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Bonus Grange Records (Boone County), 1910-2002

Collection Overview

Title: Bonus Grange Records (Boone County), 1910-2002

ID: RHC/RC/281

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/13/2006

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bonus Grange records date from 1910 to 2002 and include meeting minutes, annual and quarterly reports, membership and treasurer’s records, and photographs.  The meeting minutes are complete from the Grange’s organization in 1910 to its dissolution in 2001 except for the July 1927 through 1932 time period.  The information contained in the minute record books vary from volume to volume but may include the roll call and election of officers, number of members attending the meeting, financial information such as bills paid and treasurer’s reports, a health report on the Grange members, information on the projects and programs the grange was involved with, and reports from the various committees such as Legislative, Agriculture, Women’s Activities, Youth, and the Junior Grange.  The treasurer’s book documents the financial details of the Grange while the dues account books and dues receipt book provides information on membership.  Of special interest are the badges, the fan, and the Bonus Grange seal.

Administrative Information

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: Patricia Huntington

Acquisition Method: Patricia Huntington of Belvidere, Illinois donated the Bonus Grange records to the Regional History Center on November 13, 2006.

Related Materials: Researchers interested in the Grange movement in northern Illinois should check the Regional Collections Guide to Sources for other Grange collections held by the Regional History Center.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: History, 1910-1985
Folder 2: Dissolution of Bonus Grange, 2001-2002
Folder 3: Grange Hall Deed and Supply List, 1917
Folder 4: Anniversaries, 1960, 1985
Folder 5-8: Minute Record Books, September 27, 1910-June 17, 1927; January 6, 1933-June 22, 1945
Box 2
Folder 1-5: Minute Record Books, July 11, 1945-March 13, 1970
Box 3
Folder 1-4: Minute Record Books, March 27, 1970-February 16, 2001
Folder 5: Minutes, April 16, 1999-November 14, 2001
Box 4
Folder 1: Annual Reports, 1971-1974
Folder 2-3: Quarterly Reports, 1950-1963; 1968-1989
Folder 4: Treasurer's Book, 1910-1919
Folder 5: Officer Listings and Expenditures, 1936-1941
Folder 6: Retailers' Occupation Tax Form, 1961
Folder 7: Certificate of Change of Registered Agent and Registered Office, Not for Profit, no date
Folder 8: Dues Account Book, 1910-1944, 1968-2001
Folder 9-10: Dues Receipt Book, 1953-1957; 1976-1993
Folder 11: Application for Membership, Subordinate Grange, 1952-1959
Folder 12: State Dues Receipts, 1950-1960
Box 5
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1952-1998
Folder 2: Annual Programs, 1919, 1922, 1924, no date
Folder 3: Community Service Contest, Summary Request, 1954-1960
Folder 4: Home Economics Committee, Schedule and Newspaper Articles regarding Grange Meetings, 1970-1973
Folder 5: Bonus Women's Club, Officer List, Expenditures and Newspaper Articles, 1970-1972
Folder 6: Boone County Fair and Food Account, 1969-1974, 2000
Folder 7: Juvenile Grange Number 31, Minute Record Book, July 30, 1936-April 28, 1939
Folder 8: Certificates and Citations, 1939-1985
Folder 9: Photographs (16 + 1 sheet), 1945, 1980, 2001, no date
Folder 10: Ribbons and Badges,  (4), 1918, no date
Folder 11: Grange Centennial Pin, no date
Folder 12: "Join the Grange" Fan, 1990
Item 1: Granges Seal
Access Restriction: stored with artifacts