Finding Aid for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records, 1909-1939

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Myra Villamor
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records, 1909-1939

Collection number: 788

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé and Myra Villamor
Encoding supervision and revision by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1909-1939
Collection number: 788
Creator: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.)
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) provided a national voice through which women expressed their views on social and political issues, and was also a vast grass roots organization that worked for charitable and political solutions to social problems during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The collection consists of material related to the Duarte, California chapter of the WCTU including minutes and accounts.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records (Collection 788). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the first mass movement of American women; during the last quarter of the nineteenth century the WCTU was the major vehicle through which women developed a changing role for themselves in American society; the union played two important roles: it provided a national voice through which women expressed their views on social and political issues, and it was also a vast grass roots organization that worked for charitable and political solutions to social problems; reaching into small towns and large cities, it cut across sectional, racial, and ethnic boundaries to include women from nearly every sector of American life; WCTU played a major role in heightening women's awareness and became one of the most powerful instruments of women's consciousness-raising of all times.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material related to the Duarte, California chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Includes minutes (March 11, 1909 through June, 1939) and accounts (March 1904 through March 1929).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.)--Archives.
Temperance--California--Duarte--Societies, etc.--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Duarte, California

Box 1

Records, 1909-1939.

Physical Description: 4 vol.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Duarte Chapter of the W.C.T.U., including minutes, March 11, 1909-June 1939; accounts, March 1909-March 1929.

Note

Description derived from in-house card file.