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MC 218

Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Massachusetts. Records of the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts, 1887-1955: 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 218
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Massachusetts
Title: Records of the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts, 1887-1955
Date(s): 1887-1955
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Pamphlets, speeches, notes, etc., of the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of Massachusetts, an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 75-403
The papers of the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of Massachusetts, were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in December 1975 by the Waltham Historical Society. One roster (1895) was transferred from the Schlesinger Library book division in 2011.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 1976
By: Constance Menand

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts Records, 1887-1955; item description, dates. MC 218, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

The Woman's Relief Corps, an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, was founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1938. Its goals were to further the "love of country and its institutions and a love of liberty" through acts of charity. The Woman's Relief Corps drew its membership from wives and daughters of Union veterans of the Civil War. Its charity extended to Union veterans and their dependents, war widows, and orphans. The activities of the organization ranged from erecting memorials to Union war dead and "loyal women," to giving support in various forms to the Grand Army of the Republic.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The pamphlets in these volumes contain directives, records of national conventions, notes concerning local activities and the deaths of prominent members, speeches, etc.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Charities--Massachusetts
Clubs--Massachusetts
Pamphlets
Patriotism
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Veterans
War memorials
Women--Societies and clubs
Grand Army of the Republic

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