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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 214

Records of the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum, 1913-1935

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1913-1935

Language of Materials

Materials in English and German.

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.

Extent

.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Bilingual constitution, financial reports, minutes, correspondence, photos, and clippings.

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.

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
Link to catalog
Title
Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum. Records of the Ladies Sewing Society of the German Orphan Asylum, 1913-1935: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00679

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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