Mrs. Elinor R. Enders, Past President of Rawlins Chapter, Stockton, was Secretary for the
Dept. of California & Nevada in 1931-32. In this capacity Mrs. Enders created a 130 pg.
clippings and photographs scrapbook that represents the activities of each of the
California and Nevada Woman's Relief Corps chapters for that year. Material on on each
chapter occupies approximately two pages.
The Women's Relief Corps was the women's auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic. It
was established (1883) as a social, civic and patriotic organization to foster social
improvements and to generate and sustain community appreciation for the sacrifices of
those patriots who had died to preserve the Union. Among the Corps' activities were:
child welfare work, such as school shoe drives; receptions for GAR dignitaries; the
collection of flowers for Decoration Day ceremonies; and, flag presentations to schools,
clubs and Old Soldiers' Homes. By 1930 there were more than a hundred chapters of the
Women's Relief Corps in California and Nevada.
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