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DeKalb County Migrant Ministry Records, 1964-1980

Collection Overview

Title: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry Records, 1964-1980

ID: RHC/RC/251

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/13/1981

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains materials which document the efforts of the DeKalb County Migrant Ministry from 1964 to 1979, and other organizations which aided migrant and impoverished farm workers in the DeKalb County area from the mid-1970's to 1980.

Joan Hallaron became involved in the migrant ministry in 1969 through her church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sycamore, Illinois.  Her involvement as a board member and office holder throughout the 1970's with the DeKalb County Migrant Ministry led to her working and corresponding with a variety of local and state organizations and committees which provided assistance to migrant farm workers and their families. These organizations include: the Children’s Learning Center, DeKalb 4-C, DeKalb County Welfare Services Committee, Illinois Committee for Migrant Children, Illinois Farm Worker Ministry,  Illinois Inter-Agency Committee on Migrant Affairs, Illinois Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Ministry, Regional Advisory Committee of the Illinois Migrant Council, Health Advisory Committee of the Illinois Migrant Head Start Policy Council, Illinois Welfare Association, Midwest Association of Farmworker Organizations, National Farm Worker Ministry,  Project H.E.L.P., and the Spanish Speaking Peoples Study Commission.  The majority of the materials relate to the DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, DeKalb 4-C, and the Illinois Migrant Head Start Project.

The  materials found in this collection run from meeting minutes and personal notes on meetings, to membership lists, to newsletters, correspondence, conference materials, reports, policies, by-laws and constitutions, to newspaper clippings, brochures, and other publications.  Although there are not complete records for every organization, the variety of materials in this collection provides a good overview of the resources available to help migrant workers and their families in the 1970's.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional records pertaining to the DeKalb County Migrant Ministry and other organizations concerned with aiding migrant workers were donated by Joan Hallaron, a past president of that organization, on various dates.

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

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

Acquisition Source: Linda Sons

Acquisition Method: Linda Sons, the last president of the DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, donated records of that organization to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 13, 1981.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry: Constitution, 1970
Folder 2-6: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Related Documents, 1964-1979
Folder 7: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry: DeKalb County Migrant Learning Center, Program History; Children's Learning Center, History, and Philosophy, 1970, 1975, no date
Folder 8: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry: Children's Learning Center, Meeting Minutes and Related Documents, 1974-1979
Folder 9: St. Mary's Parish, Sycamore, "Migrant Ministry" Related Materials, 1974-1978
Folder 10: Joan Hallaron, Resumes and Related Material, 1978, 1980,
Box 2
Folder 1a: DeKalb County 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care): Newsletters, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1974-1980
Folder 1b: DeKalb County 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care): Strategic Plan, April 1993
Folder 2: DeKalb County 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care): Personnel Policies, 1978-1979
Folder 3: DeKalb County 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care): Calendar of Activities, Procedures, Forms, and Related Materials, no date
Folder 4a&b: DeKalb County 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care): Joan Hallaron's Meeting, Conference and Workshop Notes, 1979-1980
Folder 5: DeKalb County Welfare Services Committee, 1975-1979
Folder 6-7: Illinois Committee for Migrant Children, 1971, 1973-1977
Folder 8: Illinois Inter-Agency Committee on Migrant Affairs, 1977-1980
Folder 9: Illinois Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Ministry, 1972,1973, 1975
Folder 10: Illinois Farm Worker Ministry, 1975-1978
Folder 11: Illinois Migrant Council: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes and Notes, Brochures, And Related Documents, 1975-1980
Folder 12: Illinois Migrant Council: Workshop on Coordination of Migrant Services, & Follow-up Correspondence, February 24-25, 1977, March-April, 1977
Folder 13: Illinois Migrant Council: "Second Illinois Conference on Migrants", May 19-20, 1977
Folder 14: Illinois Migrant Council: Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project, Newsletters, June-July 1978
Box 3
Folder 1-4: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Correspondence and Related Material, 1975-1980
Folder 5: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Draft - Infant Guide, 1977
Folder 6: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Program Report, 1979
Box 4
Folder 1: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: National Sixth Annual Child and Family Development Conference, May 16-19, 1979
Folder 2: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Indian Migrant Program Division (IMPD), Annual Head Start Conference, March 9-14, 1980
Folder 3: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Application for Federal Assistance, Draft, March 1980
Folder 4: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Application for Federal Assistance, December 1980
Folder 5: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Booklets and Brochures, 1971-1979
Folder 6: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Head Start to Confidence: A Program Manual and Study Guide, 1970
Folder 7: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Responding to Individual Needs in Head Start, Part I: Working with the Individual Child, 1975
Folder 8: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Nutrition Training Guide for Classroom Personnel in Head Start Programs, 1976
Folder 9: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Handbook for Local Head Start Nutrition Specialists, 1977
Folder 10: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Recipes for Success - Head Start and EPSDT, 1977
Folder 11: Illinois Migrant Head Start Project: Head Start Program Performance Standards Self-Assessment/Validation Instrument; Policy Manual, 1979
Box 5
Folder 1: Illinois Welfare Association (IAW), 1977
Folder 2: Little Star Migrant Center, Kankakee, 1979
Folder 3: Midwest Association of Farmworker Organizations (MAFO), 1979
Folder 4: National Association of Farmworker Organizations (NAFO), 1978-1980
Folder 5: National Farm Worker Ministry, Newsletters and  Related Documents, 1975-1979
Folder 6: NIU Migrant Farm Workers Program, Fall 1976
Folder 7: Project H.E.L.P. (Help Ease Learning Problems), 1975, no date
Folder 8: Spanish Speaking Peoples Study Commission, 1970-1978
Folder 9: Youth Employment Training Program (YETP), no date
Folder 10: Directory of Services for Migrant Families, 1976-1977
Folder 11: "A Report of Agricultural Workers' Conditions in Illinois", by Daniel Alvarez, October 1974
Folder 12: Rules and Regulations for Migrant Labor Camps, 1979
Folder 13: Legislation Relating to Migrants (Includes Title XX), 1971-1972, 1975, 1977-1979
Box 6
Folder 1: Newspaper and Magazine Articles on Migrant Education, Child Care, Employment, Living Conditions, 1972-1980
Folder 2: Brochures and Booklets on Migrant Farm Worker Health, Safety, Education and Legal Issues, 1967-1978
Folder 3: Books and Booklets relating to Migrant Children and Education, 1970-1977
Folder 4: Books and Booklets on Mexican Law, Population Characteristics of Persons of Spanish Origin, and Mexican-Americans of Southern Texas, 1964, 1976, 1977
Folder 5: Books and Booklets relating to Health, Safety, and Food Preparation, 1977-1980
Addendum 1
Box 7
Folder 1: Counseling and Evaluating the Latino Client, Doctor Maria Barreda-Hanson, Gordon Center, October 26, 1979
Folder 2: Illinois Inter-Agency Committee on Migrant Affairs, Fourth Annual Conference, April 9 and 10, 1980
Folder 3: Legal Services Center for Immigrants, 1980
Folder 4: Migrant Program and Reimbursement, 1978-1979
Addendum 2
Box 8
Folder 1: Agreements with the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, 1974-1977
Folder 2: Annual Report, 1973-1981
Folder 3: Application for Funding, 1971-1978
Folder 4: Articles of Dissolution, DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, June 30, 1981
Folder 5: Certificate of Change of Registered Agent and Registered Office, June 4, 1976
Folder 6: Certificate of Incorporation, DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, May 6, 1965
Folder 7: Constitution, DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, January 1, 1970
Folder 8: Events, 1967-1976
Folder 9: Financial Records, 1970-1979
Folder 10: Fiscal Reports, 1974-1978
Folder 11: Health Department Records, 1970-1976
Folder 12: Memberships and Services, 1966-1977
Folder 13: Proposals, 1968-1978
Folder 14: Proposed Constitution, Illinois Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Ministry, May 11, 1972
Folder 15: Meetings, 1968-1978
Box 9
Folder 1: The Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) Newsletter, October 1, 1975
Folder 2: Day Care and Child Development Reports, March 1974-December 1975
Folder 3: El Migrante Newsletter, Illinois Migrant Council, April-August 1975
Folder 4: Illinois Farm Worker Ministry Newsletter, 1974
Folder 5: National Farm Worker Ministry Newsletter, December 1974-Summer 1975
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1972
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1967-1981
Folder 8: Miscellaneous, 1972-1976
Folder 9-10: Ledger Books, 1970-1976, 1974-1978