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Kavadas Family Collection (DeKalb)


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Title: Kavadas Family Collection (DeKalb), 1908-1963

ID: RHC/RC/050

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/09/1979

Subjects: Amboy (Ill.), DeKalb (Ill.), Kavadas Family, Lee Center, Northern Illinois University

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Kavadas Family Collection contains one box of printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks which relate to the history of the family, especially Mrs. Kavadas. Most of these materials relate to Amboy and Lee Center, Illinois. Box one contains four folders of printed materials and photographs documenting the history of Amboy and Lee Center, Illinois. Also included in this box are two family photo albums and a scrapbook from the Ellwood School (DeKalb, Illinois) P.T.A., 1936-1937.

Subject/Index Terms

Amboy (Ill.)
DeKalb (Ill.)
Kavadas Family
Lee Center
Northern Illinois University

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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; such literary rights as Mr. Kavadas held in the collection are dedicated to the public.  There are copyright restrictions on some of the phonograph recordings in the collection.

Acquisition Source: Mr. Paul Kavadas

Acquisition Method: Mr. Paul Kavadas donated the Kavadas Family Collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 9, 1979.

Separated Materials: This collection also contained approximately 500 phonograph records dating from 1904 through the 1950’s including both popular and classical music.  In 1985, these recordings were donated to the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Related Materials: Also donated with the collection is 1,810 postcards which provide a photographic and travel descriptive of various states and foreign countries as well as cities and villages throughout Illinois: most date from 1910 to 1950.  The postcard subjects include general, seasonal, nature, patriotic, Illinois (Amboy, Chicago, DeKalb, Dixon, Lee Center, Oregon, and other small towns), states (except Illinois), and foreign countries (Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, and Mexico).  The collection of postcards were transferred to the Postcard Collection (RC 199).

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[Box 1],

Box 1
Folder 1: Amboy, Illinois, Memorial Day Program; Pioneer Mothers of Sublette, May 30, 1963; no date
Folder 2: Lee Center, Illinois, Lee Center Academy, 1938, no date
Folder 3: Lee Center, Illinois, Haskell Memorial, Souvenir Program and photographs (2), May 13, 1913
Folder 4: Photographs, identified (5 total, 1 no date), no date; 1970
Volume 1: Photograph albums (2 volumes), 1908-1950
Volume 2: Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) scrapbook, the Ellwood School, DeKalb (1 volume), 1936-1937

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