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Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown records

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-801-09-001

Scope and Contents

The minute book begins with the constitution and by-laws of the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown. Minutes include those of regular monthly meetings as well as executive committee meetings. General topcis of discussion include reports on projects, such as evangelical work and literature distribution. Also included are a copy of the 6th Annual Report, 1890, a Resolution of Disbandment, and form letters soliciting funds for the Boys' Parlors.

Dates

  • 1884-1888

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown distributed literature in favor of its cause, arranged religious meetings, and worked to get the issue of temperance into the local press.

In November, 1889, they set off the Boys' Parlours, which had evening classes in trades as well as rooms for games and reading. They also provided religious instruction. The group disbanded in December, 1891, to concentrate their work on the Boy's Parlor.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The volume of minutes records activities of the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown, particulary their work with Boys' Parlours.

Arrangement

The collection is a single volume.

Acquisition

The Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown records were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1971 by Elliston P. and Anna S. Morris.

Related Materials

  • Temperance tracts (MC 801.11.007)
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Committee on Alcohol Problems, Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and the Committees on Temperance of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records (QM.Phy.750)

Processing Information

Processed by Sandra Glascock; completed July, 2013.
Title
Young Women's Christian Temperance Union of Philadelphia-Germantown records, 1884-1888
Author
Sandra Glascock
Date
July, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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