Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Records of

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US-GCS DCL Coll-074 Row F ORG Women Temp Union

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Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Records of


  • 1874-1924 (Creation)


Quantity: 1 – 10 ½ x 15 ½ blue-gray container

Background Note: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Grinnell, Iowa, was organized in December 1874 for the purpose of promoting abstinence from “alcoholic liquors” and tobacco products. Meetings were held on the 3rd Thursday of
month. The chapter sponsored lectures, the circulation of a temperance pledge, lobbying efforts, educational programs in the schools, and charitable projects in the Grinnell area.

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National Leaflets #60: Why?, by Mrs. E.C. Read, Parsons, Nebraska, nee Ella Jo Bailey, Grinnell, Iowa, 1895. (2 copies)

History of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Grinnell, Iowa from 1874 - 1924, by Mrs. J.B. Grinnell and Miss Jennie Bailey. (2 copies)

Photograph of Mrs. J.B. Grinnell, A souvenir of her 80th birthday for Mrs. H.C. Spencer, November 2, 1907. (Original stored with Cartes de Visite)

Record Book II – 1878 - September 1884 – Minutes, membership, reports

Record Book IV – 1907 - 13 – Minutes and Publicity

Treasurer’s Record – 1887 - 1906

Treasurer’s Record – 1907 – 13

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Name of Preparer: B. Tabbert/ D. Lalonde

Date of Preparation: 9/15/00

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