Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 385
Abstract The Augustana College Special Collections local history collection was compiled over the course of several decades by Special Collections staff. These materials, primarily ephemeral in nature, document the history of the Quad Cities, Illinois, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Particular attention is paid to local businesses and organizations, and the materials predominantly date from the late 19th century to the mid-twentieth century, although more recent documents can often be found in the...
Dates: 1713-2017 and undated
Identifier: MSS 193
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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909, 1922-1925