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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 296

Records of the Ladies Unity Club, 1904-1951


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.


  • Creation: 1904-1951

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


.83 linear feet (2 file boxes)

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.


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).

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

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).


  1. Box 1: 1v-6v
  2. Box 2: 7v-12v

Processing Information

Processed: February 1980

By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez

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
Language of description
The collection was processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-0051-79-1260).

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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