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Gen-E-Dek Club Records (DeKalb)

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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.


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Box 5
Cassette Tape 1: Convention, Red Lion Omaha (1 VHS tape), 1988
Cassette Tape 2: Convention, Fort Wayne, Indiana (2 VHS tape), October 6-8, 1989

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