FREMONT MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB

Local History Collections

Collection ID: 285
Location: LH 171

(Description ID: 594703)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Fremont Mothers of Twins

LH-171

Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The records of the Fremont, Ohio chapter of Mothers of Twins were received from the organization in four separate acquisitions: 1984, 1997, 1998, and 1999. Annual program booklets were donated in 2001 by the family of a former member. All artifacts associated with the collection were transferred to the museum.

Agency History

The Fremont Mothers of Twins organized in June of 1950 as an affiliate of the Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins (founded 1949).  The non-profit organization promotes interest in and supplies information about twins through civic and community projects.  The organization is open to any woman who is or has been the mother or guardian of twins or multiple births.

Scope and Content

Beginning in 1951 and continuing through 1982, the organization’s records: convention booklets, (state and local), minutes (mainly carbon copies), and some early newsletters are arranged chronologically. Organized separately, newsletters, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and program booklets provide information on the organization’s activities for much of the same period. The material accessioned in 1997 and 1998 consisted primarily of financial records for most of the organization’s existence.  By-laws, 1968 constitutional changes, membership and officer rosters,  annual state and local program books, news clippings, and newsletters were also deposited at that time. Minutes, recorded in four ledgers, cover the organization’s meetings from 1968 through May of 1997. Miscellaneous material, several books, and a video complete the collection.


Inventory

Ac. 4701, 5422, 5452, 5484, 5551, 5902

3 ½ linear ft.

Ac. 4701

Box 1

1.  1951-1962

2.  1959-1963

3.  1963-1964

4.  1964-1965

5.  1962-1966

6.  1966-1967

7.  1967-1968

8.  1967-1970

9.  1967-1972

10.1968-1975

11. 1969-1971

12. 1971-1972 (fldr. #1)

13. 1971-1972 (fldr. #2)

14. 1972-1973

15. 1974-1975

16. 1974-1976

17. 1978-1979

18. 1980-1981

19. 1981-1982

20. Constitutions $ Achievement Certificates

21. Misc. newspaper clippings

22. Misc. photographs

23. Twinformation, 1955-1965

24. Twinformation, 1966-1969

25. Twinformation, 1969-1972

26. Twinformation, 1973-1976

Box 2

Scrapbooks: Nov. 1931 to June 1969, June 1969 to Sept. 1979, June 1975 to Sept. 1979

Program booklets, 1952-1983

Guest book, 1960-1977

Plaques, Achievement Award Cup: Transferred to the Museum

Ac. 5422


Box 3

Folders:

1  By-laws; constitution (1968); membership roster

2  Fremont annual program books: 1982-1992

3  Miscellaneous

4  Income tax returns: 1961-1964; 1966-1974

5  Bank statements: 1954-1957; 1957-1958

6  Bank statements: 1958-1960

7  Bank statements: 1961-1964

8  Bank statements: 1965-1973

9  Bank statements: 1974-1984

10 Bank deposit slips: 1958-1984

11 Receipts: 1952-1959

12 Receipts: 1960-1962

13 Receipts: 1963-1969

14 Receipts: 1970-1979

15 Receipts: 1980-1984

16 Twinformation Newsletters: 1983-1989 (incomplete run)

17 Twinformation Newsletters: 1990-1991 (incomplete run)

18 Twinformation  Newsletters:  1992-1993 (incomplete run)

19 Convention correspondence: 1954-1955; 1988-1990

20 Ohio Federation annual program books: 1987, 1989, 1993

     Convention programs: 1989, 1993, 1994

21 Miscellaneous notebook

22 The Bulletin; news clippings

Ac. 5452

Scrapbook of News clippings, Photographs, and Certificates, 1989-1997

Box 4

Folders:

1  Canceled checks: 1954-1957; 1957-1958

2  Canceled checks: 1959-1969

3  Canceled checks: 1970-1984

4  Bank books

5  Common receipt books

6  Treasurer’s Books: 1951-1974

7  Miscellaneous financial records

Score Achievement Plaque: Transferred to Museum

Ac. 5484

Box 5


1. Minutes: June 10, 1968 to June  3, 1970

2. Minutes: Sept. 1, 1970 to June 12, 1979

3. Minutes: Sept. 4, 1979 to May 12, 1987

4. Minutes: Sept. 1, 1987 to May   6, 1997

5. Stationery, invitations, and business cards

6. Twins Days Programs, 1984, 1985

     Ohio Federation of Mothers of Twins Clubs yearbooks: 1997-1998

7. Information and promotional material, tickets

    Having Twins, by Elizabeth Nobe, 1980

    No Two Alike, ed. Marcia Bohnsack and Barbara Nagucki, 1993

    YourMultiples and You, 1995

Trophy and membership pins: Transferred to the Museum

Ac. 5551

8. Program booklets, 1956-1962, 1963-67

Ac. 5902

Box 6

Scrapbook 1

Correspondence (1992 – 1994) to Lillian Robinson discussing the Mothers of Twins Club in the country of Romania

Scrapbook 2

Photographs and newspapers articles (1950s – 1980s) pertaining to events/members of the Fremont Mothers of Twins Club

Correspondence (1994-2005) to Lillian Robinson

Fremont Mothers of Twins Banner

“Mother of the Year” Button

Mothers of Twins Club patch