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Women's Christian Temperance Union--Berea Chapter Collection, 1890-1902

Collection Overview

Title: Women's Christian Temperance Union--Berea Chapter Collection, 1890-1902

Creator: Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: The dates of the records span from 1890 to 1902.  The records have been arranged into two series: (1) Official Records and (2) Miscellaneous.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records include a single ledger used to record minutes of the Chapter from its organization in November, 1890, through December, 1902. Included are a copy of the Chapter constitution (1891), membership and attendance records, and meeting minutes. Minutes detail election of officers, meeting programs, reports, topics of discussion, and financial affairs of the Chapter.  The collection also contains miscellaneous items such as a “Temperance Fan,” letter promoting prohibition and an issue of the Union Signal.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Women's Christian Temperance Union—Berea Chapter Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: This finding aid was completed with the benefit of notes produced by previous Archives staff (names and dates unknown).  The finding aid and box list was completed in January 2014 by Lori Myers-Steele, Project Archivist.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0188 HC 13

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Official RecordsAdd to your cart.
Ledger Containing meeting minutes 1890-1902, constitution adopted by the organization, signatures of founding members, signatures of those taking the organization’s pledge, names of honorary members, and attendance records.
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Item 1: Ledger: Minutes, 1890-1902Add to your cart.
Series 2: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Includes Temperance Fan with organization oath and other information; issue of the Union Signal (Chicago, May 17, 1894) marked with Mrs. Matilda H Fee’s name; letter from C. Chadbourn to Andrew P. Humphrey (dated April 6, 1925) in support of prohibition; booklet Birthday Offering to our Mother Stewart of Springfield, Ohio;  Our Country’s Mother, written and edited by M.M. Farnsworth, 1896.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Temperance FanAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Union Signal, Chicago, May 17, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter from C. Chadbourn to Andrew P. Humphrey, April 6, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Booklet: Birthday Offering to our Mother Stewart of Springfield, Ohio. Our Country's Mother., 1896Add to your cart.
Written and edited by M.M. Farnsworth