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Sycamore Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1926-1978

Collection Overview

Title: Sycamore Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1926-1978

ID: RHC/RC/097

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/05/1980

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records contained in this collection document the activities of the Sycamore Business and Professional Women’s Club from 1926-1978. Minute books and yearbooks provide the most comprehensive information on the club’s business affairs.  Although the early minutes (1926-1955) have been lost, background information on these years can be found in the club historian’s notes.  Researchers should note that nearly one-half of the collection contains complementary records which partially document the Illinois, National, and International Business and Professional Women’s Organizations.

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: Donna Thurlby

Acquisition Method: Donna Thurlby, President, donated the Sycamore Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on May 5, 1980.

Related Materials: Researchers should note that nearly one-half of the collection contains complementary records which partially document the Illinois, National, and International Business and Professional Women’s Organizations.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Historical and Background Information
Folder 2: By-Laws, 1956-1978
Folder 3-4: Minute Books, 1946-1953
Folder 4A-5: Minute Book, 1963-1976
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1951-1977
Folder 7: Newsletters, 1969-1979
Folder 8: Treasurer's Account Ledger, 1952-1970
Folder 9: Treasurer's Records and Correspondence, 1953-1970
Folder 10: Treasurer's Five Year Record Cards, 1963-1968
Folder 11: Budgets, 1962-1979
Folder 12: Annual Reports, 1951-1958
Folder 13-14: Yearbooks, 1928-1979
Folder 15: Tax Returns and Information, 1968-1969
Folder 16: Contracts, 1929
Folder 17: Membership Statements, 1964-1971
Folder 18: Membership Applications, 1920's
Folder 19: Membership and Officer Lists, 1926-1956, 1969-1970
Folder 20: Membership Cards (A-Z), no date
Folder 21: Membership Card File (A-Z), no date
Folder 22: Letters of Resignation, 1958-1969
Folder 23: Certificates and Awards, 1952-1978
Folder 24: Bosses Night Programs and Correspondence, 1965-1969
Folder 25: Business Women's Week Announcements and Proclamations, 1965-1977
Folder 26: Fellowship Funds and Scholarships, 1953-1978
Folder 27: Fund Raising Memos, 1965
Folder 28: Foster Parent Sponsor Correspondence, 1972-1973
Folder 29: Special Programs, 1965
Folder 30: District 5 Fall Meeting Participants, 1966
Folder 31: District 5 & 6 Meeting Programs, 1967, 1976, 1977
Folder 32: Photographs (18), 1958, 1975
Folder 33: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 34: Scrapbooks
Folder 35: Other Area Women's Clubs' Programs, 1952-1969
Folder 36: Treasurer's Instructions
Folder 37: Materials on How to Organize a New Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Club, 1969
Folder 38: National Convention Information, 1970
Folder 39-41: Annual Reports Illinois Federation of Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Clubs, 1935- 1956, 1971-1975
Box 2
Folder 1: Annual Convention Programs - Illinois Federation of Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Clubs, 1935-1972
Folder 2: Illinois Handbook of Federation Procedures, circa 1960
Folder 3-4: The Illinois Guide, 1949-1974
Box 3
Folder 1: The Illinois Bulletin, 1958, 1964
Folder 2: Annual Reports - Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Foundation, 1973-1974
Folder 3: Proceedings of National Conventions, 1950, 1954, 1969
Folder 4: Program for the National Federation of Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Clubs, 1937-1938
Folder 5: Reports of the First International Conference of Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) Clubs, 1930
Folder 6: National Business Woman, 1969
Folder 7: Independent Woman, December 1925