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RHC/RC. Regional Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RHC/RC
The Regional Collections include original manuscripts and records generated by private individuals, institutions, and organizations from throughout the eighteen northern Illinois counties. The collections span the period from 1800 to the present and focus on several major themes in the region's history: agriculture, politics, ethnic heritage, commerce and industry, the role of women, and urban expansion. To provide documentation in these areas of interest the Center actively collects the historical records of farmers and their organizations, businesses and retail stores, state and local politicians, churches, cemeteries, civic agencies, individuals, women's organizations, and labor unions. In addition, the Center holds vertical file manuscripts, county and local histories, atlases and plat books, city directories, maps, broadsides, posters, photographs, oral histories, genealogical journals, and core reference printed materials on the history of northern Illinois that complement the manuscript collections.

Found in 354 Collections and/or Records:

Afton Community Club Records (Elva)

Identifier: RHC-RC-095
Scope and Contents

The Afton Community Club Records consist of minute books dating 1934 to 1980.  Included in the minutes are treasurer’s reports, committee lists, and membership information.  A small amount of correspondence and newspaper clippings containing background information complete the collection.

Dates: Created: 1934-1980; Other: Date acquired: 01/23/1981

Afton Township Women

Identifier: RHC-RC-229
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection partially document the history of the Afton Township Woman’s Club from 1919 to 1971. The collection is divided into two series. Series one includes club meeting minutes from 1924 to 1950 which document club projects, fundraisers and social activities. Series one also contains account books from 1942 to 1964, club directories from 1957 to 1971, bank statements, membership lists and dues, and detailed information on projects and charity work, along with a club...
Dates: Created: 1919-1971; Other: Date acquired: 07/02/1997

All Rockford Party Records

Identifier: RHC-RC-175
Scope and Contents

Records in this collection partially document many of the activities of the All Rockford Party from 1957 to 1967. Types of materials include organization plans, meeting minutes and agendas, committee reports, financial records, platforms and policy statements, and membership information. Campaign materials and newsclippings indicate candidates and major issues of interest to the party. Other names used by the party were Greater Rockford Party and United Rockford Party.

Dates: Created: 1957-1967; Other: Date acquired: 03/11/1982

Almanac Collection

Identifier: RHC-RC-219
Scope and Contents

The Almanac Collection consists of 39 almanacs dating from 1862 through 1961. The almanacs include health issues, recipes, weather predictions, and planting schedules.

Dates: Created: 1862-1961

Altrusa Club Records (DeKalb-Sycamore)

Identifier: RHC-RC-165
Scope and Contents The records of the Altrusa Club of DeKalb-Sycamore date from the club's founding in 1960 to 2001. A history of Altrusa International, Incorporated is in folder one. The minutes for May 1972, contain a brief history of the local club. Series I, the DeKalb-Sycamore Records, contains a complete set of yearbooks and a nearly complete set of minutes. Yearbooks are put together annually and contain lists of officers, members and committees. The minutes begin in August 1961 and continue until...
Dates: Created: 1960+; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/1984

American Association for University Women Records (DeKalb)

Identifier: RHC-RC-056
Scope and Contents The DeKalb Branch of the American Association of University Women is divided into three series: DeKalb Branch, Illinois AAUW, and National AAUW. The first series partially documents the history of the DeKalb Branch from 1939 to 1996 with the majority of the records dating from 1960 to 1996. The first nine years of the organization’s existence (1930-1939) are not documented. The records consist of bylaws, minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, membership information, treasurer’s reports, and...
Dates: Created: 1934-1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

American Association of University Women-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn

Identifier: RHC-RC-331
Scope and Contents The American Association of University Woman, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch records date from 1957 to 2011, although the bulk of the material dates from 1980-2000.  The organization provided a very detailed chronological inventory at the time of donation that influenced how the records are organized. Materials were created and organized by the different officers of the Branch and the way in which the records are arranged reflect the original order they were created. Each officer’s duties is...
Dates: Created: 1957-2011; Other: Majority of material found in 1980-2000; Other: Date acquired: 01/31/2013

American Association of University Women/Rockford Branch Records

Identifier: RHC-RC-248
Scope and Contents The American Association of University Women, Rockford Branch, is divided into four series: Rockford Branch, State, National, and International. The first series documents the history of the Rockford Branch from its origination in 1929 through 2000. The records consist of bylaws, branch and board minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, membership information, treasurer’s reports, and scrapbooks. It is useful to note that the scrapbooks include copies of the Rockford Files,...
Dates: Created: 1881+; Other: Date acquired: 11/28/2000

American Interprofessional Institute Records

Identifier: RHC-RC-162
Scope and Contents The records in this collection primarily document the national activities of the American Interprofessional Institute (A.I.I.) in the 1960's and 1970's and include minutes (1962-1975), correspondence (1955-1976), programs and papers presented (1961-1973).  The A.I.I. constitution and by-laws and a run of the quarterly publication (1925-1975) complete the documentation.  Unfortunately, records for the first thirty years (1924-1954) appear to have been lost. The collection also contains...
Dates: Created: 1924-1995

American Legion Post 864 Records (Rockford)

Identifier: RHC-RC-194
Scope and Contents The collection partially documents the history of the American Legion Daniel Post 864 of Rockford, Illinois from 1937 to 1986. The post meeting minutes and financial reports provide extensive information of the group's functions and activities from 1937-1986. The post newsletter, 864 News, details its activities from 1960-1986. Additional information to document special events sponsored by the post is foldered separately and includes Armistice Day (Veterans Day)...
Dates: Created: 1937-1986; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1989