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Lincoln Park Archery Club records

Identifier: MSS0125

Scope and Contents

The Lincoln Park Archery Club records range in date from 1936 to 1952. These records include photographs, newsletters, and a scrapbook. Some of the materials, such as an issue of American Bowman Review and newspaper clippings, do not specifically mention the LPAC but do pertain to the subject of archery. Club memorabilia, such as patches and ribbons also are included. Some of the items within the collection appeared to have belonged to two members of LPAC, Alice Cook and Jane Long. Certificates, awards, promotional mailers, correspondence, and assorted memorabilia bear their names. The schedule of events booklets include background information about the club, lists of officers and members, and the club’s champions and their scores.


  • Creation: 1936-1952
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1936-1952

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Lincoln Park Archery Club (LPAC) was formed in 1925. In 1927, the club established its headquarters at the northeastern edge of Belmont Harbor (Stratford Place and the Lake). Members of LPAC participated in local and national archery competitions, and documents within the records reveal a sense of pride in their results. While the LPAC was a sporting club, in many aspects it was also a social club. Newsletters are filled with tournament scores and awards, meeting announcements, invitations to the numerous parties, and lighthearted poems and jokes. For example, R.U. Punk, a comical and mischievous character, has a reoccurring column in the various LPAC newsletters that lends his commentary on tournaments and events the club attends. In the March 31, 1942 issue of the club's newsletter (folder 3), Punk interjects his idea that he was “pleezed to see the Lincoln ladeez doin’ so well, but the men wuz turrible.” The club also issued the R.U. Punk cup, which was a rotating trophy that was awarded to a member for “unwittingly committing some archery blunders such as scoring 6 petticoats, making a daredevil dash in front of the targets, or shooting 6 golds in the wrong target” (May 1938 newsletter, folder 4). Photographs of the club's annual events, such as the Turkey Shoot, Christmas party, or Fourth of July picnic show the friendships and fun shared among the members.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The arrangement of the LPAC records was imposed during processing. The files are organized by format such as newsletters, photographs, or newspaper clippings, and then chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2015.131

Processing Information

A. Martinez 2016

Guide to Lincoln Park Archery Club records
A. Martinez 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614