CMC Catalogs Programs in Illinois Collection

The Bloomington Public Library sent several souvenir programs to the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) for cataloging. The programs are shelved in their Illinois collection.


Literary Congress of Clubs program

In the 19th and 20th century, many different women’s clubs and societies were prevalent in the state of Illinois. One such club was the Literary Congress of Clubs.

Clubs and Colors program

Within the Literary Congress of Clubs, they had several subsidiary clubs and each club was assigned a color. For instance, the Amateur Musical Club’s colors were white and gold, the Ariel Club was purple, the Clio Club was rose pink, etc. Each year they would have a luncheon for the clubs along with a program featuring speakers from the various clubs.

Automobile Tour program

The Woman’s Club had a program titled “Automobile Tour of the World”, taking a “tour” around the world to Nuremberg, Paris, Venice, Tokyo, and Miller Park. 


A round-trip ticket cost $.50 for adults and $.25 for children. No passports were necessary.

Centennial Day Observance program

The Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington, Illinois celebrated their centennial anniversary in 1965 with a banquet, prayers, liturgy, and music.


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Funding for the Cataloging Maintenance Center is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State and administered by Illinois Heartland Library System. The CMC provides statewide cataloging support for Illinois libraries, including free original and copy cataloging of eligible special collections, consultation on metadata projects, database cleanup for LLSAPs, cataloging training, and more. Learn more at