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Front cover of the scrap book made out of wood with "Scraps" title and a paper note:"1946-47"


black paper title page "1946-47"


Newspaper articles on Lucille Covault, new Elex Club Officers and Executive Board


Banner-" The Elex Club Is Headed Your Way"


Article on Lucille Covault, who was appointed Treasurer of Elex Club effective April 29. She is suc


Newly elected Elex Officers. Seated L-R Annette Bauman, Jean Caster, Dorothy Heckman, and Lorine Pe


Dorothy Heckman and Jean Caster appoint 1946-47 committees. Includes Bernice Riley Kratzsch, June M


Executive Board meeting, McMillan song book, Delightful Deceptionist photo, Club parties announceme


Elex Executive Board to meet September 26


McMillen Song Book songs 1-5


Songs 6-26


Songs 27-31


To Entertain Elex, Maxine Wedertz, the "Delightful Deceptionist"


Oct 7th to be dinner party for day shift girls; and Oct 8th is a luncheon party for the second shift


Elex Matchbook


Frederic Chopin a Novel by William Murdoch


Kathryn Turney Garton performer


Drawing of Frederic Chopin


Catherine Saurer Smith performer


Announcement and news articles about Chopin performance


Chopin announcement Luncheon on November 14 at the YMCA


The Elex Club Presents


News story about Chopin production. Kathryn Turney Garton will review the book about Chopin and wil


Article describing the book by William Murdoch and the history of Chopin; along with the performers


Halloween barn dance page


Newspaper clipping- Halloween barn dance Oct 26


Halloween barn dance bulletin Oct 26 Kline's Barn


Newspaper clipping- Halloween barn dance Oct 26


Black & white photo of 3 people in costume


Black & white photo of 2 people in costume with Irene Myers written above the photo


Pictures of Halloween barn dance


Black & white photo of 3 people in costume


Black & white photo of several people at dance- G. Balyeat, N. Williams, C. Stanford


Black & white photo 1 in costume


Hallowe'en Barn dance


Black & white photo of 4 people in costume


Black & white photo of 2 people in costume dancing


Chopin page


Chopin by William Murdoch- picture


Newspaper clipping and picture of Kathryn Turney Garton review of Life of Frederic Chopin


Folded program of Chopin


Unfolded program of Chopin


6 newspaper clippings


General Electric Elex Club Fort Wayne Works- Indianapolis 11-23-46


Newspaper article of reservation deadline for Sonja Henie Ice review


Newspaper article Sonja Henie


Newspaper article- tickets purchased for Elex excursion Sonja Henie


Newspaper article- deadline Nov 18th


Newspaper article- excursion schedule listed


Newspaper article- tickets are in


Artwork of Sonya Henie posed on skates


4 newspaper clippings


Newspaper article- supervisor of women's activities- Irene Meyers


Newspaper article- Elex Club plans parties for day and night girls


Newspaper article- Elex selling Christmas wrap


Newspaper article-Christmas program presented by Elex Club


6 black & white photos of Christmas party


Black & white photo of several people at party


Black & white photo of Chas Wilt dressed as Santa


Black & white photo of man in front of microphone


Black & white photo of 2 entertainers


Black & white photo of Santa and a man on stage


Black & white photo of Jean (Brown) Besselman playing piano


Merry Christmas to all- page


Black & white photo of entertainer on stage


Black & white photo of several people 1 being Dorothy Heckman Bixler


Merry Christmas to all


Black & white photo of several people on stage


Black & white photo at Christmas party- Veora Habig


Civic theatre page


Elex Civic Theatre party- bulletin


I.A. Terry to portray "Papa" in play


Newspaper clipping- White Elephant Bingo Party- Jan. 8, 1947 YWCA


All Elex Club board members meeting times


Spring Fashion Revue- page


Spring Fashion Revue- announcement


Black & white photo of fashion show


Black & white photo of fashion show- bride


ELEX Valentine Luncheon Feb. 5th, Y. W. C. A. And one photo and newspaper clipping


ELEX Valentine Luncheon Feb. 5th, Y. W. C. A. 12 Noon Special Program Featuring Bob Shreve and the S


Photo one man and 5 ladies Dorothy Heckman, Mary Ellen Strak, Jean Castor, Gadys McMillan, Mamie All


Newspaper clipping Elex Receiving Greeting Cards by the Hundreds


Photo Easter Party Entertainers, Newspaper clipping Theater Party for Elex Night Girls April 10, Fea


Newspaper clipping Theater Party For Elex Night Girls April 10


Featuring the Easter party for day girls sponsored by the Elex Club will be the Harmonaires from Rad


7 Black and White photo one hand written lists of names and clipping of 30th Anniversary Minnie Blue


Photo one 7 ladies and 3 men at head table


Photo two 30th Year lady on stage and room full of ladies


Photo three of 8 ladies and 4 men at head table


18 ladies in photo four


Photo five line of 12 ladies and 2 men


Hand written lists of names Veora Ryder Habig, Cora Polhamus, Irene Fox, Hilda Rodenbeck, Helen Blee


Photo six line of 6 ladies and one man


30th Anniversary Elex Club celebrates its thirtieth birthday December 6 and Elex extends an orchid t


Photo seven room full of ladies at celebration


1 newspaper clipping and 3 handwritten letters/speech notes


Clipping - Elex Club to be Honored on 30th Birthday, April 26 [1947], purchase tickets from Irene Me


Speech page 1 - April 24, 1947 - History of the evolution of the women's clubs at G.E. mentions Mrs.


Speech page 2 - mentions Francis Perkins.


Speech page 3 - mentions Hugo Eckener (news clipping attached), Everett Lord, Irene Meyers.


Speech page 4


Letter page 1 - April 29, 1947 - to Miss Heckman from Mawley? & Lord?


Letter page 2


Letter - April 3, [1947] - To Lorine Peters from Mr. Barnes


9 photographs


Photo 1 - long line of women waiting to visit booths


Photo 2 - 1 person doing skit


Photo 3 - 3 people at microphone in costume


Photo 4 - 2 clowns


Photo 5 - Women (and 1 little girl) in line at dinner booth


Photo 6 - Women at booth getting drinks (caption saying Eva Tucker seems to go to this photo)


Photo 7 - - 3 people at microphone in costume


Photo 8 - Girl in costume performing on stage


Photo 9 - Skit involving tiger and tiger-tamer


1 flyer and 3 photographs


Flyer for Mother and Daughter Party, May 8, program featuring Charles Bilskie and Tiny, his guide do


Photo of Eva Tucker, her mother, and Irene Meyers (captioned)


Photo of Charles Bilskie and Tiny, his guide dog performing


Photo of room full of mothers and daughters at program.


3 notecards and 2 letters


Notecard front with picture of Pioneer Mill, Spring Mill Park, Indiana


Notecard inside to Mrs. Peters from LaVena M. Freeman - Mr. Freeman and I will attend banquet.


Notecard front has flower arrangement.


Notecard inside to Miss Peters from Dorothea Paul - regrets, cannot attend anniversary banquet


Notecard (blank front)


Notecard inside - March 29, 1947 - to Lorine from Lillian Wolf - Will attend banquet


Blank front of letter


Letter - April 3, 1947 - To Irene from Flora Schlenker - accepting invitation to banquet


Letter page 2


Folded view of letter


Inside of the letter - May 6, 1947 - to Dorothy Heckman from JC MacQueen to say thank you for being


Event announcement and a photo on this page, April (1947)


Elex Day Girls Spring Festival April 7, (1947),Martha Lee


Photo of a trio musicians with two guitars and a violin


6 photographs from Mother-Daughter Party May 6, 1947


Photo 1 - 9 women standing


Photo 2 with caption: Charlotte Stanford & mother, Dorothy Heckman


Photo 3 - 3 women standing [Dorothy Heckman on left]


Photo 4 - 3 women standing [Dorothy Heckman on right]


Photo 5 - 13 women standing


Photo 6 - 3 women, Dorothy Heckman presenting something to one of the mothers


Page header, photograph, caption clipping from Mother-Daughter Party May 6, 1947


Page header: Elex Night Girl Entertainers


Photo - 4 men "The Doctors of Harmony"


Caption clipping - "Doctors of Harmony" of Elkhart, Indiana - "Jumbo" Smith, Max Cripe, "Butch" Humm


5 photographs from Mother-Daughter Party May 6, 1947


Photo 1 - Cora Polhamus presenting something to 2 unidentified women.


Photo 2 - Woman presenting something to 2 women, all unidentified


Photo 3 - Lois Miller presenting something to 2 women while another woman presents to 2 other women.


Photo 4 - Veora Habig presenting something to 2 women


Photo 5 - Photo of the room with many mothers and daughters seated at banquet tables.


1 Flyer and 3 photographs from Father-Daughter Party, June 6, 1947


Flyer - Elex Day Girls Father and Daughter Party - Friday, June 6 - Program by Charles Bilskie and h


Photo 1 - Girl marching band


Photo 2 - Girl in uniform with baton


Photo 3 - Charles Bilsky & Dog


2 large photographs


Photo 1 - Native American in full costume


Photo 2 - Layered rock with trees on top


3 photographs


Photo 1 - Man in Native American costume standing with Dorothy Heckman and Irene Meyers


Photo 2 - Group of women in front of tour bus - Martha Arnold Lee, Rosamond Schooley, Caroline Hans


Photo 3 - Women in line for drinks


3 photographs


Photo 1 - Native American pointing to entrance sign that says Chula Vista


Photo 2 - 5 women with food and drinks


Photo 3 - 9 women in Chula Vista boat with man driving - Rachel Fisher, Martha Lee, Dorothy Heckman,


Page had 2 photographs but 1 is missing


Photo 1 is missing, but Dorothy Heckman's name was to the side of it


Photo 2 - Group of women dining out - Irene Meyers, Alma Kurtz, Clara Ringenberg, Dorothy Heckman, C


3 photographs


Photo 1 - Group of women in front of man in white uniform - Virginia Longardner?, Donna Bauermeister


Photo 2 - Women eating together - Scholley identified.


Photo 3 - Man speaking to a group of seated women - R. Schooley, Alna Kultz?, Maude Goodrich, Hedy H


membership drive and a poem on this page, September, 1947


Join Elex Now! Membership Drive September 2-12


The Elex Club poem by Janice Mueller, Taylor Street Plant


Newspaper page with a list of Elex Club nomienees photos and names, B.B. and T.T. tags and a clippin


Elex Club Nominees for 1947-48: 16 portrait photos and names


Eva Fisher, Taylor St.


Elsie Fabian, Bldg. 4-3


Helen Weigele, Bldg. 17-3


Loretta Bloom, Bldg. 26-5


Charlotte Stanford, Taylor St.


Jane Winebrenner, Bldg. 18-5


Luella Schroeder, Bldg. 4-3


Melba Hartman, Bldg. 4-2


June Martin, Bldg. 4-4


Gladys McMillen, Bldg. 19-2


Helen Wagner, Bldg. 26-3


Susie Jones, Bldg. 12-3


Elizabeth Wert, Bldg. 17-3


Virginia Mollet, ldg. 31-2


Naomi Klaehn, Bldg. 19-3


Flossie Davis, Winter St.


blue rhomboid tag: I Am A B.B.


beige rhomboid tag: I Am A T.T.


newspaper clipping: "BB's" and "TT's" Stage Battle For Elex Honors - BB means Broadway Belle, TT mea


BASKETBALL in different color letters diagonally on this page


four newspaper clipping about Elex Basketball


Ceal Romary to Coach Elex Basketball


Good Prospects Turn Out For First Practice; Ceal Romary, Irene Meyers


Photo of Ceal Romary, Elex Coach


Elex Club To Sponsor Strong Basketball Team, Irene Meyers, Personnel Division, announcement


Girls' Major Basketball Club application form


Likely Looking Candidates Make Up Elex Team: Betty Eisenacher, Tommy Williams, Betty Whiteleather, G


nine newspaper clipping about Elex Basketball games


Elex Basketball Team Opens at Indianapolis, November 17: Tommy Williams, Betty Eisenacher, Betty Whi


Elex Loses First Game To Indianapolis Team


Elex Girls Hang Up Two Straight Wins


Elex Girls Drub Delco Remy 40-21


Decatur Girls Next Elex Foe


Elex Defeats Decatur Girls


Kokomo Girls To Play Elex Sat


Elex Wins And Loses


Eager Elexers: photo of the team playing


six newspaper clipping about Elex basketball team


Mustangs Murdered By Elex Sharpies, Butch Whiteleather, Emenhiser, Willis, Eisenacher, Grenback, Wil


Anderson Girls Stopped Cold By Elex Squad; Tommy Williams, Gladys Varner, Butch Whiteleather


Successful Season Enjoyed By Elex with photos of the team players


Gladys Varner


Betty Whiteleather


Barbara Platt


Ginny Willis


Pat Grenzenbach


Betty Eisenacher


Cora Emenhiser


Elex Wins In Easy Fashion


Elex Wins Twice


Decatur G-E Girls Beaten By Elex


three photography pictures on this page


Ginny Willis


photo of a team player


Pat Grenzenbach


two photos of the basketball team players


Gladys Varner


Barbara Platt


two photos on this last page


Cora Emenhiser


photo of a team player


back cover of the scrapbook, made out of wood. End of the 1946-47 scrapbook


loose material found in scrapbook 46-47, that belongs to scrapbook 1956-57 - photo of three ladies


back of the photo: Minnie Blue, 1st Elex President, From 1956-57 Scrap Book