Subject File, 1922-26, 1934, 1948-2013
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Brief Description: Dads Association Subject File (1948-2013) contains correspondence of Executive Secretary E. E. Stafford and county chairmen, members and Association Presidents Willard Woll (1950-51), Townsend Blanchard (1951-52), L. W. Hinkle (1952-53), Samuel Shkolnik (1953-54), J. Glenn McFarland (1954-55), Robert F. White (1955-56), Harold Taylor (1956-57), Herman D. Koeller (1957-58), Joesph F. Bartulis (1958-59), Otto E. Brunkow (1959-60) and Lyle E. Snyder (1960-61).  It includes lists and financial reports of membership, memos, agendas and minutes of the Executive Committee, county chairmen and the Annual Meetings, treasurers' reports, Mothers' Association correspondence, invitations to new dads and Dads Day programs and activities (1922-2002).  Special activities include Parent-Student Summer meetings (1952-61) held throughout the state for prospective students and the production of a movie on student life.  See Record Series 30/2/5 for joint files of Mothers/Dads Association (1980-2003).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 30/1/1
Created by: Dads' Association
Volume: 8.9 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/11/1975; 1/29/1985; 2/7/1994; 5/24/2004; 10/31/2012; 2/2013
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Arrangement: Chronological then alphabetical
Biographical Note for Dads' Association :

The University of Illinois Dad's Association was organized on November 4, 1922.1 It was formed for the purpose of furthering the interests of the University of Illinois and cooperating with the students and faculty.2 The organization includes an elected board of directors, an annually elected advisory committee composed of the county chairmen, a treasurer, and an executive director who is a member of the University administrative staff, assigned to the Office of Campus Programs and Services.3 It is an associated agency, which is an independent, non-profit corporation with formal University ties.4  Membership is open to fathers and guardians of students attending the University, residing in Illinois.5 There is a monthly newsletter, Dads Illini, mailed to each member from October through June.6 The association supports programs, among which is an emergency loan program for undergraduate students.7

1. Dads' Day Program, 1925, p. 10.

2. Constitution and By-laws of the Dads' Association.

3. Organization and Government (mimeographed sheet).

4. Ibid.

5. Constitution and By-laws of the Dads' Association.

6. University of Illinois Dads Association (pamphlet).

7. Ibid.

Subject Index
Dad's Association
Dad's Day
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]