Inventory

Vigo Rock and Gem Club Newsletters
Dates: 1966-1983
Accession Number: 990331B
Description: Twelve file folders in a document case


History

"In 1961 we started to energize a group, mostly as a result of casual meetings, with those interested and happened to meet at Mischler's hardware store on South Third Street. Fred had in the store lapidary equipment which he sold as well as operated. From this the club developed." (November 1976 newsletter)

By 1966, the Vigo Rock and Mineral Club, Inc. had become the Vigo Rock and Gem Club and was meeting regularly in the Science Building at Indiana State University. The local club was a member of the Midwest Federation and hosted programs, field trips, and an annual rock show. The group disbanded circa 1989.


Content and Scope of the Collection

This collection was generated from materials found in the Community Affairs file in Special Collections and contains a series of newsletters from the Vigo Rock and Gem Club from 1966 to 1983. The local newsletter appears to have been published monthly, so several issues are missing from this collection.

The newsletter lists officers of the Vigo Rock and Gem Club and contains information on monthly meetings, programs, field trips, and rock shows as well as short articles on geology and related subjects. The "Midwest Federation's Newsletter" (which is published monthly--except for July and August--as a service to member clubs) is often attached to the local newsletter.

The following newsletters contain the local club's membership list: June 1969, March 1975, February 1977, April 1978, and April 1983.

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Newsletters

1966-1968

 

 

 

Folder 2

Newsletters

1969-1970

 

 

 

Folder 3

Newsletters

1971-1972

 

 

 

Folder 4

Newsletters

1973

 

 

 

Folder 5

Newsletters

1974

 

 

 

Folder 6

Newsletters

1975

 

 

 

Folder 7

Newsletters

1976

 

 

 

Folder 8

Newsletters

1977

 

 

 

Folder 9

Newsletters

1978-1979

 

 

 

Folder 10

Newsletters

1980-1981

 

 

 

Folder 11

Newsletters

1982

 

 

 

Folder 12

Newsletters

1983