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MC 296

Ladies Unity Club (Boston, Mass.). Records of the Ladies Unity Club, 1904-1951: 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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The collection was processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-0051-79-1260).

Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 296
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ladies Unity Club (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Records of the Ladies Unity Club, 1904-1951
Date(s): 1904-1951
Quantity: .83 linear feet (2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, membership book, account book, etc., of the Ladies Unity Club, which maintained the Roxbury Home for Aged Women and the Annah F. Osgood Home for Aged People in Dorchester, Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 78-M126, 79-M280
The records of the Ladies Unity Club, Inc. were given to the Schlesinger Library in August 1978 and December 1979 as part of the records of the Home for Aged Women (Boston).

Processing Information:

Processed: February 1980
By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Ladies Unity Club 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 Unity Club Records, 1904-1951; item description, dates. MC 296, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

The Ladies Unity Club was incorporated on January 29, 1902. The Club maintained the Roxbury Home for Aged Women (established 1905) and the Annah F. Osgood Home for Aged People (established 1931). The latter Home was named for the first president of the Club and was located in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Little further information about the Ladies Unity Club or its history can be derived from the records in this collection. The Roxbury Home may have become the Osgood Home, but the records do not make this clear. There is also no explanation as to how the records came to be in the possession of the Home for Aged Women (Boston).

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records of the Ladies Unity Club consist of: minutes of regular meetings (1920-1950) and of executive board meetings (1904-1937); records of the corresponding secretary (1929-1951); a membership book (1928-1949); and an account book (1904-1915). As the dates indicate, none of these record types covers all the years the Club was in existence.

CONTAINER LIST

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Additional Index Terms

Account books
Charities--Massachusetts--Boston
Clubs--Massachusetts--Boston
Minutes
Old age homes
Older people--Health and hygiene
Older people--Dwellings
Women--Societies and clubs
Annah F. Osgood Home for Aged People (Dorchester, Mass.)
Home for Aged Women of Roxbury (Mass.)

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