Papers, circa 1930s-1950s, of Eleanor H. Fredricks of Chicago, Illinois. Included are a scrapbook, correspondence, photographs, clippings, postcards and fliers, as well as drafts of articles authored by her. Some of the papers relate to the American Fireside Club, of which Eleanor Fredricks was the organizer.
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Biographical / Historical
Eleanor H. Fredricks, of Chicago, Illinois, was the organizer of the first American Fireside Club.
The American Fireside Club was a social club, whose members contributed antiques instead of dues, and who exhibited some of their items while also engaging in "recreation and handicraft" and at times put on entertainments to raise funds for charity. The collection also includes drafts of Fredricks' book "Adventures of Cain," which includes characters and stories from the Christian Bible.