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Register of the Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.) Scrapbook, 1931-1932
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.) Scrapbook,
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1932
    Collection number: Ms51
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.) Scrapbook, Ms51, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Enders, Eleanor R.

    corporate name

    Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.)

    subject

    Women -California -Societies and clubs
    Women -Nevada -Societies and clubs
    Scrapbooks -California
    Scrapbooks -Nevada
    California -Social life and cusoms
    Nevada -Social life and customs
    United States -History -Civil War, 1861-1865 -Societies, etc.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.