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Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 193

Scope and Contents

The Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters, 1909, 1922-1925, contains a handwritten report from a 1909 convention hosted by the WCTU of Rock Island, Illinois, and a book of minutes, 1922-1925, from meetings of the WCTU of Davenport, Iowa.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1909, 1922-1925

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was originally organized in late 1874 as a movement of American women. The organization was most concerned with nonviolent protest against the dangers of alcohol. It was active in the passing of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, which illegalized the sale, transport, and production of alcohol. As the WCTU began to garner success, the group began to fight for other causes as well, such as voting rights for women and educational reform. The WCTU is still active today.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was originally organized in late 1874 as a movement of American women. The organization was most concerned with nonviolent protest against the dangers of alcohol. The Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters, 1909, 1922-1925, contains a report from a 1909 convention hosted by the WCTU of Rock Island, Illinois, and a book of minutes, 1922-1925, from meetings of the WCTU of Davenport, Iowa.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Julia G. Westblade, 2012. Revised by Atticus Garrison, April 2016.

Title
Collection on local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapters, 1909, 1922-1925.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
April 2016
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States