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Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club Records

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Rochelle Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Scrapbook (1 volume) 1975- 1976



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Collection Overview

Title: Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1968-1980

ID: RHC/RC/098

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/02/1980. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business and Professional Women's Club, Professions, Women, Rochelle (Ill.), Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club, Women, Women--Societies and clubs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in this collection document the activities of the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club from 1969-1980.  Minutes and the “Nike Naks” newsletters provide the most comprehensive information on the Club’s activities.  A major portion of the collection includes the papers of Karen Collier, President of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club (1975-1976), and State Young Career Women (YCW) Chairman (1976-1977).  Included are the files of individual Y.C.W. candidates and the newsletters of various Illinois B.P.W. Clubs.  Papers from 1977/78 document Mrs. Collier’s term as District VI Chairman.  Researchers also should note that this collection includes a wealth of documentary material on Illinois and National B.P.W. organizations and activities.

Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.

Collection Historical Note

The DeKalb B.P.W. Club sponsored the creation of the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club in February 1968.  Mona Robison, a local nurse, served as the first president.  There were thirty-three charter members.  The goals of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club are to better the circumstances and opportunities for working women through informative programs, scholarships, and active support of local, state and national legislation of benefit to women.

The Club has supported college scholarships to local women, provided Christmas baskets for the needy, sponsored a Filipino orphan, and held informational programs such as a symposium on the International Women’s Year co-sponsored with the Rochelle League of Women Voters.  To finance its activities the Club edited and published a cookbook, Burnt Offerings, held raffles and conducted various sidewalk and rummage sales.

The Rochelle BPW Club is now apart of the Rochelle Rotary Club which is a not for profit organization of business and professional men and women who are “dedicated to maintaining ethical standards, building positive community and good will, developing relationships through networking and providing humanitarian service locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.”

Subject/Index Terms

Business and Professional Women's Club
Professions, Women
Rochelle (Ill.)
Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club
Women
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Karen Collier, past President, donated additional Business and Professional Women’s Club materials to the Regional History Center on June 16, 1980.

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 Poshard, Karen Collier

Acquisition Method: Donna Poshard, President, donated the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 2, 1980.

Related Materials: Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.

Related Publications: Two B.P.W. publications - the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.


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Box 2
Folder 1: Invitations to Collier, Answer, 1976
Folder 2: Invitations to Collier, Decline, 1976
Folder 3: Lucille Schott Personal Correspondence, March 1977
Folder 4: Karen Collier Suggest-O-Grams, 1976
Folder 5: Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Phone Call Expenses, June-July 1976
Folder 6: Career Awareness Project, 1976-1977
Folder 7: New Spirit of '76 Award Correspondence, 1977
Folder 8: State YCW Winner, 1976-1977
Folder 9-11: Young Career Woman (Y.C.W) Correspondence, District 1-17, 1977
Folder 12-13: Young Career Woman (Y.C.W) District Winners, District 1-17, 1976-1977
Folder 14-16: Young Career Woman (Y.C.W) Applications, Alton-Twin Cities, 1976
Folder 17: Celia M. Howard Foundation Fund Committee and Trustees Information, 1976-1977
Folder 18: Illinois Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Foundation Information, 1976-1977
Folder 19: Illinois Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Foundation Scholarship Slide Presentation, Script (30 slides), no date
Folder 20: Equal Rights Amendment Information, 1975-1977
Folder 21: New Clubs, 1976
Folder 22: New Nike Club, West Frankfort, 1976
Folder 23: District Information, (#1, #2, #14, #16), 1976
Folder 24-26: Various B.P.W Club Newsletters, June 1976 -May 1977
Folder 27: District VI: By-Laws, 1978
Folder 28: District VI: President's Meeting, 1978
Folder 29: District VI: Minutes and Programs, 1977-1978
Folder 30: District VI: Committees, 1977
Folder 31: District VI: Budget and Expenses, 1977
Folder 32: District VI: Chairman's Expenses, 1977
Folder 33: Membership Status, District VI, 1978
Folder 34: Training Session for District Chairmen, 1977
Folder 35: Information for Committee Chairmen, 1977- 1978

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