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Rockford Harmony Singing Society Records, 1923-1969

Collection Overview

Title: Rockford Harmony Singing Society Records, 1923-1969

ID: RHC/RC/040

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/23/1978

Languages: English [eng], Norwegian [nor]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rockford Harmony Singing Society Records collection consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, membership and song lists spanning the years 1923 to 1969.  Of particular importance are the minutes summarizing the organization’s special and regular business meetings and containing annual reports from the Executive Committees.  These materials also include the records of resignations, nominations, and elections of officers.  The early minutes are in the Norwegian language.

Administrative Information

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

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

Acquisition Source: Ralph Pettersen

Acquisition Method: Ralph Pettersen donated the Rockford Harmony Singing Society Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 23, 1978.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Constitution and By-laws, House Rules, no date
Folder 2-9: Minutes, 1923-1969
Folder 10: Convention Planning Committee Minutes, 1938-1940
Folder 11: Annual May Celebration Reports, 1930, 1958-1964
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1960-1969
Folder 13: Financial Records, 1950-1965
Folder 14: Membership Lists, 1968-1969
Folder 15: Song Lists, no date