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MC 214

Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum. Records of the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum, 1913-1935: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 214
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum
Title: Records of the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum, 1913-1935
Date(s): 1913-1935
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English and German.
Abstract: Bilingual constitution, financial reports, minutes, correspondence, etc., of the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum, one of the German Orphan Asylum's two women's auxiliaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 75-36
These papers were purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in February 1975.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 1975
By: Eva Moseley

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum Records, 1913-1935; item description, dates. MC 214, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

The German Orphan Asylum of Anacostia, D.C. was founded in 1879. The Ladies Sewing Society, one of the orphanage's two women's auxiliaries, was organized before the end of the nineteenth century; its functions were to hold fund-raising benefits, oversee the clothing needs of the children, and advise the staff and directors on the management of the institution.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Bilingual constitution, financial reports, minutes, correspondence, photos, and clippings.

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Additional Index Terms

Charities--Washington (D.C.)
Child welfare--Washington (D.C.)
Constitutions
Orphanages--Washington (D.C.)
German Americans
Minutes
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs
Women--Societies and clubs
German Orphan Asylum (Washington, D.C.)

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