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Ray "Dutch" Scott Papers (DeKalb)


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Collection Overview

Title: Ray "Dutch" Scott Papers (DeKalb), 1964-1977

ID: RHC/RC/075

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The records are arranged alphabetically by topic dating 1964 to 1977.

Date Acquired: 08/27/1979

Subjects: DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government, Democratic Party, Legislators, Scott, Ray A., United States--Politics and government

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials in the collection partially document Ray A. “Dutch” Scott’s 1974 campaign for Illinois State Senator. Included are correspondence, position papers, and projects describing Scott’s Democratic platform and his involvement in local community services prior to the 1974 campaign.  Also included are state and local legislative publications, reports, and memorandums dating 1967 to 1976.

Collection Historical Note

Born in Peoria, Illinois, on May 29, 1934, Ray A. “Dutch” Scott married Iris F. Lee of Norfolk, Virginia.  Scott received a B.S.B.A. degree (major in accounting) from Roosevelt University, Chicago, a Bachelor of Divinity degree (emphasis on ethics) from Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, and did work toward a masters in Community Mental Health at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.  His civic and professional involvement include corporate Vice-President/Treasurer for Modernfold Doors of Chicago, Inc., President and Treasurer for the DeKalb County Association of Churches, pastor for the United Methodist Church in Compton and Malta, Illinois, chairman of the committee that established DeKalb Crisis Line, and Business manager for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at N.I.U.  He was also a member of the Illinois Educational Council, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Central Association of College and University Business officers.  Ray “Dutch” Scott held the position of vice-president at Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, at the time of his death in 1981.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government
Democratic Party
Scott, Ray A.
United States--Politics and government

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 Mr. Scott; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Ray Scott

Acquisition Method: Ray Scott donated the Ray “Dutch” Scott Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 27, 1979.

Related Materials: For related materials the researcher may wish to consult the Dennis J. Collins Collection (RC 5), the Latham B. Castle Collection (RC 73), and the John E. Grotberg Papers (RC 240).  Additional source material includes the thesis of Roger D. Wimmer, A Descriptive Field Study of the Campaign of Ray A. “Dutch” Scott for Senator from the 37th District of Illinois, found in the University Archives.

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Folder 1: Ray A. "Dutch" Scott, correspondence, 1969-1977
Folder 2: Statement of Candidacy, 1973
Folder 3: Campaign material
Folder 4: Democratic Platform Issues, 1971-1972
Folder 5: Commission on State Government, 1967
Folder 6-8: Committee on Illinois Government, Task Force Reports, 1968-1969
Folder 9: DeKalb County Association of Churches, 1970
Folder 10: DeKalb County Crisis Line, Minutes, 1970-1971
Folder 11: DeKalb County Crisis Line, Suicide Prevention, 1964-1968
Folder 12: DeKalb County Association, By-laws, 1971
Folder 13: DeKalb County Human Services Network, minutes, December 6, 1972
Folder 14: DeKalb County Nursing Home, reports, 1969-1971
Folder 15: DeKalb County Treasurer, Funding Proposal, 1969-1973
Folder 16: DeKalb County Yearbooks, 1969-1976
Folder 17: Democratic Women of DeKalb County, reports, 1973
Folder 18: Illinois Agricultural Association, resolutions, 1968
Folder 19: Illinois Democratic Party, yearbooks, 1970-1973

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