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Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters

1909, 1922-1925

MSS 193
0.25 linear inches



Name of Creator(s):

Unknown

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Temperance
Prohibition 

Finding aid prepared by:

Julia G. Westblade, 2012.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Little is known about the provenance of this collection.

 
HISTORICAL NOTE

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was originally organized in late 1874 as a movement of American women. They were most concerned with non-violent protest against the dangers of alcohol. As they began to garner success they saw the benefits of working together and began to fight for other causes as well such as voting rights for women and educational reform. They were also active in the passing of the Prohibition Amendment to the American Constitution. The WCTU is still active today 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters dates from 1909 and 1922-1925 and measures 0.25 linear inches. It contains records from the WCTU of Rock Island, Illinois as well as the WCTU of Davenport, Iowa. The convention report from 1909 consists of a handwritten report of the annual convention held in Rock Island. The book of minutes contains minutes from meetings held in Davenport from the years 1922-1925.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The Collection on local Woman’s Christian Temperance Union chapters is arranged and maintained in chronological order. 

 

RELATED MATERIALS
 

 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1

Convention Report, 1909

Minutes, 1922-1925


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