963-1968],
[Volume 5-6: Photograph Albums (2 volumes), 1971-1980, 1989-1990],
[Oversize 1],

Box 4
Folder 1-2: Conventions, 1978, 1982
Folder 3-6: Convention Photographs, 1971, 1978, 1988-1989
Envelope 7: Photographs: Bus Trip (4), no date
Envelope 8: Photographs: Convention, Peoria, IL (9), 1983
Envelope 9: Photographs: Halloween Party and Hay Ride (23), October 13, 1990
Envelope 10: Photographs: Filly Derby Convention (2), 1971
Envelope 11: Photographs: Group Photograph (2), 1978, no date
Envelope 12: Photographs: Installation of Officers (7), January 1990
Envelope 13: Photographs: Masquerade Party (12), September 1986
Envelope 14: Photographs: Midwestern Party Mixer (1), no date
Envelope 15: Photographs: Open Meeting (3), January 1977
Envelope 16: Photographs: Jean Paulson (1), no date
Envelope 17: Photographs: Pensioner's Dinner (3), no date
Envelope 18: Photographs: President's Plaque (1), no date
Envelope 19: Photographs: Secret Pal Dinner (9), February 1977
Envelope 20: Photographs: Secret Pal Party (7), February 15, 1983
Envelope 21: Photographs: Signing Christmas Card (1), December 1, 1971
Envelope 22: Photographs: Women with Ronald Reagan (1), October 1956
Envelope 23: Photographs: Unidentified Parties (6), December 1989, February 1990, April 1990
Envelope 24: Photographs: Unidentified Party (7), no date
Envelope 25: Photographs: Unidentified Photographs (41), no date

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Volume 1-4: Scrapbooks (4 volumes), 1949-1952, 1952-1954, 1957-1962, 1963-1968],
[Volume 5-6: Photograph Albums (2 volumes), 1971-1980, 1989-1990],
[Oversize 1],

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