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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 218

Records of the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts, 1887-1955

Overview

Pamphlets, speeches, notes, etc., of the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of Massachusetts, an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Dates

  • 1887-1955

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 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.

Extent

.42 linear feet (1 file box)
The pamphlets in these volumes contain directives, records of national conventions, notes concerning local activities and the deaths of prominent members, speeches, etc.

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.

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
Link to catalog
Title
Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Massachusetts. Records of the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Massachusetts, 1887-1955: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00979

Repository Details

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