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Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit Records

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Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit

DeKalb County

Illinois



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Collection Overview

Title: Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit Records, 1937-1998

ID: RHC/RC/259

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 12/12/2003

Subjects: DeKalb County Home Bureau, DeKalb County Homemakers Extension Association, Genoa (Ill.), Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit, Genoa Unit of the DeKalb County Home Bureau, Home Economics, Women--Societies and clubs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit records are divided into three series: Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit; DeKalb County; and Illinois.  Series I contains a complete set of meeting minutes from the organization’s establishment in 1937 to its disbandment in 1998.  Also included in Series I are attendance lists and dues lists, blue ribbon unit recognition, certificates of merit special recognition, and ribbons.

Series II, DeKalb County, included records for other Home Bureau organizations in DeKalb County while Series III is comprised of records at the state level.

Collection Historical Note

The DeKalb County Home Bureau, a professional organization for homemakers, organized in 1937 to bring home economics education programs to the women of the county.  The Genoa Township Unit of the DeKalb County Home Bureau organized on March 24,1937.  The organizational meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Lewis on June 25, 1937 with nine members present.  Mrs. Gertrude Lewis was elected chair; Mrs. Ida Emerson was elected vice chair; and Mrs. Agnes Gerlt was elected secretary-treasurer.  Mrs. Avis Hasler, Mrs. Alice Rasmussen and Mrs. Alice Gerlt served on the Program Committee.  The first major project for the organization was on “Home Furnishings” and the second was on “Food and Nutrition.”  According to the constitution, “the object of this organization is to promote the development of home making to the end that every home may be economically sound, mechanically convenient, morally wholesome, mentally stimulating, artistically satisfying, physically healthful, socially responsible, spiritually inspiring, founded upon mutual affection and respect.”

The name of the organization was changed to the Genoa Unit of the DeKalb County Homemakers Extension Association in 1962.  The organization voted to disband on May 19, 1998 with the members given the option of joining another unit or subscribing to mailbox.  The remaining funds in the treasury were given to Pennies for Friendship.  The last meeting was a potluck held at Lenna Schmidt’s home with seven member attending.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb County Home Bureau
DeKalb County Homemakers Extension Association
Genoa (Ill.)
Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit
Genoa Unit of the DeKalb County Home Bureau
Home Economics
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection.

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

Acquisition Source: Irene Knight

Acquisition Method: Irene Knight donated the records for the Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit to the Regional History Center on December 12, 2003.


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[Series I.: Genoa Afternoon Homemakers Extension Unit],
[Series II.: DeKalb County],
[Series III.: Illinois, no date],
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Series III.: Illinois, no date
Box 2
Folder 14: Illinois Home Bureau Federation, "Sing with I.H.B.F."

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