Scope and Contents:
This collection, acquired by the Library in 1942, contains the records of the Unity Society of Monmouth, Ill. The group included members of the Unitarian and Universalist Churches. Among its records is an account book, 1882-90; a secretary's book, 1888-93; and a treasurer's book,1891-94. The collection also contains the organization's constitution, some correspondence, and various vouchers and receipts. Most often, Lena L. Wood was the record keeper. According to the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Warren County (1903) , 1:775, J. H. Pattee purchased the building used by the Society, and when it was disbanded converted the building into the Pattee opera house.