Register of the Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.) Scrapbook, 1931-1932

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 463-4119
Fax: (209) 369-2178
Email: dwalker@uop.edu
URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
© 1998
San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

Register of the Women's Relief Corps (Dept. of Calif. & Nev.) Scrapbook, 1931-1932

Collection number: Ms51

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum



Lodi, California

Contact Information

  • San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
  • 11793 North Micke Grove Road
  • Lodi, CA 95241
  • Phone: (209) 463-4119
  • Fax: (209) 369-2178
  • Email: dwalker@uop.edu
  • URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
November 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

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.

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