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American Legion Auxiliary Dumaresq Spencer Post 145, records

  • US IlHpHS 1999.05.02
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1923-1926

Scrapbook from American Legion Illinois Highland Park Post 145 documents Auxiliary and Auxiliary participation in local, state and national events. Clippings, organizational, pamphlets, photos and Manual of Cermeonies create the scrapbook. Also includes membership list for 1948 Post 145 American Legion Auxiliary.

Ronan, Frank, Mrs.

Benson Family Collection

  • US IlHpHS 2014.15
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1937-1945

Club, including YWCA clubs, or school images of Betty Lou Garling, née Benson, and her mother Carrie Benson, née Gerken, active clubwoman. At least one image appears to be a graduation image from Elm Place School.

Benson family

Highland Park Woman's Club, records

  • US IlHpHS HPWC
  • Collection
  • 1899-2000

There are five series in this collection: Minutes and Dues, Yearbooks, Scrapbooks, Topical files, and Artifacts. The Minutes document meetings with handwritten minutes and subscription information from the Club’s inception until 1956 and dues, 1902-1957. A sub-series contains the minutes from the Highland Park Woman’s Club Garden Club, 1935-1967. This series is one foot located in Box 1. The Highland Park Woman’s Club Yearbooks, 1902-1970, contain membership data for the Club and its Junior Auxiliary and information regarding events and achievements from previous years. This series is two feet, located in Boxes 2-3. The Chronological Scrapbooks documents the Club’s activities through clippings, yearbooks and other memorabilia. This series is twelve cubic feet, located in boxes 4-16. The topical file is arranged chronologically and by subject. Of special interest are folders documenting the history of the Club, created by Club members, newsletters (very incomplete), and files documenting two key court cases; one regarding the disposition of the clubhouse and the other property tax exempt status. Also housed within this series are several rare issues of the Illinois Clubwoman periodical. The Series is two linear feet, Boxes 17-18. Artifacts include a plaque and logo and other brand stamps. The artifacts are located in Artifact Drawer 1.

Highland Park Woman's Club.

Ravinia Woman's Club, records

  • US IlHpHS Ravi.wom
  • Collection
  • 1911-1969

There are five series in this collection: Scrapbooks, Committees, Financial, General, and Members. Within the Committees series there are two subseries: Contracts, and Events under Committees, and Minutes and Membership Directories under Members.

There are three  scrapbooks.  Each one displays a mix of photographs, letters, ticket stubs, and pamphlets.  Many are incomplete due to deterioration and other preservation issues.  One scrapbook, chiefly arranged chronologically, with some topical pages, appears to have been created for the 25th anniversary of the Ravinia Women's Club, also known as the Ravinia Civics Club and the Ravinia Women's Club The scrapbook includes bylaws, yearbooks, clippings and programs and inter-organizational correspondence.

There are three committees that took part in the Ravinia Woman’s Club; they are Philanthropy, Social, and Village House. These committees held luncheons, dinner theater, and fashion shows and musical performances. These events can be found under the two subseries titles of Contracts and Events. These dates range from 1934-1969.

The financial section of the collection holds various member dues, expenses for events, and the costs involved with running the Club. It also contains some audits and tax-exempt forms applying for 501c3 not for profit status. The series ranges from 1916-1969.

General information ranges from 1911-1964. This topical file holds a mixture of histories, correspondence, outreach, and newspaper clippings.

The Members series of the collection forms the bulk of the Ravinia Woman’s Club records. It has two subseries the first being the Minutes of the meetings, with dates ranging from 1913-1957. Within the minutes are also newspaper clippings and letters. The second subseries are the extensive collection of Membership Directories. They almost hold a complete history of the Club ranging from 1919-1969. They help place the Ravinia Woman’s Club into its context by also being associated with the Lyons Township Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Federation of Clubs of the 10th Congressional District of Illinois.

Ravinia Civic Association.

YWCA Mothers Club memorial book and past member's book

  • US IlHpHS ywca.mot
  • Collection
  • 1916 - 1974

The bulk of this "Book of Memories" [scrapbook] consists of young and contemporary images of Club memories juxtaposed with brief hand-written or printed obituaries. Also found in this scrapbook are charter member lists and images, various rosters, event photographs, corres., and a few meeting records. Information on play "Tuning up for the wedding."

YWCA Mother's Club.